2.5 Bubble Teas, Ian McEwan, Knopf Canada, Review, Science Fiction

Machines Like Me by Ian McEwan

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Machines Like Me by Ian McEwan

Published by Knopf Canada on April 23rd, 2019

Genre: Science Fiction

Pages: 352

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Where to Buy: Canada*, US*

Three days before, she had asked a mysterious question. We were mid-embrace, in the conventional position. She drew my face towards hers. Her look was serious.
She whispered, “Tell me something. Are you real?”
I didn’t reply.”


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Albert Whitman & Company, Fantasy, Joan He, Review, Young Adult

Descendant of the Crane by Joan He

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Descendant of the Crane by Joan He

Published by Albert Whitman & Company on April 9th, 2019

Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

Pages: 416

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“What is truth? Scholars seek it. Poets write it. Good kings pay gold to hear it. But in trying times, truth is the first thing we betray.”


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3.5 Bubble Teas, Contemporary, Review, Romance, Taylor Jenkins Reid, Washington Square Press

Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid

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Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Published by Washington Square Press on July 7th, 2015

Genres: Contemporary, Romance

Pages: 342

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Life is long and full of an infinite number of decisions. I have to think that the small ones don’t matter, that I’ll end up where I need to end up no matter what I do.”


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3 Bubble Teas, HarperOne, Jonathan Van Ness, Memoir, Non-Fiction, Review

Over the Top: A Raw Journey to Self-Love by Jonathan Van Ness

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Over the Top: A Raw Journey to Self-Love by Jonathan Van Ness

Published by HarperOne on September 24th, 2019

Genres: Memoir, Non-Fiction

Pages: 269

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“Just because we mess up doesn’t mean all the lessons we learned are undone. Healing can be imperfect.” 


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3 Bubble Teas, Contemporary, Flatiron Books, Leigh Bardugo, Paranormal, Review

Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

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Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

Published by Flatiron Books on October 8th, 2019

Genres: Contemporary, Paranormal

Pages: 458

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“There were always excuses for why girls died.”


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2.5 Bubble Teas, Mystery, Review, Ruth Ware, Simon & Schuster, Thriller

The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware

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The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware

Published by Simon & Schuster on May 29th, 2018

Genres: Mystery, Thriller

Pages: 368

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“Some situations have no simple resolution; all we can do is steer the course that causes the least harm.”


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3 Bubble Teas, Gallery Books, Historical Fiction, Marjan Kamali, Review

The Stationery Shop by Marjan Kamali

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The Stationery Shop by Marjan Kamali

Published by Gallery Books on June 18th, 2019

Genre: Historical Fiction

Pages: 320

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“You might think the world is complicated and full of lost souls, that people who’ve touched your life and disappeared will never be found, but in the end all of that can change.”


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3.5 Bubble Teas, ARC, Heather Morris, Historical Fiction, Review, St. Martin's Press

Advance Review: Cilka’s Journey by Heather Morris

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Cilka’s Journey by Heather Morris

Published by St. Martin’s Press on October 1st, 2019

Genres: Historical Fiction

Pages: 352

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“What you are doing, Cilka, is the only form of resistance you have–staying alive.”


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4 Bubble Teas, Mystery, Review, Ruth Ware, Simon & Schuster, Thriller

The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware

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The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware

Published by Simon & Schuster on August 6th, 2019

Genres: Mystery, Thriller

Pages: 384

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I am telling you the truth. The unvarnished, ugly truth. And it is all that. It is unpolished and unpleasant, and I don’t pretend I acted like an angel. But I didn’t kill anyone. I just fucking didn’t.”


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4 Bubble Teas, ARC, Historical Fiction, Magical Realism, One World, Review, Ta-Nehisi Coates

Advance Review: The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates

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The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Published by One World on September 24th, 2019

Genres: Historical Fiction, Magical Realism

Pages: 432

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“I simply told myself this thing that must become my truth. I am free.”


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