Filipino Books

WHEN COCOY BECAME KIKAY by C.P. Santi

Summary from Goodreads: Cocoy’s not-so-secret dream is to one day become a gun-toting, ass-kicking secret agent. But she has another dream—and this time, even her best friends don’t have a clue—she dreamsof someone. Problem is, she finds out that Jaime Arguelles—a.k.a. the guy she’d been secretly crushing on for years—likes girls who . . . well . . . like pink. To Cocoy’s logical mind, there’s only one solution: it’s time to go girly. After all, how hard can it be? With the help of her friends, Cocoy embarks on a pink-tinged journey that somehow turns her neat and orderly life upside d...
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THIS SIDE OF SUNNY by Agay Llanera

There's no denying the scorching heat and the early sunrise: it's summertime on my side of the world. This Side of Sunny is the latest novella from one of my favorite local authors, Agay Llanera, and this short but sweet read is perfect for the summer season. Here's a summary from Goodreads: Like her boyfriend back in the States, 18-year-old Mela Connor is spending Spring Break by the beach. But the difference is she's spending it on an exotic island in the Philippines, where she'll spend the next six days finding her estranged mother, of whom she has no memory. In the process, Mela meet...
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[Blog Tour] Don’t Forget The Parsley by Marie Claire Lim Moore: Review + Giveaway!

*** Don't Forget the Parsley ( a sequel to Don't Forget The Soap) by Marie Claire Lim Moore Launch: Feb 15, 2016 Genre: Non-fiction memoir Get the book: Amazon | Goodreads | Also available at Fully Booked SYNOPSIS: "Marie Claire Lim Moore builds on her first memoir, Don’t Forget the Soap, offering more entertaining stories about her family in this follow up. Like her first book, Don’t Forget the Parsley is a collection of anecdotes from different points in Claire’s life: stories from her second-generation immigrant childhood in Vancouver and New York City mix with recent expat experiences ...
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MONSTRESS | Lysley Tenorio

Monstress: Stories is the book club's book of the month for October. I love reading short stories and I've been looking forward to reading this compilation by a Filipino author during my birthday month. All of the eight stories in this anthology are excellent reads and I have a couple of favorites. This is one book that makes me feel proud as a Filipino because the writing is eloquent and the stories - they just strike close to home. I loved how the author writes his stories. The narrative was fluid and the author writes very simply, not making any effort to impress. Granted, I was not instan...
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Quick Reviews: The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen |The Boyfriend List by E. Lockhart | Cities by Carla de Guzman

Quick Reviews: The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen |The Boyfriend List by E. Lockhart | Cities by Carla de Guzman
Catching up with my review backlog before the year ends! I cannot not post anything about a book I've read, even for a few lines, because that's the way I am. Haha. Here are quick thoughts on three books I read several months back: The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen Summary from Amazon: It’s the dubious distinction of thirty-year-old Willa Jackson to hail from a fine old Southern family of means that met with financial ruin generations ago. The Blue Ridge Madam—built by Willa’s great-great-grandfather and once the finest home in Walls of Water, North Carolina—has stood for years as a ...
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