Required Reading Challenge

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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ARISTOTLE AND DANTE DISCOVER THE SECRETS OF THE UNIVERSE | Benjamin Alire Saenz

  Summary from Goodreads: Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special friendship—the kind that changes lives and lasts a lifetime. And it is through this friendship that Ari and Dante will learn the most important truths about themselves and the kind of people they want to be. This month (May), the book club's theme for its book discussion was...
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LOVE WALKED IN | Marisa de los Santos

Summary from Goodreads: When Martin Grace enters the hip Philadelphia coffee shop Cornelia Brown manages, her life changes forever. But little does she know that her newfound love is only the harbinger of greater changes to come. Meanwhile, across town, Clare Hobbs--eleven years old and abandoned by her erratic mother--goes looking for her lost father. She crosses paths with Cornelia while meeting with him at the café, and the two women form an improbable friendship that carries them through the unpredictable currents of love and life. Love Walked In was the book club's book of the month ...
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