Books i'm reading/i've read/wanting to read!


Hi. On this page i'll be posting pictures, recommendations, reviews as well as update you with books i've read, books i'm currently reading and books i've been wanting to read...

I'm such a bookworm ever since i can remember..
It's very relaxing and it's what i do when i can't sleep at night.. Unfortunately, it doesn't make me go to sleep! Haha..

The very first books i've read were the Baby Sitter's Club series. My mom bought me those when i was in grade school. I think i really started reading those after a few years. Then i got hooked. :)

I'll try to update my collection once in a while and recommend some of my favorites to you..

Lemme know what you think, okay? :)

Never judge a book by its movie.  ~J.W. Eagan

No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting.  ~Mary Wortley Montagu

Eeeeeppp! OMG! I can't wait!!!!!!! :S


Heart of Glass -An A-list Novel

The New York Times bestselling series about the scandalous lives of rich and famous teens in Beverly Hills, California. High school is officially over and that means one thing for the A-List: time to party! But the celebration is cut short when unlikely pair Anna and Cammie find themselves in an even more unlikely situation--caught trespassing on a celeb's beach estate--and are forced to don steel handcuffs along with their Tiffany tennis bracelets. Luckily, the girls are spared a summer stuck in tacky orange jumpsuits when their hotshot lawyer lands them a cushy community service gig: helping plan a fabulous charity fashion show! But while it may seem like a plush job, Anna and Cammie are in for a challenge. Can the girls handle the pressure of the vicious fashion world? Or will they fall to pieces faster than a cheap Louis Vuitton knockoff?

Just finished reading this book a while ago and i can't wait to share with you my favorite phrase.. :)

"Love was something that happened slowly, because you gave it time to grow. It couldn't come from fear or seduction. It came because you felt whole enough and strong enough all on your own to let another person in."

I've been reading the A-List series for quite some time now and i can say i really liked it.  I just finished the 8th novel. Wow. It's actually quite similar with the Gossip Girl series except that this one is basically about the super-rich teens of Los Angeles. I can say that this series taught me a lot of stuff. You can learn a lot from this series. The author is very intelligent. You can tell from reading her books. It's a quick read. And very addicting! What i liked about it is how she first introduced some of the characters as a snob, filthy rich, selfish and dumb people when in fact, once you get to know them, they actually have something more, a different side of them you don't get to see most of the time. It's like every novel you get to see more of every character.. :)

It's fun and entertaining. This is actually my last book. There's a 9th book coming but i think i need a time of with the A-List series. I'm deffo gonna miss  Anna Percy and Ben Ben Ben Birnbaum! :))

Memoirs of a Geisha

Memoirs of a Geisha
 In this literary tour de force, novelist Arthur Golden enters a remote and shimmeringly exotic world. For the protagonist of this peerlessly observant first novel is Sayuri, one of Japan's most celebrated geisha, a woman who is both performer and courtesan, slave and goddess.

We follow Sayuri from her childhood in an impoverished fishing village, where in 1929, she is sold to a representative of a geisha house, who is drawn by the child's unusual blue-grey eyes. From there she is taken to Gion, the pleasure district of Kyoto. She is nine years old. In the years that follow, as she works to pay back the price of her purchase, Sayuri will be schooled in music and dance, learn to apply the geisha's elaborate makeup, wear elaborate kimono, and care for a coiffure so fragile that it requires a special pillow. She will also acquire a magnanimous tutor and a venomous rival. Surviving the intrigues of her trade and the upheavals of war, the resourceful Sayuri is a romantic heroine on the order of Jane Eyre and Scarlett O'Hara. And Memoirs of a Geisha is a triumphant work - suspenseful, and utterly persuasive.

