7/20/2012

3-week Challenge

I think my blog is aptly named - it's like I consume books at the rate I'm going, not necessarily an uncanny pace but fast nonetheless. Since I am on a reading rampage indefinitely, I decided to set a 3-week goal for myself to feed my obsession. I'm going to read 5 books in 3 weeks. I think I could do more but I'm setting the bar low because this is the first time I'm doing this. 

5 BOOKS IN 3 WEEKS:

1. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher 
Someone suggested this after she found out I'm reading The Fault In Our Stars. I had a hunch it had the same feel to it. I read the synopsis and although I find the plot to be quite eerie, I feel a certain degree of curiosity that convinced me to read this right after I finish TFIOS. After consecutively reading chick lit after chick lit, I think reading this after TFIOS is just the break that I need. 

2. Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
I've been meaning to read The Perks of Being a Wallflower since the 4th week of June! I bought a copy of this on an impulse. But being the freak that I am, I tend to postpone reading books that I buy because I like seeing "new" books on my shelf. After much thought I decided it's time to flip through the pages and join the bandwagon. I don't know, this book (along with TFIOS and Looking for Alaska - both by the same author although I haven't read the latter) is one of those hipster books to me. It's the type of book that's popular because it's different, in a Juno kind of way (I can't quite describe it so I hope I made enough sense by paralleling it to Juno). But at any rate, I'll still read this book in the hopes of proving myself wrong. I want to be able to see the beauty in it that inspired producers to make a movie adaptation. After all, I did buy it and I don't like wasting my money on books I only end up hating (who does?).




3. Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
Recap: I'll be reading this after The Fault In Our Stars, Thirteen Reasons Why, and The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Plot-wise they're not exactly the same, but at the end of the day it's still not the typical literature my brain is designed to crave ever so often. And that's why Lola and the Boy Next Door is 3rd on my list. I need another break - and this time I foresee that it'll be like a breather to me. I read Anna and the French Kiss, and I loved it. It was simple (and by that I don't mean shallow) and "aww-worthy." I'm expecting the same from Lola since it's a companion book. Plus, I've heard great reviews of this so there's definitely more to look forward to.








4. James Potter and the Hall of Elders' Crossing by G. Norman Lippert
I chanced upon this book via Goodreads' eBook page. Being a huge Potterhead myself, I'm a bit skeptical of this book but I still want to read it to see whether or not the author was able to live up to the expectations of Potterheads (and plain critics) from all over. If I enjoy the book I will definitely read books 2 and 3.













 5. Divergent by Veronica Roth
I decided to read this last because I've heard it can be quite addicting and it'll urge me to read the sequel. I'm somewhat a fan of dystopian literature so I have high expectations for this book. That and I always see this on special display tables in bookstores so there's got to be something special, right? (WRONG. *coughs* Twilight *coughs* but that's besides the point) 












I can't wait to get started, but right now The Fault In Our Stars has me captivated.
Progress report soon! 

-Sab