TBR

August 2019 TBR

How is it already August?! Where has the summer gone? I still have yet to go to the beach and go swimming. That will be my mission for the month besides getting to all these books on my TBR. I have a quite a few this month because I’ve recently received a ton of ARCs. I’m probably the most excited to read The Water Dancer since I’m such a huge fan of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ writing.

And now here’s my August TBR:

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Wrap Up

July 2019 Wrap Up

Another month down! We’re well into summer and I’m happy to say that I’ve finally been able to wear my summer clothes.

July was another great month for me and not just for reading. I got to see 5 fantastic shows at the Toronto Fringe Festival; I took the leap and chopped my hair off; I got to create a custom lipstick at Bite Lip Lab; and my parents came to visit me!

Here’s what I read in July:

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4 Bubble Teas, Atria Books, Essays, Mary Laura Philpott, Memoir, Review

I Miss You When I Blink: Essays by Mary Laura Philpott

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I Miss You When I Blink by Mary Laura Philpott

Published by Atria Books on April 2nd, 2019

Genres: Essays, Memoir

Pages: 288

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“I miss you when I blink. I have felt it so many times in my life, at points where I didn’t really know who I was anymore, where I felt that when I closed my eyes, I could feel myself gone.”


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5 Bubble Teas, Dutton Books for Young Readers, Historical Fiction, Joy McCullough, Poetry, Review

Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough

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Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough

Published by Dutton Books for Young Readers on March 6th, 2018

Genres: Historical Fiction, Poetry

Pages: 298

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Those men.
These women who dare
to judge
your heart
by your body
will never have
an ounce of your worth.”


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5 Bubble Teas, Blake Crouch, Crown Publishing, Review, Science Fiction

Recursion by Blake Crouch

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Recursion by Blake Crouch

Published by Crown Publishing on June 11th, 2019

Genres: Science Fiction

Pages: 336

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But what do you cling to, moment to moment, if memories can simply change. What, then, is real?”


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3.5 Bubble Teas, Mystery, Peter Swanson, Review, Thriller, William Morrow

Her Every Fear by Peter Swanson

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Her Every Fear by Peter Swanson

Published by William Morrow on January 10th, 2017

Genres: Mystery, Thriller

Pages: 333

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“She had nervous, haunted eyes. Something had happened to her. She was damaged goods, and that was more beautiful to Henry than her lovely bone structure and her plump mouth.”


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4.5 Bubble Teas, Peter Swanson, Review, Thriller, William Morrow

Before She Knew Him by Peter Swanson

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Before She Knew Him by Peter Swanson

Published by William Morrow on March 5th, 2019

Genres: Thriller

Pages: 320

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They had a secret, the two of them, and there was no better way to start a friendship than with a secret.”


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5 Bubble Teas, ARC, Fantasy, Graphic Novel, LGBTQIA, Lion Forge, Review, Suzanne Walker, Wendy Xu

Advance Review: Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker and Wendy Xu

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Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker and Wendy Xu

Published by Lion Forge on October 5th, 2019

Genres: Fantasy, Graphic Novel, LGBTQIA

Pages: 256

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“The next full moon snuck up on me…”


*ARC received by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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3 Bubble Teas, Alex Michaelides, Celadon Books, Mystery, Review, Thriller

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

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The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

Published by Celadon Books on February 5th, 2019

Genres: Mystery, Thriller

Pages: 323

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As you will see, it’s an incredible story—of that there is no doubt. Whether you believe it or not is up to you.”


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