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

Advance Review: The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kuang

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The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kuang

Published by Harper Voyager on August 6th, 2019

Genres: Fantasy, Historical Fantasy

Pages: 560

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“People will seek to use you or destroy you. If you want to live, you must pick a side. So do not shirk from war, child. Do not flinch from suffering. When you hear screaming, run toward it.”


ARC received via Edelweiss+ 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.” 


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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.” 


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4 Bubble Teas, Business, Emily Chang, Non-Fiction, Portfolio, Review

Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys’ Club of Silicon Valley by Emily Chang

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Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys’ Club of Silicon Valley by Emily Chang

Published by Portfolio on February 6th, 2018

Genres: Non-Fiction, Business

Pages: 317

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“Let’s put that spirit of innovation and embrace of radical change to good use. Seeing a more inclusive workforce in Silicon Valley will encourage more girls and women studying computer science now.”


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