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I know I haven't written anything for awhile, I'm not sure why I excuse myself on writing book reviews. I had read plenty of fantastic books and haven't gotten a chance to write a review. I spent my time reading so much that I slept around 1AM-2AM, it's kinda unhealthy though. I tried to skip reading for a whole day and spent my time watching TV or napping in which I am very much successful! I tried hard not to read during bedtime but I couldn't get myself to sleep. The reason why I'm reading so much because I decided to join Reading Challenge this year. I challenged myself to read at least 25 books for 2016. Genre of the books are random, I like to read interesting and mysterious plots. 

Booktube bloggers help me a lot on deciding what to read. I checked book reviews on Youtube and personally I love PeruseProject reviews, she loves reading YA historical fiction books. She convinced me to read Vicious by V.E. Schwab which I am currently reading and loving it! I look forward to reading Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Alire Sáenz, Benjamin which is also highly recommended from her. I watched book reviews first from Katytastic and Abookutopia, these booktubers are great at what they do. Most of the books they review are YA novels. I have discovered lots of booktubers because of the two and that includes PeruseProject, polandbananasBOOKS and jessethereader. Most of the books that I'm reading now are Young Adult novels, that's mainly because of them. I enjoyed watching their reviews, it makes me want to read more. I will share on my next post the books that I had read from January until this month. See yah!

Book Review: 1984

Book Title: 1984
Author: George Orwell

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The year 1984 has come and gone, but George Orwell's prophetic, nightmarish vision in 1949 of the world we were becoming is timelier than ever. 1984 is still the great modern classic of "negative utopia" -a startlingly original and haunting novel that creates an imaginary world that is completely convincing, from the first sentence to the last four words. No one can deny the novel's hold on the imaginations of whole generations, or the power of its admonitions -a power that seems to grow, not lessen, with the passage of time.

The novel is about a totalitarian society where the government monitored everyone through a telescreen. People especially those members of the Party are conform to one ideology. They follow Big Brother who is the ruler of Oceania. The main character Winston is a member of the Party and works in Ministry of Truth. The main job of the Ministry is to record the history and continuously rewritten it. Winston hates the party and rebels by writing a diary and prohibited love affair to Julia (members of the party are not supposed to have a romantic relationship). Thought Police captures them for breaking the law and was horribly tortured physically and psychologically.

I can’t help but relate the concept of this dystopian world in our society. The reality TV show Big Brother is base on the book's concept. There is black propaganda spreading through the news industry today. They show us false information subtly almost every single day.

Book Review: Every Day

Book Title: Every Day
Author: David Levithan

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Every day a different body. Every day a different life. Every day in love with the same girl.There’s never any warning about where it will be or who it will be. A has made peace with that, even established guidelines by which to live: Never get too attached. Avoid being noticed. Do not interfere.

It’s all fine until the morning that A wakes up in the body of Justin and meets Justin’s girlfriend, Rhiannon. From that moment, the rules by which A has been living no longer apply. Because finally A has found someone he wants to be with—day in, day out, day after day.

Can you truly love someone who is destined to change every day? A thought provoking question that stays with me after reading Every Day by David Levithan.  

Every Day is a story about “A“, a 16 year-old soul who wakes up every morning in a different body, living in a different life every single day. “A” has no definite gender, his soul moves from female to male body, without any warning.  Until one day, A wakes up in a body of a boy named Justin.  “A” thinks that it would just be another ordinary day but surprisingly it wasn’t. “A” meets Justin’s girlfriend, Rhiannon. “A” was taken aback by Rhiannon’s presence until he finds himself falling for her.  “A” realized that he needs more than just a day to be with Rhiannon, but given the circumstances of his situation, he’s unable to. It was love, the driving force in which “A” decides to find his true identity.

Series I want to read

Below are book series that I want to read. Maybe I'll start reading some of these on December because of the long holidays. I've started reading the 2nd book of the Giver Quartet titled The Gathering Blue. All of these books fall under the Young Adult Fiction Category.

Shatter Me Series Books by Tahereh Mafi 

The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

Reading Book Series

A lot of things had happened, long days of worry and stressful months. I need a break! Its been really hard meditating lately and the troubles in my mind urged me to look for a sanctuary. I've found my refuge through reading. The best way to break-up with the blues is to read. Been back to serious reading and had managed to finish three books series.

The Hunger Games Novel Series

I love this series so much. I'm torn between Divergent and this one but definitely Hunger Games is my number one favorite. Katniss is a bad-ass heroine, I love her! The best book for me on this series is Catching Fire. 

The Selection Series 

Recommended by a friend and it made me really curious. The series is like the reality show The Bachelor but he's not just an ordinary guy, he is a Prince. Prince Maxon is looking for a wife and the only way is through Selection. This novel series is consists of five books. But for me, it ended on The One, which is the third book. I like the series since it was really entertaining but there are parts where I hate America (main protagonist).

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