By Any Other Name by Lauren Kate

By Any Other Name by Lauren Kate

What she doesn’t know about love could fill a book. With a successful career as a romance editor and an engagement to a man who checks off all ninety-nine boxes on her carefully curated list, Lanie’s more than good. She’s killing it. Then she’s given the opportunity of a lifetime: to work with world-renowned author and her biggest inspiration in love and life—the Noa Callaway. All Lanie has to do is cure Noa’s writer’s block and she’ll get the promotion she’s always dreamed of. Simple, right? But there’s a reason no one has ever seen or spoken to the mysterious Noa Calloway… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Parent with Alzheimer’s
  • Death of parent from cancer

The Man Who Died Twice by Richard Osman

The Man Who Died Twice by Richard Osman

It’s the following Thursday. Elizabeth has received a letter from an old colleague, a man with whom she has a long history. He’s made a big mistake, and he needs her help. His story involves stolen diamonds, a violent mobster, and a very real threat to his life. As bodies start piling up, Elizabeth enlists Joyce, Ibrahim and Ron in the hunt for a ruthless murderer. And if they find the diamonds too? Well, wouldn’t that be a bonus? But this time they are up against an enemy who wouldn’t bat an eyelid at knocking off four septuagenarians. Can The Thursday Murder Club find the killer (and the diamonds) before the killer finds them?

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Dementia
  • Murder
  • Gun violence
  • Physical assault (mugging)

The Bullet That Missed by Richard Osman

The Bullet That Missed by Richard Osman

Sawyer Dodd is a star athlete, a straight-A student, and the envy of every other girl who wants to date Kevin Anderson. When Kevin dies in a tragic car crash, Sawyer is stunned. Then she opens her locker to find a note: You’re welcome. Someone saw what he did to her. Someone knows that Sawyer and Kevin weren’t the perfect couple they seemed to be. And that someone—a killer—is now shadowing Sawyer’s every move…

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Homomisia
  • Dementia
  • Suicide
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Blood & injury depiction
  • Murder
  • Gun violence
  • Car accident
  • Kidnapping & captivity

Jade City by Fonda Lee

Jade City by Fonda Lee

The Kaul family is one of two crime syndicates that control the island of Kekon. It’s the only place in the world that produces rare magical jade, which grants those with the right training and heritage superhuman abilities. The Green Bone clans of honorable jade-wearing warriors once protected the island from foreign invasion–but nowadays, in a bustling post-war metropolis full of fast cars and foreign money, Green Bone families like the Kauls are primarily involved in commerce, construction, and the everyday upkeep of the districts under their protection… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Sexual assault of a minor
  • Cheating
  • Domestic abuse
  • Addiction
  • Dementia
  • Suicide, off-page
  • Self harm, off-page
  • Drug use & abuse
  • Overdose
  • Murder
  • Torture
  • Gun violence
  • Animal cruelty

Bingo Love by Tee Franklin

Bingo Love by Tee Franklin and illustrated by Jenn St-Onge

Bingo Love is a story of a same-sex romance that spans over 60 years. A chance meeting at church bingo in 1963 brings Hazel Johnson and Mari McCray together. Through their formative years, these two women develop feelings for each other and finally profess their love for one another. Forced apart by their families and society, Hazel and Mari both married young men and had families. Decades later, now in their mid 60’s, Hazel and Mari are reunited again at a bingo hall. Realizing their love for each other is still alive, what these grandmothers do next takes absolute… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Racism
  • Queermisia
  • Infidelity
  • Disownment
  • Alzheimer’s Disease

