Rank #1: 192: Complicated Feeling About Bees
Amanda and Jenn discuss political nonfiction, twin stories, nonbinary reads, and more in this week’s episode of Get Booked.
Chloe Poems’s Li’l Book O’ Manchester (rec’d by Arlene)
The Night Brother by Rosie Garland (rec’d by Arlene)
Pies and Prejudice: In Search of the North by Stuart Maconie (rec’d by Arlene)
1. I love books that take a look inside a certain industry. I’ve read Deep Sea and Foreign going about commercial shipping and Flower Confidential about the cut flower industry recently. I’ve previously read books about the funeral trade and restaurant/food industry. So I’m looking for more! Preferably ones that are about things that don’t immediately spring to mind. Thanks in advance.
2. Fun, Light, Realistic YA – Not too fantastical or sci-fi. I’m looking for recommendations for my teenage daughters, ages 15 and 16 and I’m stumped. It seems we keep finding books with material that is too young for them too dark and serious. They have liked “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before”, “When Dimple Met Rishi” and the “Selection” series. They would love realistic fiction that isn’t teen romance but we are having a hard time finding anything fun that isn’t childish.
3. I recently came out as nonbinary after several years of being out as queer/bi. I am looking for a book with queer or nonbinary characters, though that certainly doesn’t need to be the focus of the book. I would just like to see more of myself represented in the things I read, and I knew you two would do a fantastic job! I like a little bit of everything, and I don’t shy away from YA or children’s books (Jessica Love’s Julian is a Mermaid is what inspired me to come out as nonbinary!). I would just say no religious books, please, and bonus points if the book is written by a queer or nonbinary author. Side note – thank you for this beautiful podcast! I have found so many books because of it, and I just adore you two.
4. Hello Readerlicious Rock Stars!
First off, you folks are super awesome and I adore listening to your show. My identical twin sister and I love reading about twins and I’d love some twin-ish recommendations from you all for us to read together.
Some things to consider:
1) We’re open to any genre (other than horror) or reading level (middle grade and beyond).
2) Plots surrounding twins tend to be dark for some reason. Or, at least that seems to be the case with most twin books I’ve come across. A focus on fun/upbeat/kickass/bright/optimistic would be great. Please, no tragic death of one of the twins. That would be way too much of a bummer.
3) We’d love it if you could recommend some reads that don’t involve the typical good twin/bad twin trope. As twins who are constantly facing the ridiculous tendency for folks to categorize us/twins in that kind of binary way, it’d be great to read something that doesn’t do the same. How about BOTH twins being bright lights in the world?
4) Along the same lines as no twin death, I’m not a fan of any book that delves into serious abuse or tragic death of kids. As a mom of two cuties, it’s way too hard for me to read about kids and dark, tragic circumstances; i.e. abduction, murder, rape, etc.
5) We’re huge fans of strong, fabulous, outrageous, potentially super power grrls who kick ass. Characters who overcome hardship and beat a crappy system are definitely ones we’d love to root for.
5. Hello! I love your podcast! I am looking for a personal recommendation. Every so often I come upon a book or movie that broadens my mind and my heart. These books and movies usually have unconventional characters who become unlikely heroes. Strong character development, authenticity, and complexity are all fabulous, and magical realism is a bonus. Some of my favorites have in this genre have been The Seventh Gate by Richard Zimler, Peace Like a River by Leif Enger, Mink River by Brian Doyle, Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson, Sing Unburied Sing by Jesmyn Ward, and Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz. I would love another one to devour and fall in love with. Thank you for your help 🙂
6. Hi Ladies, Thanks for always putting up a great show! I often pretend y’all are my girlfriends who are talking to me about books. 😉 This is my first time putting in a request, but it’s one that I’ve been wanting to submit for quite some time now. As an avid reader, I want nothing more than to read a book with my non-reader husband. My dream may soon be realized because he just asked me for some recommendations on books about politics. He reads a bunch of articles every day about politics (and sports) online, but is now ready to graduate to books! Do you have any book recommendations about U.S. politics that reads like fiction and are interesting enough to capture the attention of a non-reader? It can be about the current political climate or anything in the past as well. I can’t provide any books he’s liked since he’s a non-reader, but he does read a ton of articles and forums on reddit. I’m hoping this is enough info for you guys to go on, because I’m definitely lost on this one. THANK YOU!!
