Monday, June 26, 2017

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Signs Point to Yes - Sandy Hall


Blurb:

If only Jane’s Magic 8 Ball could tell her how to get through the summer. With her “perfect” sister, Margo, home for her “perfect” internship, Jane is not going to be able to spend the summer writing fan fiction, as she had planned. And her emergency babysitting job requires Jane to spend the whole summer in awkward proximity to her new crush, Teo, a nerdy-hot lifeguard with problems of his own. With his best friend out of town, Teo finds himself without anyone to confide in…except Jane. Will Jane and Teo be able to salvage each other’s summer? Even the Magic 8 Ball doesn’t have an answer…but signs point to yes.


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Big Bad Wolf 2017 Book Haul (30 books)



HAI! Jadi sesuai judulnya, saya mau ngasih tahu buku-buku apa aja yang saya beli di Big Bad Wolf 2017.

Buat yang enggak tahu, Big Bad Wolf (BBW) itu pameran buku besar yang isinya buku-buku (iyalah...) yang didiskon  dari 60 sampai 80 persen. BBW 2017 diselenggarain dari tanggal 21 April sampai 2 Mei 2017.

Kalau mau tahu lebih lengkapnya bisa buka: https://www.bigbadwolfbooks.com/id/

Oke, oke, BBW emang udah lama selesai, tapi saya baru sempet bikin book haul-nya sekarang, hehe. Maaf ya.

Oke, oke, langsung aja!


1. The Rossie Project - Graeme Simsion




Blurb:

An international sensation, this hilarious, feel-good novel is narrated by an oddly charming and socially challenged genetics professor on an unusual quest: to find out if he is capable of true love.


Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never been on a second date. He is a man who can count all his friends on the fingers of one hand, whose lifelong difficulty with social rituals has convinced him that he is simply not wired for romance. So when an acquaintance informs him that he would make a “wonderful” husband, his first reaction is shock. Yet he must concede to the statistical probability that there is someone for everyone, and he embarks upon The Wife Project. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which he approaches all things, Don sets out to find the perfect partner. She will be punctual and logical—most definitely not a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker, or a late-arriver.


Yet Rosie Jarman is all these things. She is also beguiling, fiery, intelligent—and on a quest of her own. She is looking for her biological father, a search that a certain DNA expert might be able to help her with. Don's Wife Project takes a back burner to the Father Project and an unlikely relationship blooms, forcing the scientifically minded geneticist to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie—and the realization that love is not always what looks good on paper.


The Rosie Project is a moving and hilarious novel for anyone who has ever tenaciously gone after life or love in the face of overwhelming challenges.


Saya beli buku ini karena penasaran. Banyak banget yang bilang buku ini bagus dan sebagainya. Terus karena ini BBW--yang artinya buku-buku di sini diskonnya--jadi... kenapa enggak beli? Wkwk. Lagi pula, blurb-nya juga menarik.


2. The Rossie Effect - Graeme Simsion




Blurb:

Don Tillman and Rosie Jarman are back. If you were swept away by Graeme Simsion’s international smash hit The Rosie Project, you will love The Rosie Effect.


The Wife Project is complete, and Don and Rosie are happily married and living in New York. But they’re about to face a new challenge.


Rosie is pregnant.


Don sets about learning the protocols of becoming a father, but his unusual research style gets him into trouble with the law. Fortunately his best friend Gene is on hand to offer advice: he’s left Claudia and moved in with Don and Rosie.


As Don tries to schedule time for pregnancy research, getting Gene and Claudia back together, servicing the industrial refrigeration unit that occupies half his apartment, helping Dave the Baseball Fan save his business and staying on the right side of Lydia the social worker, he almost misses the biggest problem of all: he might lose Rosie when she needs him most.


Get ready to fall in love all over again.

Buku ini lanjutannya The Rossie Project. Karena saya beli Rossie Project dan ada lanjutannya di sebelah, kenapa enggak beli sekalian? x D.

3-5. The Hunger Games Series - Suzanne Collins


Jadi, dari nomor 3 sampai nomor 5 itu serial Hunger Games, ya. Sebenernya sih, saya emang udah tamat Hunger Games sampai Mockingjay dari kapan tahu, tapi karena di BBW ini ada beragam jenis Hunger Games, saya jadi tergiur buat beli haha. (Gatau bakal dibaca lagi atau enggak. Yang jelas sih, kalau mau baca lagi, tidak dalam waktu dekat.)

