3. Maya’s Notebook by Isabel Allende
Maya’s Notebook is a contemporary, coming-of-age story that follows character Maya Vidal, an incredible teenager who was abandoned by her parents.

4. The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters
The Paying Guests is Waters’ latest story that tells the tales of an aristocratic British family who loses a large portion of their wealth and is forced to take on boarders. If you’ve faced bankruptcy, this might be a fun (or not so fun) choice.