2.5 Bubble Teas, Ian McEwan, Knopf Canada, Review, Science Fiction

Machines Like Me by Ian McEwan

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Machines Like Me by Ian McEwan

Published by Knopf Canada on April 23rd, 2019

Genre: Science Fiction

Pages: 352

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Where to Buy: Canada*, US*

Three days before, she had asked a mysterious question. We were mid-embrace, in the conventional position. She drew my face towards hers. Her look was serious.
She whispered, “Tell me something. Are you real?”
I didn’t reply.”


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Albert Whitman & Company, Fantasy, Joan He, Review, Young Adult

Descendant of the Crane by Joan He

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Descendant of the Crane by Joan He

Published by Albert Whitman & Company on April 9th, 2019

Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

Pages: 416

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“What is truth? Scholars seek it. Poets write it. Good kings pay gold to hear it. But in trying times, truth is the first thing we betray.”


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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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3.5 Bubble Teas, Beth Macy, History, Little, Brown and Company, Non-Fiction, Review

Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America by Beth Macy

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Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America by Beth Macy

Published by Little, Brown and Company on August 7th, 2018

Genre: HistoryNon-Fiction

Pages: 384

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“The fix isn’t more Suboxone or lectures on morality but rather a reinvigorated democracy that provides a pathway for meaningful work, with a living wage, for everybody.”


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3 Bubble Teas, Flatiron Books, Historical Fiction, Magical Realism, Review, Yangsze Choo

The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo

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The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo

Published by Flatiron Books on February 12th, 2019

Genres: Historical Fiction, Magical Realism

Pages: 384

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“We were a chocolate-box family, I thought. Brightly wrapped on the outside and oozing sticky darkness within.”


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4 Bubble Teas, Angie Kim, Contemporary, Mystery, Review, Sarah Crichton Books, Thriller

Miracle Creek by Angie Kim

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Miracle Creek by Angie Kim

Published by Sarah Crichton Books on April 16th, 2019

Genres: Contemporary, Mystery, Thriller

Pages: 357

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“Or perhaps the newspapers were right. Perhaps Elizabeth had been desperate to get rid of her son, and now that he was dead, she finally had a measure of peace. Perhaps she had been a monster all along.”


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4 Bubble Teas, Dystopian, Horror, Koushun Takami, Readathon, Review, VIZ, LLC

Battle Royale by Koushun Takami

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Battle Royale by Koushun Takami, translated by Yuji Oniki

Published by VIZ, LLC on February 26th, 2003 (first published in 1999)

Genres: Dystopian, Horror

Pages: 617

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“By then she was dead. In fact, she may have been dead a while ago. Physically, several seconds ago, mentally, ages ago.”


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TBR

May 2019 TBR

My May 2019 TBR is going to look a little bit different than the rest of my TBRs. May is Asian Heritage Month. And some wonderful people are holding an Asian Readathon, which I’m going to participate in. My first readathon!

If you’re interested in joining the readathon, check out their Twitter for more information. The wonderful people running it have also created a very helpful document if you’re stuck on what books to read for what challenge.

Now onto my May TBR!

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4 Bubble Teas, Historical Fiction, Kristin Hannah, Review, St. Martin's Press

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

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The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

Published by St. Martin’s Press on January 30th, 2018

Genres: Historical Fiction

Pages: 440

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“All this time, Dad had taught Leni how dangerous the outside world was. The truth was that the biggest danger of all was in her own home.”


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4 Bubble Teas, ARC, Berkley, Contemporary, Helen Hoang, Review, Romance

Advance Review: The Bride Test by Helen Hoang

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The Bride Test by Helen Hoang

Published by Berkley on May 7th, 2019

Genres: Contemporary, Romance

Pages: 320

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Em yêu anh yêu em.

Girl loves boy loves girl.”


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


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