3 Bubble Teas, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Non-Fiction, Peter Godfrey-Smith, Philosophy, Review, Science

Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness by Peter Godfrey-Smith

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Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness by Peter Godfrey-Smith

Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux on December 6th, 2016

Genres: Non-Fiction, Philosophy, Science

Pages: 257

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“When you dive into the sea, you are diving into the origin of us all.”


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4 Bubble Teas, Fantasy, Jimmy Patterson Books, LGBTQIA, Natasha Ngan, Readathon, Review, Young Adult

Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

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Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

Published by Jimmy Patterson Books on November 6th, 2018

Genres: Fiction, LGBTQIA, Young Adult

Pages: 400

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We might be Paper Girls, easily torn and written upon. The very title we’re given suggests that we are blank, waiting to be filled. But what the Demon King and his court do not understand is that paper is flammable. And there is a fire catching among us.”


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4 Bubble Teas, Anthology, Ellen Oh, Elsie Chapman, Fantasy, Greenwillow Books, Readathon, Review, Short Stories, Young Adult

A Thousand Beginnings and Endings by Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman

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A Thousand Beginnings and Endings by Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman

Published by Greenwillow Books on June 26th, 2018

Genres: Anthology, Fantasy, Short Stories, Young Adult

Pages: 336

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It was an ill-fated thing to claim that a heart is safe. Hearts are rebellious. The moment they feel trapped, they will strain against their bindings. And it was so with the Mountain.”


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5 Bubble Teas, First Second, Graphic Novel, Jen Wang, LGBTQIA, Readathon, Review

The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang

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The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang

Published by First Second on February 13th, 2018

Genres: Graphic Novel, LGBTQIA

Pages: 288

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“My whole life is other people deciding what’s acceptable. When I put on a dress, I get to decide what’s silly.”


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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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3 Bubble Teas, ARC, LGBTQIA, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Review, Sarah Henstra, Young Adult

Advance Review: We Contain Multitudes by Sarah Henstra

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We Contain Multitudes by Sarah Henstra

Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers on May 14th, 2019

Genres: LGBTQIA, Young Adult

Pages: 384

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“Anger is a relatively small thing, Kurt. We are large, remember? We contain multitudes.” 


ARC received via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.


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4 Bubble Teas, ARC, Casey McQuiston, LGBTQIA, New Adult, Review, Romance, St. Martin's Griffin

Advance Review: Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

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Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Published by St. Martin’s Press on May 14th, 2019

Genres: LGBTQIA, New Adult, Romance

Pages: 432

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“But the truth is, also, simply this: love is indomitable.” 


ARC received via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.


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3.5 Bubble Teas, ARC, LGBTQIA, Review, Simon Pulse, Tanya Boteju, Young Adult

Advance Review: Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens by Tanya Boteju

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Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens by Tanya Boteju

Published by Simon Pulse on May 7th, 2019

Genres: LGBTQIA, Young Adult

Pages: 384

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“But I told myself if I could just get past my house and hammock without being sucked in by the guaranteed comfort, something else might be waiting for me on the other side, something that might color me outside the lines and flow into other parts of my life.” 


ARC received via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.


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5 Bubble Teas, Crown, Memoir, Michelle Obama, Non-Fiction, Review

Becoming by Michelle Obama

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Becoming by Michelle Obama

Published by Crown on November 13th, 2018

Genres: Non-Fiction, Memoir

Pages: 426

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“For me, becoming isn’t about arriving somewhere or achieving a certain aim. I see it instead as forward motion, a means of evolving, a way to reach continuously toward a better self. The journey doesn’t end.”


Even though I read this last year, I’m posting this review now because I’m going to see Michelle Obama speak at an event in a couple of days. I’m very excited!


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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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