REQUIRED READING: May 2013

Because of the summer heat, it feels like April dragged on for so long. I am sure glad it has ended — this preggy woman just can’t stand the heat any longer — and I am glad as well of the outcome of my readings for the past month. Out of the four books on my ambitious April list, I finished 4, and started a few chapters on the fourth book.

Here’s a summary:

  1. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. Currently-reading. A few chapters in, and I am enamored with the March sisters. And with Laurie too! 🙂
  2. A Visit From The Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan. 2/5 stars. Maybe I just expected too much?
  3. Gilead by Marilynne Robinson. 4/5 stars. Definitely demands a re-read.
  4. Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke. 5/5 stars. This sure doesn’t feel like a chunkster at all. Magic, anyone?

And now for May!

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May is now my second most favorite month of the year (next to October, which is my birth month) because it is my wedding anniversary month. Hihi.♥

So in celebration of this love month (yes, I will be celebrating the love month the second time around), I have lined up books about love (let’s bring back the feels, shall we?) and a book about a book and a book club — two of my most favorite things in the world that I love. Plus, after the serious readings that I had last month, I feel I need some light and easy reads this time:

May Required Reading

  1. Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen. After the very fun This Lullaby read-along with friends from the book club, we decided to read another Dessen. I hope this will be as fun. 🙂
  2. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. A book about a book and a book club. Exciting, yes?
  3. From This Day Forward by Marla Miniano. An addition to my Pinoy Reads Challenge as well, plus, this is a story about a couple who gets married. Relatable, yes? 😉

I am also simultaneously reading The Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight, Little Women, and The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter and I would like to wind them all up as soon as possible, hence, the very short list of very short books. 🙂

Hooray for May! 🙂

For other May Required Reading lists, hop on to Tina’s blog. 🙂

4 thoughts on “REQUIRED READING: May 2013

    1. It’s going okay so far. It’s a bit sad but not downright depressing. Or maybe there’s something wrong with how I appreciate the book? Haha.

  1. 5 stars for JS&MN! Yay! Magic is awesome.

    I once saw The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society in Book Sale. Should have gotten it. Darn. I’m sure I’ll chance upon it again sometime.

    I am eager to know how you feel about Statistical Probability. And maybe I should join you guys again for Lock and Key, because the last time was fun. 🙂

    And Happy Wedding Anniversary Month! 😀

    1. I bought my Guernsey for only P45 so I’m sure you’ll chance upon a copy one of these days. 🙂 Do join us in Lock and Key and let’s bring back all the feels! Haha. I hope to finish Statistical next week.

      Thanks for the greeting! 🙂

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