Goodreads: Best Books of the Month: May 2017
1. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
Awkward and alone, 30-year-old Eleanor is stuck in a rut until she and her coworker come to the aid of an elderly man. The act forces her out of her solitary world and allows her to confront her past in this debut novel.
2. Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark T. Sullivan
This book is based on an epic true story of espionage and love, in which an Italian teen helps Jews escape the Nazis, enlists in the German army, and becomes part of Hitler’s inner circle.
3. No One Can Pronounce My Name by Rakesh Satyal
Two Indian Americans in Cleveland—a grief-stricken drag performer and a lonely housewife who writes paranormal romances—find common ground in this multigenerational novel.
4. Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh
After the daughter of a prominent samurai escapes a bloody ambush, she’s desperate for vengeance in this YA fantasy. Her plan? She infiltrates a bandit gang with a dark history.
5. Theft by Finding by David Sedaris
Sedaris combs through 40 years’ worth of diaries to recount how he went from unemployed dropout to beloved humorist. Fans will recognize the real-life source material for his later work.
6.The Fact of a Body by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
This debut author was a law school student working on a murder case when the details of the crime began to echo her own past. The result is part true crime story, part personal memoir.