Recently both me and my sister have got into the slightly niche genre of eastern Asian authors writing about/from the point of view of animals. The includes books like The Guest Cat by Takashi Hiraide, anything by Seonmi Hwang, The memoirs of a polar bear by Yoko Tawada and the travelling cat chronicles by Hiro Arikawa. I would like to get my sister another book of this kind but I’m running out of ideas and was wondering if you would be able to help? It doesn’t really matter where the authors are from its just the style that we enjoy although extra brownie points if they aren’t British/American as we read so many of these anyway!
Thanks love the show!
The Line Becomes a River by Francisco Cantú
Fire Season by Philip Connors
Hearts Unbroken by Cynthia Leitich Smith
Pride by Ibi Zoboi
Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi (TW: sexual assault)
The Tensorate series by JY Yang (Red Threads of Fortune #2)
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Slayer by Kiersten White (some mentions of parental abuse)
America is Not the Heart by Elaine Castillo
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
On Tyranny by Timothy Snyder
What Truth Sounds Like by Michael Eric Dyson
The Bees by Laline Paull
Fifteen Dogs by André Alexis (tw: harm to animals)
Rank #2: 191: Alpha in the Sheets, Beta in the Streets
Amanda and Jenn discuss chapter books about girls, thrillers, undersea stories, and more in this week’s episode of Get Booked.
Serial Killers: Murder Without Mercy by Nigel Blundell (rec’d by Sharon)
Song of a Captive Bird by Jasmin Darznik (rec’d by Sibyl)
The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar (rec’d by Sibyl)
Spoonbenders by Darryl Gregory (rec’d by Sibyl)
The History of Love by Nicole Krauss (rec’d by Sibyl)
1. Hi Amanda and Jenn, I’m such a big fan of the show and your recs are always must-adds for my TBR! I tend to buy most of my books at library book sales, used bookstores, etc, where there are a lot of random books in a big mish-mash. It makes me sad when I see a favorite but lesser-known book in a pile, being passed over again and again for new hyped up releases. I’d love to know, if you were at a used bookstore, what would be the book that would make you want to pull it out of the pile and hold it up like Simba in The Lion King while announcing to everyone “this is the one! Please take this one home!”
2. I am thinking about moving to Manchester, England to start a graduate program in September, so I am looking for contemporary fiction or nonfiction books set in Manchester that would give me insight into the city and introduce me to writers from the region. Since I cannot visit the city before starting the program I think reading could help calm my nerves a bit (as it tends to do). When I lived in Paris I read 4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster and really enjoyed the Parisian and literary references. I have read novels set in other European cities but would really appreciate recommendations specific to Manchester. It would be a nice addition if one of the recommendations had a non-white, non-male protagonist and author. Thank you! I really enjoy listening to the podcast and expanding my TBR pile.
3. Hi Amanda and Jenn. Hoping you can smash another recommendation for me. I recently bought my friend’s daughter the Phoebe the Unicorn books and successfully turned a tentative reader into a certified book worm. She even posted me her own little thank you note, it was the cutest. I’m keen to get her some new books to keep up the streak.
She comes from an extended family where she is surrounded by young mums and examples of motherhood and homemaking, and while this is lovely, I know her mum is keen to make sure she knows that having children is not the only path available to her. Could you recommend some books to keep her inspired, whatever her path may be. I particularly want to combat the kind of troubling comments I know she’s come up against already in her young life, such as ‘little boys become doctors, little girls become nurses’ 🙁
She’s pretty into street dance, maths, baking and her family’s landrover. Nothing too scary please. She’s 8 years old, turning 9 in December. Availability in the UK a must.
