Required Reading Challenge 2015

October is here and how am I doing with my reading?

Hello, favorite month of the year! Last month, I did not have any required readings for the month and I have not finished a single book. I am currently-reading two books which I started in September, though, and both are interesting except that I am not craving for the reading time as much as I did before. One of the books I am reading now is Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai (currently on Chapter 21) and although there are some history bits about India that I am not very familiar with, I still find the political and historical aspects to be very interesting. Also, I love the humor in the n...
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Required Reading: August 2015

It seems that July just flew by me and I didn't even notice. A lot of things kept me occupied last month and I had little time for my books. I was still able to catch up with my ARC requests, though, but I wasn't able to finish all the books in my required reading list. It's better than nothing, anyway, because sometimes, one's gotta do what she's gotta do and sacrifice reading time for money-making ventures, if necessary. Haha. My July Required Reading Update: The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop by Lewis Buzbee. On page 83/225. Must speed up the pace because this book is supposed to be with me onl...
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My Midyear Reading Update + Required Reading: July 2015

I vaguely remember doing a midyear reading update in the past but I cannot recall the exact year. I tried doing a search of my archives but I can't seem to find one. Anyway, I will do such a post for this year because this is the year which I feel that I am at my best, reading-wise. Here are the reading goals I laid down last January and my progress report for each: Read at least 24 books. I reached this number even before the month of June ended. I felt underwhelmed by my early finish, I doubled this number and made 48 books as my new reading goal on Goodreads. :D I think my fast pace was ...
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Required Reading: June 2015

Hello there! I should be doing something aside from blogging because I have weekend classes, but I can't seem to quiet the nagging voice inside my blogger's head, so here's the mandatory start-of-the-month  required reading post, albeit six days late. But first I recap of my May readings: Required Readings: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. 3/5 stars. Good premise but not so good ending. I mostly enjoyed the first parts before the "big reveal." A thrilling read, nonetheless. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz. 3/5 stars. A poignant read ...
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Required Reading: May 2015

Hi, everyone! April was, surprisingly, an awesome reading month for me as I was able to finish the two books on my reading list and then I found out that I still had enough time before the month ended, so I squeezed in (and finished!)  a few more additional books and novellas. (Alas, I cannot say the same about my review backlog.) My reading this month became a breeze because of the summer break which meant I had more time during evenings and because halfway through the month, my book club held a reading marathon of YA books so I joined in the fun. Doing so made me realize how much I missed r...
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