Hello, June! It’s time to decide what to read this month. But first, here’s a summary of last month’s reading. Actually, I haven’t read a lot because I have been busy with my trip to the lighthouse. Hehe!
1. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf – (5/5) Yes, this is what I meant when I said “trip to the lighthouse”. I’m proud that I finished my first modernist novel. Yahoo! Thanks to Angus for a very substantial discussion, both online and offline.
2. Tall Story by Candy Gourlay – (4/5) I enjoyed reading this book even though it’s considered as a children’s book (or some as YA). One of my goals this year is to read more books from Filipino authors. So far, I can say that I’m satisfied with these books I selected. Okay, I didn’t really choose them but they are recommendations from our book club. Hehe.
3. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen – (4/5) I put this on hold for a while because it’s difficult to read two classic novels at the same time. But tada! I’m glad I finished it yesterday. Then I learned that this is Austen’s first published work when she was still 19 years old. Wow!
Next is my required reading list for June.
1. Insurgent by Veronica Roth – This is the sequel to Divergent, a book I read last March. After this and I’ll be a book closer to my 2014 Dare Reads goal organized by our book club.
2. Megamorphs #3: Elfangor’s Secret by K.A. Applegate – Another book to cross out from one of my reading goals list, my Animorphs Project.
3. Hunger by Knut Hamsun – I told myself I won’t read another classic this month. But there’s this urge to read this book because of star-studded reviews by my bookish friends and I got interested that this is written by a Norwegian author. (Or maybe I’m just hungry?) Besides, this is a short novel, right?
4. Elmer by Gerry Alangilan – This is a graphic novel that I borrowed from my dear friend Tricia to expand the variety of works that I’m reading. I decided to start with komiks (Filipino comics) to be familiar with our local artists.
Also, I’m still rereading The City & The City by China Miéville via audio book. It’s my first time to listen to an audio book and I’m enjoying it. I actually tried Lolita before but decided to stick with the e-book. But I can still remember how these words were spoken: “Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Lo-lee-ta”. Haha!
That is all for June. Here’s to hoping that I’ll finish these books!