5 Bubble Teas, Amanda Montell, Feminism, Harper Wave, Non-Fiction, Review

Wordslut: A Feminist Guide to Taking Back the English Language by Amanda Montell

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Wordslut: A Feminist Guide to Taking Back the English Language by Amanda Montell

Published by Harper Wave on May 28th, 2019

Genres: Feminism, Non-Fiction

Pages: 304

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“Making a language feminist does not start with making the vowels, consonants, or even vocabulary feminist. It starts with transforming the ideologies of its speakers.”


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3.5 Bubble Teas, Beth Macy, History, Little, Brown and Company, Non-Fiction, Review

Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America by Beth Macy

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Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America by Beth Macy

Published by Little, Brown and Company on August 7th, 2018

Genre: HistoryNon-Fiction

Pages: 384

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“The fix isn’t more Suboxone or lectures on morality but rather a reinvigorated democracy that provides a pathway for meaningful work, with a living wage, for everybody.”


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5 Bubble Teas, History, Non-Fiction, Review, Simon & Schuster, Susan Orlean

The Library Book by Susan Orlean

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The Library Book by Susan Orlean

Published by Simon & Schuster on October 16th, 2018

Genres: History, Non-Fiction

Pages: 336

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“The library is a gathering pool of narratives and of the people who come to find them. It is where we can glimpse immortality; in the library, we can live forever.”


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4.5 Bubble Teas, ARC, Emily Nussbaum, Entertainment, Essays, Non-Fiction, Random House, Review

Advance Review: I Like to Watch: Arguing My Way Through the TV Revolution by Emily Nussbaum

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I Like to Watch: Arguing My Way Through the TV Revolution by Emily Nussbaum

Published by Random House on June 25th, 2019

Genres: Non-Fiction, Essays

Pages: 368

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“There was something alive about the medium to me, organic in a way that other art is not. You enter into it; you get changed with it; it changes with you.”


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4 Bubble Teas, ARC, Memoir, Non-Fiction, Review, St. Martin's Press, Tan France

Advance Review: Naturally Tan by Tan France

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Naturally Tan by Tan France

Published by St. Martin’s Press on June 4th, 2019

Genres: Memoir, Non-Fiction

Pages: 304

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“All I can say is speak up; ask the question. Explain your concerns. It’s the first step in feeling empowered to push forward with your own agenda. There is no reason to stifle yourself! Because as a wise man once told me: the best moments are the ones where you’re you.”


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3 Bubble Teas, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Non-Fiction, Peter Godfrey-Smith, Philosophy, Review, Science

Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness by Peter Godfrey-Smith

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Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness by Peter Godfrey-Smith

Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux on December 6th, 2016

Genres: Non-Fiction, Philosophy, Science

Pages: 257

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“When you dive into the sea, you are diving into the origin of us all.”


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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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Wrap Up

April 2019 Wrap Up

April was a crazy month! I travelled to San Francisco for work and took a week off after to spend time with family. I also went to Chicago for the first time to visit some friends and to explore the Windy City.

It was also the beginning of my blog taking off! I started getting approved for ARCs, which was a huge step for me. I couldn’t believe I got approved for some of this year’s highly anticipated releases.

And I still managed to read quite a bit. I didn’t end up tackling as much of my April TBR as I would’ve liked, but I still read some amazing books and kept up with my reading goals.

I read mostly books my female and POC authors, and I also achieved my goal of reading one non-fiction book.

Here’s what I read in April:

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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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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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