I’m a few days behind telling you which books you should read and which authors you should meet (hello, David Sedaris and Samantha Irby) but my kid is graduating from high school in a few weeks and that means That time is fast-forwarding and I am totally unprepared to handle this emotional transition, which is both a bitter relief and an absolute agony.
Short Description? I was going to say “Queer con-artists team up with sex-workers and bad-ass Vegas misfits to battle serial killers in this psychological thriller… but is it even fun?” But I don’t think I’m judging, so if you’re not already convinced, here’s where to start: “She’s an escaped serial killer. Then things get weird.
It’s bizarre, funny, terrifying, heartwarming, thrilling, infuriating, inspiring. As soon as I finished the first chapter (Pikachu serial killer…’nuff said) I was like, oh my god This is a book.
A subversive, feminist, queer spin-off of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, set in the 1850s and narrated by Mary Frankenstein, great-niece of Victor Frankenstein. And that cover.
Need more to get you through the month? Some of the best May books I’ve read:
quietly hostile By Samantha Irby – Actually the funniest woman I know has a new book coming out and it’s fried gold. Two words: nun porn. Also I am doing zoom event with them Click here Connect with us for details. a copy of the ticket is included quietly hostile Sent to you oh yes
Flora Lee’s Secret Book By Patty Callahan Henry – When a woman discovers a rare book that holds a connection to her past, long-hidden secrets about her missing sister and her childhood in the English countryside during World War II are revealed . It will keep you guessing.
ascension By Nicholas Bing – This novel absolutely drove me nuts, but in a really good way. creepy as hell. Like John Carpenter’s The Thing mixed with Stargate.
super bloom By Megan Taddy – A heartwarming and warm novel that’s part rom-com but goes much deeper. An excellent beach read on grief, healing, and the transformative power of writing.
Edison’s Ghost: The Untold Weirdness of History’s Greatest Geniuses Overturn everything you knew about history’s greatest minds in this irreverent book – by Katie Spalding, where it turns out there’s a finer line between “genius” and “idiot” than we guessed Is.
the wishing game By Meg Schaefer – Years ago, a reclusive mega-bestselling children’s author quit writing under mysterious circumstances. Suddenly he reappears with a brand new book and a contest of sorts, offering a prize that will change the winner’s life in this intriguing and whimsical novel. Like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, but make it books.
Everything’s Alright, Vol. 1 By Mike Birchell – Do you also like WEBTOONS Vidya Olympus Or heartbreaking Or is it just me? Well, this is volume one of a very disturbing dystopian horror webtoon that’s been bugging me for years. And all have cat heads. so he is.
In other book news, David Sedaris Is Coming to a Reading on June 12 in Nowhere(!),
Tickets sold out within minutes of us announcing it our instagram But you can still get tickets for the priority book signing line after the event, and ticket purchases give you a chance to win a spot for the reading. A paperback copy of the ticket is included Carefree that you can get him to sign it. And after that the signing line will be free for anyone who wants to stop by and meet David. And of course, if you’re not in San Antonio You can order any of David’s books from us here and he will personalize them for you and we will ship them to you, And no, we can’t show it all on Zoom because David doesn’t draw pictures and frankly, I suspect because he’s a vampire, which makes him even more fascinating. Click here for all the details,
Thank you for supporting Nowhere. We literally wouldn’t be here without you. and membership one of our book clubs Makes a great Mother’s Day gift if you’re into that sort of thing. We do romance, horror, weirdness and picture books for the little ones, so take your pick.