The Lovely Bones

When we first meet Susie Salmon, she is already in heaven. As she looks down from this strange new place, she tells us, in the fresh and spirited voice of a fourteen-year-old girl, a tale that is both haunting and full of hope. In the weeks following her death, Susie watches life on Earth continuing without her-her school friends trading rumors about her disappearance, her family holding out hope that she'll be found, her killer trying to cover his tracks. As months pass without leads, Susie sees her parents' marriage being contorted by loss, her sister hardening herself in an effort to stay strong, and her little brother trying to grasp the meaning of the word gone. And she explores the place called heaven. It looks a lot like her school playground, with the good kind of swing sets. There are counselors to help newcomers adjust and friends to room with. Everything she ever wanted appears as soon as she thinks of it-except the thing she most wants: to be back with the people she loved on Earth. With compassion, longing, and a growing understanding, Susie sees her loved ones pass through grief and begin to mend. Her father embarks on a risky quest to ensnare her killer. Her sister undertakes a feat of remarkable daring. And the boy Susie cared for moves on, only to find himself at the center of a miraculous event. The Lovely Bones is luminous and astonishing, a novel that builds out of grief the most hopeful of stories. In the hands of a brilliant new writer, this story of the worst thing a family can face is transformed into a suspenseful and even funny novel about love, memory, joy, heaven, and healing.

Pride and Prejudice

For over 150 years, Pride And Prejudice has remained one of the most popular novels in the English language. Jane Austen herself called this brilliant work her "own darling child." Pride And Prejudice, the story of Mrs. Bennet's attempts to marry off her five daughters is one of the best-loved and most enduring classics in English literature. Excitement fizzes through the Bennet household at Longbourn in Hertfordshire when young, eligible Mr. Charles Bingley rents the fine house nearby. He may have sisters, but he also has male friends, and one of these—the haughty, and even wealthier, Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy—irks the vivacious Elizabeth Bennet, the second of the Bennet girls. She annoys him. Which is how we know they must one day marry. The romantic clash between the opinionated Elizabeth and Darcy is a splendid rendition of civilized sparring. As the characters dance a delicate quadrille of flirtation and intrigue, Jane Austen's radiantly caustic wit and keen observation sparkle.

Did you know that this book's first title is FIRST IMPRESSIONS? :)

Time Traveler's Wife

     A dazzling novel in the most untraditional fashion, this is the remarkable story of Henry DeTamble, a dashing, adventuresome librarian who travels involuntarily through time, and Clare Abshire, an artist whose life takes a natural sequential course. Henry and Clare's passionate love affair endures across a sea of time and captures the two lovers in an impossibly romantic trap, and it is Audrey Niffenegger's cinematic storytelling that makes the novel's unconventional chronology so vibrantly triumphant.

An enchanting debut and a spellbinding tale of fate and belief in the bonds of love, The Time Traveler's Wife is destined to captivate readers for years to come.

I was captured by this book’s title.

Not really the cover but just the title. The title is enough motivation to read this book.  And this is the best love story ever.

“When Henry meets Claire, he is twenty-eight, and she is twenty. He’s a hip, handsome librarian; she is an art student with Botticelli hair. Henry has never met Claire before; Claire has known Henry since she was six…”

This is the kind of book you beg other people to read. I have begged 3 people to read this and they thanked me afterwards. Haha :) No kidding. At first it’s confusing because the sequence of the book is based on Claire’s age. Since the title of the book is The Time Traveler’s WIFE and not The Time Traveler. This has to be the most beautiful love story I have ever read. The story is so original and heartbreaking and real. I love how being a time traveler has its ups and downs. It makes it more real and scary and cool. I am so glad she wrote this book and I was lucky enough to stumble upon it. I love how close you feel to the characters, they’re like your family.

I have read it a few months ago and I still think about it. I miss Henry and Claire.

If you haven’t read it, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE read it.

The movie is coming out this August starring Eric Bana (Yes!) and Rachelle McAdams. I have watched the trailer and I’m in love! ♥ ♥ ♥

I am slightly apprehensive because movies have a way of ruining books as we all know. But remember, DON’T JUDGE THE BOOK BY ITS MOVIE. Hehe :P

And I can’t wait to watch it! I’m pretty sure I’m going to cry but whatever.

Some of my favorite quotes from the book:

“Don’t you think it’s better to be extremely happy for a short while, even if you lose it, than to be just okay for your whole life?”

“Why has he gone where I cannot follow?”

“He is coming, and i am here.”

“I hate to think of you waiting. I know that you have been waiting for me all your life.. ten minutes, ten days, a month.. What an uncertain husband I have been.. I have given you a life of waiting..Stop waiting and be free.”

