Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Required Reading: August 2014

I so declare that August will be a month of books, coffee, and rain. Yes, it was raining too last month; but Storm Glenda put Metro Manila in such chaos and with no electrical connection in days. So, it wasn't a great atmosphere for reading. Hopefully, August will be much better.

I've read 7 books last month, read all the July required reading, the TFG book of the month, and added another two books from my January 20 post. I attempted to add The Once and Future King by T.H. White, a dare from Ronnie. I'm not done with it yet, less than 200 pages more to go, but I am enjoying it very much. 
  • If You're Reading This, It's Too Late (Secret, #2) by Pseudonymous Bosch- 4/5 stars
  • This Book Is Not Good for You (Secret, #3) by Pseudonymous Bosch- 4/5 stars
  • This Isn't What It Looks Like (Secret, #4) by Pseudonymous Bosch- 4/5 stars
  • You Have to Stop This (Secret, #5) by Pseudonymous Bosch-  4/5 stars
  • A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens- 5/5 stars
  • The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien - 5/5 stars
  • Dancing After Dark: Stories by Andre Dubus- 4/5 stars

For August, I've decided that I will read David Mitchell. I know this is going to be quite a challenge since they are not exactly short stories, but they came highly recommended, so I'm sure I won't be able to put them down. Added to these lot, is our TFG book of the month, Fear of Flying by Erica Jong. 

I hope your reading list is as exciting.  Happy August, everyone!


  1. Happy August, Louize!

    Wow, a David Mitchell marathon. I'm doing a Mitchell this month, too, but only Cloud Atlas. This will be my first ever David Mitchell. :)

    1. Thank you, Lynai! Hope you gals enjoy your Cloud Atlas buddy-read! :)

  2. Oh, so you must be really excited about the new Mitchell book that's coming out soon!

    1. I am! That is why I am reading these lot this month so that I'll be ready for the new book in September. ♥

  3. I love the color of Ghostwritten's cover. And the tea set too! I started a few pages of Cloud Atlas and it's going great so far. The language is a bit tough at first, but I the whole "cannibal's gnashers" thing was pretty funny. :)

    How are you finding Fear of Flying?

    1. Thanks, Tin. It's a pretty pretty book. ♥

      Language is the initial complaint with Cloud Atlas, but you'll get the hang of it. I can upload the audiobook if it ever you need assistance in that area.

      Fear of Flying is very readable. But the more I read into it, the more I find Isadora pitiable and irritating. How it goes with you?

  4. I love that you have different formats of Mitchell's books. And I think I should prep up for the Fear of Flying discussion (so that I won't have sabaw answers, hahaha!).

  5. Thank you, Angus! ♥
    Don't worry, I may have sabaw answers too.