Ratings: ★★★★ 1/2 (4.5/5)**
Title: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
Author: Gail Honeyman
Publisher: Viking-Pamela Dorman Books, dated May 9, 2017
Pages: 327 counts
After I finished this novel, it has taught me three things I should not do before picking up a book:
a) Never judged a book by its innocent, unassuming and plain looking toned cover. I chose this book expecting a featherweight but.. hello, from the other side! (Adelle said it right).
b) A book entitled with a fine word does not guarantee that it’s all about that, fine. I realized how that word can be underestimated and overestimated congruently with feelings inexplicably expressed.
c) Preventing myself to read reviews before opening a book is completely fine. It’s a good move not to spoil my most anticipated curiosity and be surprised once in a while.
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Ratings: ★★★★ (4/5)**
Title: Turtles All the Way Down
Author: John Green
Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Reader, dated October 10, 2017
Pages: 286 counts
How could I not love thee, John Green? If you just have my curiosity just by staring the cover and reading the title? If you just blatantly speak scientific terms (especially about microbes or C.diff) obsessively, yet sparkled the devouring night-owl reader within me? If you just have a tightening spiral of thoughts inside your head and penned it as a masterpiece? If you just created another book that proved why you are dubbed as the King of YA novels? Oh no! Now, my crush-oh-meter just leveled-up and I think it’s time to confess why I’m obsessing the you reflected in this book.
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Ratings: ★★★★★ (5/5)**
Title: Strange the Dreamer
Author: Laini Taylor
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, dated March 28, 2017
Pages: 536 counts
I always preferred dystopian YA more than fantasy ones, but this book just ruined my tongue for all the other tastes (as how Lazlo put it and it’s funny 😄 ). I think from now on, I’ll try to balance my attention in between. I just turned the last page of this book two days ago but the story that Laini Taylor’s explicitly weaved into my imagination still lingers within me. Yes, this book deserved all the prominent stellar rate and it proved to be. Maybe, it is a combination of all the strange things your childhood memory can recover. You are free to add a Strange dreamer as its protagonist, or a strange city you can traverse that left you mesmerized and captivated by its mysteries. And Poof! This book is now at your service and I promise you this is not.strange.at.all when you want to cuddle with a spectacular (there are too much adjective words running through my veins, so this is an understatement but the best one to have at the moment, though) fantasy book that you can’t help but beguiled into.
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Ratings: ★★★★★ 5/5
Title: You Are the Apple of My Eye
Director: Giddens Ko / Writer: Giddens Ko (novel/screenplay)
Release Date: 19 August 2011 (Taiwan) / Time: 1h 49min
Main Casts: Kai Ko, Michelle Chen
Since I’m in the process of reading the subject of my review, let’s review a movie. Here I am, having a long stare game with my laptop, searching for unfamiliar one from bulks of movies I watched before. Speaking to myself, “I need it to be great and worth it.” I’m self-testing what genre to pull, being specific is highly commended to google in order to acquire great recommendation in its worldwide web. So, I gave life to my idea the moment my hands keep in touch with the keys. And viola, I found one and it became the apple of my eye (literally, guys!) Moreover, my interest has peaked the moment I noticed and read: based on true story and semi-autobiographical. Ahh, I’m such a sucker of it. This one nailed it for me.
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Ratings: ★★★★★ (5/5)
Title: When Breath Becomes Air
Author: Paul Kalanithi
Publisher: Random House, dated January 19, 2016 (first published January 12, 2016)
Pages: 208 counts
If you stumble upon my rating system, you knew that giving this a perfect five meant that I found a gold in this book. Indeed, this is life-altering. It will take me a lifetime before I get over with it or in this case, not.at.all. Books like this is the reason why I’m being divergent (yeah, that book just pop up in my head) in choosing the genre of my books, leaping from one to another in a span of time (actually just weeks, yeah right? wait.. I just warned you here). Okay, before other books get on its way in my brain cells, let’s talk about this breathtaking and exceptional memoir.
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Title: The Sun and Her Flowers
Author: Rupi Kaur
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing, dated October 3, 2017
Pages: 256 counts
I am an enthusiast of prose and poems, so it is not new for me to choose and spend my time reading this kind of book while spending my time in a queue or waiting for a friend to arrive in a meeting place; such books keep me out of tedious time. Rupi Kaur is one of the most sought instapoet and her poetic style is wildly known as a game changer of literature, as it is dubbed as modern and millennial way to write poems. I haven’t read her self-published debut masterpiece, Milk and Honey, which gives me the perks to devoured The Sun and Her Flowers without any expectations.
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Ratings: ★★★★ (4/5)**
Title: Maybe in Another Life
Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid
Publisher: Washington Square Press, dated July 7, 2015
Pages: 342 counts
A brilliant match for someone who just tasted her so-called quarter of a century’s life days ago, this is a book one must read. This is my first of Reid’s work and won’t be my last, perhaps. It is a wise choice to pick this up, again. Yes, this has been one of those books who caught me bait by the title and draw me deeper by its synopsis yet life comes in between and I’ve let it seat on my tbr shelf two years ago; from which I thought to read.. maybe in another life? Okay. I just applied the title there to see you smile.
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