If you’re looking for an #OwnVoices YA title with a softly whimsical slice of life narrative, pick up Made in Korea— it’s a good pick for a light weekend read with a hint of romance.
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Love is What You Bake of it by Effie Kammenou
The first book in author Effie Kammenou’s Meraki series, Love is What You Bake of it features sweet treats, nods to Greek-American culture, and a delicious romance that’ll warm your heart and bring a blush to your cheeks.
Arsenic and Adobo by Mia P. Manansala
This cozy mystery is filled with charming surprises, curious revelations, and delightful nods to Filipino-American food, life, and culture.
The Last Exiles by Ann Shin
In an incredibly moving chronicle of love, hope, desperation, and perseverance, a young North Korean couple risks life and limb to escape the country and reunite. It begs the question: What would you be willing to do in order to survive?
Gild by Raven Kennedy
Gild is a riveting and twisty retelling of King Midas’ tale, and book #1 in Raven Kennedy’s Plated Prisoner series.
Black Water Sister by Zen Cho
In Black Water Sister, elements of fantasy, horror, and even dark comedy intertwined to create a thoroughly enjoyable tale.
The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
In a concise yet expressively written narrative, Matt Haig serves up a universal message of hope— for when all you see in front of you is despair.
A Girl Like You by Cari Scribner
A Girl Like You is an enjoyable romp that reels you into Jessica’s slice of post-menopausal singledom— online dating disasters, sexual triumphs, and all.
Second First Impressions by Sally Thorne
Second First Impressions is a delightful slice of warm, indulgent romance, featuring a sexy and sociable male lead, endangered tortoises, meddling friends, a touch of family baggage, and of course, a female protagonist who has no idea just how much she has to offer.
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