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read 25 books in 2009

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read 25 books in 2009 - finished!

finishes 25 books in 5 months.

1) the secret dreamworld of a shopaholic
2) shopaholic abroad
3) shopaholic ties the knot
4) shopaholic and sister
5) shopaholic and baby
6) ps i love you
7) change of heart
8) twilight
9) new moon
10) eclipse
11) breaking dawn
12) lost for words
13) the catcher in the rye
14) the alchemist
15) to kill a mockingbird
16) the devil wears prada
17) everyone worth knowing
18) me and mr darcy
19) who’s that girl
20) the kite runner
21) martin misunderstood
22) on chesil beach
23) remember me
24) undomestic goddess
25) can you keep a secret

time period: 13 july 2009 – 12 december 2009

if u put your heart and effort into it, u can really achieve your goal. :)



25) Can U Keep A Secret by Sophie Kinsella

What’s more than completing my 25 books reading goal by finishing it with the book that makes me fall in love with books? This is my second time reading this book, the first being 6 years ago, and i finishes this book in less than 8 hours straight!

hehehe call me crazy, but i love this book. and kinsella. and i knew since i was 15 i always secretly had a crush on jack harper.

i mean, we all do have our tiny little secrets, don’t we?



24) The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella

Second time around reading this book… and still loving it!



23) Remember Me by Sophie Kinsella

i finish this in less than 24 hours… i love this book.

oh i love kinsella.



22) On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan

i think part 5 is the part i prefer the most compared to all the other parts in this book.



21) Martin Misunderstood by Karin Slaughter

heck, i don’t even know why i even bought this book or read this book. oh i know, because it’s on sale, very cheap and it’s very thin and slim, only 147 pages.

i don’t even get the ending or satisfied with it. maybe this just isn’t my genre.

the story tells about martin and how he’s been misunderstood and how the end he finally understood (that part, i do not get). i don’t favor this book much.

oh well, at least i finishes another book.



20) The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

for you, a thousand times over…

this book felt surreal…despite the history depicted and the situation described, it still felt to me a bit surreal…

and i would have to disagree in certain parts such as drinking wine, and certain habits that one shouldn’t be doing, but is done and portrayed in certain parts of the book.. it’s morally and ethically wrong…

but regardless, the plot is different, unexpected, surprises, interesting and this book basically just grabs your attention and opens your view and minds toward things that has always been in the news but u never actually cared about. It’s mind opening and thought provoking.

i like this book.



19) Who's That Girl by Alexandra Potter

“If only you knew then what you know now…”

Oh, i wish…

Potter’s done it again… she managed to articulate a fantasy intertwines with reality splendidly in an interesting plots and events which unravel perfectly in line. If you enjoy reading me and mr darcy, you’ll find yourself enjoying this book as well.

And i love that alexandra leaves a note, especially number 10;
‘at 21 you are more powerful than you can ever imagine’
taking this note to myself.



18) Me and Mr Darcy by Alexandra Potter

I seriously never thought that Potter literally meant Mr Darcy as in Mr Darcy himself in the book’s title Me and Mr Darcy. but it could be a pun as well. And yeah, so reality gets mixes up with fantasies. And you love your fantasies. but the truth is, do you really want your fantasies to get real?

“Every girl is looking for her Mr Darcy. Imagine if you found the real one…”

Potter is hillarious, she gives me the Kinsella vibe, i just can’t stop laughing with every paragraph and line that she manages to twist into funny little remarks. Heck, Emily is even worse than Becky! she just so stubborn and her desire to do something and the way she thinks is beyond believable. hilarious and fun it is.

Potter also manages to unravel the story with certain similarities and remarks regarding the muse book itself (why, it is Pride and prejudice).. i love that bits of it.

oh gosh, because of this book (which i really love and enjoy), i think i’m starting to love Potter as well… more potter books to come!



17) Everyone worth knowing by Lauren Weisberger

This book is wild. It tells the partying, the indulgence in bad pleasure, the drugs and alcohol involved, the “intimate” relationships, and despite it’s lack of description, all in all it can summed up to, well, quite wild. it tells a story of ‘what happens when a girl on the fringe enters the realm of new york’s chic, party-hopping elite’.

but what left me quite unsatisfied is, even by the end of the book, certain things were left hanging, for example Philip. aren’t people curious what happened to him? oh well maybe just me. and the other thing that i’m quite confused is how the story is very mixed up, weirdly mashed up together, as if one element is simply just jumbled up with another element. and also how one phase of a relationship suddenly progressed crazily and suddenly into another phase.

Regardless, i still like this book as it gives me an insider of how (if any parts of it is true), one ‘elite’ would socialize and partying and it sounded so wild and out-of control, that i feel so bad that they seem don’t have a purpose in life, and the way they treat other people, their attitude, their life, i’m glad i’m not in any part of it. But nevertheless, this book introduces to me a way of life some are living and i enjoy reading this book.



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