How time flies and we’re already into the second month of this year. January has been wonderful to me, bookish-wise. I finished reading four books last month, two of which were my Required Readings for January. On the average, it seems I managed to finish a book each week, which is already a feat, considering that I have to squeeze in reading between lawyering, teaching, and wedding planning! 😀

To recap, here are the books from my January Required Reading list and the link to the reviews:

  1. Pigs In Heaven by Barbara Kingsolver. This is a delightful story and it was a wonderful learning experience to read about the Cherokee nation
  2. Ocean’s Apart by Karen Kingsbury. I have found another Christian fiction author to love.

On to my February Required Readings. For this month, I have chosen (again) two books to include in my list:

  1. Cupidity: 50 Stupid Things People Do For Love And How To Avoid Them by Marco and Hayley Dimarco. I won this book at an OMF Literature giveaway over at Tricia’s blog last year and I have planned to read this book just for this love month. 🙂
  2. Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt. I have already read so many raves about this and my copy has long been buried in my to-read pile so it’s high time to brush of the dust and read this highly acclaimed book.

These, plus a very thick book, A Game of Thrones, which I have agreed to read together with Tricia and Tina. I am hoping to do as well as I did last month in my Required Readings considering that I still have three more currently-reading books in my shelf and that the wedding is just three months away!

Good luck to me! 🙂


  1. Hi Lynai! Thanks for joining again! 🙂

    I’ve heard about Cupidity in one of the podcasts I’ve been listening to and I’m curious about it. I feel like maybe I’m past the “I Kissed Dating Goodbye” stage (HAHA!), plus it reminds me of all those times I go pick up “dating” books in the bookstore whenever I visit. Haha. I look forward to reading your review. 😀

    1. Wah! This reply is so late! Sorry. Anyway, I’m already done with Cupidity and so far I find it very relevant to me. Yes, it’s indeed a “graduation” from I Kissed Dating Goodbye. You might consider reading it too. 🙂

  2. I agree with what you said: considering your busy schedule, finishing several books for January IS a feat!

    Like I told Tina, goodluck on your GoT readalong. I loved that book. 🙂 I hope you guys will enjoy it just as much as I did – gore, violence, dead characters and all! 😉

    1. Hi Monique! I am trying my best to catch up with my reading despite the busy schedule. So far, I’m done with my first book for the month. But I haven’t started on GoT yet! Haha!

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