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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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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4.5 Bubble Teas, Peter Swanson, Review, Thriller, William Morrow

Before She Knew Him by Peter Swanson

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Before She Knew Him by Peter Swanson

Published by William Morrow on March 5th, 2019

Genres: Thriller

Pages: 320

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They had a secret, the two of them, and there was no better way to start a friendship than with a secret.”


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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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