LIST BOOKS TO READ IN 2017


Aha~ this topic I should be posting after my Recap 2016 post. Alhamdulillah, today I managed to complete it and hit the published button.Phewww~ Hihihi...

In my Recap 2016 post, I've said that every year my reading target are 10 - 12 books. But, last year I only managed to read 7 books. So, my reading challenge failed. 

Hopefully, my reading challenge for 2017 will succeed. Insyaallah .

Let's see the list of books that I want to read.


1) WHEN BREATH BECOMES AIR - BY KALANITHI PAUL
Why I want to read this book:
This book attracts me to read when I read it's synopsis. I really wanted to know what happen to the writer because Paul died while working on this book. I guess after I read this book maybe I will realize how to appreciate life more. Can't wait to read it until the end.

Synopsis from Goodreads:
At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade’s worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor making a living treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live. Just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated. When Breath Becomes Air, which features a Foreword by Dr. Abraham Verghese and an Epilogue by Kalanithi’s wife, Lucy, chronicles Kalanithi’s transformation from a naΓ―ve medical student “possessed,” as he wrote, “by the question of what, given that all organisms die, makes a virtuous and meaningful life” into a young neurosurgeon at Stanford, guiding patients toward a deeper understanding of death and illness, and finally into a patient and a new father to a baby girl, confronting his own mortality.


What makes life worth living in the face of death? What do you do when the future, no longer a ladder toward your goals in life, flattens out into a perpetual present? What does it mean to have a child, to nurture a new life as another fades away? These are some of the questions Kalanithi wrestles with in this profoundly moving, exquisitely observed memoir.


Paul Kalanithi died in March 2015, while working on this book, yet his words live on as a guide and a gift to us all. “I began to realize that coming face to face with my own mortality, in a sense, had changed nothing and everything,” he wrote. “Seven words from Samuel Beckett began to repeat in my head: ‘I can’t go on. I’ll go on.’” When Breath Becomes Air is an unforgettable, life-affirming reflection on the challenge of facing mortality and on the relationship between doctor and patient, from a gifted writer who became both.


2) NUJEEN : ONE GIRLS'S INCREDIBLE JOURNEY FROM WAR-TORN SYRIA IN A WHEELCHAIR - BY NUJEEN MUSTAFA
Why I want to read this book:
After I read Naomi book this one catch my eyes just by reading the title. The different between this two books are :Nujeen is a Syrian and she is in a wheelchair . While Naomi is a Korean and she is physically perfect. I really can't wait to read about Nujeen. 

Synopsis from Goodreads:
Nujeen Mustafa, a teenager born with cerebral palsy, whose harrowing journey from war-ravaged Syria to Germany in a wheelchair is a breathtaking tale of fortitude, grit, and hope that lends a face to the greatest humanitarian issue of our time, the Syrian refugee crisis.

For millions around the globe, sixteen-year-old Nujeen Mustafa embodies the best of the human spirit. Confined to a wheelchair because of her cerebral palsy and denied formal schooling in Syria because of her illness, Nujeen taught herself English by watching American soap operas. When her small town became the epicenter of the brutal fight between ISIS militants and US-backed Kurdish troops in 2014, she and her family were forced to flee.

Despite her physical limitations, Nujeen embarked on the arduous trek to safety and a new life. The grueling sixteen-month odyssey by foot, boat, and bus took her across Turkey and the Mediterranean to Greece, through Macedonia to Serbia and Hungary, and finally, to Germany. Yet, in spite of the tremendous physical hardship she endured, Nujeen's extraordinary optimism never wavered. Refusing to give in to despair or see herself as a passive victim, she kept her head high. As she told a BBC reporter, "You should fight to get what you want in this world."




3)TWO BY TWO - BY NICHOLAS SPARKS
Why I want to read this book:
I love Nicholas Sparks.Hihihi

Synopsis from Goodreads:
At 32, Russell Green has it all: a stunning wife, a lovable six year-old daughter, a successful career as an advertising executive and an expansive home in Charlotte. He is living the dream, and his marriage to the bewitching Vivian is the center of that. But underneath the shiny surface of this perfect existence, fault lines are beginning to appear...and no one is more surprised than Russ when he finds every aspect of the life he took for granted turned upside down. In a matter of months, Russ finds himself without a job or wife, caring for his young daughter while struggling to adapt to a new and baffling reality. Throwing himself into the wilderness of single parenting, Russ embarks on a journey at once terrifying and rewarding—one that will test his abilities and his emotional resources beyond anything he ever imagined.




4) UNSTOPPABLE -BY NICK VUJICIC
Why I want to read this book:
Everyone must have heard about Nick Vujicic right?  Despite, his not physically perfect. He really has a strong will.This book actually belongs to my late father. I saw this when I'm searching for a book to read from my late father bookshelf. 

Synopsis from Goodreads:
Being unstoppable is about believing and achieving. It’s about having faith in yourself, your talents and your purpose and, most of all, in God’s great love and His divine plan for your life.


