The Quiet You Carry by Nikki Barthelmess

The Quiet You Carry by Nikki Barthelmess

Victoria Parker knew her dad’s behavior toward her was a little unusual, but she convinced herself everything was fine—until she found herself locked out of the house at 3:00 a.m., surrounded by flashing police lights.

Now, dumped into a crowded, chaotic foster home, Victoria has to tiptoe around her domineering foster mother, get through senior year at a new school, and somehow salvage her college dreams . . . all while keeping her past hidden.

But some secrets won’t stay buried—especially when unwanted memories make Victoria freeze up at random moments and nightmares disrupt her sleep. Even worse, she can’t stop worrying about her stepsister Sarah, left behind with her father. All she wants is to move forward, but how do you focus on the future when the past won’t leave you alone?

GoodreadsThe Story Graph

Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Paedophilia & child sexual assault
  • Incest (father-daughter)
  • Eating disorders
  • Attempted suicide
  • Self harm
Support Us at Ko-Fi at ko-fi.com

What I Lost by Alexandra Ballard

What I Lost by Alexandra Ballard

In Victorian England, Londoners wash up dead on Thames, What sixteen-year-old Elizabeth has lost so far: forty pounds, four jean sizes, a boyfriend, and her peace of mind. As a result, she’s finally a size zero. She’s also the newest resident at Wallingfield, a treatment center for girls like her—girls with eating disorders. Elizabeth is determined to endure the program so she can go back home, where she plans to start restricting her food intake again.She’s pretty sure her mom, who has her own size-zero obsession, needs treatment as much as she does. Maybe even more. Then Elizabeth begins receiving mysterious packages. Are they from her ex-boyfriend, a secret admirer, or someone playing a cruel trick?

GoodreadsThe Story Graph

Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Anxiety
  • Eating disorder (theme)
  • Self harm
  • Bullying
Support Us at Ko-Fi at ko-fi.com

What Kind of Woman by Kate Baer

What Kind of Woman by Kate Baer

“A stunning and honest debut poetry collection about the beauty and hardships in being a mother, a wife, and a woman.” 

Through poems that are as unforgettably beautiful as they are accessible, Kate proves herself to truly be an exemplary voice in modern poetry. As easy to post on Instagram as they are to print out and frame, Kate’s words make women feel seen in their own bodies, in their own marriages, and in their own lives. Her poems are those you share with your mother, your daughter, your sister, and your friends. 

GoodreadsThe Story Graph

Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Misogyny
  • Sexual assault
  • Eating disorder
Support Us at Ko-Fi at ko-fi.com

How to Fail at Flirting by Denise Williams

How to Fail at Flirting by Denise Williams

One daring to-do list and a crash course in flirtation turn a Type A overachiever’s world upside down.

When her flailing department lands on the university’s chopping block, Professor Naya Turner’s friends convince her to shed her frumpy cardigan for an evening on the town. For one night her focus will stray from her demanding job and she’ll tackle a new kind of to-do list. When she meets a charming stranger in town on business, he presents the perfect opportunity to check off the items on her list. Let the guy buy her a drink. Check. Try something new. Check. A no-strings-attached hookup. Check…almost…. Read more.

GoodreadsThe Story Graph

Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Revenge porn
  • Attempted rape (chp. 41)
  • Emotional abuse & gaslighting
  • Physical & psychological intimate partner abuse
  • Cheating recounted
  • Emesis
  • Stalking
Support Us at Ko-Fi at ko-fi.com

The Fastest Way To Fall by Denise Williams

The Fastest Way To Fall by Denise Williams

Britta Colby works for a lifestyle website, and when tasked to write about her experience with a hot new body-positive fitness app that includes personal coaching, she knows it’s a major opportunity to prove she should write for the site full-time.

As CEO of the FitMe app, Wes Lawson finally has the financial security he grew up without, but despite his success, his floundering love life and complicated family situation leaves him feeling isolated and unfulfilled. He decides to get back to what he loves—coaching. Britta’s his first new client and they click immediately… Read more.

