3 Bubble Teas, Chigozie Obioma, Contemporary, Fiction, Little, Brown and Company, Review

An Orchestra of Minorities by Chigozie Obioma

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An Orchestra of Minorities by Chigozie Obioma

Published by Little, Brown and Company on January 8th, 2019

Genres: Contemporary, Fiction

Pages: 464

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“Indeed, hatred is a vandalism of the human heart.”


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4.5 Bubble Teas, Laurie Halse Anderson, Memoir, Poetry, Review, Viking

Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson

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Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson

Published by Viking on March 12th, 2019

Genres: Poetry, Memoir

Pages: 296

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“Censorship is the child of fear
the father of ignorance
and the desperate weapon of fascists everywhere.”


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4 Bubble Teas, David Mazzucchelli, Graphic Novel, Pantheon, Review

Asterios Polyp by David Mazzucchelli

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Asterios Polyp by David Mazzucchelli

Published by Pantheon on July 7th, 2009

Genres: Graphic Novel

Pages: 344

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What if reality (as perceived) were simply an extension of the self? Wouldn’t that color the way each individual experiences the world?That might explain why some people get along so effortlessly, while others don’t. Although people do keep trying.Yet, despite such predisposition, maybe one person’s construction of the world, could influence someone else’s.”


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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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2.5 Bubble Teas, ARC, Contemporary, Inkyard Press, Maika Moulite, Maritza Moulite, Review, Young Adult

Advance Review: Dear Haiti, Love Alaine by Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite

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Dear Haiti, Love Alaine by Maika and Maritza Moulite

Published by Inkyard Press on September 3rd, 2019

Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult

Pages: 384

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“It comforted me that I could see pieces of myself in her writing — how she dug into writing a full story even if it was just for her eyes.”


*ARC received via Edelweiss+ in exchange for an honest review

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TBR

August 2019 TBR

How is it already August?! Where has the summer gone? I still have yet to go to the beach and go swimming. That will be my mission for the month besides getting to all these books on my TBR. I have a quite a few this month because I’ve recently received a ton of ARCs. I’m probably the most excited to read The Water Dancer since I’m such a huge fan of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ writing.

And now here’s my August TBR:

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Wrap Up

July 2019 Wrap Up

Another month down! We’re well into summer and I’m happy to say that I’ve finally been able to wear my summer clothes.

July was another great month for me and not just for reading. I got to see 5 fantastic shows at the Toronto Fringe Festival; I took the leap and chopped my hair off; I got to create a custom lipstick at Bite Lip Lab; and my parents came to visit me!

Here’s what I read in July:

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4 Bubble Teas, Atria Books, Essays, Mary Laura Philpott, Memoir, Review

I Miss You When I Blink: Essays by Mary Laura Philpott

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I Miss You When I Blink by Mary Laura Philpott

Published by Atria Books on April 2nd, 2019

Genres: Essays, Memoir

Pages: 288

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“I miss you when I blink. I have felt it so many times in my life, at points where I didn’t really know who I was anymore, where I felt that when I closed my eyes, I could feel myself gone.”


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5 Bubble Teas, Dutton Books for Young Readers, Historical Fiction, Joy McCullough, Poetry, Review

Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough

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Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough

Published by Dutton Books for Young Readers on March 6th, 2018

Genres: Historical Fiction, Poetry

Pages: 298

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Those men.
These women who dare
to judge
your heart
by your body
will never have
an ounce of your worth.”


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