wishful wednesday

Hola! Setelah libur minggu lalu (akibat hebohnya giveaway), Wishful Wednesday muncul lagi minggu ini =) Tentu lengkap dengan angan-angan di akhir tahun…

Kali ini, diiming-imingi oleh Amazon’s Best Books of the Year, aku ngincer satu buku cantik yang ceritanya sepertinya mengharu-biru banget…Judulnya The End of Your Life Book Club (Deckle Edge) yang terinspirasi dari kisah nyata mengenai ibu dan anak yang membentuk book club menjelang akhir hidup sang ibu. Dan dengan indahnya, penulis menjadikan buku sebagai pemersatu mereka. *siapin tissue 3 box*

“What are you reading?”

That’s the question Will Schwalbe asks his mother, Mary Anne, as they sit in the waiting room of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. In 2007, Mary Anne returned from a humanitarian trip to Pakistan and Afghanistan suffering from what her doctors believed was a rare type of hepatitis. Months later she was diagnosed with a form of advanced pancreatic cancer, which is almost always fatal, often in six months or less.

This is the end of life bookclubinspiring true story of a son and his mother, who start a “book club” that brings them together as her life comes to a close. Over the next two years, Will and Mary Anne carry on conversations that are both wide-ranging and deeply personal, prompted by an eclectic array of books and a shared passion for reading. Their list jumps from classic to popular, from poetry to mysteries, from fantastic to spiritual. The issues they discuss include questions of faith and courage as well as everyday topics such as expressing gratitude and learning to listen. Throughout, they are constantly reminded of the power of books to comfort us, astonish us, teach us, and tell us what we need to do with our lives and in the world. Reading isn’t the opposite of doing; it’s the opposite of dying.

Will and Mary Anne share their hopes and concerns with each other—and rediscover their lives—through their favorite books. When they read, they aren’t a sick person and a well person, but a mother and a son taking a journey together. The result is a profoundly moving tale of loss that is also a joyful, and often humorous, celebration of life: Will’s love letter to his mother, and theirs to the printed page.

Penasaraaaan….semoga paperbacknya cepet keluar, amin.

Yuk, ikutan share Wishful Wednesday mu!

PS: siap-siap buat next giveaway, akhir Februari memperingati setahunnya Wishful Wednesday =) Makin rajin kalian posting, makin besar kesempatan menang, lho!

  1. Silakan follow blog Books To Share – atau tambahkan di blogroll/link blogmu =)
  2. Buat posting mengenai buku-buku (boleh lebih dari 1) yang jadi inceran kalian minggu ini, mulai dari yang bakal segera dibeli, sampai yang paling mustahil dan hanya sebatas mimpi. Oya, sertakan juga alasan kenapa buku itu masuk dalam wishlist kalian ya!
  3. Tinggalkan link postingan Wishful Wednesday kalian di Mr. Linky (klik saja tombol Mr. Linky di bagian bawah post). Kalau mau, silakan tambahkan button Wishful Wednesday di posting kalian.
  4. Mari saling berkunjung ke sesama blogger yang sudah ikut share wishlistnya di hari Rabu =)