5 Bubble Teas, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Random House, Review

Gmorning, Gnight!: Little Pep Talks for Me & You by Lin-Manuel Miranda

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Gmorning, Gnight!: Little Pep Talks for Me & You by Lin-Manuel Miranda

Published by Random House on October 16th, 2018

Genres: Non-Fiction, Poetry

Pages: 207

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“Gmorning.
Allow for the possibility that the best of you is still inside you, waiting to emerge.
Prepare the way, bit by bit.”


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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

Genres:

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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3.5 Bubble Teas, Doubleday Canada, Erin Morgenstern, Fantasy, Review, Romance

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

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The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

Published by Doubleday Canada on November 5th, 2019

Genres: Fantasy, Romance

Pages: 498

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“Not all stories speak to all listeners, but all listeners can find a story that does, somewhere, sometime. In one form or another.”


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4 Bubble Teas, Dey Street Books, Non-Fiction, Review, Sarah Wilson, Self-Help

First, We Make the Beast Beautiful: A New Story About Anxiety by Sarah Wilson

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First, We Make the Beast Beautiful: A New Story About Anxiety by Sarah Wilson

Published by Dey Street Books on April 24th, 2018

Genres: Non-Fiction, Self-Help

Pages: 320

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“I believe with all my heart that just understanding the metapurpose of the anxious struggle helps to make it beautiful. Purposeful, creative, bold, rich, deep things are always beautiful.”


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4 Bubble Teas, Fantasy, Holly Black, Little, Brown and Company, Review, Young Adult

The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black

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The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black

Published by Little, Brown and Company on November 19th, 2019

Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

Pages: 308

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By you, I am forever undone.”


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4 Bubble Teas, Cynthia Hand, Fantasy, HarperTeen, Holiday, Review, Young Adult

The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand

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The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand

Published by HarperTeen on October 24th, 2017

Genres: Fantasy, Holiday, Young Adult

Pages: 400

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“‘Stories let us see and hear and feel what someone else does,’ she explained. ‘They build bridges to the other islands. That’s why stories are so important. They create true empathy.’” 


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3 Bubble Teas, Contemporary, Jessica Brody, Review, Romance, Simon Pulse, Young Adult

The Chaos of Standing Still by Jessica Brody

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The Chaos of Standing Still by Jessica Brody

Published by Simon Pulse on November 28th, 2017

Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult

Pages: 406

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“The English language has over one million words in it, and none of them are good enough for Lottie. None of them will capture what I saw when I looked at her. What I see now when I remember her. How she will forever look through my filtered view of the world.”


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3 Bubble Teas, HarperOne, Jonathan Van Ness, Memoir, Non-Fiction, Review

Over the Top: A Raw Journey to Self-Love by Jonathan Van Ness

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Over the Top: A Raw Journey to Self-Love by Jonathan Van Ness

Published by HarperOne on September 24th, 2019

Genres: Memoir, Non-Fiction

Pages: 269

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“Just because we mess up doesn’t mean all the lessons we learned are undone. Healing can be imperfect.” 


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4 Bubble Teas, Gretchen McCulloch, Language, Non-Fiction, Review, Riverhead Books

Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language by Gretchen McCulloch

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Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language by Gretchen McCulloch

Published by Riverhead Books on July 23rd, 2019

Genres: Language, Non-Fiction

Pages: 336

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“Like the big collaborative projects of the internet, such as Wikipedia and Firefox, like the decentralized network of websites and machines that make up the internet itself, language is a network, a web. Language is the ultimate participatory democracy. To put it in technological terms, language is humanity’s most spectacular open source project.”


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5 Bubble Teas, Feminism, Jodi Kantor, Megan Twohey, Non-Fiction, Penguin Press, Review

She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey

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She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey

Published by Penguin Press on September 10th, 2019

Genres: Feminism, Non-Fiction

Pages: 310

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“But this was what everyone in the room, and more people beyond it now understood: If the story was not shared, nothing would change. Problems that are not seen cannot be addressed. In our world of journalism, the story was the end, the result, the final product. But in the world at large. The emergence of new information was just the beginning—of conversation, action, change.


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