Thursday, October 1, 2015

2015 Reading Challenge | October

Aaannnddd we are down to the last quarter! Three more months to go and my reading challenge is down to eleven books. Yes, folks. Eleven more books to conquer my reading challenge for the year. But before I start counting chicks, let me list down what I read last September.
  • Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier - 3/5 stars - The premise and prose were undoubtedly good, but for some reason, it can't hold my interest together. It was just probably me, right?
  • Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee - 5/5 stars - TFG's book for September, which we discussed with FFP. 
  • Family Life by Akhil Sharma - 4/5 stars - A bittersweet story that will stay with me for a while.
  • All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven - 5/5 stars - A really sad book with a good, good purpose.
  • Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill - 3.5/5 stars - An examination of the life and (mostly) of its attachments, leaping from observation to observation.
  • Warren the 13th and The All-Seeing Eye by Tania del Rio - 4/5 stars - A delightful read for all ages. 
And while we're at it, here are the books I chose for the Banned Books Week this year...
  • And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson - 5/5 stars 
  • Drama by Raina Telgemeier - 4/5 stars 
  • It's Perfectly Normal by Robbie H. Harris - 5/5 stars
For October,
  • Monstress by Lysley Tenorio -  TFG 's book for the month.
  • The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd - A carryover from September, 47% thru the book. 
  • Nirvana by JR Stewart - A carryover from September, 57% thru the book.
  • The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson - From my 2014 to-read-books.
  • The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman - From my  2015 to-read-books.
I hope to cross these off from my lists before the month is out, so keep your fingers and toes crossed for me. Thanks!


  1. Hi, Louize! I have stopped doing monthly required readings since last month and I plan to do so until the end of the year. I am also battling a reading slump but I have The Night Circus as a current-read although I am not reading as much as I used to do. Still, I'm excited to read Monstress with TFG this month. Happy October! :)

    1. Don't worry, Lynai, every reader goes through the slump phase every now and then. You'll be over it soon enough. Happy birthday month! :)

  2. How about watching the film adaptation of Cold Mountain? I made the mistake of watching it first before reading it.

    1. I've seen it, well, some of it, when Mardy rented a copy.
      I love the actors, but... You get what I mean. hehehe :)

  3. Horay for Banned Books Week! I've read three from the ten most banned YA books from 2014-2015. And I can't believe we still have this kind of censorship though, in this day and age. Also taking note of All the Bright Places! Happy October Mommy L!

  4. Me too! I will try to read All the Bright Places soon. I haven't read a good young adult book in a while.

  5. Tin & Meliza, I highly recommend All The Bright Places. Spot on ang case description ng lead character dito. Just prepare a roll of tissue. :)