Did someone say new Free Reads? Yes, that’s right, we did! And we are so excited for May’s Free Reads. This month, we’re celebrating Asian American Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month with some books written by AANHPI authors! We have some fantastic free reads and extended excerpts for you to devour all month long. Check out all the May new releases with extended excerpts.
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Every Book That You Can Read FOR FREE on RivetedLit.com in May 2023
1. Yolk by Mary H.K. Choi
New York Times bestselling author Mary H.K. Choi comes a funny and emotional story about two estranged sisters and how far they’ll go to save one of their lives—even if it means swapping identities.
2. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
Lara Jean’s love life gets complicated in this New York Times bestselling “lovely, lighthearted romance” (School Library Journal) from the bestselling author of The Summer I Turned Pretty series.
3. When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
Everyone is talking about this New York Times bestselling rom-com that Mindy Kaling called “utterly charming!” Eleanor & Park meets Bollywood in this hilarious and heartfelt novel about two Indian-American teens whose parents conspire to arrange their marriage.
4. My Summer of Love and Misfortune by Lindsay Wong
“Confessions of a Shopaholic meets Crazy Rich Asians” (Kirkus Reviews) in this hilarious, quirky novel about a Chinese-American teen who is thrust into the decadent world of Beijing high society when she is sent away to spend the summer in China.
5. Want by Cindy Pon
Set in a near-future Taipei plagued by pollution, a group of teens risk everything to save their city in this thrilling novel from critically acclaimed author Cindy Pon.
1. Everyone Wants to Know by Kelly Loy Gilbert
This ripped-from-the-tabloids young adult drama by the critically acclaimed author Kelly Loy Gilbert about a girl’s famous-for-being-famous family fracturing from within as their dirty laundry gets exposed.
2. Time Out by Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner, with Carlyn Greenwald
3. Miles Morales Suspended by Jason Reynolds
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds comes the high-flying sequel to his groundbreaking young adult novel Miles Morales: Spider-Man about the adventures of the unassuming, everyday kid who just so happens to be Spider-Man.
4. I Have Something to Tell You by Chasten Buttigieg
The young adult adaptation of the hopeful and refreshingly candid bestselling memoir by the husband of a former Democratic presidential candidate about growing up gay in his small Midwestern town. Completely rewritten with new stories, including resources for readers, parents, and teachers.
5. The Love Match by Priyanka Taslim
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before meets Pride and Prejudice in this delightful and heartfelt rom-com about a Bangladeshi American teen whose meddling mother arranges a match to secure their family’s financial security—just as she’s falling in love with someone else.
6. These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong
7. Last Violent Call by Chloe Gong
8. I Will Find You Again by Sarah Lyu
9. Foul Lady Fortune by Chloe Gong
10. Road of the Lost by Nafiza Azad
11. Love from Mecca to Medina by S.K. Ali
12. Everyone Hates Kelsie Miller by Meredith Ireland
13. The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han
1. The Eid Gift by S.K. Ali
The Eid Gift is a companion short story to Love from A to Z. Adam and Zayneb —engaged but continents apart for so long— are finally in the same city!
2. Love at First Fight by Sandhya Menon
Join Dimple and Rishi as they do an escape room in this exclusive short story from Sandhya Menon! You’ll also see how Pinky and Samir met for the first time before you can read about them in 10 Things I Hate About Pinky.
3. As Kismet Would Have It by Sandhya Menon
Will Dimple and Rishi find their happily ever after? Find out in this funny, romantic, endlessly charming e-novella sequel to When Dimple Met Rishi!
4. The Thief by Jessica Brody and Joanne Rendell
A short story prequel to Sky Without Stars about the origins of fan-favorite character, Chatine!
5. These Precious Scars by Emily Suvada
A haunting short story prequel to the Mortal Coil series.
6. Better Than the Prom by Lynn Painter
A swoonworthy short story from Wes’s perspective from Better Than the Movies.