Daftar Buku 2015

catYa ampun, terakhir post daftar buku ternyata tahun 2011. Ini pasti gara-gara diriku menyimpan list-nya di Goodreads Reading Challenge, jadi malas nulisnya di sini. Tapi mulai tahun ini, dengan semangat mewujudkan salah satu resolusi 2016, yaitu membaca lebih banyak (for pleasure) dengan genre yang lebih luas daripada tahun-tahun lalu (tahun 2014 bacanya cuma SF/F), PLUS menuliskan reviewnya, PLUS ingin memasukkan blog ini dalam komunitas Blogger Buku Indonesia (masih ada gak sih komunitas ini?), maka blog ini akan di-update lebih rajin. Kali ini tidak akan hanya berisi review buku, tapi akan lebih banyak post tentang book-related topics. Biar lebih bisa dibaca (ada yang komen: blog buku isinya review itu unreadable, terutama buat yang gak baca bukunya atau bukan pembaca buku). Continue reading

My 2008 Book Challenges

After posting about various book challenges this year, I am interested to join some of them. After considering many things, especially time, I finally choose 3 book challenges.

The Chunkster Challenge 2008, hosted by Dana.
chunksterchallenge08_2.gifThe guidelines are:

  • To qualify, the book must be 450 pps regular type OR 750 pps large text.
  • You must read FOUR chunksters (one each quarter), you OBVIOUSLY may read more
  • The Challenge will run Jan 7th, 2008 – Dec 20th, 2008. BUT any chunkster started after Jan 1 qualifies.
  • THERE WILL BE PRIZES – one a quarter. Prizes to be determined later.
  • Sharing reviews mandatory, format still to be determined.
  • Join by leaving me a WEE comment. I will work on a list of active participants to be shared here. There is a sign-up deadline of March 1st, so tell your friends and neighbors but only until then.

And this is my list for the challenge:

  1. Jonathan Strange & Mr NorrellSusanna Clarke (1006 pages)
  2. LabyrinthKate Mosse (702 pages)
  3. TetrarchIan Irvine (692 pages)
  4. ShogunJames Clavell (1123 pages)

TBR (To-be-Read) Challenge, hosted by MizB.

2008tbrchallengeextra.jpgThe challenge is to read ONE “to-be-read” book from your collection each month during 2008. In other words, you create a list of 12 books that have been on your TBR List for at least 6 months or more, and then you read one of those twelve books a month from January 1st to December 31st, 2008.

This is my list (I don’t know if they let me list Indonesian books, but if they don’t, I just go on with this list, at least it will decrease 12 books of my TBR list hehehehe…)

  1. HogfatherTerry Pratchett
  2. Thud!Terry Pratchett
  3. EdensorAndrea Hirata
  4. EmakDaoed Joesoef
  5. Neverwhere: A NovelNeil Gaiman
  6. OutNatsuo Kirino
  7. Perfume: The Story of a MurdererPatrick Suskind
  8. The Great GatsbyF. Scott Fitzgerald
  9. The Liebermann Papers: Vienna Blood Frank Tallis
  10. Gunung JiwaGao Xingjian
  11. MessiahBoris Starling
  12. The Sea of TrollsNancy Farmer

Celebrate the Author Challenge, hosted by Becky

celebratetheauthor.gifThe challenge is designed to “celebrate” author birthdays. Choose one author for each month of the year. Read at least one book a month. 12 authors. 12 birthdays. If you like, you can read MORE than that. If you’re really obsessive, you might want to “celebrate” all 52 weeks of the year. (But even I am not THAT zealous!) The challenge is designed to ‘celebrate’ the special bond–the connection–that occurs between the author AND the reader as well as the connection between readers. It is very easy to “bond” with other readers over certain works, certain authors, etc.

This is my list:

  1. Umberto Eco
  2. Ruth Rendell/Barbara Vine
  3. Carl Hiaasen
  4. Tom Clancy
  5. Robert Ludlum
  6. Pearl S. Buck
  7. David Eddings
  8. P.D. James
  9. Truman Capote
  10. Robert Jordan
  11. Neil Gaiman
  12. Jane Austen