Required Reading: May 2014

My right hand is in bandages as I write this due to tendonitis of the right thumb, and I was advised to refrain from using the injured area, but I just can’t keep myself from putting up this post, haha. Anyway, I have figured out a way of typing without using my right thumb, so I guess I am still okay. (Just don’t tell my therapist? Hehe)

I’ll make this post rather short, so here’s a recap of my April readings:

  • What Is So Amazing About Grace?Β by Philip Yancey. Currently on the last chapter and I am sure this will be a five-star read.
  • AtonementΒ by Ian McEwan. 5/5 stars. I initially rated this with a 4, but after I watched the movie, I was able to appreciate it more, so I chaged my rating. Heee. πŸ˜›
  • If on a winter’s night a travelerΒ by Italo Calvino. Did not finish. Will not attempt to finish. Hmf.

Non-required reading:

  • Properly Scandalous (Young and Scambitious 2) by Mina V. Esguerra. 3/5 stars. Posting a review right after my injury is totally healed. πŸ˜€


Now, on to May! (I hope the summer heat will trickle down soon.)


I will not be ambitious this month considering my hectic schedule at work and in order to have plenty of rest before classes start again next month, so I only chose 2 books:

May 2014

  • To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf. The book club’s book of the month and a difficult book to read, I heard. I won’t let this distract me , though. I just hope I won’t chuck this off just like what I did with If on a winter’s night a traveler and Lolita, haha.
  • Manila Noir edited by Jessica Hagedorn. Another addition to my Filipiniana challenge.


Have a great May, everyone! πŸ™‚


12 thoughts on “Required Reading: May 2014

  1. Hi, Lynai! You loved Atonement! Woot woot! It’s one of my favorite McEwans. My favorite is still The Innocent and then Enduring Love. Actually, I love all them McEwans!

  2. Oh no, you’re injured! How are you coping with taking care of Ikay? πŸ™

    I can totally understand why you chucked Calvino. That impertinent author! Haha. πŸ™‚ Get well soon, Lynai!

    1. Thank you, Monique! The inflammation doesn’t heal fast because I can’t help using it especially with Ikay, haha!

      And yay, someone else who shares my sentiments with Calvino, haha!

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