Fat Chance, Charlie Vega by Crystal Maldonado

"You have to really be kind to yourself and look out for yourself because the world can be cold and cruel. Don’t feel bad, ever, about putting yourself first." ★★★★ Charlie is fat and is trying to learn how to love herself regardless of the people in her life not making it easy. The one… Continue reading Fat Chance, Charlie Vega by Crystal Maldonado

Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé

"It sounds wild, I know, but racism is a spectrum and they all participate in it in some way. They don’t all have white hoods or call us mean things; I know that. But racism isn’t just about that-- it’s not about being nice or mean. Or good versus bad. It’s bigger than that." ★★★★… Continue reading Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé

People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry

“I still have a lot to figure out, but the one thing I know is, wherever you are, that’s where I belong. I’ll never belong anywhere like I belong with you.” ★★★★★ Poppy and Alex are best friends who are very different. Every summer for over ten years they have taken a week vacation together.… Continue reading People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry

Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto

★★★★★ Genre: Diverse, Romance, Thriller “My eyes fill with tears. All these years, I have never seen it that way, but Ma’s right. I did grow up with four mothers, and it really has been amazing. There’s been so much love in my life that I took for granted.” An (accidental) murder, thousands of wedding… Continue reading Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto

The Charm Offensive by Alison Cochrun

★★★★★ Genre: Romance, LGBTQIA+, Contemporary "Was that sarcasm? What? you're capable of sarcasm now?" " My system must have upgraded". Dev Deshpande helps people get them happily ever after on a show called Ever After (Similar to the Bachelor). Charlie doesn't believe in true love but agrees to be the bachelor to rehabilitate his image.… Continue reading The Charm Offensive by Alison Cochrun

Life’s Too Short by Abby Jimenez

★★★★★ Genre: Romance, Contemporary “I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all, I still know quite certainly, that just to be alive, is a grand thing.” Vanessa is a Youtuber that has travelled the world and lives life on her own terms. But after her… Continue reading Life’s Too Short by Abby Jimenez

The Intimacy Experiment by Rosie Danan

★★★★ Genre: Romance, Contemporary, Religion “She looked like the first meteor shower he’d ever seen—impossible and brilliant, so far away but somehow also right inside his chest.” Ethan a Rabbi and Naomi an ex-pornstar join forces to host a steamy sex-positive seminar series on Modern Intimacy, at Ethan's synagogue. They both gain from this partnership… Continue reading The Intimacy Experiment by Rosie Danan

A Pho Love Story By Loan Le

★★★★ Genre: Food, Romance, Young Adult “She's scared. And I wish I could tell her that I am too, that I don't know how it'll work. But if we could just hold hands a bit longer maybe we could figure it out.” Bao Nguyen and Linh Mai both go to school together and work at… Continue reading A Pho Love Story By Loan Le

The Guest List by Lucy Foley

★★★★ Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Adult “It's always better to get it out in the open - even if it seems shameful, even if you feel like people won't understand.” On an island off the coast of Ireland, guests gather to celebrate two people joining their lives together as one. The cell phone service may be… Continue reading The Guest List by Lucy Foley

The Girl Least Likely by Katy Loutzenhiser

★★★★ Genre: Romance, Young Adult, Contemporary "To the lowkey funny girls, hopeless romantics, and anyone who's ever felt, least likely" Gretchen has always been more of a “least likely” than a “most likely” kind of girl. So how does she somehow find herself living out every trope from her favourite rom-coms? This story follows her… Continue reading The Girl Least Likely by Katy Loutzenhiser