4 Bubble Teas, ARC, Essays, Feminism, Hachette Books, Lindy West, Non-Fiction, Review

Advance Review: The Witches Are Coming by Lindy West

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The Witches Are Coming by Lindy West

Published by Hachette Books on November 5th, 2019

Genres: Essays, Feminism, Non-Fiction

Pages: 272

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You can hate someone and love them at the same time. Maybe that’s a natural side effect of searching for heroes in a world not built for you.”


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5 Bubble Teas, Ali Wong, Memoir, Non-Fiction, Random House, Review

Advance Review: Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets, and Advice for Living Your Best Life by Ali Wong

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Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets, and Advice for Living Your Best Life by Ali Wong

Published by Random House on October 15h, 2019

Genres: Memoir, Non-Fiction

Pages: 224

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“Females are just as funny, if not funnier and definitely quirkier, than men, especially in everyday life.”


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3.5 Bubble Teas, ARC, Heather Morris, Historical Fiction, Review, St. Martin's Press

Advance Review: Cilka’s Journey by Heather Morris

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Cilka’s Journey by Heather Morris

Published by St. Martin’s Press on October 1st, 2019

Genres: Historical Fiction

Pages: 352

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“What you are doing, Cilka, is the only form of resistance you have–staying alive.”


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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, ARC, Historical Fiction, Magical Realism, One World, Review, Ta-Nehisi Coates

Advance Review: The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates

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The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Published by One World on September 24th, 2019

Genres: Historical Fiction, Magical Realism

Pages: 432

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“I simply told myself this thing that must become my truth. I am free.”


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2.5 Bubble Teas, ARC, Boom! Studios, Claire Roe, Gaby Dunn, Graphic Novel, LGBTQIA, Mystery, Review

Advance Review: Bury the Lede by Gaby Dunn and Claire Roe

Bury the Lede by Gaby Dunn and Claire Roe

Published by Boom! Studios on October 8th, 2019

Genres: Graphic Novel, LGBTQIA, Mystery

Pages: 128

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“Why me?” “It was never about you.”


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4 Bubble Teas, ARC, Contemporary, HarperTeen, Jenni Hendriks, Review, Ted Caplan, Young Adult

Advance Review: Unpregnant by Jenni Hendriks and Ted Caplan

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Unpregnant by Jenni Hendriks and Ted Caplan

Published by HarperTeen on September 10th, 2019

Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult

Pages: 272

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“The clinic, the doctors, the nurses were all exactly the same, but nevertheless the colors seemed brighter, the people warmer, the shadows softer. There was no flicker of nerves dancing in my stomach, no shallow, tight breaths. And I knew why. She was sitting beside me, so close our shoulders almost touched, waiting with me for my number to be called.”


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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.”


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2.5 Bubble Teas, ARC, Contemporary, Inkyard Press, Maika Moulite, Maritza Moulite, Review, Young Adult

Advance Review: Dear Haiti, Love Alaine by Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite

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Dear Haiti, Love Alaine by Maika and Maritza Moulite

Published by Inkyard Press on September 3rd, 2019

Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult

Pages: 384

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“It comforted me that I could see pieces of myself in her writing — how she dug into writing a full story even if it was just for her eyes.”


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Wrap Up

July 2019 Wrap Up

Another month down! We’re well into summer and I’m happy to say that I’ve finally been able to wear my summer clothes.

July was another great month for me and not just for reading. I got to see 5 fantastic shows at the Toronto Fringe Festival; I took the leap and chopped my hair off; I got to create a custom lipstick at Bite Lip Lab; and my parents came to visit me!

Here’s what I read in July:

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