The Month Ahead: May 2016

Posted May 2, 2016 by BAMF in Blogger Advice // 3 Comments

Want to know what’s happening in the YA world this month? Well look no further! We’ve collected the exciting releases and events of the month for you to refer to in one place.

WAIT! Are we missing something, or do you want to make sure we have something jotted down for the coming months? Let us know in the comments!

Books Releasing in May 2016

Twitter Chats in May 2016

The following chats were found on Emily has an amazing Twitter chat calendar that you can actually subscribe to!

  • Mondays at 7pm GMT – Blogs Do It Better, created by @touchofbelle@blogdoitbetter / #BDIB
  • Fridays at 8pm GMT – Blogs Do It Better, created by @touchofbelle@blogdoitbetter / #BDIB
  • Saturdays at 1pm GMT – Weekend YA Party, hosted by @JasPearlReads – #WeekendYAParty
  • Friday the 6th at 9pm EST – EmojiGang, hosted by @Becky_LoveDemi – #EmojiGang
  • Saturday the 7th at 9pm GMT – FairyChat on the theme Intrigue, hosted by @Fairyloot – #FairyChat
  • Saturday the 7th at 8pm EST – Book-Themed Twitter Chat about THREE DARK CROWNS, hosted by @bbookrambles – #BBTC
  • Wednesday the 11th at 8pm EST – ArmchairBEA introduction, hosted by @emren – #ArmchairBEA
  • Thursday the 12th at 9pm GMT – ArmchairBEA international chat, hosted by ME (@dani_reviews) and the International Committee – #ArmchairBEA
  • Friday the 13th at 9pm EST – ArmchairBEA beyond books & blogs chat, hosted by @Silelda – #ArmchairBEA
  • Saturday the 14th at 6pm GMT – ArmchairBEA the first book that… chat, hosted by @mwgerard – #ArmchairBEA
  • Tuesday the 31st at 9pm EST – Blog Hop Party chat, hosted by @emren and @thebooktraveler – #BHPchat

Bookish Events in May 2016



United Kingdom

  • Barnes Children’s Literature Festival – May 14-15, 2016 in London – mostly featuring children’s books, but there are a few YA panels, with authors such as Samantha Shannon and Alwyn Hamilton
  • Hay Festival – May 26 to June 5, 2016 in Hay-on-Wye – big literary and cultural festival in a teeny town – Dani might be heading for the final weekend for someone’s birthday in the area
  • More events listed on the Maximum Pop! Books site!


  • ArmchairBEA – May 11-13, 2016 – while BEA is taking place, everyone not lucky enough to go in person can still enjoy the festivities from the comfort of their own home!

BONUS! Bookish Movies Releasing in May 2016

CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR releases on May 6, 2016 and while it isn’t strictly a novel, it is based on the comics so close enough. Also, Chris Evans. (Shhh… we technically got it on April 29th in the UK…)


What are you looking forward to most in the month ahead? Were you lucky enough to get an ARC of one of the books? What did you think?

3 responses to “The Month Ahead: May 2016

  1. I’ve read an ARC of SUMMER OF SLOANE and I loved it! The pacing is perfect for a quick summer read. I’ve been reading that the drama is too much for some, but for me everything was right on the money! I highly suggest reading it! (Especially while basking in the sun)

    So sad to be missing BEA this year. Chicago is too far for me. Alas, there’s always next year. Are you attending?

    I cannot wait to see THE CIVIL WAR!! It’s going to be epic!!

    • I also loved SoS! It was one of my favourite reads last year!

      We are crossing our fingers and hoping to go to BEA in 2017 next year, but we aren’t attending this year! Chicago is more difficult for us to get to than NYC so we decided to go next year instead 🙂

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