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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3 Bubble Teas, Contemporary, Hogarth Press, Literary Fiction, Review, Sally Rooney

Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney

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Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney

Published by Hogarth Press on July 11th, 2017

Genres: Contemporary, Literary Fiction

Pages: 310

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“But the acclaim also felt like part of the performance itself, the best part, and the most pure expression of what I was trying to do, which was to make myself into this kind of person, someone worthy of praise, worthy of love.”


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4.5 Bubble Teas, LGBTQIA, Literary Fiction, Ocean Vuong, Penguin Press, Review

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

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On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

Published by Penguin Press on June 4th, 2019

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Pages: 246

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“Because the sunset, like survival, exists only on the verge of its own disappearing. To be gorgeous, you must first be seen, but to be seen allows you to be hunted.”


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4 Bubble Teas, Delia Owens, G.P. Putnam's Sons, Literary Fiction, Mystery, Review

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

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Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons on August 14th, 2018

Genres: Literary Fiction, Mystery

Pages: 370

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“I wasn’t aware that words could hold so much. I didn’t know a sentence could be so full.”


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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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