4 Bubble Teas, ARC, Contemporary, HarperTeen, Jenni Hendriks, Review, Ted Caplan, Young Adult

Advance Review: Unpregnant by Jenni Hendriks and Ted Caplan

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Unpregnant by Jenni Hendriks and Ted Caplan

Published by HarperTeen on September 10th, 2019

Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult

Pages: 272

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“The clinic, the doctors, the nurses were all exactly the same, but nevertheless the colors seemed brighter, the people warmer, the shadows softer. There was no flicker of nerves dancing in my stomach, no shallow, tight breaths. And I knew why. She was sitting beside me, so close our shoulders almost touched, waiting with me for my number to be called.”


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3.5 Bubble Teas, ARC, Contemporary, Mary H.K. Choi, Review, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Young Adult

Advance Review: Permanent Record by Mary H.K. Choi

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Permanent Record by Mary H.K. Choi

Published by Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers on September 3rd, 2019

Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult

Pages: 432

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Life isn’t a destination. It’s the continual practice of things that make you wiser and happier.”


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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.”


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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, Amal El-Mohtar, ARC, Gallery / Saga Press, LGBTQIA, Max Gladstone, Review, Science Fiction

Advance Review: This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone

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This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone

Published by Gallery / Saga Press on July 16th, 2019

Genres: Science Fiction, LGBTQIA

Pages: 208

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“So in this letter I am yours. Not Garden’s, not your mission’s, but yours, alone.”


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4.5 Bubble Teas, ARC, Emily Nussbaum, Entertainment, Essays, Non-Fiction, Random House, Review

Advance Review: I Like to Watch: Arguing My Way Through the TV Revolution by Emily Nussbaum

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I Like to Watch: Arguing My Way Through the TV Revolution by Emily Nussbaum

Published by Random House on June 25th, 2019

Genres: Non-Fiction, Essays

Pages: 368

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“There was something alive about the medium to me, organic in a way that other art is not. You enter into it; you get changed with it; it changes with you.”


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4.5 Bubble Teas, Abdi Nazemian, ARC, Balzer + Bray, Historical Fiction, LGBTQIA, Review, Young Adult

Advance Review: Like a Love Story by Abdi Nazemian

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Like a Love Story by Abdi Nazemian

Published by Balzer + Bray on June 4th, 2019

Genres: Historical Fiction, LGBTQIA, Young Adult

Pages: 432

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“The most important four-letter word in our history will always be LOVE. That’s what we are fighting for. That’s who we are. Love is our legacy.”


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5 Bubble Teas, ARC, Fantasy, Harper Voyager, Historical Fantasy, R.F. Kuang, Review

Advance Review: The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kuang

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The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kuang

Published by Harper Voyager on August 6th, 2019

Genres: Fantasy, Historical Fantasy

Pages: 560

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“People will seek to use you or destroy you. If you want to live, you must pick a side. So do not shirk from war, child. Do not flinch from suffering. When you hear screaming, run toward it.”


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3 Bubble Teas, ARC, LGBTQIA, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Review, Sarah Henstra, Young Adult

Advance Review: We Contain Multitudes by Sarah Henstra

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We Contain Multitudes by Sarah Henstra

Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers on May 14th, 2019

Genres: LGBTQIA, Young Adult

Pages: 384

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“Anger is a relatively small thing, Kurt. We are large, remember? We contain multitudes.” 


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4 Bubble Teas, ARC, Casey McQuiston, LGBTQIA, New Adult, Review, Romance, St. Martin's Griffin

Advance Review: Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

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Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Published by St. Martin’s Press on May 14th, 2019

Genres: LGBTQIA, New Adult, Romance

Pages: 432

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“But the truth is, also, simply this: love is indomitable.” 


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