A funny, dark, drama featuring a family with a lot of emotional baggage coming to grips with regrets, lost love, and their vices. I loved how flashbacks alternate with the current timeline to give you an in depth look at the characters. Bonus - if you like books with quirky settings, this one centers on the family taxidermy business.
content warning: suicide
This book holds space for important questions about motherhood, femininity, relationships, and identity. You get up close and personal with each of the main characters - Katrina, Ames, & Reese - as they navigate an unexpected pregnancy and the questions that go with it.
content warnings: transphobia, miscarriage, homophobia, abuse
A touching and thoughtful exploration of identity, labels, and how we navigate them when coming of age. Remy, the main character, is super relatable as he deals with the challenges of high school and figuring out who he truly is.
A fun romance that has nods to Pride & Prejudice - perfect if you're looking for an enjoyable escape.
Emezi's debut novel is unforgettable. As a reader, you are taken on a spiritual journey along with the beings that narrate this book, and it's a perfect exploration of the fragments of our inner selves.
A pure, light-hearted romp through historical Europe with a scoundrel of a main character that you will simultaneously cheer for and shake your head at.
A beautiful, honest, and moving memoir about showing up for yourself and for your family.
An utterly engrossing novel about what happens when a mother must take one child with her and leave one child behind while fleeing Maoist China.
A fast-paced thriller with complicated characters and urban myths come to life.
A fast read that gives you multiple perspectives on what happens when a young woman is accused of aiding a terrorist attack in India. A heart-rending, nuanced exploration of class, family, politics, and choices.
Anderson explores how the aftermath of a 2013 Supreme Court decision has devestated our democracy by suppressing voting rights of Black people and other minorities. This is a must read to help understand the inner workings of voter suppression and then to fight it.
Dystopian fiction at its absolute best - heartbreaking, emotional, and gut-wrenching.