Monthly Recap: January 2018

[caption id="attachment_3251" align="aligncenter" width="501"] image from here[/caption] If I had made some reading goals this year, I also made a new blogging resolution. Since it's really a struggle for me to put up individual reviews for each book I read and finish, I have to be more realistic and practical. For this year, I will try to come up with monthly recaps of books I read, with short reviews for them if I feel the need (ha!). This way, I can still keep tabs on the books I've read and I can at least put up some few lines (or paragraphs maybe?) to at least remind me about them when...
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MY 2018 READING GOALS

[caption id="attachment_3248" align="aligncenter" width="450"] image from here[/caption] How is it that January had already come and gone without me noticing it??? Still, here I am trying to revive this book blogging business which I can't seem to give up now matter how dormant (errant?) my blogger duties have been. In my previous post, I listed my best reads for 2017 and complained how mediocre my reading year had been. I want to remedy that this year, so here are my two-point reading goals for 2018: Read 24 books. It's true. Once you get older, you are indeed willing to sacrifice qua...
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My Year In Reading + Best Reads of 2017

Happy New Year! It's only today that I got to writing a recap of my 2017 reading-wise, and I had already made my peace about how my blogging should not be a stressor, so here we go. My 2017 In Reading: Compared to 2016, my reading experience in 2017 was less than stellar. I got to read a fewer number of books, and if my Goodreads account is to be believed (I don't update religiously), I read only 27 books last year compared to the 46 of 2016, and most of them were really forgettable. This was due to the fact that I only read books randomly, and didn't make the effort to look into reviews...
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THE SUMMER SERIES by Jenny Han

I've heard a lot of good things about Jenny Han and the Summer Series but because I am not a huge YA fan, I had never really intentionally read any of her books, that is, until I needed to read a "third book in a trilogy" as a category in the Bingo Challenge I joined for the book club this year. I'd also stayed away from reading trilogies and series books because of how they always tend to eat up away my sleeping time (low EQ, sorry) so if I wanted to read a "third book in a trilogy", I had to start with Book 1. And this is how I ended up binge-reading the Summer Series, well, this summer. ...
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WHEN SPARKS FLY by Ines Bautista-Yao

Summary from Goodreads: Twenty-four-year-old photographer's apprentice Regina has always felt like the plain, dull orange next to the shiny red apple that is her best friend Lana. But then she meets Ben—the first guy to ever break Lana's heart, and the first guy to ever make Regina feel that he only has eyes for her. As Regina finds herself falling hard for Ben, she also finds herself breaking all the rules of best-friendship. Will she give up the love of her life for Lana, or will she finally realize that she deserves her share of the spotlight, too? When Sparks Fly can be read as a s...
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