Saking banyaknya jenis Hunger Games di BBW, saya jadi bingung mau beli yang mana. Akhirnya, saya memutuskan buat beli serial Hunger Games yang warna-warni gitu, terbitan Scholastic. (Bisa dilihat sendiri di bawah.) Hehe.


3. (The Hunger Games #1) The Hunger Games -  Suzanne Collins




Blurb:

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, the shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.


Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister's place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before-- and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

4. (The Hunger Games #2) Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins




Blurb:

Think the ultimate bare-knuckle contest couldn’t get any more exciting? Wrong. An electrifying neon look inspired by the graffiti and pins of the rebellion. Even more sizzle than THAT burning wedding dress. Katniss and Peeta have won the brutal Hunger Games. But the Capitol is angry. Now it’s payback time. Strap your knuckle-dusters on: here comes round two of Peeta and Katniss’s epic fight. It’s deadly. It’s scary. The body-count is crazy. And only one of them can survive.


5. (The Hunger Games #3) Mockingjay - Suzanne Collins


Blurb:

Katniss Everdeen, girl on fire, has survived, even though her home has been destroyed. Gale has escaped. Katniss's family is safe. Peeta has been captured by the Capitol. District 13 really does exist. There are rebels. There are new leaders. A revolution is unfolding.


It is by design that Katniss was rescued from the arena in the cruel and haunting Quarter Quell, and it is by design that she has long been part of the revolution without knowing it. District 13 has come out of the shadows and is plotting to overthrow the Capitol. Everyone, it seems, has had a hand in the carefully laid plans -- except Katniss.


The success of the rebellion hinges on Katniss's willingness to be a pawn, to accept responsibility for countless lives, and to change the course of the future of Panem. To do this, she must put aside her feelings of anger and distrust. She must become the rebels' Mockingjay -- no matter what the personal cost.

6. The Mysteries Collection (Volume 2) - Enid Blyton


Blurb:

3 books in 1:


The Mystery of the Spiteful Letters; The Mystery of the Missing Necklace; The Mystery of the Hidden House

AAAA! Saya seneng banget waktu lihat buku ini di BBW. Pasukan Mau Tahu atau bahasa Inggrisnya, Five Find Outers itu bacaan saya waktu SD!

Buku ini isinya tiga (dari lima belas) cerita Pasukan Mau Tahu yang digabungin jadi satu. Saya sebenernya udah baca semua cerita Pasukan Mau Tahu, tapi saya pengin beli ini karena waktu itu saya bacanya kan yang terjemahan GPU, jadi saya mau baca yang versi bahasa Inggrisnya. Dan lagi pula... saya kangen Fatty, dkk! Hehehe.


7.  Love in a Nutshell - Janet Evanovich & Dorien Kelly



Blurb:

Kate Appleton needs a job. Her husband has left her, she’s been fired as a magazine editor, and she only wants to go to her parents’ summer house, The Nutshell, in Keene’s Harbor, Michigan, and make a Bed and Breakfast inn. Matt Culhane needs a spy in his brewery for a saboteur, and Kate is new in town. But Kate despises beer and nobody trusts her.

Sebenernya, saya sama sekali belum pernah lihat atau denger buku ini sebelumnya, tapi karena cover dan blurb-nya menarik, jadi ya... saya beli aja hehehe.


8. Strawberry Cheesecake - Ayuwidya



Blurb:

Selama menjadi artis terkenal, tantangan kali ini benar-benar mengusik Alana. Demi menarik simpati pujaan hati yang tak kunjung menerima cintanya, Alana menerima tantangan itu . Reality show membuat kue! Di sinilah petaka dimulai. Alana bisa melakukan apapun, kecuali memasak! Kalau bukan karena Aidan, mana mungkin ia bersusah-susah melakukan ini.


Ia terpaksa harus berbohong di depan kamera bahwa ia mahir membuat cake. Adonan menjijikkan, kue bantat, dekorasi mengerikan adalah hasil karya Alana selama proses syuting. Untungnya, ia bertemu Regan, seorang karyawan baru di Strawberry Garden Deli, kafe tempat mereka syuting. Alana takjub dengan kemampuan Regan membuat kue. Karenanya, Alana membujuk Regan habis-habisan untuk mengajarinya demi keperluan syuting.


