3 Bubble Teas, Contemporary, Courtney Summers, Review, St. Martin's Griffin, Young Adult

Cracked Up to Be by Courtney Summers

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Cracked Up to Be by Courtney Summers

Published by St. Martin’s Griffin on December 23rd, 2008

Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult

Pages: 214

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“The sooner you make a mistake and learn to live with it, the better. You’re not responsible for everything. You can’t control the way things end up.”


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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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5 Bubble Teas, ARC, Graphic Novel, Kim Hyun Sook, Ko Hyung-Ju, Memoir, Review, Ryan Estrada

Advance Review: Banned Book Club by Kim Hyun Sook, Ryan Estrada, and Ko Hyung-Ju

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Banned Book Club by Kim Hyun Sook, Ryan Estrada, and Ko Hyung-Ju

Published by Iron Circus Comics on May 1st, 2020

Genres: Graphic Novel, Memoir

Pages: 204

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“That’s why we protest. That’s why we have events like this. That’s why we read books we’re not supposed to.”


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4.5 Bubble Teas, ARC, Essays, Humour, Memoir, Non-Fiction, Review, Samantha Irby, Vintage

Advance Review: Wow, No Thank You. by Samantha Irby

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Wow, No Thank You. by Samantha Irby

Published by Vintage on March 31, 2020

Genres: Essays, Humour, Memoir, Non-Fiction

Pages: 336

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Loving yourself is a full-time job with shitty benefits. I’m calling in sick.”


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3.5 Bubble Teas, Amanda Lovelace, Andrews McMeel Publishing, ARC, Feminism, Poetry, Review

Advance Review: Break Your Glass Slippers by Amanda Lovelace

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Break Your Glass Slippers by Amanda Lovelace

Published by Andrews McMeel Publishing on March 17th, 2020

Genres: Feminism, Poetry

Pages: 160

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“when you spend
all your time
imagining yourself
in other people’s shoes,

your own story
goes unwritten,

& there is nothing
more painful
than that.”


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5 Bubble Teas, Crime, Little, Brown and Company, Non-Fiction, Review, Ronan Farrow

Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators by Ronan Farrow

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Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators by Ronan Farrow

Published by Little, Brown and Company on October 15th, 2019

Genres: Crime, Non-Fiction

Pages: 448

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“In the end, the courage of women can’t be stamped out. And stories – the big ones, the true ones – can be caught but never killed.”


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4 Bubble Teas, Graphic Novel, Memoir, Mira Jacob, Non-Fiction, One World, Review

Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations by Mira Jacob

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Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations by Mira Jacob

Published by One World on March 26th, 2019

Genres: Graphic Novel, Memoir, Non-Fiction

Pages: 349

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“Sometimes, you go along with it and pretend nothing happened. Sometimes, you hold your breath until the feeling of wanting to be believed passes. Sometimes, you weigh explaining against staying quiet and know they’re both just different kinds of heavy.”


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5 Bubble Teas, Feminism, Flatiron Books, Melinda Gates, Non-Fiction, Review

The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World by Melinda Gates

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The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World by Melinda Gates

Published by Flatiron Books on April 23rd, 2019

Genres: Feminism, Non-Fiction

Pages: 273

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“If you want to lift up humanity, empower women. It is the most comprehensive, pervasive, high-leverage investment you can make in human beings.”


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4.5 Bubble Teas, Charles Yu, Literary Fiction, Pantheon, Review

Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu

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Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu

Published by Pantheon on January 28th, 2020

Genre: Literary Fiction

Pages: 288

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“There was a ceiling. Always had been, always would be. Even for him. Even for our hero, there were limits to the dream of assimilation, to how far any of you could make your way into the world of Black and White.”


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