Tuesday, August 4, 2015

2015 Reading Challenge | August

Last month, I took a slow reading pace. Mainly, because I am ahead of the reading plan I set for myself this year. Two, because I wanted to focus on some ARCs and write my feedback. Three, because I need to finish the module for the Sunday School needed this conference year for our church. And yay, because somehow everything is lining up as it should be. But still keeping my fingers crossed *sigh*. 

Before you truly get bored with my life story, here are the books I've read last July:

  • The Quiet American by Graham Greene - 4/5 stars - A razor-sharp exploration of moral conflict on both personal and social affairs. TFG's choice for July.
  • Two Years, Eight Months, and Twenty-Eight Nights by Salman Rushdie - 4/5 stars - A deep dive into strangeness, shattering all barriers between the jinn world and ours. Coming September 8, 2015.
  • Everything You & I Could Have Been If We're You & I by Albert Espinosa - 4/5 stars - A beautifully flowing story with grief and hope at the center. The English translation is now available via Kindle.
  • This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance by Jonathan Evison - 5/5 stars - Witty and charming. A character study reflecting on human goodness and flaws.  Coming September 8, 2015.
  • Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar - 4/5 stars - A Middle-grade book that tackles how our defiance to have unlimited energy sources can be dangerous. Released today!
For August, here are:
  • Ubik by Philip K. Dick - TFG's book for this month. Gosh, this one is really hard to put down. When I reached half point, there's no stopping. So, I finished it last week. But habit compels me to include it here. 
  • Everlasting by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss - A favorite writer, and this was her last book before her early demise. The book was a gift from Maria, two Christmases ago. I just couldn't face the fact that this was KW's last book. So, I am reading this now as my way of closure. 
  • To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee - A re-reading (or listening) is in order since TFG will be reading Go Set a Watchman, set on September of this year. I just purchased both audiobooks and I am good to go.
Hey, set aside some ample reading time. Remember,  
"Books don't offer real escape,
but they can stop a mind scratching itself raw."
~ David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas


  1. I just finished rereading TKaM and my gosh, I hugged my copy and wanted to fall asleep with it.

    1. I listened to it until past 1am this morning. I still felt the same way I read it years ago. I still agree with Scout 100% about everything, I still admire Atticus, and still rooting for Sheriff Tate for planting his feet firmly on that porch. :)