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

Goodreads

“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, 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

Goodreads

“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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3.5 Bubble Teas, Dystopian, Ling Ma, Picador USA, Review, Science Fiction

Severance by Ling Ma

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Severance by Ling Ma

Published by Picador USA on August 14th, 2018

Genres: Dystopian, Science Fiction

Pages: 304

Goodreads

“A second chance doesn’t mean you’re in the clear. In many ways, it is the more difficult thing. Because a second chance means that you have to try harder. You must rise to the challenge without the blind optimism of ignorance.”


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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

Goodreads

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

Goodreads

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

Goodreads

“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

Goodreads

“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

Goodreads

“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

Goodreads

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


ARC received via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.


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