4 Bubble Teas, Abrams Press, Caroline Criado Perez, Feminism, Non-Fiction, Review, Science, Sociology, Technology

Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado Perez

Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado Perez

Published by Abrams Press on March 7th, 2019

Genres: Feminism, Non-Fiction, Science, Sociology, Technology

Pages: 411

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“The fact is that worth is a matter of opinion, and opinion is informed by culture. And if that culture is as male-biased as ours is, it can’t help but be biased against women. By default.”


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September 2020 TBR

Is anyone still programmed to think September is a fresh start? It’s from all those years of school, I guess!

I’m going to head to my nearest Starbucks to pick up a PSL (yes, I’m that basic b*tch) so I can have something to sip on while I go through my TBR. Something that’s definitely on my TBR this month is Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi. I pre-ordered it a month ago so I’m eagerly awaiting its arrival. Homegoing is one of my favourite books so I have pretty high hopes for this one!

What do you plan on reading this September? Here’s what I’m hoping to read this month:

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August 2020 Wrap Up

Hi, internet book nerds! We’ve come to the end of August. Is anybody surprised? March dragged on for 84 years, but then I blinked and suddenly August is over.

I hope everybody’s staying safe and healthy. Please continue to wear masks and socially distance. It hasn’t exactly been fun spending the summer inside. I’m hoping to get a few more trips to the park and a couple more bike rides in before the weather changes.

And of course, I hope to keep reading! I’ve fallen behind on my Goodreads goal, so I really need to kick it into high gear. Update me on what you’ve been reading and how you’re doing with your goals!

Here’s what I read in August:

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4 Bubble Teas, Alfred A. Knopf, Contemporary, Humour, Raphael Bob-Waksberg, Review, Short Stories

Someone Who Will Love You In All Your Damaged Glory by Raphael Bob-Waksberg

Someone Who Will Love You In All Your Damaged Glory by Raphael Bob-Waksberg

Published by Alfred A. Knopf on June 11th, 2019

Genres: Contemporary, Humour, Short Stories

Pages: 256

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“And I thought about how, actually, if you wanted to, you could say the same thing about life. That life is terrifying and overwhelming and it can happen at any moment. And when you’re confronted with life you can either be cowardly or you can be brave, but either way you’re going to live. So you might as well be brave.”


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5 Bubble Teas, ARC, Atria Books, Contemporary, Fredrik Backman, Mystery, Review

Advance Review: Anxious People by Fredrik Backman

Anxious People by Fredrik Backman

Published by Atria Books on September 8th, 2020

Genres: Contemporary, Mystery

Pages: 352

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“They’re right, both of them. The witnesses aren’t telling the truth, not all of it. Not all of them.”


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3.5 Bubble Teas, Dutton, Hank Green, Review, Science Fiction, Young Adult

A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor by Hank Green

A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor by Hank Green

Published by Dutton on July 7th, 2020

Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult

Pages: 464

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“You are a story that you tell yourself, and even if it is not always accurate, it is who you are, and that is very important to you.”


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4.5 Bubble Teas, Alice Oseman, Contemporary, HarperCollins Children’s Books, LGBTQIA, Review, Young Adult

Loveless by Alice Oseman

Loveless by Alice Oseman

Published by HarperCollins Children’s Books on July 20th, 2020

Genres: Contemporary, LGBTQIA+, Young Adult

Pages: 435

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“Give your friendships the magic you would give a romance. Because they’re just as important. Actually, for us, they’re way more important.”


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August 2020 TBR

Frankly, I’m embarrassed by my reading habits lately. I’m just not reading as much. Yes, I’m still playing a lot of Animal Crossing, but I just haven’t been in the mood to read. I’ve been filling my free time with YouTube, streaming services, and social media.

I’m going to try hard to get back into reading this month. But I’m not going to put too much pressure on myself by creating an insane TBR.

So here’s my very achievable TBR for August:

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July 2020 Wrap Up

My, oh, my. Where is the summer going? I hope everyone is keeping safe and healthy during these warmer months.

This month has been a wild ride for me and my family. My nephew was born and he’s the cutest baby boy I’ve ever seen. I can’t wait to spoil him rotten!

I might not have had the best reading month, but I hope that changes in August. Here’s what I read in July:

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4.5 Bubble Teas, Aminatou Sow, Ann Friedman, Feminism, Friendship, Memoir, Non-Fiction, Review, Simon & Schuster

Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close by Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman

Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close by Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman

Published by Simon & Schuster on July 17th, 2020

Genres: Feminism, Friendship, Memoir, Non-Fiction

Pages: 256

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“We can learn so much about someone by the way they talk about their friends.”


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