Books Released in May 2023

Published:April 28, 2023
Books Released May 2023

The month of May brings a new wave of exciting book releases, each one promising to take readers on a journey through different worlds and perspectives. From stories of love, loss, and self-discovery to thrilling adventures and heart-wrenching dramas, the new books hitting shelves this month offer something for everyone. Get ready to lose yourself in the pages of these captivating reads and experience the power of storytelling like never before.

That Bligh Girl by Sue Williams

Released May 2, 2023

That Bligh Girl

Sue Williams

A fascinating story of Governor Bligh’s trouble-making daughter, Mary, a powerful and determined woman from the bestselling author of Elizabeth and Elizabeth.

Aussie Midwives by Ayesha Inoon

Released May 2, 2023

Aussie Midwives

Fiona McArthur

‘Being present as the midwife at a baby’s birth is one of life’s glorious adventures.’In a new edition, twenty Australian midwives reflect on their practice and its changes with passionate midwife and bestselling author Fiona McArthur

Anam by Andr Dao

Released May 2, 2023


André Dao

‘Anam is a beautiful book. I loved its hypnotic rhythms, its restlessness, the way memories, dreams and ideas, like waves, kept riding in over the top of one another, undoing and complicating everything. It is the work of a soulful and scrupulous mind.’ MILES ALLINSON

Life After Ted by Rick Feneley

Released May 2, 2023

Life After Ted

Rick Feneley

A tragic accident tests the strength of family ties.

Threaded with wry humour, Life After Ted is a compelling examination of family conflict. The iconic backdrop of Bondi Beach is a presence as vivid, changeable and fascinating as any of the flawed and complex characters navigating their way through grief, towards hope.

Search History by Amy Taylor

Released May 2, 2023

Search History

Amy Taylor

Rebecca meets Fleabag in a sharp and funny debut novel about dating in the internet age. Search History is a sharply funny debut novel about identity, obsession and desire in the internet age from one of the most perceptive and original new voices in Australian fiction.

Echo Lake by Joan Sauers

Released May 2, 2023

Echo Lake

Joan Sauers

A compulsive debut thriller that will haunt you long after you’ve turned the final page.

The Fall Between by Darcy Tindale

Released May 2, 2023

The Fall Between

Darcy Tindale

From an exciting new voice in Australian crime fiction, a captivating and atmospheric rural thriller introducing Detective Rebecca Giles.

Released May 2, 2023

After the Smoke Clears

Kylie Kaden

From the best-selling author of One of Us and The Day the Lies Began comes an emotional and gripping story of a man running from his past and the woman who wants his future.

The Rush by Michelle Prak

Released May 3, 2023

The Rush

Michelle Prak

Chilling, tense and twisted, this compulsive thriller will send adrenaline coursing through your veins.

The Fire and the Rose by Robyn Cadwallader

Released May 3, 2023

The Fire and the Rose

Robyn Cadwallader

From Robyn Cadwallader, the award-winning and critically acclaimed author of The Anchoress and Book of Colours, comes a vibrant, richly imagined and deeply moving novel set in the turbulent world of thirteenth-century England.

Released May 3, 2023

A Home Among the Snow Gums

Stella Quinn

The road to love is a rutted dirt track for the other vet from Snowy River … ‘An unmissable funny, feel-good romance from the author of The Vet From Snowy River, Stella Quinn.’

Over This Backbone by Ya Reeves

Released May 3, 2023

Over This Backbone

Ya Reeves

shake my head – it’s only day one.That wind is hot. I can feel the salt drying and gluing my eyebrows and lashes and gripping to the fine hairs on my cheeks. Shoulders, already knotted, ache. Blisters bubble their way to the surface, and I know I should have stopped for them but I’m single-minded to the point of recklessness in wanting to keep moving. Feet are too broad for the boots, anyway. Pack is too heavy, but I’d never breathe a word of it because that’d prove them right and I’m too young to be wrong.

The Dangers of Female Provocation by Zoe Coyle

Released May 3, 2023

The Dangers of Female Provocation

Zoe Coyle

The Dangers of Female Provocation is a razor-sharp, delicious testament to the force of women stepping into their own power.

Released May 3, 2023

The Money Club

Fiona Lowe

A gripping exploration of modern greed as bestselling Australian author Fiona Lowe unpicks the moral quagmire of those who trade on the bonds of their closest friendships and family for money.

Released May 16, 2023

No Trace

Michael Trant

From the author of WILD DOGS comes an electrifying combination of outback action thriller and the classic locked room mystery.

Mr Smith to You by Kerry Taylor

Released May 30, 2023

Mr Smith to You

Kerry Taylor

A novel based on the true story of Australian jockey Bill Smith – a life lived in secret.

The Shot by Naima Brown

Released May 30, 2023

The Shot

Naima Brown

How much would you sacrifice for another shot at the perfect life?

With these captivating new releases, May is set to be a month to remember for book lovers everywhere.

Whether you’re looking for a gripping mystery, a heartwarming romance, or a thought-provoking drama, there’s a book on this list for you. So, grab a cup of tea, curl up on the couch, and lose yourself in the pages of these must-read novels. Don’t miss your chance to experience the magic of these incredible stories

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