Thursday, February 16, 2012
100 books challenge.
so i've decided that i'm going to do a 100 books challenge this year. this means that i'm going to read and own 100 new books by the end of the year. i've decided that i'm going to blog about it and review a new book every other sunday and blog about my life and other unrelated matters on saturday. for me to achieve this goal, i have to read 3 books every week. i'm really excited about this. i just finished my first book 'the truth about forever' by dessen which i'm going to review at the end of this post to kick things off. i ordered 5 books from amazon the day before yesterday and hopefully, i can find the time to read them between taking 20 hours and 8 classes. i'm going to have to be extremely dedicated and organised to pull this off but i think this is going to make me a much better person in the long run. if you have any books in mind that you want me to read and review or you have read and want to recommend to me then leave a comment for me and i'll read it if i haven't already read it. this challenge does not include any of the books i've read earlier this year, this challenge starts from the book i finished this week and the 99 more i'm going to buy and read. there are so many books in the world aren't there?
book #1: 'The Truth about Forever' by Sarah Dessen
Reason for Reading: a friend of mine recommended this book to me when i said i needed something light hearted to read.
quote: “It's just that...I just think that some things are meant to be broken. Imperfect. Chaotic. It's the universe's way of providing contrast, you know? There have to be a few holes in the road. It's how life is.”
length: 374 pages
genre: young adult
rate(out of 10 stars): 5.
summary: A long, hot summer… that’s what Macy has to look forward to while her boyfriend, Jason, is away at Brain Camp. Days will be spent at a job in the library, evenings will be filled with vocabulary drills for the SATs, and spare time will be passed with her mother, the two of them sharing silent grief at the traumatic loss of Macy's father. But sometimes unexpected things can happen--things such as the catering job at Wish, with its fun-loving, chaotic crew. Or her sister's project of renovating the neglected beach house, awakening long-buried memories. Things such as meeting Wes, a boy with a past, a taste for truth-telling, and an amazing artistic talent, the kind of boy who can turn any girl’s world upside down. As Macy ventures out of her shell, she begins to wonder, is it really better to be safe than sorry? (summary from amazon book description)
review: i personally thought this book was pure fluff, the only reason i continued reading was because i had just finished the first book of 'The Lord of the Rings' and desperately wanted to read something light. i didn't get much from this book. i didn't hate it but i didn't like it. once i finished it, i couldn't even remember half of what happened. it was light hearted and a fun read but considering the fact that i read the above amazon description before buying it i thought the death of the father was going to give it a bit of a deep side but it really didn't. i finished it because it was just 374 pages and i try to never leave a book unfinished. also, i'm giving it a 5 because the writer's choice of words didn't interest me at all, it wasn't bad but i didn't find it to be so wonderful either.
would i recommend this? yes. if you love lighthearted, high school romance, you'd love this.
p.s: i got this idea from sparksnote, their community site. this girl is doing a 100 book challenge and reviewing them and it thought it'd be a fun challenge to do.
don't forget to leave a book recommendation!! i know i'm going to need a whole lot if i want to read 100 books. also, if you want me to check out your blog, just let me know. i want to get back into blogging like i used to and need to check out new blogs!!!
have a good weekend. this weekend is mardi gras so i know i'm already going to have a splendid one.
current song on my itunes: bez - more you.