3.5 Bubble Teas, ARC, Balzer + Bray, Historical Fiction, Laura Ruby, Review, Young Adult

Advance Review: Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All by Laura Ruby

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Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All by Laura Ruby

Published by Balzer + Bray on October 1st, 2019

Genres: Historical Fiction, Young Adult

Pages: 384

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I will admit I do not know the answer. But I will be watching, waiting to find out. That’s what ghosts do.”


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4 Bubble Teas, Mystery, Review, Ruth Ware, Simon & Schuster, Thriller

The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware

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The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware

Published by Simon & Schuster on August 6th, 2019

Genres: Mystery, Thriller

Pages: 384

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I am telling you the truth. The unvarnished, ugly truth. And it is all that. It is unpolished and unpleasant, and I don’t pretend I acted like an angel. But I didn’t kill anyone. I just fucking didn’t.”


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4 Bubble Teas, ARC, Historical Fiction, Magical Realism, One World, Review, Ta-Nehisi Coates

Advance Review: The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates

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The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Published by One World on September 24th, 2019

Genres: Historical Fiction, Magical Realism

Pages: 432

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“I simply told myself this thing that must become my truth. I am free.”


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4.5 Bubble Teas, Contemporary, Katherine Tegen Books, Mindy McGinnis, Mystery, Review, Young Adult

The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis

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The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis

Published by Katherine Tegen Books on September 20th, 2016

Genres: Contemporary, Mystery, Young Adult,

Pages: 341

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“But boys will be boys, our favorite phrase that excuses so many things, while the only thing we have for the opposite gender is women, said with disdain and punctuated with an eye roll.”


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2.5 Bubble Teas, ARC, Boom! Studios, Claire Roe, Gaby Dunn, Graphic Novel, LGBTQIA, Mystery, Review

Advance Review: Bury the Lede by Gaby Dunn and Claire Roe

Bury the Lede by Gaby Dunn and Claire Roe

Published by Boom! Studios on October 8th, 2019

Genres: Graphic Novel, LGBTQIA, Mystery

Pages: 128

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“Why me?” “It was never about you.”


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5 Bubble Teas, Celeste Ng, Fiction, Mystery, Penguin Books, Review

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

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Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

Published by Penguin Books on June 26th, 2014

Genres: Fiction, Mystery

Pages: 292

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“Before that she hadn’t realized how fragile happiness was, how if you were careless, you could knock it over and shatter it.”


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4 Bubble Teas, ARC, Contemporary, HarperTeen, Jenni Hendriks, Review, Ted Caplan, Young Adult

Advance Review: Unpregnant by Jenni Hendriks and Ted Caplan

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Unpregnant by Jenni Hendriks and Ted Caplan

Published by HarperTeen on September 10th, 2019

Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult

Pages: 272

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“The clinic, the doctors, the nurses were all exactly the same, but nevertheless the colors seemed brighter, the people warmer, the shadows softer. There was no flicker of nerves dancing in my stomach, no shallow, tight breaths. And I knew why. She was sitting beside me, so close our shoulders almost touched, waiting with me for my number to be called.”


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5 Bubble Teas, Amanda Montell, Feminism, Harper Wave, Non-Fiction, Review

Wordslut: A Feminist Guide to Taking Back the English Language by Amanda Montell

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Wordslut: A Feminist Guide to Taking Back the English Language by Amanda Montell

Published by Harper Wave on May 28th, 2019

Genres: Feminism, Non-Fiction

Pages: 304

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“Making a language feminist does not start with making the vowels, consonants, or even vocabulary feminist. It starts with transforming the ideologies of its speakers.”


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4 Bubble Teas, Clarkson Potter Publishers, Graphic Novel, Malaka Gharib, Memoir, Review

I Was Their American Dream by Malaka Gharib

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I Was Their American Dream by Malaka Gharib

Published by Clarkson Potter Publishers on April 30th, 2019

Genres: Graphic Novel, Memoir

Pages: 160

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“But I didn’t feel like a ‘real American.’ I loved Spam; I had a round, brown face; I was in Egypt…?; I had a weird name; I spoke English with a Tagalog accent. Basically, I felt like a giant, Spam-eating FOB!”


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TBR

September 2019 TBR

Summer has come and gone. And I know that because Starbucks officially brought PSLs back and that means fall is officially here!

It’s time to bring out my cozy sweaters from storage and to cuddle up with some good books and a cup of tea as the colder weather comes.

Here’s my September TBR:

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