Saturday, October 9, 2010


PilosopongKomikero already posted his early Christmas wishlist.. i thought of doing the same too.. only that, they are books which i hope, by the end of the year, will be in my bookshelf.. (p.s. i am accepting pledges for this list..) 

life of Pi (Yann Martel).
"This is the story of Pi Patel, a young boy who is abandoned at sea with a bunch of animals from his father's zoo. Pi must learn to make friends with a Bengal tiger and in the process he learns many things about himself and the nature of faith. This book can also be seen as a religious allegory. "

the beautiful between (Allysa Sheinmel)
"what if the witch really loved rapunzel?"
a female sophomore named Connelly Sternin always thought she was Rapunzel, cooped up in her apartment studying nonstop. But one day a really popular guy named Jeremy Cole asks her if she needed help with physics. In return he needed help with SATs. She thinks Jeremy could be a prince from the fairy tales. She said yes. As every page is turned and read, Connelly tries to discover the cause of her father's death. Jeremy befriends Connelly because his sister and Connelly's father have something in common which will be revealed if you read to the end.

flight to the stars (Samantha Mae Coyiuto)
a collection of stories to help children to believe in the power of dreams and to treasure family ties.

elsewhere (Gabrielle Zevin)
 Elsewhere talks of a deceased girl, Liz, who dies from a bicycle accident and wakes up to find herself traveling on a boat. Liz slowly realizes that she is dead after watching her own funeral, and eventually, she arrives in what is known as Elsewhere.  Liz has been told that everyone in Elsewhere age backwards from the day they died to the day of their birth, and are then sent back to Earth to be reincarnated as a baby.

Soon, she learns that a life lived backwards is not that much different to a life lived forwards.

for one more day (Mitch Albom)
Every family is a ghost story..
a story of a relationship that covers a lifetime and beyond. It explores the question: What would you do if you could spend one more day with a lost loved one?"

ash (Malinda Lo)

In the wake of her father’s death, Ash is left at the mercy of her cruel stepmother. Consumed with grief, her only joy comes by the light of the dying hearth fire, re-reading the fairy tales her mother once told her. In her dreams, someday the fairies will steal her away, as they are said to do. When she meets the dark and dangerous fairy Sidhean, she believes that her wish may be granted.

The day that Ash meets Kaisa, the King’s Huntress, her heart begins to change. Instead of chasing fairies, Ash learns to hunt with Kaisa. Though their friendship is as delicate as a new bloom, it reawakens Ash’s capacity for love—and her desire to live. But Sidhean has already claimed Ash for his own, and she must make a choice between fairy tale dreams and true love.

safe haven (Nicholas Sparks) 
Love hurts. There is nothing as painful as heartbreak. But in order to learn to love again you must learn to trust again. Katie realizes that a choice must be made between a life of transient safety and one of riskier rewards... and that in the darkest hour, love is the only true safe haven.

a thousand splendid sun (K'haled Hoseini)
“There is only one skill a woman like you and me needs in life and they don’t teach it in school – And its this – Endure”
Afghan setting - It is a tale of two generations of characters brought jarringly together by the tragic sweep of war, where personal lives—the struggle to survive, raise a family, find happiness—are inextricable from the history playing out around them.

the particular sadness of lemon cake (Aime Bender) On the eve of her ninth birthday, unassuming Rose Edelstein, a girl at the periphery of schoolyard games and her distracted parents’ attention, bites into her mother’s homemade lemon-chocolate cake and discovers she has a magical gift: she can taste her mother’s emotions in the cake.. a luminous tale about the enormous difficulty of loving someone fully when you know too much about them.. written to make you appreciate every existence of language..

here's my lucky nine..
that's what you get when you become friends with bookstores..
and that's also what you get when you decide to leave your heaven on earth..

by the way, here's also a list of books i have read recently which you can browse during your boring days..
a child called it (Dave Pelzer)
the lost boy (Dave Pelzer)
a man named dave (Dave Pelzer)
letters to sam (Daniel Gottlieb)
charlie st. cloud (Ben Sherwood) (Elizabeth Gilbert)

read. read. read.

story plots taken from the worldwideweb.

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