Meski Regan galak dan menyebalkan, Alana terpaksa belajar darinya. Alana benci harus menghadapi Regan yang sok cool itu setiap hari. Alana benci ketika Regan selalu meremehkan kemampuannya, yang sebenarnya memang tidak ada. Alana benci terlihat bodoh di depan Regan. Dan, yang paling tidak disukai Alana adalah ia benci harus menyangkal tunas-tunas perasaan yang tumbuh di hatinya, untuk Regan.

Strawberry Cheesecake ini adalah satu-satunya novel Indonesia yang saya beli di BBW. Saya mutusin buat beli novel ini karena yah... sebenernya saya emang udah pengin beli novel ini dari beberapa waktu yang lalu. Setelah baca Heartwarming Chocolate dan Deessert, saya jadi penasaran sama buku-buku Yummylit lainnya, tapi saya belum sempet beli. Begitu lihat buku ini di BBW, ya... kenapa enggak? Hehe.


9-14. The Mortal Instruments - Cassandra Clare



Jadi, buku ke-9 sampai 14 itu serial The Mortal Instruments. Kayak The Hunger Games tadi, sebenernya saya udah lama tamat serial TMI, tapi karena suka banget sama cerita shadowhunters dan emang dari dulu pengin cover yang ini plus kebetulan ada di BBW dengan harga murah, jadi ya, saya beli hehe.

Sedikit review aja, sebenernya saya masih lebih suka The Infernal Devices (TID) daripada TMI. Karena menurut saya 3 buku terakhir TMI tuh kayak apa ya... enggak terlalu perlu buat serial TMI-nya sendiri. Karena dari City of Bones sampai City of Glass, mereka (tokoh-tokoh utama) ngelawan Valentine. Terus dari City of Fallen Angles sampai City of Heavenly Fire mereka ngelawan Sebastian. Kayak jadi dua serial yang beda gitu, lho. 

Walaupun gitu, tetep aja sih, plot twist sama crossover-nya Cassandra Clare keren banget! Queen of Plot Twist banget Tante Cassandra Clare ini. Wkwk.


9. (The Mortal Instruments #1) City of Bones - Cassandra Clare


Blurb:

When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder—much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Clary knows she should call the police, but it’s hard to explain a murder when the body disappears into thin air and the murderers are invisible to everyone but Clary.


Equally startled by her ability to see them, the murderers explain themselves as Shadowhunters: a secret tribe of warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. Within twenty-four hours, Clary’s mother disappears and Clary herself is almost killed by a grotesque demon.


But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know… 

10. (The Mortal Instruments #2) City of Ashes - Cassandra Clare


Blurb:

Clary Fray just wishes that her life would go back to normal. But what’s normal when you’re a demon-slaying Shadowhunter, your mother is in a magically induced coma, and you can suddenly see Downworlders like werewolves, vampires, and faeries? If Clary left the world of the Shadowhunters behind, it would mean more time with her best friend, Simon, who’s becoming more than a friend. But the Shadowhunting world isn’t ready to let her go—especially her handsome, infuriating, newfound brother, Jace. And Clary’s only chance to help her mother is to track down rogue Shadowhunter Valentine, who is probably insane, certainly evil—and also her father.


To complicate matters, someone in New York City is murdering Downworlder children. Is Valentine behind the killings—and if he is, what is he trying to do? When the second of the Mortal Instruments, the Soul-Sword, is stolen, the terrifying Inquisitor arrives to investigate and zooms right in on Jace. How can Clary stop Valentine if Jace is willing to betray everything he believes in to help their father?


In this breathtaking sequel to City of Bones, Cassandra Clare lures her readers back into the dark grip of New York City’s Downworld, where love is never safe and power becomes the deadliest temptation.

11. (The Mortal Instruments #3) City of Glass - Cassandra Clare


Blurb:

To save her mother’s life, Clary must travel to the City of Glass, the ancestral home of the Shadowhunters—never mind that entering the city without permission is against the Law, and breaking the Law could mean death. To make things worse, she learns that Jace does not want her there, and her best friend, Simon, has been thrown in prison by the Shadowhunters, who are deeply suspicious of a vampire who can withstand sunlight.


As Clary uncovers more about her family’s past, she finds an ally in mysterious Shadowhunter Sebastian. With Valentine mustering the full force of his power to destroy all Shadowhunters forever, their only chance to defeat him is to fight alongside their eternal enemies. But can Downworlders and Shadowhunters put aside their hatred to work together? While Jace realizes exactly how much he’s willing to risk for Clary, can she harness her newfound powers to help save the Glass City—whatever the cost?

