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

Goodreads

“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

Goodreads

“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.”


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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

Goodreads

“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

Goodreads

“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

Goodreads

“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.”


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3.5 Bubble Teas, Dystopian, Ling Ma, Picador USA, Review, Science Fiction

Severance by Ling Ma

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Severance by Ling Ma

Published by Picador USA on August 14th, 2018

Genres: Dystopian, Science Fiction

Pages: 304

Goodreads

“A second chance doesn’t mean you’re in the clear. In many ways, it is the more difficult thing. Because a second chance means that you have to try harder. You must rise to the challenge without the blind optimism of ignorance.”


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3 Bubble Teas, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Non-Fiction, Peter Godfrey-Smith, Philosophy, Review, Science

Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness by Peter Godfrey-Smith

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Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness by Peter Godfrey-Smith

Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux on December 6th, 2016

Genres: Non-Fiction, Philosophy, Science

Pages: 257

Goodreads

“When you dive into the sea, you are diving into the origin of us all.”


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4 Bubble Teas, Fantasy, Jimmy Patterson Books, LGBTQIA, Natasha Ngan, Readathon, Review, Young Adult

Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

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Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

Published by Jimmy Patterson Books on November 6th, 2018

Genres: Fiction, LGBTQIA, Young Adult

Pages: 400

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We might be Paper Girls, easily torn and written upon. The very title we’re given suggests that we are blank, waiting to be filled. But what the Demon King and his court do not understand is that paper is flammable. And there is a fire catching among us.”


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