My Staff Picks

At Indigo all employees get to choose books to be their “staff picks”, we get stickers to put on them to tell customers: I love this book and you should read it! I thought it would be fun to let you all know my current staff picks from my store.

Title: Beartown
Author: Fredrik Backman
Publisher: Simon & Schuster 
Genre: Contemporary, Literary Fiction, Coming of Age, Sports
Target Audience: Adult
Content Warnings: Body image, Child mortality (flashback), Guns, Homophobia, Rape (major trigger), Rape culture, Victim blaming, Violence, Suicide (mentions), Suicidal ideation
Rating: ⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑

Title: Big Little Lies
Author: Liane Moriarty
Publisher: Amy Einhorn Books
Genre: Contemporary, Mystery, Thriller, Women’s Lit,
Target Audience: Adult
Content Warnings: Abuse (physical, sexual), Bullying, Cheating, Domestic violence, Infertility, Murder, Rape, Sexual Assault
Rating: ⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑

Title: Cemetery Boys
Author: Aiden Thomas
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Genre: LGBTQ+, Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
Target Audience: Young Adult
Content Warnings: Blood magic (referenced), Character abuse (off-page), Deadnaming of a trans character, Death (parental), Gender dysphoria, Homophobia, Misgendering of a trans character, Transphobia
Rating: ⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑

Title: Darius the Great is not Okay
Author: Adib Khorram
Publisher: Dial Books
Genre: Coming of Age, Contemporary, LGBTQ+, Young Adult
Target Audience: Young Adult
Content Warnings: Bullying, Depression, Fat shaming, Racism
Rating: ⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑

Title: If We Were Villains
Author: M. L. Rio
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Genre: Contemporary, Dark Academia, LGBTQ+, Mystery
Target Audience: Adult
Content Warnings: Death, Depression, Drug overdose, Eating disorder, Homophobia, Injury, Murder, Physical abuse, PTSD, Racial slur (use of romani slur), Self harm, Slut shaming, Substance abuse, Suicide (mentioned), Transphobic comment, Violence
Rating: ⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑

Title: The Shadow of the Wind
Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Publisher: Penguin Books
Genre: Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Mystery
Target Audience: Adult
Content Warnings: Assault, Bullying, Death, Domestic Abuse (parental), Fire, Harassment, Homophobia (including slurs), Incest (accidental), Murder, Pedophilia, Police Brutality, Poverty/Homelessness, Rape, Sexism, Sexual Abuse, Stalking, Suicidal ideation, Torture, Violence
Rating: ⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑

Title: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid
Publisher: Atria Books
Genre: Contemporary, Historical Fiction, LGBTQ+, Romance
Target Audience: Adult
Content Warnings: Biphobia, Car accident, Cheating, Death, Divorce, Physical abuse, Suicide
Rating: ⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