5 Bubble Teas, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Tor Books, V.E. Schwab

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab

Published by Tor Books on October 6th, 2020

Genres: Fantasy, Historical Fiction

Pages: 448

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“What she needs are stories.
Stories are a way to preserve one’s self. To be remembered. And to forget. Stories come in so many forms: in charcoal, and in song, in paintings, poems, films. And books. Books, she has found, are a way to live a thousand lives—or to find strength in a very long one.”


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5 Bubble Teas, Contemporary, David Yoon, G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers, Review, Romance, Young Adult

Frankly in Love by David Yoon

Frankly in Love by David Yoon

Published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers on September 10th, 2019

Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult

Pages: 432

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“Laughter is the music of the deep cosmos connecting all human beings that says all the things mere words cannot.”


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5 Bubble Teas, Cathy Park Hong, Essays, Memoir, Non-Fiction, One World, Race, Review

Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong

Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong

Published by One World on February 25th, 2020

Genres: Essays, Memoir, Non-Fiction, Race

Pages: 209

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“The most damaging legacy of the West has been its power to decide who our enemies are, turning us not only against our own people, like North and South Korea, but turning me against myself.”


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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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5 Bubble Teas, Ibram X. Kendi, Memoir, Non-Fiction, One World, Race, Review

How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

Published by One World on August 13th, 2019

Genres: Memoir, Non-Fiction, Race

Pages: 305

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“The gift of seeing myself as Black instead of being colorblind is that it allows me to clearly see myself historically and politically as being antiracist, as a member of the interracial body striving to accept and equate and empower racial difference of all kinds.”


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5 Bubble Teas, Doubleday Canada, Memoir, Non-Fiction, Review, Trevor Noah

Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah

Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah

Published by Doubleday Canada on November 15th, 2016

Genres: Memoir, Non-Fiction

Pages: 288

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“We tell people to follow their dreams, but you can only dream of what you can imagine, and, depending on where you come from, your imagination can be quite limited.”


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5 Bubble Teas, Essays, Feminism, Mikki Kendall, Race, Review, Viking

Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot by Mikki Kendall

Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot by Mikki Kendall

Published by Viking on March 3rd, 2020

Genres: Essays, Feminism, Race

Pages: 288

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“An intersectional approach to feminism requires understanding that too often mainstream feminism ignores that Black women and other women of color are the proverbial canaries in the coal mine of hate.”


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5 Bubble Teas, Alfred A. Knopf, Graphic Novel, Matt Huynh, Nam Le, Review, SBS, Short Stories

The Boat by Nam Le, SBS, and Matt Huynh

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The Boat by Nam Le, SBS, and Matt Huynh

Published by Alfred A. Knopf on May 13th, 2008

Genres: Graphic Novel, Short Stories

Pages: 272

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“She whispered into the darkness, her thoughts still interlaced with dream, scattered remotely across space and grey sea.”

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

Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson

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Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson

Published by William Morrow on March 3rd, 2020

Genres: Mystery, Thriller

Pages: 270

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“Books are time travel. True readers all know this. But books don’t just take you back to the time in which they were written; they can take you back to different versions of yourself.”


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