Lately I’ve been crawling around Goodreads and any book review blogger to find several books to be read. I think several people know that I’m such a qoutes, conversation, novels, and poem addict. I love seeing the way one word relate to other words. I love reading all the poetic things those words produce.
So after those hours scrolling I think I’m gonna buy these books :
1. Love and Misadventure – Lang Leav
I’m searching for a poetic book about life or love or anything. I like every wordplay in a poem book. Then I stumbled to Lang Leav’s book. Dunno whether I’m gonna like it or not but seeing how people often capture the poem then put it in Pinterest, I think I’m gonna like this book….. so much (well too optimistic)
Goodreads synopsis : Lang Leav is a poet and internationally exhibiting artist. Awarded a coveted Churchill Fellowship, her work expresses the intricacies of love and loss.
Beautifully illustrated and thoughtfully conceived, Love and Misadventure will take you on a rollercoaster ride through an ill-fated love affair- from the initial butterflies to the soaring heights- through to the devastating plunge. Lang Leav has an unnerving ability to see inside the hearts and minds of her readers. Her talent for translating complex emotions with astonishing simplicity has won her a cult following of devoted fans from all over the world.
“What was it like to love him? Asked Gratitude.
It was like being exhumed, I answered, and brought to life in a flash of brilliance.
What was it like to be loved in return? Asked Joy.
It was like being seen after a perpetual darkness, I replied. To be heard after a lifetime of silence.
What was it like to lose him? Asked Sorrow. There was a long pause before I responded:
It was like hearing every goodbye ever said to me—said all at once.”
2. Twivortiare 2 – Ika Natassa
I like Ika natassa’s book though I kinda bored with the banker kinda things she always writes about but that’s ok. So this is like the 3rd novel about Mrs Beno and Mr. Beno who I’ve been longing for so long. I’m so curious about what will Lexy do in her pregnancy moments and of course what will Mr. too handsome too be true do when he has to prepare himself to be a great father. So when Twivortiare is launched, I’m ready to buy it (and read it)
Goodreads synopsis :
Setiap pasangan punya cerita masing-masing, kadang manis, kadang juga pahit. Enam tahun setelah Divortiare dan dua tahun setelah Twivortiare, Alexandra dan Beno kembali hadir melalui akun Twitter @alexandrarheaw. Melalui buku ini, kita kembali diajak “mengintip” kehidupan mereka sehari-hari, pemikiran Alexandra yang witty dan selalu apa adanya, bahkan merasakan langsung interaksi antar karakter-karakter yang diceritakannya. Membaca Twivortiare 2 seperti mendengarkan sahabat sendiri bercerita tentang manis dan pahitnya hidup, tentang pilihan, kesalahan masa lalu, dan tentang makna sesungguhnya dari kesempatan kedua
Excerpt : “You know you’re in love with the right person when falling in love with him turns you into the best version of yourself.”
3. Supernova : Ksatria, Putri, dan Bintang Jatuh — Deelestari
I know that this book has been published long time ago. I always hold myself from reading this book just because I’m afraid I will not understand this book with all the drama, science, roman, poem, love, high level words, and etc. Now, because I’m 25 years old and I think my teeny tiny brain can handle a little wordplay, I can handle this book. I also want to watch the Movie on December 2014 so I surely think I need to read the book first. YAY!
Goodreads Synopsis : Dhimas dan Ruben adalah dua orang mahasiswa yang tengah menuntut ilmu di negeri Paman Sam. Dhimas kuliah di Goerge Washinton University, dan Ruben di John Hopkins Medical School. Mereka bertemu dalam suatu pesta yang meriah, yang diadakan oleh perkumpulan mahasiswa yang bersekolah di Amrik. Pertama kali bertemu mereke terlibat dalam percakapan yang saling menyudutkan satu samalain, hal tersebut dikarenakan oleh latar belakang mereka, Dhimas berasal dari kalangan The have, sedangkan Ruben, mahasiswa beasiswa. Tetapi setelah Ruben mencoba serotonin, mereka menjadi akrab membincangkan permasalahan iptek, saint, sampai acara buka-bukaan bahwa Ruben adalah seorang gay. Ternyata tak disangka-sangka bahwa Dhimas juga adalah seorang gay. Maka jadilah mereka sepasang kekasih, meskipun mereka tidak pernah serumah dalam satu apartemen. Bila ditanya mereka menjawab supaya bisa tetap kangen, tetap butuh usaha bila ingin bertemu satu sama lainnya. Dalam pertemuan di pesta tersebut mereka telah berikrar akan membuat satu karya. Satu masterpiece. Satu tulisan atau riset yang membantu menjembatani semua percabangan sains. Roman yang berdimensi luas dan mampu menggerakkan hati banyak orang.
“Ajarkan aku menjadi naif
senaif dirimu yang masih bisa tertawa
senaif kebahagiaan di alam kita berdua
karena di setiap detik..
dikala kenyataan mulai bersinggungan..
kurasakan sakit yang nyaris tak tertahankan
Ajarkan aku menjadi penipu!
bila kau merasakan sakit itu didalam tawamu.”
4. Eleanor and Park – Rainbow Rowell
I’ve been curious about this book since several months ago because I read in some blog that this book is beautifully written. You know somehow book about teen love can be a little bit “bring-it-on” like so I rarely buy those books eventually. I scrolled Goodreads to know people’s review about this book then I’m pretty sure I will buy it then read it then cry (because people said that it’s sweet, it’s cute, it’s fresh, and it’s sad). I hope it’s going to be heartwarming and heartbreaking at the same time.
Goodreads synopsis :
One extraordinary love.
Eleanor… Red hair, wrong clothes. Standing behind him until he turns his head. Lying beside him until he wakes up. Making everyone else seem drabber and flatter and never good enough…Eleanor.
Park… He knows she’ll love a song before he plays it for her. He laughs at her jokes before she ever gets to the punch line. There’s a place on his chest, just below his throat, that makes her want to keep promises…Park.
Set over the course of one school year, this is the story of two star-crossed sixteen-year-olds—smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try
Excerpt : “I don’t like you, Park. Sometimes I think I live for you”
5. Landline – Rainbow Rowell
Landline is Goodreads choice 2014 Winner so I have a big hope for this one. When I saw the author I know that Goodreads people made the right choice. Rainbow words always play the word beautifully and sadly at the same time. So I think it’s gonna be worth the money I spent. :p
Goodreads synopsis : Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble;it has been in trouble for a long time. She still loves her husband, Neal, and Neal still loves her, deeply — but that almost seems beside the point now.
Maybe that was always beside the point.
Two days before they’re supposed to visit Neal’s family in Omaha for Christmas, Georgie tells Neal that she can’t go. She’s a TV writer, and something’s come up on her show; she has to stay in Los Angeles. She knows that Neal will be upset with her — Neal is always a little upset with Georgie — but she doesn’t expect him to pack up the kids and go home without her.
When her husband and the kids leave for the airport, Georgie wonders if she’s finally done it. If she’s ruined everything.
That night, Georgie discovers a way to communicate with Neal in the past. It’s not time travel, not exactly, but she feels like she’s been given an opportunity to fix her marriage before it starts . . .
Is that what she’s supposed to do?
Or would Georgie and Neal be better off if their marriage never happened?
Excerpt : “Nobody’s lives just fit together. Fitting together is something you work at. It’s something you make happen – because you love each other.”
Well.. let’s goooo to the bookstore Mieke!