12. (The Mortal Instruments #4) City of Fallen Angels - Cassandra Clare


Blurb:

The Mortal War is over, and sixteen-year-old Clary Fray is back home in New York, excited about all the possibilities before her. She’s training to become a Shadowhunter and to use her unique power. Her mother is getting married to the love of her life. Downworlders and Shadowhunters are at peace at last. And—most importantly of all—she can finally call Jace her boyfriend.


But nothing comes without a price.


Someone is murdering Shadowhunters, provoking tensions between Downworlders and Shadowhunters that could lead to a second, bloody war. Clary’s best friend, Simon, can’t help her—his mother just found out that he’s a vampire, and now he’s homeless. When Jace begins to pull away from her without explaining why, Clary is forced to delve into the heart of a mystery whose solution reveals her worst nightmare: she herself has set in motion a terrible chain of events that could lead to her losing everything she loves. Even Jace.

13. (The Mortal Instruments #5) City of Lost Souls - Cassandra Clare


Blurb:

What price is too high to pay, even for love? When Jace and Clary meet again, Clary is horrified to discover that the demon Lilith’s magic has bound her beloved Jace together with her evil brother Sebastian, and that Jace has become a servant of evil. The Clave is out to destroy Sebastian, but there is no way to harm one boy without destroying the other. As Alec, Magnus, Simon, and Isabelle wheedle and bargain with Seelies, demons, and the merciless Iron Sisters to try to save Jace, Clary plays a dangerous game of her own. The price of losing is not just her own life, but Jace’s soul. She’s willing to do anything for Jace, but can she still trust him? Or is he truly lost?


Love. Blood. Betrayal. Revenge. Darkness threatens to claim the Shadowhunters in the harrowing fifth book of the Mortal Instruments series.

14. (The Mortal Instruments #6) City of Heavenly Fire - Cassandra Clare


Blurb:

Darkness has descended on the Shadowhunter world. Chaos and destruction overwhelm the Nephilim as Clary, Jace, Simon, and their friends band together to fight the greatest evil they have ever faced: Clary’s own brother. Sebastian Morgenstern is on the move, systematically turning Shadowhunter against Shadowhunter. Bearing the Infernal Cup, he transforms Shadowhunters into creatures of nightmare, tearing apart families and lovers as the ranks of his Endarkened army swell. Nothing in this world can defeat Sebastian—but if they journey to the realm of demons, they just might have a chance…


Lives will be lost, love sacrificed, and the whole world will change. Who will survive the explosive sixth and final installment of the Mortal Instruments series?

15. Mosquitoland - David Arnold


Blurb:

I am a collection of oddities, a circus of neurons and electrons: my heart is the ringmaster, my soul is the trapeze artist, and the world is my audience. It sounds strange because it is, and it is, because I am strange.


After the sudden collapse of her family, Mim Malone is dragged from her home in northern Ohio to the "wastelands" of Mississippi, where she lives in a medicated milieu with her dad and new stepmom. Before the dust has a chance to settle, she learns her mother is sick back in Cleveland.


So she ditches her new life and hops aboard a northbound Greyhound bus to her real home and her real mother, meeting a quirky cast of fellow travelers along the way. But when her thousand-mile journey takes a few turns she could never see coming, Mim must confront her own demons, redefining her notions of love, loyalty, and what it means to be sane.


Told in an unforgettable, kaleidoscopic voice, Mosquitoland is a modern American odyssey, as hilarious as it is heartbreaking.

Saya beli ini karena saya denger dan baca review orang-orang, katanya novel ini lumayan. Dan lagi pula, cover dan blurb-nya menarik, hehe.


16. Signs Point to Yes - Sandy Hall


Blurb:

If only Jane’s Magic 8 Ball could tell her how to get through the summer. With her “perfect” sister, Margo, home for her “perfect” internship, Jane is not going to be able to spend the summer writing fan fiction, as she had planned. And her emergency babysitting job requires Jane to spend the whole summer in awkward proximity to her new crush, Teo, a nerdy-hot lifeguard with problems of his own. With his best friend out of town, Teo finds himself without anyone to confide in…except Jane. Will Jane and Teo be able to salvage each other’s summer? Even the Magic 8 Ball doesn’t have an answer…but signs point to yes. 

Saya udah sering banget lihat cover buku ini setiap kali saya ke toko buku, tapi saya belum sempet beli. Waktu lihat buku ini di BBW dengan harga diskon, saya mutusin buat beli aja, karena yah, saya penasaran. Hehe.

