5 Bubble Teas, Feminism, Jodi Kantor, Megan Twohey, Non-Fiction, Penguin Press, Review

She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey

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She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey

Published by Penguin Press on September 10th, 2019

Genres: Feminism, Non-Fiction

Pages: 310

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“But this was what everyone in the room, and more people beyond it now understood: If the story was not shared, nothing would change. Problems that are not seen cannot be addressed. In our world of journalism, the story was the end, the result, the final product. But in the world at large. the emergence of new information was just the beginning—of conversation, action, change.


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3 Bubble Teas, Flatiron Books, Gary Janetti, Humour, Memoir, Non-Fiction, Review

Do You Mind If I Cancel? (Things That Still Annoy Me) by Gary Janetti

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Do You Mind If I Cancel? (Things That Still Annoy Me) by Gary Janetti

Published by Flatiron Books on October 22nd, 2019

Genres: Humour, Memoir, Non-Fiction

Pages: 159

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“Let’s see, what else? Don’t go into debt over clothes. Hug your dogs while you have them. Know that you can skip most anything. You will fall in love eventually. Remember that. Also, the things you like aren’t weird. Don’t worry about being normal. It’s an awful thing to aspire to.”


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5 Bubble Teas, First Second, Graphic Novel, Lucy Knisley, Memoir, Review

Kid Gloves: Nine Months of Careful Chaos by Lucy Knisley

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Kid Gloves: Nine Months of Careful Chaos by Lucy Knisley

Published by First Second on February 26th, 2019

Genres: Graphic Novel, Memoir

Pages: 248

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“There’s plenty of drama and comedy and bodily fluids!
And what’s a good origin story without all three?”


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

All the Beautiful Lies by Peter Swanson

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All the Beautiful Lies by Peter Swanson

Published by William Morrow on April 3rd, 2018

Genres: Mystery, Thriller

Pages: 287

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“He began to think about all the words his father read, all the plots he’d absorbed, and how they were all gone, but then he stopped himself.”


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5 Bubble Teas, HarperCollins Publishers, Memoir, Non-Fiction, Review, Tara Westover

Educated by Tara Westover

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Educated by Tara Westover

Published by HarperCollins Publishers on February 20th, 2018

Genres: Memoir, Non-Fiction

Pages: 334

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“My life was narrated for me by others. Their voices were forceful, emphatic, absolute. It had never occurred to me that my voice might be as strong as theirs.”


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4 Bubble Teas, ARC, Essays, Feminism, Hachette Books, Lindy West, Non-Fiction, Review

Advance Review: The Witches Are Coming by Lindy West

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The Witches Are Coming by Lindy West

Published by Hachette Books on November 5th, 2019

Genres: Essays, Feminism, Non-Fiction

Pages: 272

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You can hate someone and love them at the same time. Maybe that’s a natural side effect of searching for heroes in a world not built for you.”


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

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TBR

November 2019 TBR

November?! How are we already in November?!

I always find that November is a weird month for me. I feel like the time to read horror has passed and I’m just itching to read holiday books.

So this TBR is a bit random, but here are the books I want to read in November:

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Wrap Up

October 2019 Wrap Up

October was another great month! I did so many wonderful things that I have to distill it to bullet points:

  • I celebrated Canadian Thanksgiving with a lot of delicious food
  • I finally saw Come From Away and finally understood the hype
  • I cried watching the Downton Abbey movie with exclusively older people in the movie theatre
  • I got to see Emily Nussbaum talk about her book I Like to Watch at the Toronto Reference Library and now I’m on a mission to watch her new favourite show, Succession
  • I went apple picking with my friends and went home with a belly full of apples as well as a huge bag to take home
  • I saw Mary H.K. Choi talk about her new book, Permanent Record, with Jonny Sun leading the conversation. I met the two of them after the talk and they signed my books
  • I went to the AGO All Hours event and saw so many cool exhibitions
  • I had a sleepover with my friends and we laughed rewatching Twilight
  • I dressed up as Elliott from E.T. for Halloween
  • And I got invited to see an early screening of Doctor Sleep

What was your favourite moment from this month? Please let me know! I’d love to hear about it!

Now here’s what I read in October:

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3 Bubble Teas, Contemporary, Flatiron Books, Leigh Bardugo, Paranormal, Review

Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

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Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

Published by Flatiron Books on October 8th, 2019

Genres: Contemporary, Paranormal

Pages: 458

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“There were always excuses for why girls died.”


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3 Bubble Teas, Historical Fiction, Philomel Books, Review, Ruta Sepetys, Young Adult

The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys

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The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys

Published by Philomel Books on October 1st, 2019

Genres: Historical Fiction, Young Adult

Pages: 512

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“Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly.”


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