4. I’m looking for recommendations for my book club. We tend to gravitate towards mysteries and thrillers, the darker the better. Books we’ve read in the past include: The Good Girl by Mary Kubica, The Child Finder by Rene Denfeld, The Dinner by Herman Koch, The Chalk Man by CJ Tudor, Force of Nature by Jane Harper. My group really really enjoyed Confessions by Kanae Minato. We like lots of twists and the switching perspectives. Thank you for your help! Love your show 🙂
5. I just tore through City of Brass and Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty and am having trouble moving on! Nothing I pick up is holding my interest, and I find myself dreaming of a big book set in a foreign land, with magic and friendship and intrigue. Can you recommend something that will help fill the hole in my reading heart until the third book comes out in 2020? I am game for almost anything except horror (I am a wimp!). Recent book loves in addition to these two include The Night Circus, Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield, Circe by Madeline Miller and everything by Becky Chambers. You’ll see a lot of familiar titles on my Goodreads – a Fair number of the books on my TBR (and those I’ve read over the last couple of years) are your fault – in a really good way! Thank you!
6. Hello! First of all, I would like to say how much I LOVE your podcast. I have been listening since the beginning, and my TBR is forever growing. Who can ever really be “done” with their TBR? So here is my first recommendation request after all this time: Recently I have become fascinated with underwater exploration and all things under the sea. It is a whole different world, and is equal parts exciting and terrifying to me. I have not read many books dealing with underwater adventure, but would love more options to pick up. I read Josh Malerman’s A House At The Bottom of The Lake and loved how uneasy it made me feel as I was reading it. Exploring open water is something I would never do in real life, so I need to read about it! I love all things magical realism and science fiction, but wouldn’t be opposed to an adventure as well! Hoping for more fictional recommendations than non-fiction. Thank you so much in advance!!
All the best,
7. Howdy! I love your podcast! I read a lot of books across a broad range of genres, but I’m looking for recommendations for romances with guys who are bossy/controlling in bed. I’ve really enjoyed Willing Victim, Brutal Game, and After Hours by Cara McKenna. I also enjoyed Lori Foster’s romances with alpha-guy leads. I’m not into the full-on Fifty Shades of Gray-esque BDSM thing–that’s too much, especially when the control bleeds out of the bedroom and into the rest of life. I have a strong preference for heterosexual relationships. Bonus points for recs that include fantasy elements or virgins, but those aren’t required. Thanks ladies!
My Favorite Thing is Monsters by Emil Ferris
Map of Salt and Stars by Zeyn Joukhadar (tw: sexual assault)
Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell
Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? By Jeanette Winterson (tw: child abuse)
Lola Levine is Not Mean by Monica Brown
The Case of the Missing Moonstone (Wollestonecraft Detective Agency #1) by Jordan Stratford, illustrated by Kelly Murphy (rec’d by Karina of Kidlit These Days)
My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
Case Histories by Kate Atkinson
Markswoman by Rati Mehrotra
Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri
Low by Rick Remender, Greg Tocchini, Dave McCaig
Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant
Her Halloween Treat by Tiffany Reisz
Thirsty by Mia Hopkins
Rank #3: Get Booked Ep. #26: House-Wife, But Also Assassin
novels, graphic memoirs and more on this week's Get Booked.
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Rank #8: 129: #129: Somebody's Dead So That's Awkward
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Rank #15: 128: #128: Nonfiction Galore
Jenn is joined by Kim Ukura and Alice Burton, hosts of the For Real podcast, for a special nonfiction-themed episode!
Enter our mystery giveaway!
1. Hi there,
This never-ending winter has me looking forward to the vacation I've planned for this June and I have visions of laying on the beach for days at a time with a good book. I'm not worried about being able to find good vacation reading material for myself, but my wife is a much pickier reader. Can you help me find a book that will keep her entertained so I can relax with my own book? She loves nonfiction and particularly enjoys heavy topics like the holocaust, dictatorships, and cults. Recent reads she has enjoyed include Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich by Norman Ohler and Without You, There is No Us: Undercover Amongst the Sons of North Korea's Elite by Suki Kim. I recently put The Road to Jonestown and Lilac Girls in her hands, but neither of those worked for her.
Thanks in advance for your help!
