#FridayFive | Books that Deal with Tough but Important Issues

I started #FridayFavorites back when I started up the blog again and wanted to make sure I kept at least one regular post a week. This was, of course, before I knew there were others out there. But I decided to keep it, especially since I have the whole year planned out. In December, I decided to change it to #FridayFives instead to have more room for topics. If anyone wants to join me, the list for future topics can be found here.

Today’s topic are books that have difficult topics but ones that are important topics, and we should definitely read them!

A dual narrative that questions how far we’ve come with race relations in America.

Issues: Race relations and equality


A young girl goes back to her parents’ country not knowing that they have plans for her future, an arranged and forced marriage.

Issues: Forced marriages


A powerful coming-of-age story about grief, guilt, and the risks a Filipino-American teenager takes to uncover the truth about his cousin’s murder.

Issues: drugs, Duterte’s archaic war on drugs, grief, family relations


Sadie runs away from home on a journey of revenge after her sister, Mattie, is brutally murdered.

Issues: sexual assault/rape, pedophilia, child abuse


A novel about revelations, transformations, fairy tales, and family. And it’s about the ways this is how it always is: Change is always hard and miraculous and hard again, parenting is always a leap into the unknown with crossed fingers and full hearts, children grow but not always according to plan. And families with secrets don’t get to keep them forever.

Issues: family relations, LGBTQIA+, transgender child

Happy Reading Darlings!

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