April Required Reading: 2015

March 2015 Required Reading Report:

1. The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy - (5/5 Stars) Beautiful prose that evokes sadness and viciousness and youthfulness and innocence and more.

2. Van Gogh by Pascal Bonafoux - (4/5 Stars) Tackles both the art and the artist with passion and ardor.

3. It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini - (4/5 Stars) Funny and honest and captures how crippling mental illness can be. 

April 2015 Required Reading:

  1. High Fidelity by Nick Hornby - TFG's book of the month. Very hipster. Haha. But loads of fun. (And I get to brush up on my British slang! