Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows

This book will have you smiling, giggling, and possibly blushing. A lighthearted read with a deeper message to support and empower the ostracized groups in a community. Buy on Bookshop

The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street

I’m obsessed with this series! Darling and fun novels about the adventures of five siblings in NYC, their family, and community. Buy on Bookshop

Juliet Takes a Breath

A queer, Latinx young woman goes on a journey of self love and acceptance that makes the outsider feel seen. 100% homegirl approved! Buy on Bookshop

Great Goddesses

Is this poetry, fanfiction, or mythology? I especially relished the perspective of Persephone and her friendship with Heshia. Buy on Bookshop

Caraval

  A fun, whimsical, and mysterious story full of twists and turns you won’t see coming. The setting at Caraval will have you wanting to stay. Buy on Bookshop

Big Fish

A lovely, magical, pull at your heartstrings novel. Big Fish is about the relationship between a father and son. A story about stories, life, and death. Takes place in Alabama, including Ashland and Auburn. Buy on Bookshop

Slaughterhouse-Five

You’ve never read a war story quite like this. A darkly humorous, time and space-warp tale about the heavy cost of surviving tragedy. Buy on Bookshop

The Bluest Eye

The protagonist of this book, Pecol Breedlove, sticks with you. How do we reconcile the heartbreaking gap between what we dream of and our reality? A read that requires tissues but still has sweetness. Buy on Bookshop

The Feminine Mystique

A groundbreaking book when first published in 1963, Friedan examines the social norms surrounding the roles of women and encourages women to seek their worth and ambitions. Buy on Bookshop

Murder on the Orient Express

A shocking, classic mystery in which Hercule Poirot is tasked with solving a dark case. The Orient Express is forced to stop dead in its tracks, all while a murderer is on the loose. A gripping must read. Buy on Bookshop

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