Tuesday, April 7, 2015

2015 Reading Challenge: April

March is a very long month for me. A lot of things happened and I am very glad that they were done and over. After a quick Rn’R (with sand, water, and palm trees), I guess I can now properly go back to book blogging.

Here are the books I read last month:
  • The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holy Black – 4/5 stars – A brand new fairy tale, without a damsel in distress. Well, there’s obviously a damsel, and in distress, but those two words don’t exactly go together. You know what I mean.
  • The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy – 4/5 stars – TFG’s book for March. The plot is intricately layered with themes upon themes.
  • The Paris Enigma by Pablo de Santis – 3,5/5 stars – A book about detectives and their unsung assistants.
  • Who Buries the Dead (Sebastian St. Cyr #10) by C.S. Harris– 5/5 stars – As always, I love how this series is eloquently and substantially written, historically speaking. If you are a Jane Austen fan, then you’ll love this installment all the more.
  • The Conversations by C├ęsar Aira – 4/5 stars – The story begins with an extraneous Rolex watch, but the conversation is extensive and winding, which led to a thorough philosophical dissection by an insomniac on his bed.
  • Loss (Horsemen of the Apocalypse #3) by Jackie Morse Kessler – 5/5 stars – The depth of this series is life-saving, really: How to survive to bully and come out as the winner.
  • The Intuitionist by Colson Whitehead – 4/5 stars – An alternative history paying particular attention to elevators: its invention, inspection, and evolution.
  • The Geneva Strategy (Covert-One #11) by Jamie Freveletti – 4/5 stars. Espionage, Bio-weapon, Global Chaos. There’s a reason why I love this series.

For weeks now, I have this huge craving to read mysteries, and I don’t think I am sated enough. So, I’ll list only two (2) books for April, and then I intend to feed my cravings to the brim.
  • High Fidelity by Nick Hornby – TFG’s book for April. A lot is happening in the discussion thread, come and join us. We will meet, discuss, and celebrate our group anniversary at Baang Coffee, in Tomas Morato, on the 18th.
  • When We WereOrphans by Kazuo Ishiguro – You probably already heard from others that 4 mommies from TFG agreed to read this together this month. If you have a copy and wish to join, you can still give us a holler here.

Happy April, everyone! It’s scorching hot, but do enjoy the summer.


  1. There is also a mystery underneath When We Were Orphans! I hope that it satiates your craving for mysteries this month. :)

  2. Echoing Monique. Oh, yes. I'm already on the part where the mystery is slowly unraveling. Glad to be reading When We Were Orphans with you and the other mommies! :)

    1. This book absolutely reminds of The Sense of an Ending. I'm really happy we're reading this together, too. :)