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A Woman is no Man – Etaf Rum

Spoiler Alert Trigger warning for; domestic abuse, child marriage, rape, misogyny. Blurb:This debut novel by an Arab-American voice takes us inside the lives of conservative Arab women living in America.In Brooklyn, eighteen-year-old Deya is starting to meet with suitors. Though she doesn’t want to get married, her grandparents give her no choice. History is repeating… Continue reading A Woman is no Man – Etaf Rum

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The Poet X – Elizabeth Acevedo

Blurb:A young girl in Harlem discovers slam poetry as a way to understand her mother’s religion and her own relationship to the world. Debut novel of renowned slam poet Elizabeth Acevedo.Xiomara Batista feels unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood. Ever since her body grew into curves, she has learned to let her… Continue reading The Poet X – Elizabeth Acevedo

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Ketchup Clouds – Annabel Pitcher – Bookrush 6

Blurb:Fifteen-year-old Zoe has a secret - a dark and terrible secret that she can't confess to anyone she knows. But then one day she hears of a criminal, Stuart Harris, locked up on death row in Texas. Like Zoe, Stuart is no stranger to secrets. Or lies. Or murder. Full of both heartache and humour,… Continue reading Ketchup Clouds – Annabel Pitcher – Bookrush 6

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If She Did It – Jessica Treadway – Bookrush 4

Trigger warning for descriptions of violence. Blurb:What if you began to suspect your child of an unspeakable crime? One night changed everything. A father murdered in his bed. A mother beaten almost to death. A daughter who claims she knew nothing about her boyfriend's murderous plans. But is she telling the truth? Hanna can't remember… Continue reading If She Did It – Jessica Treadway – Bookrush 4

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Life After Life – Kate Atkinson

Trigger warning for rape, abortion, antisemitism, descriptions of dead bodies. Blurb:What if you had the chance to live your life again and again, until you finally got it right? During a snowstorm in England in 1910, a baby is born and dies before she can take her first breath. During a snowstorm in England in… Continue reading Life After Life – Kate Atkinson

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A Song of Wraiths and Ruin – Roseanne A. Brown

Blurb:For Malik, the Solstasia festival is a chance to escape his war-stricken home and start a new life with his sisters in the prosperous desert city of Ziran. But when a vengeful spirit abducts his younger sister, Nadia, as payment to enter the city, Malik strikes a fatal deal—kill Karina, Crown Princess of Ziran, for… Continue reading A Song of Wraiths and Ruin – Roseanne A. Brown

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Mexican Gothic – Silvia Morena-Garcia

Trigger Warning for attempted rape, violence and violence againt children. Blurb:He is trying to poison me. You must come for me, Noemí. You have to save me.When glamorous socialite Noemí Taboada receives a frantic letter from her newlywed cousin begging to be rescued from a mysterious doom, it's clear something is desperately amiss. Catalina has… Continue reading Mexican Gothic – Silvia Morena-Garcia

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Two Can Keep a Secret – Karen M. McManus – #20booksofsummer

I did it! This is my 10th book of the #20booksofsummer reading challenge hosted by Vathy at 746books.This is also my first book completed in the Trope-ical Readathon. This book fulfilled the Disappearance Trope. Blurb:A perfect town is hiding secrets. Secrets that somebody would kill to keep hidden. Ellery's never been to Echo Ridge, but… Continue reading Two Can Keep a Secret – Karen M. McManus – #20booksofsummer

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The Girl With The Louding Voice – Abi Dare – #20booksofsummer

I listened to this as an audiobook but I'm still counting it as my 6th book of the 10BooksofSummerChallenge. Blurb:Mama say: "Your schooling is your voice, child. It will be speaking for you even if you didn't open your mouth to talk. It will be speaking till the day God is calling you come." That… Continue reading The Girl With The Louding Voice – Abi Dare – #20booksofsummer

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The Roanoke Girls – Amy Engel

Blurb: EVERYONE WANTS TO BE A ROANOKE GIRL. BUT YOU WON'T WHEN YOU KNOW THE TRUTH. The girls of the Roanoke family - beautiful, rich, mysterious - seem to have it all. But there's a dark truth about them that's never spoken. Either the girls run away... or they die. Lane is one of the… Continue reading The Roanoke Girls – Amy Engel