17. Just Friends - Dyan Sheldon


Blurb:

From the writer of Confessions of A Teenage Drama Queen and My Worst Best Friend comes this hugely entertaining teen read about falling for the wrong person. The first time Josh sets eyes on Jena he's hooked. He can't stop thinking about her; looking for her wherever he is; hoping to turn a corner and find her there. The problem is she's completely out of his league as his friends never tire of telling him, so Josh decides he will settle on simply being Jena's friend. But the more time he spends with her the more infatuated he becomes, despite the fact Jena only turns to him when she's had a fight with her on-again off-again boyfriend. Finally realizing he can't go on pretending he only wants to be her friend, Josh vows to tell Jena how he feels on Valentine's Day. 

Oke, saya juga enggak tahu kenapa saya beli buku ini. Wkwk. Saya tahu ini (kemungkinan) bakal menye dan klise, tapi sepertinya waktu beli ini, saya lagi pengin baca yang lucu-lucu ringan gitu. (FYI, sampai sekarang saya belum baca bukunya lol.)

18. A Girl Walks into a Wedding: Your Fantasy, Your Rules - Helena S. Paige


Blurb:

Wedding fever creates plenty of opportunity for heat in Helena S. Paige’s sexy and funny A Girl Walks Into a Wedding—the interactive erotic novel in which YOU, the reader, make all the rules . . .

Your best friend is getting married, and she’s asked you to be her bridesmaid. So many decisions: for starters, do you ask the gorgeous but mysterious man you met online to come as your date? Or do you go solo, giving yourself ample opportunity to kick up your heels and scope out the talent?

Once the wedding weekend gets underway in a romantic country setting, all kinds of adventures on offer. Will you ditch your date? Duet with the hot DJ? Dodge the disreputable best man? Or perhaps the rugged pilot you meet in the bar will open up unexpected erotic opportunities - and who knew the maid of (dis)honor had such a sultry streak?

All this while steering your way through the bachelorette party, the bride’s wedding jitters, the Dress From Hell, and more. Perhaps the most tempting option is to flee the entire affair with a tall, dark stranger … or maybe an old friend surprises you with a sizzling encounter.

YOU make the decisions—fulfillment guaranteed. It’s your fantasy. Your rules. The choice is yours . . .

Awalnya saya ngambil buku ini karena tertarik sama cover-nya. Dan begitu saya buka bukunya... saya langsung mutusin buat beli buku ini.

Dalemnya lucu banget! Jadi di akhir bab ada pilihan gitu, kayak misalnya:

a) Kalau mau si anu ke situ ke halaman sekian
b) Kalau mau si inu di mana ke halaman sekian

Jadi kita bisa milih mau baca cerita kayak gimana! Lucu banget enggak, sih? Haha. Saya belum pernah baca buku kayak gini sebelumnya x D.


19. Flawed - Cecelia Ahern


Blurb:

Celestine North lives a perfect life. She’s a model daughter and sister, she’s well-liked by her classmates and teachers, and she’s dating the impossibly charming Art Crevan.


But then Celestine encounters a situation in which she makes an instinctive decision. She breaks a rule and now faces life-changing repercussions. She could be imprisoned. She could be branded. She could be found FLAWED.


In this stunning novel, bestselling author Cecelia Ahern depicts a society in which perfection is paramount and mistakes are punished. And where one young woman decides to take a stand that could cost her everything. 

Awalnya, saya enggak berniat beli buku ini. Tapi kemudian saya baca blurb-nya dan baca isinya dikit, dan yah, saya lumayan tertarik. Jadilah buku ini masuk ke keranjang saya. Wkwk.


20. The Boy in The Stripped Pyjamas - John Boyne



Blurb:

Berlin, 1942 : When Bruno returns home from school one day, he discovers that his belongings are being packed in crates. His father has received a promotion and the family must move to a new house far, far away, where there is no one to play with and nothing to do. A tall fence stretches as far as the eye can see and cuts him off from the strange people in the distance.


But Bruno longs to be an explorer and decides that there must be more to this desolate new place than meets the eye. While exploring his new environment, he meets another boy whose life and circumstances are very different from his own, and their meeting results in a friendship that has devastating consequences.

AAAAA, saya udah nyari-nyari buku ini dari kapan tahu! Saya tertarik banget baca buku ini sejak saya sukses nangis dan suka banget sama filmnya!


