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Binti: Home 2 – Nnedi Okorafor

Blurb:It’s been a year since Binti and Okwu enrolled at Oomza University. A year since Binti was declared a hero for uniting two warring planets. A year since she abandoned her family in the dawn of a new day.And now she must return home to her people, with her friend Okwu by her side, to… Continue reading Binti: Home 2 – Nnedi Okorafor

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The Black Flamingo – Dean Atta

Trigger warnings for colourism, racism and homophobia. Blurb:A boy comes to terms with his identity as a mixed-race gay teen - then at university he finds his wings as a drag artist, The Black Flamingo. A bold story about the power of embracing your uniqueness. Sometimes, we need to take charge, to stand up wearing… Continue reading The Black Flamingo – Dean Atta

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Binti – Nnedi Okorafor

Blurb:Her name is Binti, and she is the first of the Himba people ever to be offered a place at Oomza University, the finest institution of higher learning in the galaxy. But to accept the offer will mean giving up her place in her family to travel between the stars among strangers who do not… Continue reading Binti – Nnedi Okorafor

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The Girl in the Walls – A.J. Gnuse – ARC – #GirlintheWalls #NetGalley

Trigger Warning for parental death, violence. Blurb:She doesn’t exist. She can’t exist. ‘A uniquely gothic tale about grief, belonging and hiding in plain sight’ Jess Kidd, author of Things in Jars ’Those who live in the walls must adjust, must twist themselves around in their home,stretching themselves until they’re as thin as air. Not everyone can… Continue reading The Girl in the Walls – A.J. Gnuse – ARC – #GirlintheWalls #NetGalley

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The Secret History – Donna Tartt

Trigger warning for homophobic remarks. Blurb:Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a world away from the humdrum existence of their contemporaries. But when they go beyond the boundaries of normal morality their… Continue reading The Secret History – Donna Tartt

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Transcendent Kingdom – Yaa Gyasi

Trigger Warning for racism. Blurb:Gifty is a fifth-year candidate in neuroscience at Stanford School of Medicine studying reward-seeking behavior in mice and the neural circuits of depression and addiction. Her brother, Nana, was a gifted high school athlete who died of a heroin overdose after a knee injury left him hooked on OxyContin. Her suicidal… Continue reading Transcendent Kingdom – Yaa Gyasi

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Crazy Rich Asians – Kevin Kwan

Blurb:When Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home, long drives to explore the island, and quality time with the man she might one day marry. What she doesn't know is that Nick's family home happens to look like a palace, that she'll… Continue reading Crazy Rich Asians – Kevin Kwan

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Small Spaces – Katherine Arden

Blurb:After suffering a tragic loss, eleven-year-old Ollie only finds solace in books. So when she happens upon a crazed woman at the river threatening to throw a book into the water, Ollie doesn't think--she just acts, stealing the book and running away. As she begins to read the slender volume, Ollie discovers a chilling story… Continue reading Small Spaces – Katherine Arden

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Clown in a Cornfield – Adam Cesar

Trigger Warning: Violence, gore Blurb:Quinn Maybrook just wants to make it until graduation. She might not make it to morning.Quinn and her father moved to tiny, boring Kettle Springs to find a fresh start. But ever since the Baypen Corn Syrup Factory shut down, Kettle Springs has cracked in half. On one side are the… Continue reading Clown in a Cornfield – Adam Cesar

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Silver Sparrow – Tayari Jones – Bookrush 18

Blurb:'My father, James Witherspoon, is a bigamist.' This is the story of a man's deception, a family's complicity, and the two teenage girls caught in the middle. James Witherspoon has two families, one public, the other a closely guarded secret. But when his daughters meet and form a friendship, only one of them knows the… Continue reading Silver Sparrow – Tayari Jones – Bookrush 18