Last Book Syndrome: ‘Maybe Someday’ by Colleen Hoover

by Clarissa Chua “Maybe someday.” It’s a phrase that holds so much promise and uncertainty. Something to look forward to, something to dread. And as we’re moving through life, we’re always filled with Maybe Somedays. Maybe Somedays that we call dreams, wishes, goals, life pegs, aspirations or even our bucket list. And I adore this phraseContinue reading “Last Book Syndrome: ‘Maybe Someday’ by Colleen Hoover”

Last Book Syndrome: ‘The Lies About Truth’ by Courtney C. Stevens

by Clarissa Chua Happy New Year, Cheer Readers! Welcome to the first Last Book Syndrome of 2016. We seem to have an innate attachment to continuity, so much that it makes leaving hard and forgetting tough. It is evident in the ideologies of our society—nation, the invisible ties we deem to have with those from theContinue reading “Last Book Syndrome: ‘The Lies About Truth’ by Courtney C. Stevens”

Last Book Syndrome: ‘Calculus’ by Ron Larson and Bruce Edwards

by Clarissa Chua I haven’t read a book for almost three weeks now. That is unless you count my Calculus book by Ron Larson and Bruce Edwards… Okay, maybe I’ll count that as one and that is why we’re here! And while this might just be one of the nerdiest posts, if not the most, you’ll ever readContinue reading “Last Book Syndrome: ‘Calculus’ by Ron Larson and Bruce Edwards”

Last Book Syndrome: ‘Forget Me Not’ by Allison Whitmore

by Clarissa Chua When historical fiction is fused with the classic Romeo and Juliet star-crossed romance, you get Forget Me Not by Allison Whitmore. The story portrays love and the journey for the truth in engrossing and lovable characters. The book is written in the third person POV, which is uncommon in love stories but canContinue reading “Last Book Syndrome: ‘Forget Me Not’ by Allison Whitmore”

Last Book Syndrome: ‘Heaven’s Forgotten’ by Branden Johnson

by Clarissa Chua THE STORY Moira just wants a normal life for her daughter, Penelope. And sometimes, it seems like she has achieved it. Penelope is a sweet, smart, and precocious four-year-old girl. However, she is also the product of Moira’s affair with an angel. Her parentage gives Penelope strength far beyond what any child shouldContinue reading “Last Book Syndrome: ‘Heaven’s Forgotten’ by Branden Johnson”

Last Book Syndrome: ‘Something about Love’ by Elana Johnson

by Clarissa Chua The increased productivity of people tend to neglect the most essential and simple things in life—nature, reading books and the simple act of relaxing, spending quality time with their loved ones. Yet, ironically, they (we) still crave for the beauty in haste. Reading Elana Johnson reminds me it isn’t impossible to feel both. SomethingContinue reading “Last Book Syndrome: ‘Something about Love’ by Elana Johnson”

Last Book Syndrome: ‘Love & Misadventure’ by Lang Leav

by Clarissa Chua If you need to properly articulate a thought, Lang Leav is your go-to person. She connects words to meanings so beautifully it feels like no one has ever done so before. Though her book of poems may be a bit heavy for the wallet, I guarantee it will be worth it. Lang LeavContinue reading “Last Book Syndrome: ‘Love & Misadventure’ by Lang Leav”

Last Book Syndrome: ‘Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe’ by Benjamin Alire Saez

by Clarissa Chua I got Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saez in exchange for Anna Karenina that my friend gave me. (Thank you, Lord, for gift receipts!) It was a spontaneous choice because I originally wanted Lang Leav’s books but when my mom saw it, her eyes grew wideContinue reading “Last Book Syndrome: ‘Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe’ by Benjamin Alire Saez”

Last Book Syndrome: ‘Divergent’ by Veronica Roth

by Clarissa Chua Divergent by Veronica Roth is definitely not the last book I’ve read. In all honesty, if I get the book nearest to me and turn it to page 70, it’ll say that my life’s assets is tantamount to my liabilities and equity. *gasp* And you wouldn’t want a quote on that, trust me. ThisContinue reading “Last Book Syndrome: ‘Divergent’ by Veronica Roth”