Required Reading: August 2014

AUGUST REQUIRED READING REPORT

1. Fear of Flying by Erica Jong - (4/5 Stars) Expected to giggle my way through this, as I did with the cover of  the 2003 NAL trade edition, but it turned out to be something different. "Good" different.


2. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell - (5/5 Stars) I haven't made my descent yet, you know, from that place that you go to, whenever you have just read something that threw you for a loop? A "good" loop, that is.



SEPTEMBER REQUIRED READING (For more info on this meme visit: I Like It Dog-Eared)

1. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin - This is TFGs book of the month, the discussion of which is in collaboration with another book club Flips Flipping pages. I am currently reading this and chomping through it my way faster than expected. I think it is an excellent "book club" book.

2. Mr. Fox by Helen Oyeyemi - Special thanks to Angus of Book Rhapsody, for being a big believer of the reward system and thus, this Oyeyemi book with an impossibly cute cover, found it's way into my hands. I found out they call this "fabulist" literature. They say the term is coined from the word "fable", and that it is some sort of literary fantasy? Oh, I don't know. Ahm jas gonna read eet. 

3. Against Joie De Vivre by Phillip Lopate - This is just a one piece essay, about 13 pages long, that I stumbled upon on the internet. And I couldn't resist the funny, surly and erudite narration expressing distaste for the joy of living i.e. joie de vivre. I wonder what grumpy cat would say about joie de vivre? XD 

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell - (carry over for September) About 10% in and I do think this is shaping up to be a fun read. 

How about you? What books are you planning to devour this month?

Comments

  1. That was a fun buddy read that we had (still have?) with Cloud Atlas. Let's do it again with Ghostwritten? :D

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    1. Hello Ewing fangirl! Haha. Yes and yes! Next year right? Na e-excite na ako! :)

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  2. Curiouser and curiouser about Helen Oyeyemi! Hmm. Let me know how Mr. Fox turns out. :)

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    1. Will do! Besides the Mr. Fox fable, it's a bit of a take on the Blackbeard tale as well, the one where he keeps killing his wife. So it's going to be Gaiman-ish dark. :)

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  3. Do I sense a future David Mitchell completist? Not a bad decision! :)

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    1. Yes! Your spidey sense is telling you the true-true. :)

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  4. You're welcome! And I'm so happy to see those stars for Cloud Atlas. :)

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    1. You and me both. And you were right about having Frobisher as your favorite. He is so very loverly. <3 Gaaaah. :)

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  5. I'm excited with our Ghostwritten buddy reading. But we're not yet finished talking about Cloud Atlas, are we?

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    1. Ako din! Hindi matapos-tapos yung CA buddy read natin. After awhile may tatanong and then we get headaches all over again. It's a cycle. XD

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