The Rules of Arrangement by Anisha Bhatia

★★★ Zoya is doing great in life but is not the perfect Indian girl. She’s overweight, spunky and dark-skinned and at 26 isn't married. To appease her family she agrees to an arranged marriage, but what will she do about her own dreams and desires. I really wanted to like this book, it wasn't bad… Continue reading The Rules of Arrangement by Anisha Bhatia

Cinderella Is Dead by Kalynn Bayron

“I think sometimes we make the mistake of thinking monsters are abhorrent aberrations, lurking in the darkest recesses when the truth is far more disturbing. The most monstrous men are those who sit in plain sight, daring you to challenge them.” ★★★★★ Two hundred years after Cinderella married Prince Charming teen girls are now required… Continue reading Cinderella Is Dead by Kalynn Bayron

She Drives Me Crazy by Kelly Quindlen

"People break our hearts, but they create more room in them first, and that room makes it possible for us to become more ourselves." ★★★★★ Scottie is still trying to get over her ex-girlfriend that she thought was the one. After a difficult day, she ends up crashing into a car, owed by her nemesis,… Continue reading She Drives Me Crazy by Kelly Quindlen

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

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 Girl with Stars in Her Eyes by Xio Axelrod

★★★ Genre: Romance, Young Adult, Diverse Once she was under the lights, it was too easy to get caught up in it, too easy to accept the adoration" Growing up Antonia has only her guitar until she meets Sebastian. They had a plan to escape their small town together but when Seb turned eighteen he… Continue reading The Girl with Stars in Her Eyes by Xio Axelrod

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 Raven and the Dove by Kaitlyn Davis

★★★★ Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult “Love is when you find a piece of yourself in someone else, a piece you never knew was missing, but without which you'd be broken. You feel whole and complete, and accepted for exactly who you are. You can be your true self, because around this person, for the… Continue reading The Raven and the Dove by Kaitlyn Davis

Hana Khan Carries On by Uzma Jalaluddin

★★★★ Genre: Young Adult, Diverse, Contemporary “While I am scared of what the future will bring, the uncertainty has been refreshing in a strange way. I know who I am in a way I never have before, and know what I'm willing to sacrifice to stay true to myself. I guess that's not a bad… Continue reading Hana Khan Carries On by Uzma Jalaluddin