I cannot believe that it has been over 2 months since I updated this site! Work had been so stressful lately and weekends were for sleep, rest, and sleep. Did I mention sleep already?
But regardless of how busy my work was, I was still managed to squeeze in reading novels…even if I had to do it in the wee hours because some days are for reads.
These were my reads for the past two months:
Turtles All the Way Down
The story revolves around Aza, a 16-year old girl who struggles with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. When a fugitive billionaire goes missing, she and her best friend decide to track him down for the reward. This is not John Green’s without a romantic side plot. Aza develops feeling for the billionaire’s son, Davis.
This book is not an easy read because not all people can relate and understand what Aza is going through. To some extent, I found that some parts of myself were Aza. The Aza who is constantly anxious. The Aza who relentlessly makes extreme and disturbing assumptions. The Aza who loses focus when she pulls herself to her spiraling thoughts.
“It’s so weird, to know you’re crazy and not be able to do anything about it, you know? It’s not like you believe yourself to be normal. You know there is a problem. But you can’t figure a way through to fixing it. Because you can’t be sure, you know?”
I have always loved Sophie Kinsella. I read all her novels and even had a love-and-hate relationship with her Shopaholic’s main character, Becky.
So I was ecstatic when I got hold of this book.
Surprise Me is a story of a married couple who have a perfect life until panic sets in when they realized that they have to live for roughly another 68 years together.
For the love of their marriage, they plan to keep the fire in their relationship burning by creating little surprises for each other. But in doing so, dirty secrets and scandal from the past are uncovered, too.
For me, this is not one of Kinsella’s best, but her humor was still sprinkled throughout.
“If love is easy, you’re not doing it right.”
Rich People Problems
This is Kevin Kwan’s third installment in his Crazy Rich Asians. It is still as funny as hell.
While I am not rich and would always wonder how it would feel if I did not have to worry about money, it is amusing to know how filthy rich people create problems and deal with them later on through Kevin Kwan’s splendid, vivid, and exhaustive imagery.
“Forgiveness is a gift we give ourselves.”