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.
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.
This cozy mystery is filled with charming surprises, curious revelations, and delightful nods to Filipino-American food, life, and culture.
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 is a riveting and twisty retelling of King Midas’ tale, and book #1 in Raven Kennedy’s Plated Prisoner series.
In Black Water Sister, elements of fantasy, horror, and even dark comedy intertwined to create a thoroughly enjoyable tale.
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 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 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.
In The Beautiful Ones, Moreno-Garcia’s writing casts a spell over the reader, whispering lyrical claim to deeper, darker emotions— while maintaining a gaze firmly fixed on the plot’s meaningful advancement.