Friday, June 5, 2015

2015 Reading Challenge: June

June here in the Philippines means "back to school." Commute and traffic will be frustrating again when all the school starts opening. Blessed are those who enjoy reading because it would be less exasperating for them. 

Before we move on, here are the books I read last May...
  • Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz - 5/5 stars - TFG's book for May, and it was a wonderful read.
  • The Shadow of the Crescent Moon by Fatima Bhutto -3/5 stars- A good look at the people of Mir Ali, Pakistan.
  • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline -4/5 stars- Astounding creativity and imagination.
  • 12th of Never by James Patterson -4/5 stars
  • Lucky 13th by James Patterson -4/5 stars
  • 14th Deadly Sin by James Patterson -5/5 stars- I still love the suspense in this series. Now, looking forward to these new characters.
  • The Ghost Writer by Philip Roth -4/5 stars- I was totally caught by surprise by this book. I need to put my thoughts in writing soon.
  • The Good Girl by Mary Kubica -5/5 stars- I bawled over this one, really.
  • Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica -3/5 stars- I like this one, but love the 1st.
  • The Werewolf Prince and I by Marian Tee -0/5 stars- Uggghhh!

For June, I lined up two of Marilynne Robinson's books, Home and Lila. And of course, TFG's book for the month, The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett,  though I already read it last week.

I'd be happy to peek at your June reading list, too!


  1. I was supposed to read Home last month but I got distracted by the YA readathon and I wasn't able to crack it open. I still have it lying on my bedside table, though. Happy June, Louize! <3

    1. I think you were right to put it aside last month, Home is best read with undivided attention and a full roll of tissue. :)
      Happy June, Lynai!

  2. I'm so happy to see Lila in your list! It gives a totally different perspective on Lila. I'm taking my time with it. No rush.

    And can I just say that Marilynne Robinson revealed a few months back that there will be a fourth book in the Gilead series?

    1. I've already taken so much waiting time after Gilead. Reading Home was like welcoming the serenity back -the slow, quite, and sincere narration- I missed all that. Lila is different, for some reason my heart is thumping in anticipation for the things I already knew happened. hehehe

      And yay, a 4th book. It's a good decision then to finally read Lila, right? :)

  3. "The Werewolf Prince and I by Marian Tee -0/5 stars" Hahaha! It's that bad? I haven't seen a 0-star rating before.

    1. Hahaha, there's always room for first times, Meliza!
      If I have half a mind, I'll suggest that you read it too, just so you'll understand the (non)rating. :)