Dragons & Tea Book Club: December Announcement!

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Hi, everyone! I hope you’re ready for our last Dragons & Tea Book Club pick of 2019. I truly cannot believe the year is over, and that our book club is almost one year old. I want to thank everyone who read along with us this year. You truly made our book club what it is. Every month I look forward to discussing books with you, and I cannot wait to join you all again in 2020. ❤

Our December pick is a repeat author because we just love her so much and she’s the queen at writing ownvoices representation. We also wanted a lighthearted, short read since we understand the holiday season can be quite hectic for some! So our pick is a holiday romance novella (about 211 pages), and we hope you all enjoy it!


Our December book will be:

MERRY INKMAS by Talia Hibbert

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The Dates & Breakdown:

December 9th: Chapters 1 – 5

December 10th: Chapters 6 – 10

December 11th: Chapters 11 – 15

December 12th: Chapters 16 – 19

December 13th: Chapters 20 – 23

(I believe it is only available in ebook format. It is available on Amazon Kindle for $2.99 with a different cover.)


Don’t forget to join our Goodreads Group!

And we will also follow discussions/your reading journey on Twitter and Instagram using the (hashtag) #DragonsAndTeaBookClub!


See you then! ❤

🐉☕ Melanie: Instagram | Twitter | Goodreads
🐉☕ Amy: Instagram | Twitter | Goodreads

Dragons & Tea Book Club: November Announcement!

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Hi, friends! It is once again that time of the month for Melanie and I to announce our pick for November! With November being Native American Heritage Month we wanted to read an ownvoices book by a Native author! We’ve heard such great things about the book we chose and are so excited to read along with you all!


Our November book will be:

TRAIL OF LIGHTNING by Rebecca Roanhorse

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The Dates & Breakdown:

November 18th: Chapters 1 – 8

November 19th: Chapters 9 – 16

November 20th: Chapters 17 – 24

November 21st: Chapters 25 – 32

November 22nd: Chapters 33 – 38


Don’t forget to join our Goodreads Group!

And we will also follow discussions/your reading journey on Twitter and Instagram using the (hashtag) #DragonsAndTeaBookClub!


See you then! ❤

🐉☕ Melanie: Instagram | Twitter | Goodreads
🐉☕ Amy: Instagram | Twitter | Goodreads

Dragons & Tea Book Club: October Announcement!

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Are you ready for our October pick? Melanie and I are excited to read a scary book to celebrate Halloween! We wanted to get in the spooky spirit with this story about a girl whose ghost comes back for revenge, based on Japanese mythos.


Our October book will be:

THE GIRL FROM THE WELL by Rin Chupeco

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The Dates & Breakdown:

October 21st: Chapters 1 – 5

October 22nd: Chapters 6 – 10

October 23rd: Chapters 11 – 15

October 24th: Chapters 16 – 20

October 25th: Chapters 21 – 23


Don’t forget to join our Goodreads Group!

And we will also follow discussions/your reading journey on Twitter and Instagram using the (hashtag) #DragonsAndTeaBookClub!


See you then! ❤

🐉☕ Melanie: Instagram | Twitter | Goodreads
🐉☕ Amy: Instagram | Twitter | Goodreads

Dragons & Tea Book Club: September Announcement!

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Hi, friends! So sorry for posting this announcement a little later than planned. But fall is almost here so we are gearing up for some spookier reads! In honor of Latinx Heritage Month we thought this ownvoices paranormal book would be such a fun read. Our pick stars a Latinx girl who raises three of her friends from the dead. We can’t wait to buddy read this witchy book with you!


Our September book will be:

UNDEAD GIRL GANG by Lily Anderson

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The Dates & Breakdown:

September 16th: Chapters 1 – 5

September 17th: Chapters 6 – 10

September 18th: Chapters 11 – 15

September 19th: Chapters 16 – 20

September 20th: Chapters 21 – 25


Don’t forget to join our Goodreads Group!

And we will also follow discussions/your reading journey on Twitter and Instagram using the (hashtag) #DragonsAndTeaBookClub!


See you then! ❤

🐉☕ Melanie: Instagram | Twitter | Goodreads
🐉☕ Amy: Instagram | Twitter | Goodreads

Dragons & Tea Book Club: August Announcement!

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Hi, friends! So I know that usually Melanie and I choose a backlist title for the book club, but we are really excited about this new release! We have been eyeballing this book for months. The book releases on August 6th, so we won’t start the buddy read for book club until August 19th. We hope this will give y’all enough time to pre-order and/or request it from your library! It’s also available on audio.


