Wednesday, October 12, 2016


made and edited by me
Hola! Ngga kerasa udah sebulan lebih ngga nulis review di blog ini. Sebenernya udah ada draft review buku cuman karena lagi sibuk dan tersiksa karena skripsi jadi rasanya hasrat untuk menulis review semakin berkurang. Sebenernya kecepatan membaca juga berkurang sih karena sekarang lebih sering baca jurnal dan buku kuliah buat referensi skripsi. Okay, back to the point of this post! Jadi, tahun ini aku pertama kali ikutan event tukar kado bersama para kakak-kakak BBI yang ultahnya juga sama denganku di bulan November (yeay!). Jadi, tujuan postingan ini ditulis adalah untuk menunjukkan wish list-ku untuk giver yang nanti akan memberikan kado untukku.

Tanpa bertele-tele lagi, inilah wish list-ku (yang semoga tidak menyusahkan ya! hehe).

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Book Review: The Vegetarian by Han Kang

Author: Han Kang
Translator: Deborah Smith
Publisher: Hogarth
Pages: 192
Format: E-book
Published: February, 2016
Price: $10.65 -> Rp141.554 (Amazon)
Rating: 3 / 5 stars

Date started: August 26, 2016 - Date finished: August 31, 2016

Before the nightmare, Yeong-hye and her husband lived an ordinary life. But when splintering, blood-soaked images start haunting her thoughts, Yeong-hye decides to purge her mind and renounce eating meat. In a country where societal mores are strictly obeyed, Yeong-hye's decision to embrace a more “plant-like” existence is a shocking act of subversion. And as her passive rebellion manifests in ever more extreme and frightening forms, scandal, abuse, and estrangement begin to send Yeong-hye spiraling deep into the spaces of her fantasy. In a complete metamorphosis of both mind and body, her now dangerous endeavor will take Yeong-hye—impossibly, ecstatically, tragically—far from her once-known self altogether.

A disturbing, yet beautifully composed narrative told in three parts, The Vegetarian is an allegorical novel about modern day South Korea, but also a story of obsession, choice, and our faltering attempts to understand others, from one imprisoned body to another.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Book Review: Broken Prince (The Royals, #2) by Erin Watt

Author: Erin Watt
Publisher: Timeout LLC
Pages: 350
Format: E-book
Published: July, 2016
Price: $4.99 -> Rp 65.494 (Barnes & Noble NOOK)
Rating: 4 / 5 stars

Date started: August 3, 2016 - Date finished: August 6, 2016

Other books in the series:

These Royals will ruin you…

From wharf fights and school brawls to crumbling lives inside glittery mansions, one guy tries to save himself.

Reed Royal has it all—looks, status, money. The girls at his elite prep school line up to date him, the guys want to be him, but Reed never gave a damn about anyone but his family until Ella Harper walked into his life.

What started off as burning resentment and the need to make his father’s new ward suffer turned into something else entirely—keep Ella close. Keep Ella safe. But when one foolish mistake drives her out of Reed’s arms and brings chaos to the Royal household, Reed’s entire world begins to fall apart around him.

Ella doesn’t want him anymore. She says they’ll only destroy each other.

She might be right.

Secrets. Betrayal. Enemies. It’s like nothing Reed has ever dealt with before, and if he’s going to win back his princess, he’ll need to prove himself Royally worthy.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Book Review: Paper Princess (The Royals, #1) by Erin Watt

Author: Erin Watt
Publisher: Timeout LLC
Pages: 370
Format: E-book
Published: April, 2016
Price: $4.99 -> Rp65.519 (Barnes & Noble NOOK)
Rating: 4 / 5 stars

Date started: August 2, 2016 - Date finished: August 3, 2016

Other books in the series:
Broken Prince (The Royals, #2) by Erin Watt

From strip clubs and truck stops to southern coast mansions and prep schools, one girl tries to stay true to herself.

These Royals will ruin you…

Ella Harper is a survivor—a pragmatic optimist. She’s spent her whole life moving from town to town with her flighty mother, struggling to make ends meet and believing that someday she’ll climb out of the gutter. After her mother’s death, Ella is truly alone.

Until Callum Royal appears, plucking Ella out of poverty and tossing her into his posh mansion among his five sons who all hate her. Each Royal boy is more magnetic than the last, but none as captivating as Reed Royal, the boy who is determined to send her back to the slums she came from.

Reed doesn’t want her. He says she doesn’t belong with the Royals.

He might be right.

Wealth. Excess. Deception. It’s like nothing Ella has ever experienced, and if she’s going to survive her time in the Royal palace, she’ll need to learn to issue her own Royal decrees.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Book Review: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling

Author: Mindy Kaling
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
Pages: 222
Format: Paperback
Published: September, 2012
Price: Rp203.000 (Periplus)
Rating: 3 / 5 stars

Date started: July 14, 2016 - Date finished: July 18, 2016

Mindy Kaling has lived many lives: the obedient child of immigrant professionals, a timid chubster afraid of her own bike, a Ben Affleck–impersonating Off-Broadway performer and playwright, and, finally, a comedy writer and actress prone to starting fights with her friends and coworkers with the sentence “Can I just say one last thing about this, and then I swear I’ll shut up about it?” 

Perhaps you want to know what Mindy thinks makes a great best friend (someone who will fill your prescription in the middle of the night), or what makes a great guy (one who is aware of all elderly people in any room at any time and acts accordingly), or what is the perfect amount of fame (so famous you can never get convicted of murder in a court of law), or how to maintain a trim figure (you will not find that information in these pages). If so, you’ve come to the right book, mostly!

In Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, Mindy invites readers on a tour of her life and her unscientific observations on romance, friendship, and Hollywood, with several conveniently placed stopping points for you to run errands and make phone calls. Mindy Kaling really is just a Girl Next Door—not so much literally anywhere in the continental United States, but definitely if you live in India or Sri Lanka.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Book Review: Me Before You (Me Before You, #1) by Jojo Moyes

Author: Jojo Moyes
Publisher: Penguin Books
Pages: 409
Format: Paperback, Movie Tie-In
Published: April, 2016
Price: Rp232.000 (Periplus)
Rating: 2 / 5 stars

Date started: July 25, 2016 - Date finished: August 1, 2016

The New York Times bestseller, soon to be a major motion picture; US release on June 3, 2016.

They had nothing in common until love gave them everything to lose . . .

Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who has barely been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex–Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life—big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel—and now he’s pretty sure he cannot live the way he is.

Will is acerbic, moody, bossy—but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected. When she learns that Will has shocking plans of his own, she sets out to show him that life is still worth living.

A Love Story for this generation, Me Before You brings to life two people who couldn’t have less in common—a heartbreakingly romantic novel that asks, What do you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart?
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