February was busy, but still it was absolutely love-ly! Reading-wise, I had a love-ly reading month as well because I was able to finish all the books I chose to read for the month, had a fun buddy read of one of my chosen books, and actively participated (albeit online only) in the book club’s Book of the Month discussion and Mini-Challenge. All the feels! ♥

Here’s a recap of my February Required Reading:

  1. A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly. I love Mattie Gokey and her passion for words and writing. 4/5 stars.
  2. Dead Stars by Paz Marquez Benitez. TFG’s book of the month. It’s actually a short story about a man torn about his feelings between his fiancee and a girl he just met. 4/5 stars.
  3. This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen. Now, reading this had been totally fun since I had buddies. Oh, Dexter! 4/5 stars.
  4. My Imaginary Ex by Mina V. Esguerra. Just the right book with all the feels to cap my reading month. 3/5 stars.

I finished my picks way ahead before the month ended so I decided to squeeze in two more books — Attachments by Rainbow Rowell and The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers — but my transfer to a new (and more spacious) place, disrupted my reading pattern. I hope to get my groove back as soon as I’ve finally settled down, hopefully soon. 🙂

Now for March!


I don’t exactly follow a theme for my readings every month (an exception was February) so this month’s picks are all based on my whims, although I must admit that I chose one book out from the list of a friend. Here they are:

March Readings

  1. Hunger by Knut Hamsun. I picked this up for the Lenten season when fasting is a tradition (except that I do not follow this tradition). My dear friend Angus has a strong influence on me regarding this book. Let’s see how I will find this.
  2. A Visit From The Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan. This was a surprise find from Booksale last year (only 25 pesos!) and since I’ve wanted to read this for the longest time, I figure this month is the best time to read it. Just because. 😛
  3. From This Day Forward by Marla Miniano. I got two copies of this book last Christmas and this is a welcome addition to my Filipino reading challenge.

I will also try to finish Attachments and The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter this month. The first one is actually very interesting while the second is a bit slow for me. I hope I won’t get a reading slump one of these days considering that I am expecting busy-ness for this month. But I will not stress out over these things and let my reading mood pick up as it wants to. After all, reading should be fun and enjoyable, yes? 😉

Cheer me on please! 🙂

For the lists of other Required Reading Gang, please check out Tina’s page here.

15 thoughts on “REQUIRED READING: March 2013

    1. I did not have any plans of buying anything that time but P25 pesos is so irresistible, haha!

      Thanks Tin! I hope you have an enjoyable reading month as well! 🙂

  1. I miss you, Lynai! 🙂

    And I hope you like From This Day Forward! I like how Marla writes — just the right amount of angst and sentimentality and romance. Hee. 🙂

    1. Hi Tina! I miss you too. Twitter is no fun without you (and the rest who hibernated for the Lenten season, haha!) I plan to read From This Day Forward right after I finish Hunger para naman may balance. I have a feeling that Hunger will depress me. 😀

  2. Yay for Attachments! Hope you like it. Call me OC, but I am looking for this edition of Hunger: ahref=

    1. Isn’t my copy of Hunger so quaint? 😉 I literally grabbed it off the Booksale shelf when I saw it. 😀 Oh, and thanks for recommending Attachments. I am enjoying it. 🙂

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