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

51056298._sx318_sy475_

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

Goodreads

Rating: 0ac4e714f53d9781e649ddaa06048d9b0ac4e714f53d9781e649ddaa06048d9b0ac4e714f53d9781e649ddaa06048d9b0ac4e714f53d9781e649ddaa06048d9b0ac4e714f53d9781e649ddaa06048d9b

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


*ARC received by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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

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

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

49960031

Wow, No Thank You. by Samantha Irby

Published by Vintage on March 31, 2020

Genres: Essays, Humour, Memoir, Non-Fiction

Pages: 336

Goodreads

Rating: 0ac4e714f53d9781e649ddaa06048d9b0ac4e714f53d9781e649ddaa06048d9b0ac4e714f53d9781e649ddaa06048d9b0ac4e714f53d9781e649ddaa06048d9b 0ac4e714f53d9781e649ddaa06048d9b

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


*ARC received by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Continue reading “Advance Review: Wow, No Thank You. by Samantha Irby”

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

Advance Review: Break Your Glass Slippers by Amanda Lovelace

46406160

Break Your Glass Slippers by Amanda Lovelace

Published by Andrews McMeel Publishing on March 17th, 2020

Genres: Feminism, Poetry

Pages: 160

Goodreads

Rating: 0ac4e714f53d9781e649ddaa06048d9b0ac4e714f53d9781e649ddaa06048d9b0ac4e714f53d9781e649ddaa06048d9b 0ac4e714f53d9781e649ddaa06048d9b

“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.”


*ARC received by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Continue reading “Advance Review: Break Your Glass Slippers by Amanda Lovelace”

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

46650277._sy475_

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

Goodreads

Rating: 0ac4e714f53d9781e649ddaa06048d9b0ac4e714f53d9781e649ddaa06048d9b0ac4e714f53d9781e649ddaa06048d9b0ac4e714f53d9781e649ddaa06048d9b0ac4e714f53d9781e649ddaa06048d9b

“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.”


Continue reading “Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators by Ronan Farrow”

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

Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations by Mira Jacob

36700347

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

Goodreads

Rating: 0ac4e714f53d9781e649ddaa06048d9b0ac4e714f53d9781e649ddaa06048d9b0ac4e714f53d9781e649ddaa06048d9b0ac4e714f53d9781e649ddaa06048d9b

“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.”


Continue reading “Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations by Mira Jacob”

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

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

40776644

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

Goodreads

Rating: 0ac4e714f53d9781e649ddaa06048d9b0ac4e714f53d9781e649ddaa06048d9b0ac4e714f53d9781e649ddaa06048d9b0ac4e714f53d9781e649ddaa06048d9b0ac4e714f53d9781e649ddaa06048d9b

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


Continue reading “The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World by Melinda Gates”

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

Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu

44436221

Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu

Published by Pantheon on January 28th, 2020

Genre: Literary Fiction

Pages: 288

Goodreads

Rating: 0ac4e714f53d9781e649ddaa06048d9b0ac4e714f53d9781e649ddaa06048d9b0ac4e714f53d9781e649ddaa06048d9b0ac4e714f53d9781e649ddaa06048d9b 0ac4e714f53d9781e649ddaa06048d9b

“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.”


Continue reading “Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu”

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

We Are Never Meeting in Real Life by Samantha Irby

33381433._sy475_

We Are Never Meeting in Real Life by Samantha Irby

Published by Vintage on May 30th, 2017

Genres: Essays, Humour, Memoir, Non-Fiction

Pages: 288

Goodreads

Rating: 0ac4e714f53d9781e649ddaa06048d9b0ac4e714f53d9781e649ddaa06048d9b0ac4e714f53d9781e649ddaa06048d9b0ac4e714f53d9781e649ddaa06048d9b 0ac4e714f53d9781e649ddaa06048d9b

“I don’t know what an attractive personality is. I like charisma and charm, but what I really need to find is someone who doesn’t get on my nerves but is also minimally annoyed by all the irritating things about me.”


Continue reading “We Are Never Meeting in Real Life by Samantha Irby”

4 Bubble Teas, David Friend, Essays, Feminism, Non-Fiction, Penguin Press, Radhika Jones, Review

Vanity Fair’s Women on Women by Radhika Jones and David Friend

43982435

Vanity Fair’s Women on Women by Radhika Jones and David Friend

Published by Penguin Press on October 29th, 2019

Genres: Essays, Feminism, Non-Fiction

Pages: 448

Goodreads

Rating: 0ac4e714f53d9781e649ddaa06048d9b0ac4e714f53d9781e649ddaa06048d9b0ac4e714f53d9781e649ddaa06048d9b0ac4e714f53d9781e649ddaa06048d9b

“We hereby announce ourselves as determined and bigoted feminists.”


Continue reading “Vanity Fair’s Women on Women by Radhika Jones and David Friend”