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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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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4 Bubble Teas, Feminism, Non-Fiction, Rebecca Traister, Review, Simon & Schuster

Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger by Rebecca Traister

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Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger by Rebecca Traister

Published by Simon & Schuster on October 2nd, 2018

Genres: Non-Fiction, Feminism

Pages: 320

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“Most of the interesting women you know are far, far angrier than you’d imagine.”


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4 Bubble Teas, Historical Fiction, Lisa See, Review, Scribner

The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See

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The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See

Published by Scribner on March 5th, 2019

Genre: Historical Fiction

Pages: 374

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“The sea is better than a mother. You can love your mother, and she still might leave you. You can love or hate the sea, but it will always be there. Forever. The sea has been the center of her life. It has nurtured her and stolen from her, but it has never left.”


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4 Bubble Teas, Contemporary, Fiction, Gabrielle Zevin, Review, Viking

Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin

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Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin

Published by Viking on August 29th, 2017

Genres: Fiction, Contemporary

Pages: 304

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“I’m not a murderer,” she says. “I’m a slut, and you can’t be acquitted of that.”


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5 Bubble Teas, Classics, Dodie Smith, Fiction, Review, Wednesday Books

I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

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I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

Published by Wednesday Books on October 10th, 2017 (first published in 1948)

Genres: Classics, Fiction

Pages: 390

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“I am a restlessness inside a stillness inside a restlessness.”


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#IWD2019
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#IWD2019: Female Authors Who Inspire Me

Happy International Women’s Day! To celebrate (and to celebrate my 26th birthday…), I thought I’d put together a list of female authors who inspire me with their words.

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