Millions around the world recognize the smiling face and inspirational message of Nick Vujicic.  Despite being born without arms or legs, Nick’s challenges have not kept him from enjoying great adventures, a fulfilling and meaningful career, and loving relationships.  Nick has overcome trials and hardships by focusing on the promises that he was created for a unique and specific purpose, that his life has value and is a gift to others, and that no matter the despair and hard times in life, God is always present. Nick credits his success in life to the power that is unleashed when faith takes action.




5) GIRL IN PIECES BY KATHLEEN GLASGOW
Why I want to read this book:
I saw this book when I entered MPH with Siqah. We read the synopsis and I think it is a quite nice book to read anddddd it's cover page is pink color!!! hahaha...


Synopsis from Goodreads:
Charlotte Davis is in pieces. At seventeen she’s already lost more than most people lose in a lifetime. But she’s learned how to forget. The broken glass washes away the sorrow until there is nothing but calm. You don’t have to think about your father and the river. Your best friend, who is gone forever. Or your mother, who has nothing left to give you. Every new scar hardens Charlie’s heart just a little more, yet it still hurts so much. It hurts enough to not care anymore, which is sometimes what has to happen before you can find your way back from the edge. 



6) RECLAIM YOUR HEART -BY YASMIN MOGAHED
Why I want to read this book:
I know about Yasmin Mogahed when I saw a show on the television hosted by Miss Nina. When I saw this book written by Yasmin I thought it would be great to read it. It may give me some guide to know my heart more inside and outside. Doesn't matter we are in hardships or happiness there is always one point for us to turn back on is to Allah. I bought this book last year but did not managed to read it until the end =(

Synopsis from Goodreads:
Reclaim Your Heart is not just a self-help book. It is a manual about the journey of the heart in and out of the ocean of this life. It is a book about how to keep your heart from sinking to the depths of that ocean, and what to do when it does. It is a book about redemption, about hope, about renewal. Every heart can heal, and each moment is created to bring us closer to that transformative return. Reclaim Your Heart is about finding that moment when everything stops and suddenly looks different. It is about finding your own awakening. And then returning to the better, truer, and freer version of yourself.

Many of us live our lives, entrapped by the same repeated patterns of heartbreak and disappointment. Many of us have no idea why this happens. Reclaim Your Heart is about freeing the heart from this slavery. It is about the journey in an out of life’s most deceptive traps.


This book was written to awaken the heart and provide a new perspective on love, loss, happiness, and pain. Providing a manual of sorts, Reclaim Your Heart will teach readers how to live in this life without allowing life to own you. It is a manual of how to protect your most prized possession: the heart.




7) LETTERS FROM LEADERS - BY HENRY O.DORMANN
Why I want to read this book:
I love a book that contain motivation/inspiration quotes. Some quotes can remind us to be a positive person, to be motivated, to be thankful for our life and etc. This book really nice. Plus, there is letter from our former Prime Minister that I really adored, Tun M.

Synopsis from Goodreads:
Letters from Leaders is a beautifully designed book comprising nearly eighty letters from those who have done so much to shape our world today—from Muhammad Ali to four U.S. Presidents, Mikhail Gorbachev, King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand and King Abdullah II of Jordan, and the Dalai Lama; from Cathie Black to T. Boone Pickens, Muriel Siebert, and Donald Trump. The letters, some as facsimile reproductions of handwritten originals, are each introduced with a biographical note by Dormann.



That's all are my list books to read for now. There are 2 or 3 books more but I did not managed to bought it. Maybe I should read all the 7 books till the end then I will bought other books.

I thought if I did not bought any new books maybe I should read a book from my late dad bookshelf. I'm already 3 series and I should read more books related to work, life , motivation , business , management.

from my late dad bookshelf


From my late dad bookshelf

From my late dad bookshelf

From my late dad bookshelf

What about you? What is your list books to read in 2017 ? From the list books above, have you read any? What do you think about it if you done read it?

Have a nice day,all. πŸ’‹πŸ˜




10 comments

  1. Nadiah, all the books you have there sounds so tempting to read! Anyway, good luck for your reading challenge this year. I know you can do it! Go Nadiah! πŸ’ͺ🏻πŸ’ͺ🏻

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    1. Thanks dear Fatin for the encouragement . :)

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  2. The books are waiting for you now
    Select one by one till you reach the target
    Good luck before YE 2017

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    1. Hihihi tue lah kak PV

      Tq for the wish . Insyaallah akan ku cuba untuk habis kan one by one by YE 2017 . Hihi

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  3. Bestnyaaaa banyak buku! I suke Nicholas Sparks! But bila adapt to movies not so much ;)

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    1. Kannnnn!!!! Yeay!!! Sama lah kita suka Nicholas Sparks . Agree agree bila tukar jadi movie totally tak best haih~ but just one movie nadia rasa ok lah " a walk to remember " hihi

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    1. Bleh je tapi lepas Nadia habis baca lah. Hihihi =)

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  5. Menganjak msuk 2017 ni takde lagi books nk kne bace. Since dec pedulikan pasal report lepas tu fikir nk manange blog :( kalau ingat pasal buku baru yg kluar, tringin nak beli

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    1. hihihi..tak pe Mek . Kerja and blog kena prioritize kan dlu after family kan. =) buku bleh tunggu . nadia pun kdg baca buku bila sempat je. Tue yang mission failed masa 2016 nak baca 10-12 books . hihihi

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