4 Bubble Teas, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Kate Atkinson, Reagan Arthur Books, Review, Science Fiction

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

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Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

Published by Reagan Arthur Books on April 2nd, 2013

Genres: Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Science Fiction

Pages: 531

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“What if we had a chance to do it again and again, until we finally did get it right? Wouldn’t that be wonderful?”


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4 Bubble Teas, Angie Kim, Contemporary, Mystery, Review, Sarah Crichton Books, Thriller

Miracle Creek by Angie Kim

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Miracle Creek by Angie Kim

Published by Sarah Crichton Books on April 16th, 2019

Genres: Contemporary, Mystery, Thriller

Pages: 357

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“Or perhaps the newspapers were right. Perhaps Elizabeth had been desperate to get rid of her son, and now that he was dead, she finally had a measure of peace. Perhaps she had been a monster all along.”


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5 Bubble Teas, History, Non-Fiction, Review, Simon & Schuster, Susan Orlean

The Library Book by Susan Orlean

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The Library Book by Susan Orlean

Published by Simon & Schuster on October 16th, 2018

Genres: History, Non-Fiction

Pages: 336

“The library is a gathering pool of narratives and of the people who come to find them. It is where we can glimpse immortality; in the library, we can live forever.”


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4.5 Bubble Teas, ARC, Emily Nussbaum, Entertainment, Essays, Non-Fiction, Random House, Review

Advance Review: I Like to Watch: Arguing My Way Through the TV Revolution by Emily Nussbaum

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I Like to Watch: Arguing My Way Through the TV Revolution by Emily Nussbaum

Published by Random House on June 25th, 2019

Genres: Non-Fiction, Essays

Pages: 368

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“There was something alive about the medium to me, organic in a way that other art is not. You enter into it; you get changed with it; it changes with you.”


ARC received via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.


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4 Bubble Teas, ARC, Memoir, Non-Fiction, Review, St. Martin's Press, Tan France

Advance Review: Naturally Tan by Tan France

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Naturally Tan by Tan France

Published by St. Martin’s Press on June 4th, 2019

Genres: Memoir, Non-Fiction

Pages: 304

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“All I can say is speak up; ask the question. Explain your concerns. It’s the first step in feeling empowered to push forward with your own agenda. There is no reason to stifle yourself! Because as a wise man once told me: the best moments are the ones where you’re you.”


ARC received via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.


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4.5 Bubble Teas, Abdi Nazemian, ARC, Balzer + Bray, Historical Fiction, LGBTQIA, Review, Young Adult

Advance Review: Like a Love Story by Abdi Nazemian

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Like a Love Story by Abdi Nazemian

Published by Balzer + Bray on June 4th, 2019

Genres: Historical Fiction, LGBTQIA, Young Adult

Pages: 432

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“The most important four-letter word in our history will always be LOVE. That’s what we are fighting for. That’s who we are. Love is our legacy.”


ARC received via Edelweiss+ in exchange for an honest review.


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4 Bubble Teas, Feiwel & Friends, Mary Lambert, Poetry, Review

Shame is an Ocean I Swim Across by Mary Lambert

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Shame is an Ocean I Swim Across by Mary Lambert

Published by Feiwel & Friends on October 23rd, 2018

Genre: Poetry

Pages: 176

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“I looked over the boat at my reflection in the water. 
I looked kind of happy
for someone who was drowning.”


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TBR

June 2019 TBR

Hi, internet bookworms!

If you saw my May TBR, you know that it was very ambitious. I scared myself with how high I set expectations. In response to that, my June TBR is definitely pared down.

I did love my experience doing the Asian Readathon last month, so I’m thinking about attempting a 24 hour readathon! If you’ve participated in one before, please let me know about your experience and if you have any tips and tricks for it!

Now onto my June TBR!

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Wrap Up

May 2019 Wrap Up

Hi, internet bookworms!

May was another incredible month. I saw Michelle Obama speak about her novel, Becoming; I received my first physical copy of a book (Machines Like Me by Ian McEwan) by request from a publisher; Lisa See very kindly replied to my email gushing to her about how much I love her books; and I participated in my first readathon!

I had so much fun that I definitely want to try another one in the future. If you’re a huge readathon person, let me know which ones you love to participate in! I’d love to attempt the 24 hour readathon someday.

Here’s what I read in May:

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5 Bubble Teas, ARC, Fantasy, Harper Voyager, Historical Fantasy, R.F. Kuang, Review

Advance Review: The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kuang

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The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kuang

Published by Harper Voyager on August 6th, 2019

Genres: Fantasy, Historical Fantasy

Pages: 560

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“People will seek to use you or destroy you. If you want to live, you must pick a side. So do not shirk from war, child. Do not flinch from suffering. When you hear screaming, run toward it.”


ARC received via Edelweiss+ in exchange for an honest review.


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