The Girl in the Mirror by Rose Carlyle 

The Girl in the Mirror by Rose Carlyle

Twin sisters Iris and Summer are startlingly alike, but beyond what the eye can see lies a darkness that sets them apart. Cynical and insecure, Iris has long been envious of Summer’s seemingly never-ending good fortune, including her perfect husband Adam.

Called to Thailand to help her sister sail the family yacht to the Seychelles, Iris nurtures her own secret hopes for what might happen on the journey. But when she unexpectedly finds herself alone in the middle of the Indian… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Rape
  • Infidelity
  • Self-harm
  • Pregnancy
  • Miscarriage
  • Murder
  • Gun violence
  • Kidnapping
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Come Away with Me by Jaye Robin Brown 

Come Away with Me by Jaye Robin Brown

One minute, Tegan Lawson has everything she could hope for: an adoring husband, Gabe, and a baby on the way. The next, a patch of black ice causes a devastating accident that will change her life in ways she never could have imagined.

Tegan is consumed by grief, not to mention her anger toward Gabe, who was driving on the night of the crash. But just when she thinks she’s hit rock bottom, Gabe reminds her of their Jar of Spontaneity, a col… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Depression
  • Attempted suicide
  • Miscarriage
  • Surgery (hysterectomy)
  • Death of a partner
  • Car accident
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Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown 

Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown

Joanna Gordon has been out and proud for years, but when her popular radio evangelist father remarries and decides to move all three of them from Atlanta to the more conservative Rome, Georgia, he asks Jo to do the impossible: to lie low for the rest of her senior year. And Jo reluctantly agrees.

Although it is (mostly) much easier for Jo to fit in as a straight girl, things get complicated when she meets Mary Carlson, the oh-so-tempting sister of her… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Ableism
  • Homomisia
  • Miscarriage mentioned
  • Death of a parent recounted
  • Bullying
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A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan 

A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan

All the world, from Scirland to the farthest reaches of Eriga, know Isabella, Lady Trent, to be the world’s preeminent dragon naturalist. She is the remarkable woman who brought the study of dragons out of the misty shadows of myth and misunderstanding into the clear light of modern science. But before she became the illustrious figure we know today, there was a bookish young woman whose passion for learning, natural history, and, yes, dragons defied the stifling conventions of her day… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Racism
  • Misogyny
  • Miscarriage
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If I Disappear by Eliza Jane Brazier

If I Disappear by Eliza Jane Brazier

Sera loves true crime podcasts. They make her feel empowered in a world where women just like her disappear daily. She’s sure they are preparing her for something. So when Rachel, her favourite podcast host, goes missing, Sera knows it’s time to act. Rachel has always taught her to trust her instincts.

Sera follows the clues hidden in the episodes to an isolated ranch outside Rachel’s small hometown to begin her search. She’s convinced her… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Depression
  • Alcoholism
  • Miscarriage
  • Animal death
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Queen of Coin and Whispers by Helen Corcoran 

Queen of Coin and Whispers by Helen Corcoran

When teenage queen Lia inherits her corrupt uncle’s bankrupt kingdom, she brings a new spymaster into the fold … Xania, who takes the job to avenge her murdered father. Faced with dangerous plots and hidden enemies, can Lia and Xania learn to rely on each another, as they discover that all is not fair in love and treason?

In a world where the throne means both power and duty, they must decide what to sacrifice for their country and for each other … 

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Suicide
  • Self-harm
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Drugging
  • Miscarriage mentioned
  • Blood & injury depiction
  • Dead body
  • Emesis
  • Death of a father mentioned
  • Murder & attempted murder
  • Torture
  • Poisoning
  • Near-drowning incident mentioned
  • Kidnapping
  • Solitary confinement & sensory deprivation, off-page
  • Animal death
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The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins 

The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins

All of London is abuzz with the scandalous case of Frannie Langton, accused of the brutal double murder of her employers, renowned scientist George Benham and his eccentric French wife, Marguerite. Crowds pack the courtroom, eagerly following every twist, while the newspapers print lurid theories about the killings and the mysterious woman being held in the Old Bailey.

The testimonies against Frannie are damning. She is a seductress, a witch, a master manipulator… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Slavery
  • Racism
  • Misogyny
  • Lesbomisia
  • Rape
  • Incest
  • Emotional & physical abuse
  • Alcoholism
  • Pregnancy
  • Miscarriage
  • Abortion
  • Torture
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Let It Shine by Alyssa Cole 

Let It Shine by Alyssa Cole

Sofronia Wallis knows that proper Black women don’t court trouble by upending the status quo, but it’s 1961 and the Civil Rights movement is in full swing. Sofie’s spent half her life being prim, proper, and reserved—as if that could bring her mother back—but the nonviolent protests happening across the South bring out her inner agitator.

Ivan Friedman has devoted his life to boxing, loving the finesse of a well-delivered punch… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Slut shaming
  • Antisemitism & antisemitic slurs
  • Racism & white supremacy
  • Abortion & miscarriage mentioned
  • Cancer
  • Death of a mother recounted
  • The Holocaust mentioned
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Hazel’s Theory of Evolution by Lisa Jenn Bigelow 

Hazel’s Theory of Evolution by Lisa Jenn Bigelow

Hazel knows a lot about the world. That’s because when she’s not hanging with her best friend or helping her two moms care for the goats on their farm, she loves reading through dusty encyclopedias. But even Hazel doesn’t have answers for the questions awaiting her as she enters eighth grade. How can she make friends in a new school where no one seems to understand her? What’s going to happen to one of her moms who’s pregnant again after having two miscarriages? Why does everything have to change when life was already perfectly fine?

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Anxiety
  • Suicidal ideation mentioned
  • Self-harm recounted
  • Miscarriage
  • Hospital
  • Bullying
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Lie With Me by Philippe Besson

Lie With Me by Philippe Besson

Just outside a hotel in Bordeaux, Philippe chances upon a young man who bears a striking resemblance to his first love. What follows is a look back at the relationship he’s never forgotten, a hidden affair with a gorgeous boy named Thomas during their last year of high school. Without ever acknowledging they know each other in the halls, they steal time to meet in secret, carrying on a passionate, world-altering affair.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Ableism
  • Homomisia
  • Sexism
  • Sexual harassment
  • Divorce
  • Coming out themes
  • Anxiety attack
  • Suicide & attempted suicide
  • Miscarriage
  • AIDS
  • Car accident
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