GoodreadsThe Story Graph

Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Eating disorder mentioned
  • Alcohol & drug abuse off-page

*Note : Intentional changes in exercise and nutrition habits by the main characters, that do not include dieting, are depicted on-page.

Support Us at Ko-Fi at ko-fi.com

I Am Watching You by Teresa Driscoll

I Am Watching You by Teresa Driscoll

When Ella Longfield overhears two attractive young men flirting with teenage girls on a train, she thinks nothing of it—until she realises they are fresh out of prison and her maternal instinct is put on high alert. But just as she’s decided to call for help, something stops her. The next day, she wakes up to the news that one of the girls—beautiful, green-eyed Anna Ballard—has disappeared.

A year later, Anna is still missing. Ella is wracked with guilt over what she failed to do, and she’s not the only one who can’t forget. Someone is sending her threatening letters—letters that make her fear for her life… Read more.

GoodreadsThe Story Graph

Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Sexual assault
  • Eating disorders
  • Self harm
Support Us at Ko-Fi at ko-fi.com

Love, Heather by Laurie Petrou

Love, Heather by Laurie Petrou

Stevie never meant for things to go this far. When she and Dee–defiant, bold, indestructible Dee–started all this, there was a purpose to their acts of vengeance: to put the bullies of Woepine High School back in their place. And three months ago, Stevie believed they deserved it. Once her best friend turned on her, the rest of the school followed. Stevie was alone and unprotected with a target on her back. Online, it was worse.

It was Dee’s idea to get them all back with a few clever pranks, signing each act Love, Heather–an homage to her favorite 80’s revenge flick. Despite herself, Stevie can’t help getting caught up in the payback… Read more.

GoodreadsThe Story Graph

Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Transmisia
  • Racism
  • Sexual assault
  • Suicide mentioned
  • Eating disorders
  • Gun violence
  • Bullying
Support Us at Ko-Fi at ko-fi.com

Soft Thorns by Bridgett Devoue

soft thorns by bridgett devoue

the poetry living within these pages tells stories of love, heartbreak, freedom, oppression, sexual assault, sexism, hope and humanity. our darkest times are where we grow the most, so in this book, i share mine, and together, we learn how to heal.

GoodreadsThe Story Graph

Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Rape
  • Sexual assault
  • Eating disorder (anorexia)
Support Us at Ko-Fi at ko-fi.com

To Drink Coffee with a Ghost by Amanda Lovelace

To Drink Coffee with a Ghost by Amanda Lovelace

This book poses the ever-lingering question: What happens when someone dies before they’re able to redeem themselves?

From the bestselling & award-winning poetess, amanda lovelace, comes the finale of her illustrated duology, “things that h(a)unt.” In the first installment, to make monsters out of girls, lovelace explored the memory of being in a toxic romantic relationship. In to drink coffee with a ghost, lovelace unravels the memory of the complicated relationship she had with her now-deceased mother.

GoodreadsThe Story Graph

Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Sexual assault
  • Cheating
  • Child abuse & neglect
  • Abusive relationship
  • Eating disorder
  • Depression
  • Self harm
  • Blood & gore depiction
  • Forced hospitalisation
Support Us at Ko-Fi at ko-fi.com

To Make Monsters Out of Girls by Amanda Lovelace

To Make Monsters Out of Girls by Amanda Lovelace

“What happens when the man of your dreams turns out to be a nightmare with sharp teeth and claws?”

In this first installment, to make monsters out of girls, lovelace explores the memory of being in an abusive relationship. She poses the eternal question: Can you heal once you’ve been marked by a monster, or will the sun always sting?

GoodreadsThe Story Graph

Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Cheating
  • Abusive relationship (theme)
  • Eating disorder
  • Self harm
Support Us at Ko-Fi at ko-fi.com