4 Bubble Teas, Graphic Novel, Memoir, Mira Jacob, Non-Fiction, One World, Review

Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations by Mira Jacob

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Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations by Mira Jacob

Published by One World on March 26th, 2019

Genres: Graphic Novel, Memoir, Non-Fiction

Pages: 349

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“Sometimes, you go along with it and pretend nothing happened. Sometimes, you hold your breath until the feeling of wanting to be believed passes. Sometimes, you weigh explaining against staying quiet and know they’re both just different kinds of heavy.”


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5 Bubble Teas, Feminism, Flatiron Books, Melinda Gates, Non-Fiction, Review

The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World by Melinda Gates

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The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World by Melinda Gates

Published by Flatiron Books on April 23rd, 2019

Genres: Feminism, Non-Fiction

Pages: 273

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“If you want to lift up humanity, empower women. It is the most comprehensive, pervasive, high-leverage investment you can make in human beings.”


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4.5 Bubble Teas, Charles Yu, Literary Fiction, Pantheon, Review

Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu

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Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu

Published by Pantheon on January 28th, 2020

Genre: Literary Fiction

Pages: 288

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“There was a ceiling. Always had been, always would be. Even for him. Even for our hero, there were limits to the dream of assimilation, to how far any of you could make your way into the world of Black and White.”


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4.5 Bubble Teas, Essays, Humour, Memoir, Non-Fiction, Review, Samantha Irby, Vintage

We Are Never Meeting in Real Life by Samantha Irby

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We Are Never Meeting in Real Life by Samantha Irby

Published by Vintage on May 30th, 2017

Genres: Essays, Humour, Memoir, Non-Fiction

Pages: 288

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“I don’t know what an attractive personality is. I like charisma and charm, but what I really need to find is someone who doesn’t get on my nerves but is also minimally annoyed by all the irritating things about me.”


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4 Bubble Teas, David Friend, Essays, Feminism, Non-Fiction, Penguin Press, Radhika Jones, Review

Vanity Fair’s Women on Women by Radhika Jones and David Friend

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Vanity Fair’s Women on Women by Radhika Jones and David Friend

Published by Penguin Press on October 29th, 2019

Genres: Essays, Feminism, Non-Fiction

Pages: 448

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“We hereby announce ourselves as determined and bigoted feminists.”


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4 Bubble Teas, Arsenal Pulp Press, Graphic Novel, Memoir, Non-Fiction, Review, Teresa Wong

Dear Scarlet: The Story of My Postpartum Depression by Teresa Wong

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Dear Scarlet: The Story of My Postpartum Depression by Teresa Wong

Published by Arsenal Pulp Press on April 1st, 2019

Genres: Graphic Novel, Memoir, Non-Fiction

Pages: 128

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“Your first two months in the world were the hardest two months of my life… But I’m not telling you all this to make you feel guilty. I wanted to show you that you don’t always have to be strong. And that you can come back after losing yourself.”


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4 Bubble Teas, Feminism, Jeannie Vanasco, Memoir, Non-Fiction, Review, Tin House Books

Things We Didn’t Talk About When I Was A Girl by Jeannie Vanasco

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Things We Didn’t Talk About When I Was A Girl by Jeannie Vanasco

Published by Tin House Books on October 1st, 2019

Genres: Feminism, Memoir, Non-Fiction

Pages: 360

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“Reminiscing about our friendship suddenly seems like the sun casting a fake specialness on a pile of trash. But I want to find the nice memories that were thrown away.”


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5 Bubble Teas, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Lori Gottlieb, Memoir, Non-Fiction, Psychology, Self-Help

Maybe You Should Talk To Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed by Lori Gottlieb

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Maybe You Should Talk To Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed by Lori Gottlieb

Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on April 2nd, 2019

Genres: Memoir, Non-Fiction, Psychology, Self-Help

Pages: 432

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“But part of getting to know yourself is to unknow yourself—to let go of the limiting stories you’ve told yourself about who you are so that you aren’t trapped by them, so you can live your life and not the story you’ve been telling yourself about your life.”


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Wrap Up

January 2020 Wrap Up

First month down. Can you believe it?!

I didn’t get to read as much as I wanted since work has been ramping up, but I hope February is different. I miss having time to read!

Here’s just some of what I did in January:

  • Booked two trips for myself in the spring! And one of them is a solo trip. My very first one!
  • Saw Anastasia and Phantom of the Opera. I cried heavily in Phantom. Like, sobbing -so-hard-people-were-concerned kind of crying.
  • Went to afternoon tea with my friend. It was a tradition of ours in university but we stopped doing it when we graduated. And had the most delicious scones ever.
  • Played with three different office dogs! Honestly, they make work so much better.

Now here’s what I read in January:

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