4.5 Bubble Teas, Contemporary, Elizabeth Acevedo, HarperTeen, Poetry, Review, Young Adult

Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

Published by HarperTeen on May 5th, 2020

Genres: Contemporary, Poetry, Young Adult

Pages: 432

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“Fight until you can’t breathe, & if you have to forfeit, you forfeit smiling, make them think you let them win.”


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Alfred A. Knopf, Contemporary, Fiction, Review, Yaa Gyasi

Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi

Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi

Published by Alfred A. Knopf on September 1st, 2020

Genres: Contemporary, Fiction

Pages: 288

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“But the memory lingered, the lesson I have never quite been able to shake: that I would always have something to prove and that nothing but blazing brilliance would be enough to prove it.”


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4.5 Bubble Teas, Contemporary, Fiction, Mystery, Nancy Jooyoun Kim, Park Row, Review

The Last Story of Mina Lee by Nancy Jooyoun Kim

The Last Story of Mina Lee by Nancy Jooyoun Kim

Published by Park Row on September 1st, 2020

Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, Mystery

Pages: 231

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“But she and her mother were now both free yet forever woven into each other. They could be both—separate and inseparable. They were not a rotten net but something more deliberate like threads of color, variations of blue, plaited, one after the other.”


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3.5 Bubble Teas, Contemporary, Fiction, Hogarth Press, Review, Romance, Sally Rooney

Normal People by Sally Rooney

Normal People by Sally Rooney

Published by Hogarth Press on August 28th, 2018

Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, Romance

Pages: 273

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“It was culture as class performance, literature fetishised for its ability to take educated people on false emotional journeys, so that they might afterwards feel superior to the uneducated people whose emotional journeys they liked to read about.”


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3 Bubble Teas, Contemporary, Fiction, Lauren Groff, Review, Riverhead Books

Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

Published by Riverhead Books on September 13th, 2016

Genres: Contemporary, Fiction

Pages: 390

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“Great swaths of her life were white space to her husband. What she did not tell him balanced neatly with what she did. Still, there are untruths made of words and untruths made of silences, and Mathilde had only ever lied to Lotto in what she never said.”


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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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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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4 Bubble Teas, Candice Carty-Williams, Contemporary, Fiction, Gallery/Scout Press, Review

Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

Published by Gallery/Scout Press on March 19th, 2019

Genres: Contemporary, Fiction

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“The road to recovery is not linear. It’s not straight. It’s a bumpy path, with lots of twists and turns. But you’re on the right track.”


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