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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3 Bubble Teas, Contemporary, Hogarth Press, Literary Fiction, Review, Sally Rooney

Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney

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Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney

Published by Hogarth Press on July 11th, 2017

Genres: Contemporary, Literary Fiction

Pages: 310

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“But the acclaim also felt like part of the performance itself, the best part, and the most pure expression of what I was trying to do, which was to make myself into this kind of person, someone worthy of praise, worthy of love.”


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4 Bubble Teas, Grand Central Publishing, Horror, Mystery, Review, Stephen Chbosky

Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky

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Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky

Published by Grand Central Publishing on October 1st, 2019

Genres: Horror, Mystery

Pages: 720

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A nightmare is nothing but a dream gone sick.”


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3.5 Bubble Teas, ARC, Balzer + Bray, Historical Fiction, Laura Ruby, Review, Young Adult

Advance Review: Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All by Laura Ruby

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Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All by Laura Ruby

Published by Balzer + Bray on October 1st, 2019

Genres: Historical Fiction, Young Adult

Pages: 384

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I will admit I do not know the answer. But I will be watching, waiting to find out. That’s what ghosts do.”


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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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TBR

September 2019 TBR

Summer has come and gone. And I know that because Starbucks officially brought PSLs back and that means fall is officially here!

It’s time to bring out my cozy sweaters from storage and to cuddle up with some good books and a cup of tea as the colder weather comes.

Here’s my September TBR:

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Wrap Up

August 2019 Wrap Up

Nobody touch me. I’m still mourning the fact that it’s the end of the summer. Excuse me, where did it go?!

This month, I went to New York with my friend and had a reunion with another friend there; I helped plan a successful summer party for work; Taylor Swift’s new album came out and it’s been the only thing I’ve listened to; I went to see Waitress the musical and now all I want to do is belt out “She Used to be Mine”; and I went to my first #FuckUpNightsTO event to hear successful women talk candidly about their failures.

And while I didn’t get to read as much as I wanted to, I’m looking forward to what autumn brings!

Now here’s what I read in August:

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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.”


*ARC received by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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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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