In The Absence of Electrical Power

1. Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

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Collection of adorable stories set in an Indian atmosphere. Its a good read for anyone who wants to go outside of their comfort zone and experience a whole new environment and people. I actually mistaken this for The Emperor of All Maladies (whose author was also an Indian-American) that was recommended by John Green. But I did not have any regrets in buying it because I really enjoyed it.

2. November 22, 1963 by Adam Braver

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An informative, really amazing book mixed with both historical and fictional events with the points-of-view of the people involved in the assassination of President Kennedy.

3. The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

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I’ve read this more than once but this is the first time that I’ve actually cried to it. I don’t know if it’s the atmosphere of silence that has brought me to tears,or that I have nothing else to do because of the blackout but I was really so moved by the crushing dialogues and ugh. Now, I don’t care how mainstream it is anymore, John Green has always been this awesome writer (and vlogger) that I will forever be grateful to for the things that I learned from him.

4. The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus

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Funny and relatable to anyone who’s ever experienced working for someone with their irrevocable demands. Although, I’m not saying it’s always been as horrible as what Nan experienced but I just find it funny how true some of her remarks are. There is a movie adaptation of this starring Scarlett Johansson and it’s just as fun.

5. Looking for Alaska by John Green

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Well, the John Green fever is not yet over after the whole “Okay?Okay.” heart-crushing story. I decided to reread my favorite John Green book Looking for Alaska and it’s still giving me a lump on my throat after re-living Alaska Young’s curves and breath smelling of cigarettes and her all-over hotness. She’s the hottest fictional character I admire.

6. Nagueños by Carlos Ojeda Aureous

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I couldn’t find a book cover of this edition so I took it via webcam. Anyway, this is given to me by a really cool friend who does really rad artworks . The book is interesting because it’s a collection of stories set in Naga City — the city where most of my high school and college life took place. I may not actually live in the city but it has a place in my heart and reading this book really makes me feel close to it. It made my imagination more vivid since it’s an actual place that I consider my second home.

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