My Soul to Take by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir

My Soul to Take by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir

If I die before I wake … A grisly murder is committed at a health resort situated in a recently renovated farmhouse, which turns out to be notorious for being haunted. Attorney Thora Gudmundsdottir is called upon by the owner of the resort — the prime suspect in the case — to represent him. Her investigations uncover some very disturbing occurrences at the farm decades earlier. Things that have never before seen the light of day..

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Nazisim mentioned
  • Incest mentioned
  • Blood & gore depiction
  • Death of a child recounted
  • Murder
  • Animal death
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The Assignment by Liza Wiemer

The Assignment by Liza M. Wiemer

When an assignment given by a favourite teacher instructs a group of students to argue for the Final Solution, a euphemism used to describe the Nazi plan for the genocide of the Jewish people, Logan March and Cade Crawford are horrified. Their teacher cannot seriously expect anyone to complete an assignment that fuels intolerance and discrimination. Logan and Cade decide they must take a stand. As the school administration addressed the teens’ refusal to participate in the appalling debate, the student body, their parents, and the larger community… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Antisemitism
  • Racism
  • Homomisia
  • Cyberbullying
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First Class Murder by Robin Stevens

First Class Murder by Robin Stevens

aisy Wells and Hazel Wong are taking a holiday on the famous Orient Express. From the moment the girls step aboard, it’s clear that everyone in the first-class carriages has something to hide. Then there is a scream from one of the cabins, and a wealthy heiress is found dead, But the killer has vanished – as if into thin air Daisy and Hazel are faced with their first locked-room mystery – and with competition from several other sleuths, who are just as determined to crack the case.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Racism & racist language
  • Antisemitism
  • Misogyny
  • Cheating, on-page
  • Blood & gore depiction
  • Dead body, on-page
  • Emesis
  • Murder by knife violence, off-page
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Anya and the Nightingale by Sofiya Pasternack

Anya and the Nightingale by Sofiya Pasternack

After embarking on a journey to bring her papa home from war, Anya discovers a powerful forest creature who attacks travelers with weaponized sound. But she soon learns that he’s not the monster the kingdom should fear. There’s an even greater evil that lurks under Kiev. Can Anya stop the monster, save her papa, and find her way home? Or will the secrets of Kiev leave Anya and her friends trapped beneath the city forever? In Kiev, Anya and her friends find themselves involved with an aggressive elf, an earnest archer, and a bellicose princess. But who is the real monster?

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Antisemitism
  • Sexism
  • Torture
  • Animal cruelty
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Mary Jane by Jessica Anya Blau

Mary Jane by Jessica Anya Blau

In 1970s Baltimore, fourteen-year-old Mary Jane loves cooking with her mother, singing in her church choir, and enjoying her family’s subscription to the Broadway Show Tunes of the Month record club. Shy, quiet, and bookish, she’s glad when she lands a summer job as a nanny for the daughter of a local doctor. A respectable job, Mary Jane’s mother says. In a respectable house. The house may look respectable on the outside but inside it’s a literal and figurative mess: clutter on every surface,… Read more.

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  • Antisemitism
  • Racism
  • Drug use & abuse
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DC Comics: Bombshells, Vol. 1: Enlisted by Marguerite Bennett and Marguerite Sauvage

DC Comics: Bombshells, Vol. 1: Enlisted by Marguerite Bennett & Marguerite Sauvage

In these stories from issues #1-6 of the hit series, learn the story behind this alternate reality where the Second World War is fought by superpowered women on the front lines and behind the scenes! It all begins with the stories of Batwoman, Wonder Woman and Supergirl.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Nazism mentioned
  • World War Two
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The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish 

The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish

Set in London of the 1660s and of the early twenty-first century, The Weight of Ink is the interwoven tale of two women of remarkable intellect: Ester Velasquez, an emigrant from Amsterdam who is permitted to scribe for a blind rabbi, just before the plague hits the city; and Helen Watt, an ailing historian with a love of Jewish history.  As the novel opens, Helen has been summoned by a former student to view a cache of seventeenth-century Jewish documents newly discovered in his home during a renovation. Enlisting the help of Aaron Levy, an American graduate student as impatient as he is… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Ableism
  • Misogyny
  • Homomisia
  • Antisemitism
  • Chronic illness
  • Plague
  • Death of a parent
  • Murder
  • Exile
  • Forced conversion
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Ausländer by  Paul Dowswell

Ausländer by Paul Dowswell

When Peter’s parents are killed, he is sent to an orphanage in Warsaw. Then German soldiers take him away to be measured and assessed. They decide that Peter is racially valuable. He is Volksdeutscher: of German blood. With his blond hair, blue eyes, and acceptably proportioned head, he looks just like the boy on the Hitler-Jugend poster. Someone important will want to adopt Peter. They do. Professor Kaltenbach is very pleased to welcome such a fine Aryan specimen to his household. People will be envious. But Peter is not quite the specimen… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Antisemitism
  • Racism
  • Death of a parent recounted
  • Car accident
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The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal 

The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal 

On a cold spring night in 1952, a huge meteorite fell to earth and obliterated much of the east coast of the United States, including Washington D.C. The ensuing climate cataclysm will soon render the earth inhospitable for humanity, as the last such meteorite did for the dinosaurs. This looming threat calls for a radically accelerated effort to colonize space and requires a much larger share of humanity to take part in the process. Elma York’s experience as a WASP pilot and…

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  • Racism
  • Antisemitism
  • Misogyny
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The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Stephen King

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Stephen King

In April 1942, Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew, is forcibly transported to the concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau. When his captors discover that he speaks several languages, he is put to work as a Tätowierer (the German word for tattooist), tasked with permanently marking his fellow prisoners.

Imprisoned for over two and a half years, Lale witnesses horrific atrocities and barbarism—but also incredible acts of bravery and compassion. Risking his own… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Antiziganism
  • Antisemitism
  • Nazism
  • Rape
  • Genital mutilation
  • Gun violence
  • Chemical gassing (gas chambers)
  • World War Two & the Holocaust (theme)
  • Concentration camps (theme)
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