Picture of a young Justin Timberlake singing with the caption, "It's gonna be May"

It’s Gonna Be May

Books and movies with “May” in the title

The 22 Murders of Madison May / Max Berry
A mind-bending speculative psychological suspense about a serial killer pursuing his victim across time and space, and the woman who is determined to stop him, even if it upends her own reality.

You May Kiss the Bride / Lisa Berne
Searching for a bride who can produce an heir and then live separate lives, Gabriel sets his sights on Livia who, after provoking him into a kiss, refuses to become his wife. Available in ebook (Hoopla) and e-audio (Hoopla)

Results May Vary / Bethany Chase
After her world is turned upside down by the discovery that her husband is having an affair with a man, Caroline Hammond must reimagine her life without the relationship that had defined it since high school. Available in ebook (Libby)

Cape May / Chip Cheek
Newlyweds honeymooning in Cape May are pulled into the dramas of a trio of urbanites who render the deserted beach community an intimate playground of corruptive recklessness. Available in e-audio (Hoopla)

The May Bride / Suzannah Dunn
Jane Seymour finds herself in the midst of scandal and intrigue at Wolf Hall, in a novel of the Tudors, after her oldest brother’s new bride is accused of having an affair with their father. Available in ebook (Hoopla) and e-audio (Hoopla)

May We Be Forgiven / A.M. Homes
Harold is shocked by his brother’s violent act that changes their lives, placing Harold in the role of father figure to his brother’s young children and caregiver to his aging parents. Available in e-audio (Hoopla)

Contents May Have Shifted / Pam Houston
A woman seeking a reprieve from a going-nowhere relationship finds solace in flying to exotic places around the world from Alaska to Bhutan.

Mother May I / Joshilyn Jackson
An addictive novel of domestic suspense in which a mother must decide how far she is willing to go to protect her kidnapped child and the life she loves. Available in ebook (Libby, Hoopla) and e-audio (Libby, Hoopla)

May There Be A Road / Louis L’Amour
A collection of ten short adventure stories ranges from the intrigue of South America during World War II to tales of the American frontier, previously appearing in short story magazines during the 1950s and never before published in book format.

Dead I Well May Be / Adrian McKinty
An illegal immigrant from Northern Ireland is tapped by a crime boss to join a gang of Irish thugs struggling against the rising Dominican powers in Harlem and the Bronx. Available in e-audio (Libby)

Snow in May / Kseniya Melnik
Residents of a thriving port town in Russia’s Far East are shaped by regional history and lore throughout the latter half of the 20th century, from a woman who considers a footballer’s proposition to a former Soviet boss’ memories. Available in ebook (Hoopla)

Love May Fail / Matthew Quick
Escaping her ritzy Florida life and her cheating pornographer husband, Portia Kane returns to the South Jersey home of her youth and resolves to save herself by assisting a beloved English teacher who has retired after a traumatic incident. Available in ebook (Hoopla) and e-audio (Libby, Hoopla)

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You May Also Like: Taste in an Age of Endless Choice / Tom Vanderbilt
Explores the science and marketing behind personal tastes, revealing the influences that shape everything from food choices to entertainment preferences.

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Democracy May Not Exist, But We’ll Miss It When It’s Gone / Astra Taylor
What is democracy really? What do we mean when we use the term? And can it ever truly exist? Astra Taylor, hailed as a “New Civil Rights Leader”, provides surprising answers. Available in e-audio (Hoopla)

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May I Quote You On That? / Stephen Spector
A guide to English grammar and usage for the twenty-first century, pairing grammar rules with interesting and humorous quotations from American popular culture.

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Eight Days in May: The Final Collapse of the Third Reich / Volker Ullrich
Follows the final days after Hitler’s death, witnessing not only the final paroxysms of bloodshed and the frantic surrender of the Wehrmacht, but the total disintegration of the once-mighty Third Reich. Available in e-audio (Hoopla)

Martha Marcy May Marlene
After escaping from a dangerous cult and the watchful eye of its charismatic leader, a young woman named Martha tries to reclaim a normal life with her family. But the haunting memories from Martha’s past trigger a chilling paranoia, and nowhere seems safe as the fragile line between her reality and delusions begin to blur.

What Dreams May Come
Four years after they lose their children in an accident, Chris himself is killed and finds himself reunited with his children in a beautiful afterlife, but when Annie commits suicide in despair and is banished to a very different realm, Chris risks his own eternal happiness to find her.

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How to Live Forever: Results May Vary
Director Mark Wexler embarks on a worldwide trek to investigate just what it means to grow old and what it could mean to really live forever. Exploring these issues, Wexler presents a series of stories and insights about youth, aging and longevity.

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The First Monday in May
The film gives a behind-the-scenes look at the the exhibition “China: Behind the Looking Glass,” conceived and organized by Met curator Andrew Bolton in 2015, and the Met Gala marking the exhibition’s opening.