4 Bubble Teas, Doubleday Books, Fiction, Oyinkan Braithwaite, Review, Thriller

My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

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My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

Published by Doubleday Books on November 20th, 2018

Genres: Fiction, Thriller

Pages: 226

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“It takes a whole lot longer to dispose of a body than to dispose of a soul, especially if you don’t want to leave any evidence of foul play.”


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5 Bubble Teas, Celeste Ng, Fiction, Mystery, Penguin Books, Review

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

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Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

Published by Penguin Books on June 26th, 2014

Genres: Fiction, Mystery

Pages: 292

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“Before that she hadn’t realized how fragile happiness was, how if you were careless, you could knock it over and shatter it.”


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3 Bubble Teas, Chigozie Obioma, Contemporary, Fiction, Little, Brown and Company, Review

An Orchestra of Minorities by Chigozie Obioma

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An Orchestra of Minorities by Chigozie Obioma

Published by Little, Brown and Company on January 8th, 2019

Genres: Contemporary, Fiction

Pages: 464

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“Indeed, hatred is a vandalism of the human heart.”


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5 Bubble Teas, Blake Crouch, Crown Publishing, Review, Science Fiction

Recursion by Blake Crouch

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Recursion by Blake Crouch

Published by Crown Publishing on June 11th, 2019

Genres: Science Fiction

Pages: 336

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But what do you cling to, moment to moment, if memories can simply change. What, then, is real?”


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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

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“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

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“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

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“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

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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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