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.”


ARC received via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.


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4 Bubble Teas, Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books, Jason Reynolds, Poetry, Review

For Every One by Jason Reynolds

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For Every One by Jason Reynolds

Published by Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books on April 10th, 2018

Genre: Poetry

Pages: 112

Dreams don’t have timelines, deadlines, and aren’t always in straight lines.”


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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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Wrap Up

June 2019 Wrap Up

We’re halfway through the year! Isn’t that wild?

June was another great month. The Raptors won the NBA championships and I’ve never seen Toronto vibrate with that kind of energy; I attended my first wedding in my friend group; I met Fredrik Backman and he signed my copy of Beartown; and I got approved for some ARCs that I never thought I’d get!

As for reading? It definitely wasn’t my most successful month, but I was lucky enough to read some fantastic ARCs!

Here’s what I read in June:

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4 Bubble Teas, Contemporary, Elizabeth Acevedo, HarperTeen, Review, Young Adult

With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

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With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

Published by HarperTeen on May 7th, 2019

Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult

Pages: 400

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“The world is a turntable that never stops spinning; as humans we merely choose the tracks we want to sit out and the ones that inspire us to dance.”


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4 Bubble Teas, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Kate Atkinson, Reagan Arthur Books, Review, Science Fiction

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

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Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

Published by Reagan Arthur Books on April 2nd, 2013

Genres: Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Science Fiction

Pages: 531

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“What if we had a chance to do it again and again, until we finally did get it right? Wouldn’t that be wonderful?”


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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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5 Bubble Teas, History, Non-Fiction, Review, Simon & Schuster, Susan Orlean

The Library Book by Susan Orlean

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The Library Book by Susan Orlean

Published by Simon & Schuster on October 16th, 2018

Genres: History, Non-Fiction

Pages: 336

“The library is a gathering pool of narratives and of the people who come to find them. It is where we can glimpse immortality; in the library, we can live forever.”


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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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