4.5 Bubble Teas, Contemporary, Katherine Tegen Books, Mindy McGinnis, Mystery, Review, Young Adult

The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis

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The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis

Published by Katherine Tegen Books on September 20th, 2016

Genres: Contemporary, Mystery, Young Adult,

Pages: 341

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“But boys will be boys, our favorite phrase that excuses so many things, while the only thing we have for the opposite gender is women, said with disdain and punctuated with an eye roll.”


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5 Bubble Teas, Celeste Ng, Fiction, Mystery, Penguin Books, Review

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

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Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

Published by Penguin Books on June 26th, 2014

Genres: Fiction, Mystery

Pages: 292

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“Before that she hadn’t realized how fragile happiness was, how if you were careless, you could knock it over and shatter it.”


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5 Bubble Teas, Amanda Montell, Feminism, Harper Wave, Non-Fiction, Review

Wordslut: A Feminist Guide to Taking Back the English Language by Amanda Montell

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Wordslut: A Feminist Guide to Taking Back the English Language by Amanda Montell

Published by Harper Wave on May 28th, 2019

Genres: Feminism, Non-Fiction

Pages: 304

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“Making a language feminist does not start with making the vowels, consonants, or even vocabulary feminist. It starts with transforming the ideologies of its speakers.”


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4 Bubble Teas, Clarkson Potter Publishers, Graphic Novel, Malaka Gharib, Memoir, Review

I Was Their American Dream by Malaka Gharib

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I Was Their American Dream by Malaka Gharib

Published by Clarkson Potter Publishers on April 30th, 2019

Genres: Graphic Novel, Memoir

Pages: 160

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“But I didn’t feel like a ‘real American.’ I loved Spam; I had a round, brown face; I was in Egypt…?; I had a weird name; I spoke English with a Tagalog accent. Basically, I felt like a giant, Spam-eating FOB!”


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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, 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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5 Bubble Teas, Blake Crouch, Crown Publishing, Review, Science Fiction

Recursion by Blake Crouch

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Recursion by Blake Crouch

Published by Crown Publishing on June 11th, 2019

Genres: Science Fiction

Pages: 336

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But what do you cling to, moment to moment, if memories can simply change. What, then, is real?”


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3.5 Bubble Teas, Mystery, Peter Swanson, Review, Thriller, William Morrow

Her Every Fear by Peter Swanson

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Her Every Fear by Peter Swanson

Published by William Morrow on January 10th, 2017

Genres: Mystery, Thriller

Pages: 333

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“She had nervous, haunted eyes. Something had happened to her. She was damaged goods, and that was more beautiful to Henry than her lovely bone structure and her plump mouth.”


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