[Book Opinion] [English] 1Q84 (Book 2) – Haruki Murakami

March Reading Challenge : A Book with One Word Title

ISBN : 9879799105684
Translator : Ribeka Ota
Publisher : Kepustakaan Populer Gramedia
Number of pages : 425 pages

The year is 1Q84.
This is the real world, there is no doubt about that.
But in this world, there are two moons in the sky.In this world, the fates of two people, Tengo and Aomame, are closely intertwined. They are each, in their own way, doing something very dangerous. And in this world, there seems no way to save them both.Something extraordinary is starting.

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[Book Opinion] [English] Confession of A Shopaholic (Shopaholic #1) – Sophie Kinsella

Read the Indonesian translated for this series, with :

ISBN : 9789792202366
Publisher : PT Gramedia Pustaka Utama
Translator : Ade Dina Sigarlaki
Number of pages : 472

MEET BECKY BLOOMWOOD, AN IRRESISTIBLE HEROINE WITH A BIG HEART, BIG DREAMS — AND JUST ONE LITTLE WEAKNESS …

Becky Bloomwood has what most twenty-five-year-olds only dream of: a flat in London’s trendiest neighborhood, a troupe of glamorous socialite friends, and a closet brimming with the season’s must-haves. The only trouble is, she can’t actually afford it — not any of it. Her job writing atSuccessful Saving magazine not only bores her to tears, it doesn’t pay much at all. Still, how can she resist that perfect pair of shoes? Or the divine silk blouse in the window of that ultra-trendy boutique? But lately Becky’s been chased by dismal letters from Visa and the Endwich Bank — letters with large red sums she can’t bear to read — and they’re getting ever harder to ignore. She tries cutting back; she even tries making moremoney. But none of her efforts succeeds. Her only consolation is to buy herself something … just a little something …

Finally, a story arises that Becky actually cares about, and her front-page article catalyzes a chain of events that will transform her life — and the lives of those around her — forever.

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[Book Opinion] [English] 1Q84 (Book 1) – Haruki Murakami

February’s Reading Challenge : A Book with Number in Title

I read an Indonesian version of this with :

ISBN : 9789799105677
Translator : Ribeka Ota
Publisher : Kepustakaan Populer Gramedia
Number of pages : 516 pages

The year is 1Q84.
This is the real world, there is no doubt about that.
But in this world, there are two moons in the sky.In this world, the fates of two people, Tengo and Aomame, are closely intertwined. They are each, in their own way, doing something very dangerous. And in this world, there seems no way to save them both.Something extraordinary is starting.

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[Book Opinion] [English] Manxmouse – Paul Gallico

February Reading Challenge: A book with non human characters

For this one, I also read the Indonesian version of it with :

ISBN : 978-602-97067-3-4
Translator : Maria Lubis
Publisher : MKF (Media Klasik Fantasi) – Mahda Books
Number of pages : 227

Just after the stroke of thirteen on the night of his creation by a tipsy ceramist, Manxmouse sets boldly off from Buntingdowndale on the road to high adventure and self-discovery.

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[Book Opinion] [English] A Tale Dark & Grimm – Adam Gidwitz

February Reading Challenge :

A Book written by someone under 30
The moment I read it, my mind was working hard. Who- WHO is under 30? I, to be honest, never really paid attention on how old someone was when they were writing their books. But thankfully, as I browsed about the authors, I’ve finally found Adam Gidwitz who was born at 1982 and publishing his work at 2010 (which means, he was 28 years old when the book was published).

I read the translated one in Indonesian, with :

ISBN : 978-979-024-477-1
Translator : Khairi Rumantati
Publisher : Atria
Number of pages : 224

In this mischievous and utterly original debut, Hansel and Gretel walk out of their own story and into eight other classic Grimm-inspired tales. As readers follow the siblings through a forest brimming with menacing foes, they learn the true story behind (and beyond) the bread crumbs, edible houses, and outwitted witches.

Fairy tales have never been more irreverent or subversive as Hansel and Gretel learn to take charge of their destinies and become the clever architects of their own happily ever after.

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