Required Reading: April 2015

These are the books that I finished last month:

1. The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy – (5/5) I got confused by the narrative style at the start but the evocative story really had a great impact on me. Wrenching and tragic but told in a beautiful way.

2. Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta – (4/5) I learned to love the characters in this lovely book. Makes me want to be friends with them, both past and present.

3. Civilwarland in Bad Decline by George Saunders – (5/5) My first Saunders ever and it didn’t disappoint. Will definitely read more from this impressive author.

4. It’s a Mens World by Bebang Siy – (4/5) I decided to make this my book that takes place in Asia for the Book Riot Read Harder Challenge. (Lalayo pa ba ako kung nasa Asya na ako? Hehe!) Reading this memoir made me admire the author. Funny, honest and endearing.

5. High Fidelity by Nick Hornby – (5/5) This is our bookclub’s book for April but the discussion started early and I never expected to finish it early too. I love this book even though Rob (the protagonist) is an arsehole. Haha! I love that it’s very funny and that it’s about music but it’s a lot more than that.

6. Queen of the Clueless by Mina V. Esguerra – (4/5)  The sequel to Interim Goddess of Love that I read almost a year ago. I am surprised that I like this better than the first.

For this month, I plan to read the following books:


1. Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke – I started this about a week ago. Currently reading this with my new reading buddies Elaine and Mawi. So far, so good.

2. The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood – I posted this last month but decided to postpone reading for a while because I’ll be reading it with another friend, Rhena!

3. The Mythology ClassA Graphic Novel by Arnold Arre – Very popular among Filipino graphic novel enthusiasts. I was so glad I got a copy from last year’s Komikon. Will be reading this with Tin and will also be my book for the graphic novel task in the Book Riot Read Harder Challenge.

So April is a “Physical Books Buddy Reading” month for me, eh?


18 thoughts on “Required Reading: April 2015

  1. I am happy to see five stars for Civilwarland! (Saunders pa more. Dali. Bilis. Ngayun din. But dalawa palang nga na book niya ang nababasa ko. Haha.) Remind me kung mag my-Mythology Class na tayo. Ulyanin ako e.

    1. I liked it more than you do, can you believe it? You rated it 4 stars. Well, maybe because you read Tenth of December first. And no, I won’t forget to remind you. Just don’t read it before I do.

  2. I would have loved to join you and Rhena for Blind Assassin but my plate’s already full with the 2 books I lined up for this month. Anyway, I’ll be looking forward to your review.

    And, I hope you and your buddies enjoy and love JS&MN. 🙂

  3. I plan to read The Mythology Class sometime soon (when I get a copy). It’s nice to read graphic novels every once in a while.

    And pinakamahalaga sa lahat, excited na ako sa JSMN hohol natin soon. Haha 🙂

      1. Yey! Thank you! 😀

        Excited tayo kasi magchihcismisan lang naman tayo dun. Excuse lang talaga natin ang book discussion. And we will all put each other in the hot seat. Hahaha.

  4. Your April reading list is so awesome! I’m envious because I’ve been meaning to read The God of Small Things and The Jellicoe road for ages and I want to read them asap because you rated them so high haha 🙂

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