Longbourn by Jo Baker

Longbourn by Jo Baker

If Elizabeth Bennet had the washing of her own petticoats, Sarah often thought, she’d most likely be a sight more careful with them.

In this irresistibly imagined belowstairs answer to Pride and Prejudice, the servants take center stage. Sarah, the orphaned housemaid, spends her days scrubbing the laundry, polishing the floors, and emptying the chamber pots for the Bennet household. But there is just as much romance, heartbreak, and intrigue downstairs at Longbourn as there is upstairs. When a mysterious new footman arrives, the orderly realm of the servants’ hall threatens to be completely, perhaps irrevocably, upended.

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Paedophilia & grooming
  • Child sexual abuse
  • Stillbirth
  • Blood depiction
  • Whipping & nonconsensual flogging
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Conjure Women by Afia Atakora

Conjure Women by Afia Atakora

After unwillingly inheriting all of the Night Witch’s Conjure Women is a sweeping story that brings the world of the South before and after the Civil War vividly to life. Spanning eras and generations, it tells of the lives of three unforgettable women: Miss May Belle, a wise healing woman; her precocious and observant daughter Rue, who is reluctant to follow in her mother’s footsteps as a midwife; and their master’s daughter Varina. The secrets and bonds among these women and their community come to a head at the beginning of a war and at the birth of an accursed child, who sets the townspeople alight with fear and a spreading superstition that threatens their newly won, tenuous freedom.

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Rape
  • Death of an infant
  • Lynching
  • Whipping
  • Animal torture
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When Jeff Comes Home by Catherine Atkins

When Jeff Comes Home by Catherine Atkins

It’s been two years since Jeff Hart was kidnapped. Now, his abductor is releasing him to return home. When Jeff finds his family, he feels shell-shocked and unable to tell anyone what happened. He can’t believe any of his family or friends will understand what he has been through.

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Paedophilia & child sexual abuse
  • Child pornography
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Knife violence
  • Whipping
  • Kidnapping and captivity
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The Pox Party by M.T. Anderson

The Pox Party by M.T. Anderson

It sounds like a fairy tale. He is a boy dressed in silks and white wigs and given the finest of classical educations. Raised by a group of rational philosophers known only by numbers, the boy and his mother — a princess in exile from a faraway land — are the only persons in their household assigned names. As the boy’s regal mother, Cassiopeia, entertains the house scholars with her beauty and wit, young Octavian begins to question the purpose behind his guardians’ fanatical studies. Only after he dares to open a forbidden door does he learn the hideous nature of their experiments — and his own chilling role in them.

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Racism & racist slurs
  • Slavery
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Recreational drug use
  • Autopsy
  • Murder
  • Physical assault
  • Flogging
  • Animal death
  • Animal experimentation
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Fortuna Sworn by KJ Sutton

Fortuna Sworn by K.J. Sutton

Fortuna Sworn is the last of her kind.

Her brother disappeared two years ago, leaving her with no family or species to speak of. She hides among humans, spending her days working at a bar and her nights searching for him. The bleak pattern goes on and on… until she catches the eye of a powerful faerie.

He makes no attempt to hide that he desires Fortuna. And in exchange for her, he offers something irresistible. So Fortuna reluctantly leaves her safe existence behind to step back into a world of creatures and power. It soon becomes clear that she may not have bargained with her heart, but her very life.

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Misogyny
  • Sexual harassment
  • Slavery & sex slavery
  • Abusive relationship
  • Whipping
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Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Far in the future, the World Controllers have created the ideal society. Through genetic engineering, brainwashing and recreational sex and drugs all its members are happy consumers. Bernard Marx seems alone in feeling discontent, harbouring an ill-defined longing to break free. A visit to one of the few remaining Savage Reservations, where the old, imperfect life still continues, may be the cure for his distress…

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Racism & racial slurs
  • Queermisia
  • Misogyny
  • Eugenics
  • Cheating
  • Suicide
  • Self harm, including self-flagellation
  • Domestic abuse & violence
  • Child abuse
  • Recreational drug use & abuse
  • Overdose mentioned
  • Emesis
  • Death of a parent
  • Hanging
  • Electrocution
  • Animal neglect
  • Animal death & dead bodies
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Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All by Laura Ruby

Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All by Laura Ruby

It’s hard to be a 13-year-old girl. But it’s even harder when your father’s a drunk. It adds an extra layer to everything — your family’s reactions to things, the people you’re willing to bring home, the way you see yourself and the world. For Samantha, it’s something that’s been going on for so long that she’s almost used to it. Only, you never get used to it. Especially when it starts to get worse…

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Misogyny
  • Racism
  • Fatmisia & body shaming
  • Sexual harassment
  • Domestic abuse
  • Depression
  • Attempted suicide mentioned
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Miscarriage mentioned
  • Death of a mother
  • Murder
  • Whipping
  • World War Two
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David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

‘Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show’

Dickens’s epic, exuberant novel is one of the greatest coming-of-age stories in literature. It chronicles David Copperfield’s extraordinary journey through life, as he encounters villains, saviours, eccentrics and grotesques, including the wicked Mr Murdstone, stout-hearted Peggotty, formidable Betsey Trotwood, impecunious Micawber and odious Uriah Heep.

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Alcohol consumption
  • Recreational drug use (smoking)
  • Physical assault
  • Drowning
  • Caning
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Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods by Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods by Rick Riordan

A publisher in New York asked me to write down what I know about the Greek gods, and I was like, Can we do this anonymously? Because I don’t need the Olympians mad at me again. But if it helps you to know your Greek gods, and survive an encounter with them if they ever show up in your face, then I guess writing all this down will be my good deed for the week.

So begins Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods, in which the son of Poseidon adds his own magic–and sarcastic asides–to the classics.

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Misogyny
  • Slavery
  • Rape
  • Incest
  • Sexual harassment
  • Parental abandonment & neglect
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Nonconsensual drugging
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy from rape
  • Childbirth
  • Blood & gore depiction
  • Dead bodies & body parts
  • Dismemberment
  • Cannibalism
  • Emesis
  • Death of a father & husband
  • Death of a daughter
  • Infanticide
  • Murder
  • Torture
  • Whipping mentioned
  • Imprisonment
  • Animal death
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The Hobbit by JRR Tolkein

The Hobbit, or There & Back Again by J.R.R. Tolkien

In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.

Now recognized as a timeless classic, this introduction to the hobbit Bilbo Baggins, the wizard Gandalf, Gollum, and the spectacular world of Middle-earth recounts of the adventures of a reluctant hero, a powerful and dangerous ring, and the cruel dragon Smaug the Magnificent. 

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Recreational drug use (smoking)
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Kidnapping & captivity
  • Whipping
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