2. I'm a single woman in my mid-30s and, while I am fine with my single status and enjoying my life as it is, almost all of my friends are partnering off and having children. I was feeling blue about it until I read Rebecca Traister's All the Single Ladies and Kate Bolick's Spinster, and am now looking for more reads that celebrate single women, especially single women without children. I'm looking specifically for books with female protagonists who get to enjoy a happy ending without being coupled off or having kids, or where the happy ending is not focused on coupledom (though it's fine if there's a relationship in the story). I read all fiction genres except horror and I also enjoy nonfiction, especially memoirs and biographies.
Thanks in advance. I love the podcast!
3. Hi Amanda and Jenn!
I just have to say y'all are the best, and I love this podcast so much. My to be read list grows every day (mostly because I just discovered this podcast so I am just binging my way through it :))
I have a request for a book for my boyfriend. He likes to read, but he's a really slow reader (this was my way of saying, he likes to read but doesn't read a lot, you know?), and we just moved in together and I noticed that almost all of his books are by straight white males. My new years resolution is to get him only books by...not straight white males.
So. He likes fantasy and science fiction. (He loved the Name of the Wind, I think he liked Game of Thrones.) But I've already recommended him Octavia Butler, and N.K. Jemisin is on my to-read list.
He also LOVES true crime and nonfiction/historical-ish books, like Devil in the White City. (I also already got him Killers of the Flower Moon before I made my resolution. Whoops.)
Any recommendations are so welcome, in these genres or feel free to go crazy.
4. I've been feeling the inadequacy of my high school level American History education lately, as I've been listening to a lot of podcasts that have happened to bring up Asian American historical events that I realize I know very little about. I would like to brush up on my Asian American history in general but I don't know where to start. Do you have any nonfiction recs in this area, both in the overview theme and more specific and particular events and ethnic groups? Thank you much!
5. I am getting very interested in language itself. This began with just loving novels with beautiful and pithy prose (so rec's in that vein are certainly welcome). Now I'm increasingly interested in linguistics and philology. While I'm so far fascinated by Steven Pinker's "The Language Instinct", I am hoping for books (nonfiction, memoirs, essay collections, or even novels) more welcoming to the lay linguist. For instance, Bill Bryson's "The Mother Tongue" is very much the sort of thing I'm hoping for more of, and I am currently working through and enamored by Jhumpa Lahiri's beautiful "In Other Words". So, where do I go when I finish that one? Thanks y'all!
I am trying to be a less stupid white person. Recently I have read Between the World and Me by Ta-Nahisi Coates, the March series by Congressman John Lewis, and the quite excellent satire, I Am Not Sidney Poitier by Percival Everett. I loved them all, and would like to read more like them. I am planning to read more satires like Welcome to Braggsville, The Sellout, and Blackass, but are there other books on race that you can recommend, fiction or nonfiction? I would especially love some gems from the past that I may have missed, or something written by a woman!
Not So Stories edited by David Thomas Moore
Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison
Bachelor Nation by Amy Kaufman
My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me by Jennifer Teege
Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink
Bachelor Girl by Betsy Israel (trigger warning: discussion of rape)
The Extra Woman by Joanna Scutts
I Can Barely Take Care of Myself by Jen Kirkman
The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu
The Poisoner’s Handbook by Deborah Blum
The Making of Asian America by Erika Lee
The Song Poet by Kao Kalia Yang
“Stories of Your Life” from Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang
Proust and the Squid by Maryanne Wolf
The Adventure of English: The Biography of a Language by Melvyn Bragg
Eloquent Rage by Brittney Cooper
The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
From #blacklivesmatter To Black Liberation by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
Rank #16: Get Booked Ep. #103: 200 Year Old Spoilers
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Rank #18: 149: #149: Licking Wallpaper Paste
Jenn and Liberty discuss cozy mysteries, books set in Malaysia, readalikes for Amélie and more in this week's episode of Get Booked.
The show can also be found on Stitcher here.
1. I really love the Aubrey/Maturin series by Patrick O'Brian, I love their feel. Maybe you could recommend something with a similar feel? Friendship and a great cast of characters, and not just action but also domestic things and hobbies and maybe some gentle humour.
I would also love to find a book with a badass character such as the main protagonist of the Imperial Radch series by Ann Leckie.