Our August book will be:

THE RIGHT SWIPE by Alisha Rai

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The Dates & Breakdown:

August 19th: CH. 1 – 5

August 20th: CH. 6 – 10

August 21st: CH. 11 – 15

August 22nd: CH. 16 – 20

August 23rd: CH. 21 – 25

August 24th: CH. 26 – End

Why we chose this book:

This book is going to be steamy, and it’s filled with a very diverse cast! I also heard there is a Thai-American character so… love that for me! Here’s a tiny synopsis which I feel captures the essence of the story perfectly: Alisha Rai returns with the first book in her sizzling new Modern Love series, in which two rival dating app creators find themselves at odds in the boardroom but in sync in the bedroom.


Don’t forget to join our Goodreads Group!

And we will also follow discussions/your reading journey on Twitter and Instagram using the (hashtag) #DragonsAndTeaBookClub!


See you then! ❤

🐉☕ Melanie: Instagram | Twitter | Goodreads
🐉☕ Amy: Instagram | Twitter | Goodreads

Dragons & Tea Book Club: July Book Announcement!

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Hello, bookworms! Now that things have calmed down a bit after coming back from NYC (I attended BEA) I am getting back into my reading routine. I’m so excited to announce the next Dragons & Tea Book Club pick for July.


Our July book will be:

LOVE FROM A TO Z by S.K. Ali

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The Dates & Breakdown:

July 8th: Pages 1–68 “Zayneb Saturday March 9. Oddity: Unpredictable Creatures”

July 9th: Pages 69–134 “Adam Tuesday March 12. Marvel: Strangers”

July 10th: Pages 135–207 “Adam Sunday March 17. Marvel: Zayneb at the Perfect Place”

July 11th: Pages 208–276 “Zayneb Tuesday March 19. Oddity… And Marvel: Plotters”

July 12th: Pages 277–End

(Chapter titles & subtitles are included since the chapters aren’t numbered. I hope this is helpful if you are reading on an eReader or audio. Read the chapter that includes the mentioned section above for that day.)

Why we chose this book:

This book is a love story in the time of islamaphobia. It stars a Muslim girl and a boy who has multiple sclerosis. We think this is going to be such an important and powerful read, and we can’t wait to boost this ownvoices YA book!

Synopsis:

A marvel: something you find amazing. Even ordinary-amazing. Like potatoes—because they make French fries happen. Like the perfect fries Adam and his mom used to make together.

An oddity: whatever gives you pause. Like the fact that there are hateful people in the world. Like Zayneb’s teacher, who won’t stop reminding the class how “bad” Muslims are.

But Zayneb, the only Muslim in class, isn’t bad. She’s angry.

When she gets suspended for confronting her teacher, and he begins investigating her activist friends, Zayneb heads to her aunt’s house in Doha, Qatar, for an early start to spring break.

Fueled by the guilt of getting her friends in trouble, she resolves to try out a newer, “nicer” version of herself in a place where no one knows her.

Then her path crosses with Adam’s.

Since he got diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in November, Adam’s stopped going to classes, intent, instead, on perfecting the making of things. Intent on keeping the memory of his mom alive for his little sister.

Adam’s also intent on keeping his diagnosis a secret from his grieving father.

Alone, Adam and Zayneb are playing roles for others, keeping their real thoughts locked away in their journals.

Until a marvel and an oddity occurs…

Marvel: Adam and Zayneb meeting.

Oddity: Adam and Zayneb meeting.


Don’t forget to join our Goodreads Group!

And we will also follow discussions/your reading journey on Twitter and Instagram using the (hashtag) #DragonsAndTeaBookClub!


See you then! ❤

🐉☕ Melanie: Instagram | Twitter | Goodreads
🐉☕ Amy: Instagram | Twitter | Goodreads

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Dragons & Tea Book Club: June Book Announcement!

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The Dragons & Tea Book Club is officially six months old! Thank you so much, from the bottom of my heart, to everyone who has been with us since day one. I have loved reading with all of you and I am looking forward to what the next six months will bring! So without further ado…


Our June book will be:

FINAL DRAFT by Riley Redgate

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The Dates & Breakdown:

June 10th — Chapters 1 – 5

June 11th — Chapters 6 – 9

June 12th — Chapters 10 – 13

June 13th — Chapters 14 – 17

June 14th — Chapters 18 – End

Why we chose this book:

June is Pride Month so we are excited to read a book by Riley Redgate! The main character, Laila, is a pansexual, biracial, Ecuadorian, plus-size girl with anxiety. It is a coming-of-age story as Laila “must choose between perfection and sanity.” We hope you’ll join us again to read Final Draft with us starting June 10th!


Don’t forget to join our Goodreads Group!

And we will also follow discussions/your reading journey on Twitter and Instagram using the (hashtag) #DragonsAndTeaBookClub!