Salah satu aktor yang main filmnya Asa Butterfield pas masih kecil btw. Masih imut-imut gitu, wkkw.

Ini trailernya, btw:




Pokoknya, filmnya sih bagus banget parah. Saya suka banget! Enggak sabar baca bukunya : ).


21. Landline - Rainbow Rowell


Blurb:

Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble. That it’s been in trouble for a long time. She still loves her husband, Neal, and Neal still loves her, deeply — but that almost seems besides the point now.


Maybe that was always besides the point.


Two days before they’re supposed to visit Neal’s family in Omaha for Christmas, Georgie tells Neal that she can’t go. She’s a TV writer, and something’s come up on her show; she has to stay in Los Angeles. She knows that Neal will be upset with her — Neal is always a little upset with Georgie — but she doesn’t expect to him to pack up the kids and go home without her.


When her husband and the kids leave for the airport, Georgie wonders if she’s finally done it. If she’s ruined everything.


That night, Georgie discovers a way to communicate with Neal in the past. It’s not time travel, not exactly, but she feels like she’s been given an opportunity to fix her marriage before it starts . . .


Is that what she’s supposed to do?


Or would Georgie and Neal be better off if their marriage never happened?

Landline adalah salah satu dari beberapa buku yang udah pengin saya beli dari kapan tahu, tapi belum kesampaian karena setiap mau beli, pasti ada buku lain yang lebih menarik perhatian saya. Tapi di BBW ini saya mutusin buat beli karena... kapan lagi nemu Landline impor dengan harga murah? x D wkkw.


22. The Snow Queen and Other Tales - Hans Christian Andersen


Blurb:

Starting with "The Snow Queen" to make you shiver with cold, through "Sunshine Stories" to warm you up again, this collection of fantastic fairy tales is sure to delight. A master of imaginative storytelling, Hans Christian Andersen wrote enchanting fables, beloved by children and adults alike. Presenting some of his best-known tales, such as "The Emperor's New Clothes" and "The Ugly Ducking", The Snow Queen and Other Tales will also introduce you to less familiar but no less enchanting fairly tales, like "The Pen and the Inkstand" and "The Happy Family."

Saya beli buku ini karena saya lagi pengin baca cerita-cerita klasik dan yah, siapa yang enggak tahu dan meragukan cerita-ceritanya Hans Christian Andersen? Hehe.


23. The Steadfast Tin Soldier - Hans Christian Andersen


Blurb:

The perilous adventure of a toy soldier who loves a paper dancing girl culminates in tragedy for both of them.

Saya memutuskan buat beli buku ini di detik-detik terakhir, sih. Jadi saya lagi jalan ke kasir dan mutusin buat lihat-lihat bagian buku-buku ilustrasi. Niat awalnya sih, nyari buku ilustrasi cerita-cerita mitologi Yunani, tapi karena enggak nemu dan malah tertarik sama buku ini, akhirnya saya beli buku ini x D.


24-30. The Chronicles of Narnia - C.S. Lewis




Jadi. sebelum BBW mulai kan, BBW udah nge-share beberapa buku yang bakal ada nanti, salah satunya Narnia. Tahun lalu, saya pengin banget beli boxset ini, tapi enggak dapet. (Tahun lalu, boxset ini harganya 200k btw.) Walaupun lebih mahal 100k, saya bertekad buat dapetin boxset ini.

Hari pertama saya ke BBW, saya enggak dapet boxset Narnia. Begitu pun kali kedua saya ke BBW--saya kehabisan. (Btw, iya, 23 buku di atas tadi hasil dari dua kali ke BBW.)

Jadi, saya udah nyerah, kan. Saya pikir, udahlah, mungkin saya enggak berjodoh sama Narnia.


Tapi kemudian, saya inget banget, waktu itu pulang sekolah, dan saya lagi buka Instagram. Tiba-tiba BBW nge-post story kayak gini:



Saya langsung panik + heboh, lah. Maksud saya, pasti boxset ini bakal langsung ludes. Selain sama orang-orang yang udah nunggu-nunggu boxset ini (kayak saya) atau habis sama reseller. 

Tapi kemudian, saya minta tolong orang rumah buat ke BBW dan... dapet. HEHEHE.

I'm so...




Jadi ini dia, buku-buku di dalam boxset Narnia:

24. (The Chronicles of Narnia #1) The Magician's Nephew - C.S. Lewis


Blurb:

The adventure begins...


