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Dinosaurs in Trucks Because Hey, Why Not? by Sandra Boynton

It’s time to re-stock that nightstand pile-o-pages, South Forkers. Welcome to May’s installment of “Feed You Read,” featuring one of our favorite indie book shops, A Book Place in Riverhead. This quiet, all-are-welcome little book store score is owned and operated by the wonderful Jocelyn Maningo Kaleita, an East Moriches native who has brought the first independent bookstore to downtown Riverhead in over 10 years. What’s she reading this month? Check out Kaleita’s May musts that we’re excited to dive in and devour!

Dinosaurs in Trucks Because Hey, Why Not! by Sandra Boynton

“For little ones there is nothing better than rhyming books, unless it’s one by Sandra Boynton. This hilarious read-a-loud will have you roaring with laughter and zooming through the pages. Boynton’s enjoyable board book is out on shelves May 7.”

This Summer Will Be Different by Carley Fortune

This Summer Will Be Different by Carley Fortune

“Who doesn’t love a good temptation and that is what This Summer Will Be Different by Carley Fortune offers up: a forbidden love. Start the summer off with a hot summer read and maybe you too will be tempted. Fortune’s newest romance is out on May 7, comes in paperback and can be picked up at your local independent bookshop.”

You Never Know by Tom Selleck

You Never Know by actor Tom Selleck

“Just like his style, [Selleck’s] memoir is entertaining. You Never Know welcomes you into his witty, charming and honest life and career. Selleck’s iconic acting career is both interesting and detailed in the paths he took from his most well-known on screen character to himself as a writer and producer. Look for the hardcover on shelves  May 7.”

The Murder at the End of the World by Stuart Turton

The Last Murder at the End of the World by Stuart Turton

“Out May 21 in hardcover, this will have readers solving puzzles, gasping at gorgeous backdrops and saving the world. Of course you are going to want to run to your nearest indie bookshop to purchase this read. You can thank me later. You’re welcome.”

Goddess of the River by Vaishnavi Patel

Goddess of the River by Vaishnavi Patel

“Vaishnavi Patel’s second book is out May 21 in hardcover and is a gorgeous retelling of an ancient myth about the river goddess Ganga, her son and their never ending bond. This read had so much packed in between its pages; a retelling of the story Ganga, a prince, an oath and the fate of the world. Grab your glass of wine and settle down. This story is delicious.”