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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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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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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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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5 Bubble Teas, History, Non-Fiction, Review, Simon & Schuster, Susan Orlean

The Library Book by Susan Orlean

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The Library Book by Susan Orlean

Published by Simon & Schuster on October 16th, 2018

Genres: History, Non-Fiction

Pages: 336

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“The library is a gathering pool of narratives and of the people who come to find them. It is where we can glimpse immortality; in the library, we can live forever.”


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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

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“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.”


ARC received via Edelweiss+ in exchange for an honest review.


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5 Bubble Teas, First Second, Graphic Novel, Jen Wang, LGBTQIA, Readathon, Review

The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang

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The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang

Published by First Second on February 13th, 2018

Genres: Graphic Novel, LGBTQIA

Pages: 288

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“My whole life is other people deciding what’s acceptable. When I put on a dress, I get to decide what’s silly.”


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5 Bubble Teas, Fantasy, Harper Voyager, Historical Fiction, R.F. Kuang, Readathon, Review

The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang

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The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang

Published by Harper Voyager on May 1st, 2018

Genres: Fantasy, Historical Fiction

Pages: 544

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“I have become something wonderful, she thought. I have become something terrible. Was she now a goddess or a monster? Perhaps neither. Perhaps both.”


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5 Bubble Teas, Crown Publishing, Memoir, Michelle Obama, Non-Fiction, Review

Becoming by Michelle Obama

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Becoming by Michelle Obama

Published by Crown on November 13th, 2018

Genres: Non-Fiction, Memoir

Pages: 426

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“For me, becoming isn’t about arriving somewhere or achieving a certain aim. I see it instead as forward motion, a means of evolving, a way to reach continuously toward a better self. The journey doesn’t end.”


Even though I read this last year, I’m posting this review now because I’m going to see Michelle Obama speak at an event in a couple of days. I’m very excited!


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