See you then! ❤

🐉☕ Melanie: Instagram | Twitter | Goodreads
🐉☕ Amy: Instagram | Twitter | Goodreads

Dragons and Tea Book Club: May Book Announcement!

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Hi, friends! I hope you are all having a lovely reading month so far! We are so excited to announce our next book club pick for May. This one has been on our radar for a long time now, and we are hope we all fall in love with this one, too!


Our May book will be:

DRAGON PEARL by Yoon Ha Lee

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The Dates & Breakdown:

May 13th — Page 1 – 64 (Ch. 1 – 7)

May 14th — Page 65 – 124 (Ch. 8 – 14)

May 15th — Page 125 – 183 (Ch. 15 – 22)

May 16th — Page 184 – 242 (Ch. 23 – 28)

May 17th — Page 243 – End (Ch. 29 – 38)

Why we chose this book:

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, and Melanie and I really wanted to focus on an Asian-American, ownvoices author! Yoon Ha Lee’s Dragon Pearl is a middle grade sci fi-fantasy book about a girl who comes from a shape-shifting family and can use what is called “fox-magic.” There’s going to be space adventures but I also think there will be some strong themes about family!

I would like to share part of the book synopsis because it just sounds SO GOOD:

Min’s quest will have her meeting gamblers, pirates, and vengeful ghosts. It will involve deception, lies, and sabotage. She will be forced to use more fox-magic than ever before, and to rely on all of her cleverness and bravery. The outcome may not be what she had hoped, but it has the potential to exceed her wildest dreams.


Don’t forget to join our Goodreads Group!

And we will also follow discussions/your reading journey on Twitter and Instagram using the (hashtag) #DragonsAndTeaBookClub!


See you then! ❤

🐉☕ Melanie: Instagram | Twitter | Goodreads
🐉☕ Amy: Instagram | Twitter | Goodreads

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Dragons & Tea Book Club: April Book Announcement!

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Hello, friends! How is this year already flying by so fast!? I can’t believe we are already announcing our fourth book club pick of 2019! Melanie and I are so excited to announce this Latinx author who has written some of our favorite books! We hope you’ll be able to join us for this round.


Our April book will be:

WHEN THE MOON WAS OURS by Anna-Marie McLemore:

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The Dates & Breakdown:

April 8th — Pages 1 – 56 “Bay of Trust”

April 9th — Pages 57 – 107 “Sea of Waves”

April 10th — Pages 108 – 156 “Sea of Tranquility”

April 11th — Pages 157 – 217 “Bay of Dew”

April 12th — Pages 218 – End

Why we chose this book:

Anna-Marie McLemore writes such beautiful, lyrical prose, where she weaves magical realism with so much diversity. This ownvoices book follows the romance between a Latina girl and a trans boy (McLemore is married to a trans man), but they must stay away from four beautiful sisters who are rumored to be witches.

Also, I highly recommend checking out Chaima’s review!


Don’t forget to join our Goodreads Group!

And we will also follow discussions/your reading journey on Twitter and Instagram using the (hashtag) #DragonsAndTeaBookClub!


See you then! ❤

🐉☕ Melanie: Instagram | Twitter | Goodreads
🐉☕ Amy: Instagram | Twitter | Goodreads

Dragons & Tea Book Club: March Book Announcement!

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Hi, friends! I’m back with another book club announcement! Melanie and I had such a great time reading A Girl Like Her by Talia Hibbert with you all. Thank you so much for joining us! We hope our next read will be a hit, too!


Our March book will be:

LAST CALL AT THE NIGHTSHADE LOUNGE by Paul Krueger:

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The Dates & Breakdown:

March 4th — Ch. 1 – 2

March 5th — Ch. 3 – 6

March 6th — Ch. 7 – 10

March 7th — Ch. 11 – 14

March 8th — Ch. 15 – End

(Approximately 50 pages per day)

Why we chose this book:

A sharp and funny urban fantasy for “new adults” about a secret society of bartenders who fight monsters with alcohol fueled magic.”  <– I mean, that line sold me already. This is a new adult, urban fantasy that we hope will be a fun, yet dark, read! Also, author Paul Krueger is Asian-American, and the main character, Bailey Chen, is Asian-American, too! So this is an own-voices story we’re very excited about. 🙂

As of today this book is available in paperback on Book Outlet for $1.29. (This is not an affiliate link. I just want to let you know in case you want a physical copy for cheap!)


Don’t forget to join our Goodreads Group!

And we will also follow discussions/your reading journey on Twitter and Instagram using the (hashtag) #DragonsAndTeaBookClub!


See you then! ❤

🐉☕ Melanie: Instagram | Twitter | Goodreads
🐉☕ Amy: Instagram | Twitter | Goodreads