Update Progres New Author Reading Challenge 2015

Jadi, yah

Ini rekapan  buku-buku yang masuk kategori new author reading challenge (hosted by Ren’s Little Corner) yang saya baca dari bulan Januari sampai April. Setelah ditilik ternyata saya cuma baca sedikit, haha ><. Tapi ya sudah lah, ini dia daftarnya.

Januari-April 2015

East of Eden – John Steinbeck (Januari|Review)

American Gods – Neil Gaiman (Februari|Review)

Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier (Maret|Review)

Falling Into Place – Amy Zhang (Maret|Review)

The Jungle Book – Rudyard Kipling (Maret|Review)

Anna Dressed in Blood – Kendare Blake (Maret|Review)

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer – Michelle Hodkin (Maret|Review)

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before – Jenny Han (Maret|Review)

Omen #1 – Lexie Xu (April)

Jackaby – William Ritter (April)

Welcome to Camden Falls – Ann M. Martin (April)

Kategori Tambahan :

What’s in Name : Rebecca, Anna Dressed in Blood, The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, Jackaby

Support Local Author : Omen

Sedikit ya?

Sedih lihatnya, tapi memang saya sering malas buat mencomot karya penulis yang tidak familier. Kesannya cari aman banget, hahaha. Semoga di bulan-bulan yang akan datang saya bisa baca lebih banyak lagi!

Cheers,

Ra

“Reading” Meg & Dia’s Songs

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So, this is 2015. I’m planning to read more classics this year. Not sure why, but maybe one of the reason is because lately I keep listening to Meg and Dia’s song. When I knew that some of their songs are based or inspired by books, I got all pumped and wanting to read those books, which are, mainly classics.

This is not a challenge or anything, just my personal project. So many classics out there. It made me confused which book to read first. But then I came with this idea. How about start with reading Meg and Dia’s songs? I do really enjoy their songs so much!

And, here is the list of books from songs of this band.

East of Eden – John Steinbeck / Monster — The song is inspired by Cathy Ames’ character in East of Eden

Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier / Rebecca

Mary – Vladimir Nabokov / Tell Mary

Brave New World – Aldous Huxley / Hug Me

Indiana – George Sand / Indiana

And one song that’s having similar story to a play.

The Glass Menagerie – Tennessee William / Setting Up Sunday

Well, The Glass Menagerie is an optional because I don’t really like play that much but the first five in the list I’ll definitely read them all. But I really love Setting Up Sunday so I think I’ll read it too. Wish me luck!

P.S : I’ve already halfway through East of Eden. It was one thick book and I think I gave a wrong start lol. Steinbeck’s writing is so good and beautiful but it is too repetitive. I got bored after part three, but want to finish it soon. :>