December 31, 2012

Book Kaleidoscope #3: Top Five Best Books of 2012


The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green
Do I really need to say anything about why this book successfuly made into my top five best books of 2012? Heartbreaking, gut-wrenching, and such a tear-jerker, this book is no joke. The conversations was clever, although sometimes too much or too cheesy, yet the world of Hazel and Augustus was so beautiful I can't help but truly envied the love that they had.

Blood Red Road, by Moira Young
Blood Red Road is actually a page-turning book which filled with lots of fun! The Free Hawks was so badass x) But another reason why I love this book is because of the unique writing (with acertain accent of the characters and no quotation mark). Once you go in, you will feel as if you're experiencing the story yourself, along with Jack and Saba. The translated version of BRR by Mizan Publisher was not disappointing, either. :)

Every Day, by David Levithan
A is such a wonderful character. He told a lot, he taught a lot, he gave a lot and he opened up my mind a lot about things in our life. I felt as if I was being showed the world with a new and fresh perspective of him. He's wise, and he doesn't judge. I learnt a lot from him.

The Sea of Tranquility, by Katja Millay
The reason why I choose this book is because I cried TOO MUCH when reading. Seriously. I cried for, like, five minutes non-stop T_T The writing is so beautiful and I feel so much for Nastya & Josh. Also, the turn of events was almost too much to handle. I couldn't stop thinking about the story for two days after reading, so...

Partikel, by Dewi Lestari
There was some controversy going around on Twitter caused by an article some days ago. The article stated that Partikel is one of the books that doesn't deserve to be published this year. I strongly disagree. Partikel filled with a lot of science, myth and yes it's not an easy read, yet Dee somehow succeeded to make the story came out to be fun, moving and really entertaining. Zarah's journey brought us from Bogor to Kalimantan, Africa, Bolivia, England and I discover a lot from the story. Some illustrations given inside was also a plus point. I only hope that us readers won't have to wait for 8 years for the next book! :)

That's my top five books of 2012 in no particular order. What do you think? What's yours?

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  1. Buku 3 dan 4 belum sempat dibaca tahun ini, semoga tahun depan bisa.


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