2. Hello there! I have recently been picking up a few cozy mysteries and I'm finding that I really enjoy the idea of these murder mysteries where nothing truly terrible happens (aside from the murder). I was wondering though, do you have any recommendations for cozies that have younger protagonists? I picked up Death by Dumpling on Liberty's recommendation on her show, and really liked it! Bonus points if it's bookish!
tldr; cozy mysteries with protags in their 20s or so?
Thank you so much! I love the show!
I am a photographer and will be traveling to Kuala Lumpur for a photo festival in October. I would love to find some good books based in Malaysia to read prior to and during my trip. I usually read fiction, but I love nonfiction as well; especially Bill Bryson-esque travel writing. I am not very picky about what I read, but would prefer something that isn't too much of a "love story". My favorites range from Harry Potter to The Martian to Fahrenheit 451, so fantasy/sci-fi/magical realism are definitely up my alley, but I love a good mystery or realistic drama also. I know Malaysia is a fairly small country, so I will also accept books based in Singapore, Thailand, or the other small Asian countries surrounding Malaysia, but Malaysia based books would be preferred.
4. One of my favorite movies is Amélie. I was wondering if you two know of any similar books? I don't need or even necessarily want the book to have the same kind of plot, but I'm more interested in the atmospheric quirkiness that Amélie captures so perfectly. Bonus points of the books is in France because I'm a bit of a francophile, but location doesn't actually matter all that much to me.
5. Hi, I'm a long time listener, first time question-asker. I regularly pause to download kindle samples or go ahead and buy the book :)
I am looking for chapter books/longer pictures books to read to my 3 year old son. (I am part way through listening to the early kid recommendation episode.) My husband read the Hobbit aloud and when Toby asked for a reread he essentially wanted the scenes where they were eating dinner (ie less scary things). We recently read and enjoyed the Mrs Noodlekugel series, we read the Thomas and Friends original books/stories, and we are currently in our Cars phase. (we have not yet read the Princess in Black series). I have the Wild Robot from the library but am thinking of pre-reading some to see if that's right. He has a decent attention span but after the Hobbit I want to make sure we're more level appropriate.
6. Hello Ladies!
Thank you so much for doing this podcast-l have read so many new books because of your recommendations.
I'm looking for new books for my husband. He's enjoyed The Radium Girls by Kate Moore, Packing for Mars by Mary Roach, and various YA non-fiction titles like Red Bandana and books on Jack London. His reading time is limited so shorter books that aren't too dense would be ideal. He likes history, adventure, and booze. Any recs would be greatly appreciated.
If you have time, my son is 9 and will only read graphic novels. He loves Doug TenNapel and Dav Pilkey. Any other age appropriate authors we could binge read? He's read Amulet and Bone and enjoyed both.
Thank you so much for your time. I love your show and can't wait to hear what you come up with!
I am looking for books, fiction or nonfiction, to learn more about the trans community and gender fluidity. I hope I'm not coming across as rude or offensive; I am just not trans or gender fluid myself, and so don't know much about either of these communities. Nonfiction explaining the science of the transition process or the ideas of gender would be great; I'd also be interested in a memoir of someone who has transitioned or experiences gender fluidity. I'm open for whatever fiction you'd suggest as well. Thanks!
How Long Til Black Future Month? by N.K. Jemisin
Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James
All Systems Red (Murderbot #1) by Martha Wells
Bannerless by Carrie Vaughn
Homicide in Hardcover by Kate Carlisle
A Trifle Dead by Livia Day
The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng
Evening is the Whole Day by Preeta Samarasan (trigger warning: child abuse)
The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery, translated by Alison Anderson (tw: suicidal ideation)
Redemption in Indigo by Karen Lord
Knights vs Dinosaurs by Matt Phelan
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
Astronaut Academy by Dave Roman
Being Jazz: My Life as a Transgender Teen by Jazz Jennings
Redefining Realness by Janet Mock (trigger warning: child abuse)
Rank #19: Get Booked Ep. 22: Middle-Aged Moss Scientists
This episode is sponsored by TryAudiobooks.com and Rich and Pretty by Rumaan Alam.
