[Book Review #2] Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen

Review buku kedua dalam Reading Challenge 2017 ini akan menggunakan Bahasa Indonesia dan Bahasa Inggris. Hal tersebut dikarenakan buku yang dibaca merupakan buku terjemahan yang berjudul Pride & Prejudice. Dilain sisi, penulis tidak ingin melupakan pembaca blog dari luar negeri pula. Dimana ringkasan dan review berbahasa Inggris akan diselipkan setelah review berbahasa Indonesia. Ringkasan buku juga akan diberikan dalam bentuk Bahasa Indonesia  dan akan dicantumkan dalam artikel ini.

Judul      : Pride & Prejudice
Penulis  : Jane Austen
Dicetak pada 14 Januari 2015 oleh Penerbit Qanita

Deskripsi :

Elizabeth Bennet dan Fitzwilliam Darcy sama sekali tidak mempunyai kecocokan bahkan sejak mereka belum saling mengenal. Elizabeth menilai Mr. Darcy sebagai pria yang sok, angkuh, dan mengesalkan, sementara Mr. Darcy menganggap Elizabeth tidak anggun dan terlalu sering berprasangka.

Untuk waktu yang lama mereka saling bermusuhan, bahkan seringkali melontarkan sindiran-sindiran pedas terhadap satu sama lain. Kebencian itu tanpa mereka sadari berangsur menjadi ketertarikan yang mendalam. Seiring dengan berjalannya waktu, Elizabeth melihat sisi lain dari Fitzwilliam Darcy, bahwa dia bukanlah sekedar pria arogan atau angkuh seperti yang selama ini ia sangka.

Dalam Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen menuangkan detail yang memikat mengenai kaum menengah ke-atas pada abad 18. Karakter-karakternya yang memukau membuat novel ini menjadi salah satu roman paling populer sepanjang masa.

Review Penulis : 3/5 stars

Sejujurnya, penulis merupakan salah satu penggemar dari film Pride and Prejudice, karena pernah melihat filmnya dahulu sebelum membaca bukunya. Namun, ketika mencoba untuk membaca buku, yang dirasakan penulis adalah bosan. Mungkin hal tersebut dikarenakan buku terjemahan yang lebih tebal dua kali lipat daripada versi originalnya, sekitar 570-an halaman. Di awal cerita, penulis bisa masuk kedalam alur cerita, namun sayang ketika sudah memasuki halaman sekitar 100-an halaman penulis merasa bosan. Mungkin gaya bahasa yang tidak familiar dengan bacaan penulis. Walaupun demikian, penulis tetap melanjutkan dengan memaksakan diri masuk kedalam cerita, namun tetap saja tidak berhasil. Continue reading “[Book Review #2] Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen”

[Book Review #1] All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

Before I write down my reviews, I kindly let you guys to check the description first which I’d like to put it under here.

Title      : All The Bright Places
Author  : Jennifer Niven
Pages     : 388
Published January 8th 2015 by Penguin

Description : 

Theodore Finch is fascinated by death, and he constantly thinks of ways he might kill himself. But each time, something good, no matter how small, stops him.

Violet Markey lives for the future, counting the days until graduation, when she can escape her Indiana town and her aching grief in the wake of her sister’s recent death.

When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school, it’s unclear who saves whom. And when they pair up on a project to discover the ‘natural wonders’ of their state, both Finch and Violet make more important discoveries: It’s only with Violet that Finch can be himself – a weird, funny, live-out-loud guy who’s not such a freak after all. And it’s only with Finch that Violet can forget to count away the days and start living them. But as Violet’s world grows, Finch’s begins to shrink.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23357458-all-the-bright-places

My review : 5/5 stars

To be quite honest, this is my very first book I read for my 2017 reading challenge. I’ve never ever entered a reading challenge before, and 35 books will be my goal this year. Hopefully, I could reach it. Amen. So, enough for my rambling, let’s get to the review. Continue reading “[Book Review #1] All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven”

New Year, Life Changes.

Happy New Year!! I know it has been 14 days since the first day of 2017. But it’s still worth, right? It also has been a while since the last day I posted something here. Like I said before, I am planning to dedicate this blog for my new hobby, book blogger. yayy!! It’s not really that new for me. Reading’s been my hobby since I was in middle school, yet I had to stop doing it a moment when the finals and Uni preparation kicked in. Here I am, trying to follow up my hobby again. So, speaking of book, I have set my reading challenge in 2017 which is 35 books. It would mean a lot to me if I could reach this goal. Wish me luck! These 14 days of 2017, there were 3 books I have read, I’m reading my 4th book at the moment. wohooo!! Plus, currently I am working on my reviews for the books I have read, which I hope I could post it here as soon as possible.

 

Have you set your 2017 reading challenge yet? How many books do you wish to read this year? I’d really love to get to know you guys. Answer the Qs on the comment bar. 🙂

 

HAVE A NICE YEAR!!