Hohoho! It’s the start of the Christmas season now, and my, how time flies! I’m a bit late for this Required Reading post, blame it on the busy buzz of the season, plus some personal circumstances which I will let you in on in just a little while. πŸ˜‰ First, let me make a recap of my November required readings.

  • The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield. — not read at all. It’s currently gathering dust on my table. Hee. πŸ™‚
  • An Abundance of Katherines by John Green. Currently stuck at Chapter 9. Typical John Green humor is still there but I got tired with Colin and his theorems.
  • Charlie and The Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. The only book in the list that I finished. It helps greatly that this is only a short one. 4/5 stars.

Despite my misses with last month’s list, I still say that November was a great reading month. I was able toΒ  finish other books that were not on the list (i.e. Saving June by Hannah Harrington, The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen, and Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella). Most were chicklit/YA because I wanted some quick, light and easy reads and the books on my required reading list weren’t exactly that, so I have to improvise and be flexible. After all, reading should be fun and enjoyable, and although lists can prep up our readings, I still believe in the persuasive power of reading moods. So there. πŸ™‚

Now, on to this year’s last and final Required Reading:

I have been keeping track of my reading progress over at Goodreads and my reading goal for this year is 50 books. I have already completed this goal, thanks to the chick-lit reads that I had, and so with that I am in no hurry to burden myself with so many books to read this month. Plus, it’s the Christmas season and parties and celebrations and reunions are happening so there won’t be any more sufficient time to read, right?

I think that is enough justification because this month I only plan to read 2 books. This:

Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson. A friend had been egging me to read Marilyyne Robinson and I figure this would be a good book to start.

And this:

Weee! πŸ˜€ This is actually a quick-guide booklet given by my doctor to prep me up for the months ahead. I figure I have to rearrange my reading preferences these days, and books of this kind will definitely be taking up most of my reading time. Yee-ha! πŸ™‚

So that’s it! It has been a wonderful reading year, so far. I’ll be looking forward to to doing this again next year. Happy December everyone! πŸ™‚

Other December Required Readings:

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Reading is the Ultimate Aphrodisiac

Book Rhapsody

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