December 27, 2012

Book Kaleidoscope 2012 #1: Top 5 Book Boyfriends

I started 2012 by signing into Goodreads and set 85 books as my 2012 Reading Challenge goal  (then changed it to 100) and was kinda surprised when I passed that goal. In the end, I succeeded reading about 107 books in total (woohoo) :D #ughforgivemeforbraggingIknowitsannoyingbutIcanthelpit

Book Kaleidoscope 2012 is a meme hosted by Mbak Fanda from Fanda Classiclit. In this event, your goal is to choose your own version of top five book boyfriends, top five book covers and top five best books from all the books that you have read in 2012. If you want to join/read other entries, you can look up in the master posts here.


To be honest, it's extremely difficult for me to pick only five of all the book boyfriends I've met (or read) this year because I tend to love almost all of them! (tee-hee) But after spending some time narrowing down the list, I've finally put these boys as my favorites (in no particular order):

Cricket Bell
from Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephenie Perkins

 “So do you believe in second chances?" I bite my lip.
"Second, third, fourth. Whatever it takes. However long it takes. If the person is right," he adds.
"If the person is... Lola?"
This time, he holds my gaze. "Only if the other person is Cricket.”

Cricket is both Lola's neighbor and bestfriend. He's an undergrad at Berkley and a gifted-inventor. One thing I love the most about Cricket is that he truly likes Lola as she is; he never feels ashamed about Lola's weird style or her strange hair color. It was clear that Lola & Cricket really likes each other, too bad Lola already has a boyfriend named Max.

I would say that I prefer Cricket to Etienne St Clair (from Anna and the French Kiss)! I don't know, there's just something about Cricket that really sparks my interests. The chemistry between him and Lola is very palpable. I always imagine Cricket Bell as a cute, tall guy with nerdy glasses that makes him looks totally adorable. My version of Cricket would be between Cameron Mitchell or Andrew Garfield <3

Dexter Jones
from This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen

  “I just thought to my self, all of a sudden, that we had something in common. A natural chemistry, if you will. And I had a feeling that something big was going to happen. To both of us. That we were, in fact, meant to be together.” 

Of all the Dessen boys, Dexter is the one I love the most (beside Wes from The Truth about Forever). Dexter is a lead singer in a band called The Truth Squad. Spontaneous, outgoing, kinda silly but seems really fun to be with! He's a great boyfriend, too. Dexter has always been honest about his feelings to Remy. Oh, and another thing I found funny of him: Dexter has a dog named Monkey =))

I can't really seem to find any picture or a figure that could fit my version of Dexter so I just put whoever it is lol. The man in the picture above is Arthur Sales.

from Daughter of Smoke and Bones trilogy by Laini Taylor

"Once more his physicality struck her, that he was a flesh-and-blood being, though unlike any
she had ever seen or touched. He was a melding of elements: fire and earth. She would have
thought an angel would have something of air, but he didn’t. He was all substance: powerful
and rugged and real.

Why? First to infinity, because he's Akiva. LOL. If you have read the book then you must also found it impossible not to fall in love with him, y/y? All the descriptions Laini Taylor wrote about him, albeit the imperfections, only made him more and more unresistable (is that even a word...) But really. Akiva's not perfect, he made some big mistakes, but his love for Madrigal/Karou was really powerful and I found it amazing that he dare to dream a world outside the world he's currently in... And he's so hot, anyway :p

That picture above always comes to mind everytime I read about Akiva. The man in the picture above is either Ash Stymest or Cole Mohr... or neither? I can't remember. He's a male model.

Jase Garrett
from My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

“Hey," He says again, sitting down next to me as though he knows me well. “Need rescuing?”

Jason Garrett is all kinds of awesome and very swoon-worthy! He's the book boyfriend I would really liked the most to be real. Jase is a family guy, the third child among eight. The relationship dynamics between his family, the Garretts, are soo lovely that I can't help but to feel envy. Jase is also very sweet to Sam, his girlfriend. This guy has a good manner, kindhearted, a hardworker and an honest person. And he always put other people first before himself. :)

Jase was described to has wavy brown hair, olive skin and green eyes. He likes to fix things and has a lot of reptiles kept in his room (yes, what a strange hobby...). Picture above is of Jake Abel (watch out, he's the Ian O'Shea in the upcoming The Host movie, out in cinemas March 2013)

Josh Bennett
from The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay

“Emilia," he says, and when he does, it warms me to my soul. "Every day you save me."

Josh is far from perfect. He's... damaged, and quiet, but has a strong presence to the people around him. He has his own way to cope with loneliness from the absence of a family in his life, by making furnitures made of woods at night. That is also how Josh meets Nastya/Emilia and soon to be involved in a complex relationship with her. I also always love the banters between Josh and Drew, his bestfriend. Their bromance is lovely! :D

I always envisioned Josh as a guy who's wearing wifebeater and holds a piece of wood at night, heheheh. My version of Josh Bennett is a boy with Jack O'Connell-ish face, but with a darker hair and slightly taller figure.


So they're my top five best book boyfriend of 2012! To be honest, I have many other nominees lining up hehehehe. The list included Four/Tobias Eaton from Divergent trilogy, Jack from Blood Red Road (with that sexy accent of him, uhuh), Augustus from The Fault in Our Stars but I scratched him because he's way too cheesy for my liking, A from Every Day and Day from Legend.

Who's your book boyfriend of 2012?



  1. kyaaaa cowok pilihannya cakep-cakep :)

    1. Hihihi supaya yang baca jadi semangat & seger liatnya :D :D :D

  2. Replies
    1. Iya sengaja Mbak, biar masih cocok dan deketan umurnya kalo jadi boyfriend beneran #nah #mulaidelusional hihihi x)

  3. Tadinya mau masukin Akiva juga tapi dia terlalu emo. #heh #siapsiapdikeplak terus lebih milih Ed dibanding Cricket. (MAAFKAN AKU, CRICKET, AKU TETAP CINTAAA /kemudiankomeninidihapus/)

    Dan mau baca The Sea of Tranquility nih. x)

    1. Iya nggak pa-pa, jadi kita bagi-bagi. Augustus-Ed buat Aul, Akiva-Cricket buat aku aja :p

  4. Wuaaa....semua buku yg kamu sebutin baru masuk to read-ku. Dan sekarang makin penasaran sama sea of tranquility

    1. Ayok bacaa, nanti kenalan sama Josh & Drew :D

  5. Ha! So it's not just me who must "kick" several candidates to make it 5! :)

    From your list, I like no. 3 the most..

    1. Nggak kok, nggak aku 'kick' Mbak, aku 'pindahin' aja pelan-pelan biar pada nggak marah. *lho*
      Hehehe Akiva ya? *toss sama Mbak Fanda* <3

  6. Wah, we both placed Jase Garrett in second position :D

    1. I didn't put the boys in a particular order (because I love em just the same hehe) but he deserves it, he's such a sweet character <3

      Glad to know that you're loving him too :)


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