Tag: contemporary

That Thing About Bollywood

That Thing About Bollywood Author: Supriya Kelkar Genre: MG Magical Realism/Contemporary Publication Date: May 18, 2021 Publisher: Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book. I am giving my honest opinion voluntarily. CONTENT WARNING: mention of […]

Upcoming Jewish OwnVoices Books

Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, was yesterday. It’s an important day for my family, since my father was a Holocaust survivor. We all say “never again,” but the harsh reality is that antisemitism hasn’t gone anywhere. People don’t even bother to hide it, and it comes from everywhere. […]

The Kiss Quotient

The Kiss Quotient Author: Helen Hoang Genre: Romance Publication Date: June 5, 2018 Publisher: Berkley Series: The Kiss Quotient #1 CONTENT WARNING: mention of cancer Stella Lane comes up with algorithms to predict customer purchases — a job that has given her more money than she knows what […]

Are We There Yet?

Are We There Yet? Author: Kathleen West Genre: Contemporary, Women’s Fiction Publication Date: March 16, 2021 Publisher: Berkley Books CONTENT WARNING: bullying Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book. I am providing my honest opinion voluntarily. Among fake Instagram pages, long-buried family […]

Little Fires Everywhere

Little Fires Everywhere Author: Celeste Ng Genre: Contemporary Publication Date: September 12, 2017 Publisher: Penguin Audio CONTENT WARNING: miscarriage, infertility, abortion, kidnapping In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned–from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the houses, to the […]

The Removed

The Removed Author: Brandon Hobson Genre: Contemporary Publication Date: February 2, 2021 Publisher: Ecco Thank you to NetGalley for giving me an ARC of this book. I am providing my honest opinion voluntarily. CONTENT WARNING: death of a child, police shooting, dementia, grief, addiction, harm to animals, suicide, […]

Milk Fed

Milk Fed Author: Melissa Broder Genre: Contemporary Publication Date: February 2, 2021 Publisher: Scribner Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with an ARC of this book. I am providing my honest opinion voluntarily. CONTENT WARNING: graphic description of an eating disorder, emotional abuse, sexually erotic activities and […]

One Of Us Is Lying

One of Us is Lying Author: Karen M. McManus Genre: YA Mystery Publication Date: May 30, 2017 Publisher: Delacorte Press Series: One of Us is Lying #1 TRIGGER WARNING: death, drug dealing, infidelity, substance use, controlling relationship, parental neglect/abandonment, mental illness, homophobia, mention of suicide Pay close attention […]

Such A Fun Age

Such a Fun Age Author: Kiley Reid Genre: Contemporary Publication Date: December 31, 2019 Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons TRIGGER WARNING: sexism, racism What happens when you do the right thing for the wrong reason? Alix Chamberlain is a woman who gets what she wants and has made a […]