The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue meets Red, White & Royal Blue in this historical romance featuring an unhappy lord and a reformed highway-robber-turned-coffee-shop-owner. I flew through the pages on this one!
Content warning: child death
Flavortown is the imaginative, delightful, nostalgia-inducing ode to Guy Fieri and Midwest food joints that you didn't know you needed. It's also a perfect break from novels and non-fiction.
A beautiful and raw collection of speculative fiction stories centering queer and Two-Spirit Indigenous characters. The stories pull you in immediately and if you're a fan of speculative fiction, make sure this is on your TBR!
content warning: violence, confinement
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
A satisfying, strange, sea-floating dystopian world is at the center of this sci-fi book. The story hits all the right notes - interwoven character perspectives, suspenseful action, and myths come to life. I loved it!
Content warning: terminal illness, mental illness
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.
Dystopian fiction at its absolute best - heartbreaking, emotional, and gut-wrenching.
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.
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