10 Must-Read Books for May 2016

Just before the plunge into lighter reading that comes with a change of the season, May offers plenty of high-quality literary writing — especially novels. Is Zero K one of DeLillo’s best? Can The Sport of Kings revive the regional novel? There are also great nonfiction books out this month, including Chris Lehmann’s polemical history The Money Cult, as well as Axel Honneth and Jacques Ranciere’s epic debate about freedom and equality, recognition and disagreement in Recognition or Disagreement. And if that’s too heavy for you, just wait for our “Unrepentantly Trashy Beach Reads” coming later this month.