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

“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, 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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5 Bubble Teas, Art, History, Kassia St. Clair, Non-Fiction, Penguin Books, Review

The Secret Lives of Colour by Kassia St. Clair

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The Secret Lives of Colour by Kassia St. Clair

Published by Penguin Books on October 24th, 2017

Genres: Non-Fiction, Art, History

Pages: 320

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“The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love colour the most.”


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5 Bubble Teas, Historical Fiction, Kate Quinn, Review, William Morrow Paperbacks

The Huntress by Kate Quinn

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The Huntress by Kate Quinn

Published by William Morrow Paperbacks on February 26th, 2019

Genre: Historical Fiction

Pages: 560

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“Moments like this should have been glorious, and they never were. The monsters always looked so ordinary and pathetic, in the flesh.”


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5 Bubble Teas, Business, John Carreyrou, Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Non-Fiction, Review

Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou

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Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou

Published by Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group on May 21st, 2018

Genres: Business, Non-Fiction

Pages: 299

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“Like her idol Steve Jobs, she emitted a reality distortion field that forced people to momentarily suspend disbelief.”


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5 Bubble Teas, Carlos Ruiz Zafón, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Penguin Books, Review

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

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The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Published by Penguin Books on January 25th, 2005 (first published in 2001)

Genres: Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction

Pages: 487

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“Every book, every volume you see here, has a soul. The soul of the person who wrote it and of those who read it and lived and dreamed with it. Every time a book changes hands, every time someone runs his eyes down its pages, its spirit grows and strengthens.”


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5 Bubble Teas, Doubleday Canada, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Review, Taylor Jenkins Reid

Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

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Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Published by Doubleday Canada on March 5th, 2019

Genres: Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction

Pages: 368

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“I had absolutely no interest in being somebody else’s muse.
I am not a muse.
I am the somebody.
End of fucking story.”


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