October is here!
October this year is extra special. On the 27th, my baby and I will be celebrating our birthdays — my 32nd and baby’s 3rd month. Isn’t it just the loveliest? 😉
Reading-wise, I am planning to read something light and uplifting for this month. But first, here’s a report of my September reads:
I feel ashamed of the output of my September Required Reading — I wasn’t able to finish even one!
- Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov — at 9%. It is not that the story is uninteresting. It’s just that I get easily distracted by other shorter books (hee) and I am also trying to finish Love In The Time Of Cholera which is the book club’s book of the month for August. Talk about backlogs. Heh.
- A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin — on page 36 of 1128. Of course this book is one hell of a doorstop so my delay is understandable, but still, I am way behind the reading schedule set by buddies at the book club.
But here’s a bit of good news. Even though I wasn’t able to finish my September Required Reading, I was still able to finish several books — novellas, in fact, and all by Filipino authors — and this somehow eased my guilt regarding my lackluster performance about my required reads. Such happy distractions, yes? Here’s a list:
- That Kind of Guy by Mina V. Esguerra — 4/5 stars. I can say that this is another one of my favorite Mina reads.
- Vintage Love by Agay Llanera — 4/5 stars. Because falling in love is always fashionable.
- Hello by Addie Lynn Co — 3/5 stars. If you believe in destiny and happy ever afters, then this is the book to read.
- Cover (Story) Girl by Chris Mariano — 4/5 stars. Gio reminds me of my bookish crush, Lincoln! <3
Now, on to October slash my favorite month of the year.
I have no trouble keeping up with the reading goal I have set for this year, so I am going to slow things a bit starting this final quarter. And since I am working on my reading backlogs, I am going to read only two books for the month:
- Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen. I’ve long wanted to read a Sarah Addison Allen and this book came as a common suggestion by friends. (Hello, Tina and Monique!) I want something light and fun and fuzzy for my birthday month, hence this choice. 😉
- Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay. The book club’s book of the month. I’ve already downloaded a copy to Elle the Kindle but haven’t started yet (eeep!). High fantasy isn’t my cup of tea but I am willing to be surprised.
October should be a lovely month, so I will enjoy my reading as much as I can despite being busy with Nanay duties and work. Wish me a happy birth month? 🙂