Saturday, May 2, 2015

2015 Reading Challenge: May

Back in my Intermediate years in grade school, the English department would post six (6) books for the Summer Reading Challenge. There'd be extra points for the finishers on the next term. If Ms. Andres and Ms. Mercader were still alive today, they'd probably be pretty happy to know that I've read more than six (6) books last month alone,  just probably. 
  • High Fidelity by Nick Hornby - 4/5 stars - TFG book for April.
  • Breath by Jackie Morse Kessler - 5/5 stars - It was interesting to know what might happen if Death had a breakdown. Last book from the Riders of the Apocalypse.
  • When We Were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro - 4/5 stars - Buddy read this with some TFG mommies.
  • Lemon Meringue Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke -3/5 stars - 4th book from the Hannah Swensen Mystery.
  • Twerp by Mark Goldblatt - 4/5 stars - A story about a boy who stood up against bullying.
  • In the Woods by Tana French - 3.5/5 stars - 1st book from the Dublin Murder Squad.
  • The Likeness by Tana French - 4/5 stars - 2nd book from the Dublin Murder Squad.
Hopefully, I'll be able to catch up with my book reviews as well.
Regardless of the current weather today, in which the city is suffering from 36°C, I am still confident in lining up the following books for May:

  • Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz - This is TFG's book for May. Although, technically, I already finished reading this late last week.
  • The Shadow of the Crescent Moon by Fatima Bhutto – A debut novel set in Mir Ali, Pakistan. As it happens, I’m halfway through this already.
  • 12th of Never, Unlucky 13, and 14th Deadly Sin by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro – I missed so much from this series, I have to catch up. 
 Hey, stay cool and read!


  1. More thrillers mysteries for May! And yay for more buddy reads with you, Mommy L! <3

  2. I share your concern about the review backlog, haha! It was fun reading Ishiguro with you and Monique. Until the next read-along. :)

    1. Hopefully, it won't be long now until the TFG Wenches read together again. :)