Rank #20: 140: #140: Drinking Tea and Saying Rude Things Nicely
Amanda and Jenn discuss fiction about the Azores, wine books, lighter reads, and more in this week’s episode of Get Booked.
1. Hello! My husband and I will be traveling to the Azores in September 2018 and I would love to get my hands on a “page turner” that takes place on one of the islands. I love historical fiction, murder mysteries, contemporary fiction, and non fiction (as long as it reads like a novel). I’m good with 300-500 pages but I like to keep things moving so over 500 seems like homework to me. No issues with triggers. I love your podcast and can’t wait to hear what you come up with!
2. I really want to get a book for a friend of mine before I leave town. I don’t know when I will see her next after I leave so I am anxious to get it right! I sneakily asked her about her favourite books and, after the usual “how could I ever choose”, this was her response:
Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, The Secret Garden, Authors: Jane Austen, Neil Gaiman, Patrick Rothfuss
I look forward to your response!!!!
3. Hi there! Thank you for the show and all of your wonderful recommendations! I am hoping you can help me out with what might be a niche request – I would love to read something that includes an interracial, interfaith relationship or family. It does not need to be any specific race/ethnicity or faiths, but if it can include these two components, that would be great – either fiction or non-fiction is great. Thank you!
4. Hi Ladies,
I’m looking for recs for my Mom. She’s a voracious mystery reader: she flies through books very quickly. I gave her Flavia de Luce after loving it (and hearing about it through you!) and she finished the series in about a week and asked me for more. I shared a recent episode with her where you recommended IQ, and she loved that as well: she read both of those, and we’re back at square one.
She’s read a lot of the huge names (full leather bound collection of Agatha Christies, loves Rex Stout and other classics, read all of the Costco-display level best sellers like Sue Grafton, JD Robb, Robert Galbraith, Janet Evanovich, Clive Cussler, etc)
Her other favorite series is the Dresden Files: I think she likes rogue type main characters who work alone and stories set in richly written worlds/cities. She likes more mystery than thriller, although she enjoys it when they intermix.
Thanks for all you do! I look forward to each Thursday (and now so does my Mom) 🙂
5. Hey Ladies! I love wine, but I’m much more of a connoisseur of quantity, not quality. A big fan of Cardbordeaux! I’d like to know more about wine and what makes wine “good.” Can you recommend any readable non-fiction (or fiction if it’s very informative) about wine that isn’t too pretentious?
6. I was talking with my sister recently and she mentioned that I should read books that aren’t so dark and heavy. Having a bit of time to think about it, she is right and I need to lighten up my reading. Do you or your listeners have any ideas as to make my reading not so heavy? Some of the books that I have enjoyed are A Town Like Alice, Jane Eyre, Outlander, Burial Rites, Crime and Punishment, Alias Grace, To Kill A Mockingbird, All Quiet on the Western Front, A Tale of Two Cities, Station Eleven, A Discovery of Witches, the Harry Potter series, among others.
7. I recently read a book that totally blew my mind – I’m Thinking Of Ending Things by Iain Reid. It had such an effect on me that I immediately re read it .
I’m looking for similar books….unsettling, creepy and with an overwhelming sense of “something’s not right here” dread.
I already read Bird Box, Head Full Of Ghosts and House Of Leaves.
Please help this fellow book nerd. Thanks, and Stay awesome.
The Tethered Mage by Melissa Caruso
Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
Chi’s Sweet Adventure by Konami Kanata
Yotsuba&! by Kiyohiko Azuma
The Winter Queen by Boris Akunin, translated Andrew Bromfield
Death at the Water’s Edge by Miriam Winthrop
The Stone Raft by Jose Saramago
Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal
Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik (tw: scenes of domestic violence/physical child abuse)
Wrong to Need You by Alisha Rai
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey
Magic Bites (Kate Daniels #1) by Ilona Andrews
Cork Dork by Biana Bosker
The Billionaire’s Vinegar by Benjamin Wallace
84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
Witchmark by CL Polk
We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
How to Be a Good Wife by Emma Chapman