“Time is nothing.”



My Heart Is Afraid that it will have to suffer," the boy told the alchemist one night as they looked up at the moonless sky."Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams."Every few decades a book is published that changes the lives of its readers forever. The Alchemist is such a book. With over a million and a half copies sold around the world, The Alchemist has already established itself as a modern classic, universally admired. Paulo Coelho's charming fable, now available in English for the first time, will enchant and inspire an even wider audience of readers for generations to come.

The Alchemist is the magical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure as extravagant as any ever found. From his home in Spain he journeys to the markets of Tangiers and across the Egyptian desert to a fateful encounter with the alchemist.

The story of the treasures Santiago finds along the way teaches us, as only a few stories have done, about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, learning to read the omens strewn along life's path, and, above all, following our dreams.

This is my favorite book! :) it!! Hence, the BOLD letters and the stars in this title page.. ;) I have a soft spot for people who have read this book and liked it.. Hahaha.. This book influenced me a lot. It's basically about following your dreams and the like.. I love most of the quotes in this book. I’mma put some of my faves here if I have the time later this week. Because of this book, I wanna go to Egypt and see the pyramids myself.  I couldn't recommend it more. If you haven't read this, do yourself a favor and please do. Okay? :) 

The Five People You Meet in Heaven

Part melodrama and part parable, Mitch Albom's The Five People You Meet in Heaven weaves together three stories, all told about the same man: 83-year-old Eddie, the head maintenance person at Ruby Point Amusement Park. As the novel opens, readers are told that Eddie, unsuspecting, is only minutes away from death as he goes about his typical business at the park. Albom then traces Eddie's world through his tragic final moments, his funeral, and the ensuing days as friends clean out his apartment and adjust to life without him. In alternating sections, Albom flashes back to Eddie's birthdays, telling his life story as a kind of progress report over candles and cake each year. And in the third and last thread of the novel, Albom follows Eddie into heaven where the maintenance man sequentially encounters five pivotal figures from his life (a la A Christmas Carol). Each person has been waiting for him in heaven, and, as Albom reveals, each life (and death) was woven into Eddie's own in ways he never suspected. Each soul has a story to tell, a secret to reveal, and a lesson to share. Through them Eddie understands the meaning of his own life even as his arrival brings closure to theirs.

For One More Day

This is the story of Charley, a child of divorce who is always forced to choose between his mother and his father. He grows into a man and starts a family of his own. But one fateful weekend, he leaves his mother to secretly be with his father - and she dies while he is gone. This haunts him for years. It unravels his own young family. It leads him to depression and drunkenness. One night, he decides to take his life. But somewhere between this world and the next, he encounters his mother again, in their hometown, and gets to spend one last day with her - the day he missed and always wished he'd had. He asks the questions many of us yearn to ask, the questions we never ask while our parents are alive. By the end of this magical day, Charley discovers how little he really knew about his mother, the secret of how her love saved their family, and how deeply he wants the second chance to save his own.

Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson

Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague.  Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it.

For Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly twenty years ago.

Maybe, like Mitch, you lost track of this mentor as you made your way, and the insights faded, and the world seemed colder.  Wouldn't you like to see that person again, ask the bigger questions that still haunt you, receive wisdom for your busy life today the way you once did when you were younger?

Mitch Albom had that second chance.  He rediscovered Morrie in the last months of the older man's life.  Knowing he was dying, Morrie visited with Mitch in his study every Tuesday, just as they used to back in college.  Their rekindled relationship turned into one final "class": lessons in how to live.

Tuesdays with Morrie is a magical chronicle of their time together, through which Mitch shares Morrie's lasting gift with the world.

The Little Prince

Few stories are as widely read and as universally cherished by children and adults alike as The Little Prince. Richard Howard's new translation of the beloved classic-published to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's birth-beautifully reflects Saint-Exupéry's unique and gifted style. Howard, an acclaimed poet and one of the preeminent translators of our time, has excelled in bringing the English text as close as possible to the French, in language, style, and most important, spirit. The artwork in this new edition has been restored to match in detail and in color Saint-Exupéry's original artwork. By combining the new translation with restored original art, Harcourt is proud to introduce the definitive English-language edition of The Little Prince.