Awesome Books to Check Out This May

Ah, the warm weather is finally coming around! You’ve got all kinds of things planned this year: the family reunion, class reunion, a little getaway with the kids, maybe something on the water. Best of all, your calendar’s full of a lot of nothing, which is really the only way to spend the warmer days on the horizon. And that means you’re going to need a few good books. May has a bunch worth checking out focused on health, personal adventures and weather concerns.

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The end of May really kicks off the summer reading season. For your Memorial Day pleasure, look for a book of essays on fatherhood from Michael Chabon called Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces; a hilarious new book by Franchesca Ramsey titled Well, That Escalated Quickly: Memoirs and Mistakes of an Accidental Activist; and a new book on weather from NBC Today’s Al Roker called Ruthless Tide: The Heroes and Villains of the Johnstown Flood, America’s Astonishing Gilded Age Disaster. And there are plenty of new diet books out this month to help you get summer ready. Check out Infused Water and Ice by Amy Hunter or Eat Better, Live Longer: Understand What Your Body Needs to Stay Healthy by Dr. Sarah Brewer and Juliette Kellow.

After Memorial Day, go grab the new personal book on middle age and mortality by David Sedaris called Calypso. Or check out a brick-book on genetics titled She Has Her Mother’s Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity by Carl Zimmer. There are also new novels by authors Clive Cussler with Robin Burcell, Jeff Rovin, Nora Roberts and Pauline Brooks worth picking up.