Twisted Lies by Ana Huang

Twisted Lies by Ana Huang

Charming, deadly, and smart enough to hide it, Christian Harper is a monster dressed in the perfectly tailored suits of a gentleman. He has little use for morals and even less use for love, but he can’t deny the strange pull he feels toward the woman living just one floor below him. She’s the object of his darkest desires, the only puzzle he can’t solve. And when the opportunity to get closer to her arises, he breaks his own rules to offer her a deal she can’t refuse. Every monster has their weakness. She’s his… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Victim-blaming
  • Sexual harassment
  • Alzheimer’s Disease (sc)
  • Anxiety & panic attacks, on-page
  • Emesis
  • Drugging
  • Death of a parent from suicide recounted
  • Murder
  • Graphic torture
  • Gun & knife violence
  • Car accident mentioned
  • Kidnapping
  • Stalking

With or Without You by Caroline Leavitt

With or Without You by Caroline Leavitt

Stella is a nurse who has long suppressed her own needs and desires to nurture the dreams of her partner, Simon, the bass player for a rock band that has started to lose its edge. But when Stella gets unexpectedly ill and falls into a coma just as Simon is preparing to fly with his band to Los Angeles for a gig that could revive his career, Simon must learn the meaning of sacrifice, while Stella’s best friend, Libby, a doctor who treats Stella, must also make a difficult choice as the coma wears on. When Stella, at last, awakes from her two-month sleep, she emerges into a striking… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Anxiety
  • Dementia
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Drug abuse
  • Pregnancy
  • Hospitalisation
  • Stroke mentioned
  • Death of parents mentioned
  • Death of a sibling mentioned

East of Ecstasy by Laura Kaye

East of Ecstasy by Laura Kaye

Annalise Fallston made peace with postponing her big-city dreams to care for her ill father, but lately she’s been filled with a restlessness not even her beloved painting dispels. Worse, the colors don’t speak to her as they always have, and all her efforts produce dark, foreboding images of a dangerous man and a terrifying future. Devlin Eston, black-souled son of the evil Anemoi Eurus, is the only one who can thwart his father’s plan to overthrow the Supreme God of Wind and Storms. But first, Dev must master the unstable powers he’s been given. Distrusted and… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Child abuse recounted
  • Parent with Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Pregnancy & childbirth mentioned*

*Context : Megan, Owen’s wife, goes into labour early due to stress and an emergency c-section is needed. Both mother and child die before being bought back to life.

Cattywampus by Ash Van Otterloo

Cattywampus by Ash Van Otterloo

In the town of Howler’s Hollow, conjuring magic is strictly off-limits. Only nothing makes Delpha McGill’s skin crawl more than rules. So when she finds her family’s secret book of hexes, she’s itching to use it to banish her mama’s money troubles. She just has to keep it quieter than a church mouse — not exactly Delpha’s specialty. Trouble is, Katybird Hearn is hankering to get her hands on the spell book, too. The daughter of a rival witching family, Katy has reasons of her own for wanting to learn forbidden magic, and she’s not going to let an age-old feud or Delpha’s contrary ways stop her. But their quarrel accident… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Persecution for witchcraft
  • Parental abandonment discussed
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of a cousin recounted
  • Death of a grandmother from dementia recounted
  • Death of a brother & child by drowning mentioned
  • Car accident recounted
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Trouble Girls by Julia Lynn Rubin

Trouble Girls by Julia Lynn Rubin

When Trixie picks up her best friend Lux for their weekend getaway, they’re looking to forget the despair of being trapped in their dead-end rustbelt town. The girls are packing light: a supply of Diet Coke and an ‘89 Canon to help Lux frame the world in a sunnier light; half a pack of cigarettes that Trixie doesn’t really smoke, and a knife she’s hanging on to for a friend that she’s never used before. But a single night of violence derails their trip, and the girls go from ordinary high schoolers to wanted fugitives. Trying to stay ahead of the cops and a hellscape of media atten… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Racism
  • Homomisia
  • Slut shaming
  • Victim blaming
  • Paedophilia & child sexual abuse recounted
  • Domestic abuse
  • Sexual assault
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Smoking
  • Blood depiction
  • Death of a parent mentioned
  • Murder
  • Knife violence
  • Gun violence