4.5 Bubble Teas, Laurie Halse Anderson, Memoir, Poetry, Review, Viking

Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson

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Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson

Published by Viking on March 12th, 2019

Genres: Poetry, Memoir

Pages: 296

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“Censorship is the child of fear
the father of ignorance
and the desperate weapon of fascists everywhere.”


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5 Bubble Teas, Dutton Books for Young Readers, Historical Fiction, Joy McCullough, Poetry, Review

Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough

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Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough

Published by Dutton Books for Young Readers on March 6th, 2018

Genres: Historical Fiction, Poetry

Pages: 298

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Those men.
These women who dare
to judge
your heart
by your body
will never have
an ounce of your worth.”


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4 Bubble Teas, Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books, Jason Reynolds, Poetry, Review

For Every One by Jason Reynolds

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For Every One by Jason Reynolds

Published by Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books on April 10th, 2018

Genre: Poetry

Pages: 112

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Dreams don’t have timelines, deadlines, and aren’t always in straight lines.”


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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, Feiwel & Friends, Mary Lambert, Poetry, Review

Shame is an Ocean I Swim Across by Mary Lambert

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Shame is an Ocean I Swim Across by Mary Lambert

Published by Feiwel & Friends on October 23rd, 2018

Genre: Poetry

Pages: 176

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“I looked over the boat at my reflection in the water. 
I looked kind of happy
for someone who was drowning.”


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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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4 Bubble Teas, Fatimah Asghar, One World, Poetry, Review

If They Come For Us by Fatimah Asghar

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If They Come For Us by Fatimah Asghar

Published by One World on June 26th, 2018

Genre: Poetry

Pages: 128

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“he’s not my president but I live
in a country whose sun is war
we keep rotating around its warmth
our faces, sun-kissed, each & every morning.”


 

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4 Bubble Teas, Amanda Lovelace, Andrews McMeel Publishing, Poetry, Review

The Mermaid’s Voice Returns in This One by Amanda Lovelace

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The Mermaid’s Voice Returns in This One by Amanda Lovelace

Published by Andrews McMeel Publishing on March 5th, 2019

Genre: Poetry

Pages: 208

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“a chorus of mermaids cried out to her then, ‘DON’T BE AFRAID TO SING. BELT IT OUT.
YOUR VOICE COULD SINK SPACESHIPS.'”


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March 2019 Haul
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March 2019 Haul

Here it goes. I’m about to expose myself as someone who spends way too much money on books. Anyone who says money can’t buy happiness has clearly never been to a bookstore before. So here are the books that I bought in March!

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