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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5 Bubble Teas, Fantasy, Harper Voyager, Historical Fiction, R.F. Kuang, Readathon, Review

The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang

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The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang

Published by Harper Voyager on May 1st, 2018

Genres: Fantasy, Historical Fiction

Pages: 544

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“I have become something wonderful, she thought. I have become something terrible. Was she now a goddess or a monster? Perhaps neither. Perhaps both.”


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5 Bubble Teas, Crown Publishing, 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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4 Bubble Teas, Historical Fiction, Kristin Hannah, Review, St. Martin's Press

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

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The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

Published by St. Martin’s Press on January 30th, 2018

Genres: Historical Fiction

Pages: 440

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“All this time, Dad had taught Leni how dangerous the outside world was. The truth was that the biggest danger of all was in her own home.”


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2.5 Bubble Teas, Contemporary, Review, Romance, Sally Thorne, William Morrow Paperbacks

99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne

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99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne

Published by William Morrow Paperbacks on January 29th, 2019

Genres: Contemporary, Romance

Pages: 368

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“Maybe he’s 1 percent mine. That has to be enough.”


 

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5 Bubble Teas, Art, History, Kassia St. Clair, Non-Fiction, Penguin Books, Review

The Secret Lives of Colour by Kassia St. Clair

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The Secret Lives of Colour by Kassia St. Clair

Published by Penguin Books on October 24th, 2017

Genres: Non-Fiction, Art, History

Pages: 320

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“The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love colour the most.”


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Book Sleeves are My New Obsession

As a bookworm, I bring a book everywhere I go.

This might seem excessive to most people, but I suffer from anxiety. I’m often early to meet friends so I like to bring a book along to distract me from being anxious. But it also makes me look like I’m busy and not like I’m 20 minutes early.

I also love bringing a book to work so I can read during my breaks. My eyes need to rest from being glued to my computer screen for the whole work day.

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4 Bubble Teas, Amanda Lovelace, Andrews McMeel Publishing, Poetry, Review

The Mermaid’s Voice Returns in This One by Amanda Lovelace

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The Mermaid’s Voice Returns in This One by Amanda Lovelace

Published by Andrews McMeel Publishing on March 5th, 2019

Genre: Poetry

Pages: 208

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“a chorus of mermaids cried out to her then, ‘DON’T BE AFRAID TO SING. BELT IT OUT.
YOUR VOICE COULD SINK SPACESHIPS.'”


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