Filipino books

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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[Blog Tour] Rumor Has It by Farrah F. Polestico – Review

*** RUMOR HAS IT Published on Nov 30, 2015 by Farrah F. Polestico Genre: Contemporary Romance Get the book: Goodreads | Amazon | Smashwords |Kobo |B&N  SYNOPSIS: It’s senior year and it’s now or never. Callie Rivera always wanted to be part of her school’s drama club, and she finally musters the courage to audition for Shakespeare’s classic A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Only she got the audition dates wrong and landed a role that only existed in her wildest dreams. And her co-actor? None other than Landon Arcival, theater actor extraordinaire, not to mention Callie’s (former) crush— or s...
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CHOCO CHIP HIPS | Agay Llanera

Summary from Goodreads: Sixteen-year-old Jessie, a baking aficionado, is shy, overweight, and worries too much about what people think. But one summer, a family emergency makes her realize that life is too short to live it on autopilot. Taking her life by the reins, she embarks on a journey that involves ditching the apron for her tank top, as she hip-hop dances her way to new friendships, stronger family ties, and into her school’s most elite club. My Thoughts: For a novella, Choco Chip Hips was able to deliver a significant and touching message despite the length constraints. I have rea...
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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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