On a daring quest to save a life, two friends are hurled into another world, where an evil sorceress seeks to enslave them. But then the lion Aslan's song weaves itself into the fabric of a new land, a land that will be known as Narnia.And in Narnia, all things are possible. 

25. (The Chronicles of Narnia #2) The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - C.S. Lewis


Blurb:

In this children's classic, Lucy finds that an old wardrobe in a professor's country house is a gateway to a magical land of fauns, centaurs, nymphs and talking animals - but also of the beautiful but evil White Witch who has held the land of Narnia in eternal winter for a hundred years.

26. (The Chronicles of Narnia #3) The Horse and His Boy - C.S. Lewis


Blurb:

On a desperate journey, two runaways meet and join forces. Though they are only looking to escape their harsh lives, they soon find themselves at the centre of a terrible battle. It is a battle that will decide not only their fate, but the fate of Narnia itself.

27. (The Chronicles of Narnia #4) Prince Caspian - C.S. Lewis


Blurb:

Prince Caspian is in terrible danger when his wicked uncle, King Miraz, decides to get rid of the young heir to the throne. In desperation, Caspian blows the magic horn, calling on Peter, Susan, Lucy and Edmund in Narnia's hour of need.

28. (The Chronicles of Narnia #5) The Voyage of The Dawn Treader - C.S. Lewis



Blurb:

When Lucy, Edmund amd their awful cousin Eustace are suddenly swept into the picture of a sailing ship, they find themselves in the magical kingdom of Narnia, and on a voyage of discovery to the end of the world.


29. (The Chronicles of Narnia #6) The Silver Chair - C.S. Lewis


Blurb:

Prince Rilian, Caspian's beloved son, has mysteriously disappeared, and Jill and Eustace are brought into Narnia by Aslan, the great lion, to find them. But an evil enchantress has dire plans for the prince, and for Narnia.

30. (The Chronicles of Narnia #7) The Last Battle - C.S. Lewis


Blurb:

During the last days of Narnia, the land faces its fiercest challenge - not an invader from without but an enemy from within. Lies and treachery have taken root, and only the king and a small band of loyal followers can prevent the destruction of all they hold dear.

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Okee! Jadi itu tadi adalah semua buku yang saya beli di Big Bad Wolf 2017. Saya jelas lebih seneng (dan lebih boros) daripada tahun lalu karena tahun lalu saya cuma beli 5 buku (yang FYI, baru saya baca satu ha.. ha.. ha..)

Sebenernya, saya bisa aja bikin April Book Haul, karena di bulan April, selain beli 30 buku dari BBW, saya juga beli beberapa buku lain di toko buku. Tapi karena sebagian besar buku bulan April saya dapat dari BBW jadi yah... ya udah, bikin Big Bad Wolf Book Haul aja, hehe.

(FYI lagi, belum ada satu pun dari tiga puluh buku di atas yang saya baca. He.. he... oke, emang TMI sama THG saya udah pernah baca, jadi mungkin dua serial itu enggak bakal saya baca dalam waktu dekat. Tapi buku-buku yang lain... saya belum menemukan waktu yang tepat aja /alasan/ HAHAHA.)

Okeoke, sampai ketemu di book haul saya berikutnya! x D



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My Not So Perfect Life - Sophie Kinsella




Blurb:


Part love story, part workplace drama, this sharply observed novel is a witty critique of the false judgments we make in a social-media-obsessed world. New York Times bestselling author Sophie Kinsella has written her most timely novel yet.



Everywhere Katie Brenner looks, someone else is living the life she longs for, particularly her boss, Demeter Farlowe. Demeter is brilliant and creative, lives with her perfect family in a posh townhouse, and wears the coolest clothes. Katie’s life, meanwhile, is a daily struggle—from her dismal rental to her oddball flatmates to the tense office politics she’s trying to negotiate. No wonder Katie takes refuge in not-quite-true Instagram posts, especially as she's desperate to make her dad proud.



Then, just as she’s finding her feet—not to mention a possible new romance—the worst happens. Demeter fires Katie. Shattered but determined to stay positive, Katie retreats to her family’s farm in Somerset to help them set up a vacation business. London has never seemed so far away—until Demeter unexpectedly turns up as a guest. Secrets are spilled and relationships rejiggered, and as the stakes for Katie’s future get higher, she must question her own assumptions about what makes for a truly meaningful life.



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