Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Top 5 Wednesday: Favorites You'd Like to Revisit

Hello! Here we are again with another Top 5 Wednesday post—because I'm very behind in posting my book reviews (I still have 3 in my drafts that I haven't finished yet) πŸ˜‚. This time, the topic I'm going to talk about is some of my favorite books that I'd like to revisit. I actually have a lot of books that I really want to reread because I think they would serve as a reminder for me from time to time. However, there are always new books that interests me and I don't know if I'll ever have time to reread older books. Well, whether I'll be able to do it or not, here's my list of favorites that I'd like to revisit when I can 😊.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Popular Books that Lived Up to the Hype

Finally back again with another Top Ten Tuesday post! I rarely do this tag on my blog, because most of the time it's quite difficult for me to pick 10 books for certain topics πŸ˜‚. But this week I decided to do it because the topic is Popular Books that Lived Up to the Hype. I've read a lot of hyped books in the past. I guess because I'm always intrigued whenever a book gets a lot of attention and positive reviews. At first I was quite confused where I should begin but I found this shelf on Goodreads called 'Popular Hyped Books' and decided to choose from the books on that list. I can probably list more than ten, but these are some that came to mind first. Here are the books in no particular order 😎.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Book Review: The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

BOOK review
Started on: 6 July 2018
Finished on: 9 July 2018

Title: The One and Only Ivan
Author: Katherine Applegate
Publisher: HarperCollins
Pages: 303 pages / 325 pages (e-book)
Year of Publication: 2015
Price: Rp 131,000 (

Rating: 5/5
"Growing up gorilla is just like any other kind of growing up. You make mistakes. You play. You learn. You do it all over again.
It was, for a while, a perfect life."
Ivan is a silverback gorilla who has spent the last twenty-seven years behind the glass walls of his enclosure in a shopping mall. Throughout the years, Ivan have grown accustomed to this new life where humans come to observe him and he watches TV or paints when he's bored. Ivan has forgotten all about his life in the jungle. In the shopping mall, he befriends Stella—an elephant who does shows, and Bob—a stray dog who likes to sleep on Ivan's belly. But things started to change when Mack, the owner of the mall brought in a new baby elephant named Ruby. Ivan then remembered his life in the jungle, and his natural instinct to protect is suddenly awakened.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Book Review: Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

BOOK review
Started on: 15 June 2018
Finished on: 5 July 2018

Title: Everything I Never Told You
Author: Celeste Ng
Publisher: Penguin Books
Pages:  297 pages / 304 pages (e-book)
Year of Publication: 2015
Price: Rp178,000 (

Rating: 5/5

"How had it begun? Like everything: with mothers and fathers. Because of Lidya's mother and father, because of her mother's and father's mothers and fathers. Because long ago, her mother had gone missing, and her father had brought her home. Because more than anything, her mother had wanted to stand out; because more than anything, her father had wanted to blend in. Because those things had been impossible.
On May 1977, Lydia's dead body is found in Middlewood Lake, at the center of town. She is the middle child of a Chinese-American family, and no one knows the story behind her sudden death. Upon discovering, Lydia's family members are devastated. They tried to cope with the situation in their own way. But things got worse and more relationships are severed as they tried to determine the mystery behind Lydia's death.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Top 5 Wednesday: Best Books You've Read So Far in 2018

We've gone through the first half of 2018, so it's time to take a look back at the books I've read these past 6 months. So far I've read 24 books and there are several that have become my favorites. There's also a Top Ten Tuesday tag for this topic, but I don't think I have that many books to list, so I decided to stick with Top 5 Wednesday instead. This was supposed to be the topic for the first week of July, but what can I do, I don't really have that much time to write these days 😌. Without further ado, here are some of my favorite books that I've read so far in 2018 (in no particular order) 😊.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

June 2018 Book Haul


June was a pretty hectic month for me, that's why I haven't been able to post any reviews lately on this blog even though I've finished some books already. I really enjoyed the long holiday in June, I even went on a short trip out of town for 2 days which was quite refreshing 😊 Last month, I only went to the bookstore 2-3 times and only got myself 3 English books from Periplus. Aside from that, I also accumulated some more ebooks that piqued my interest. So here they are!

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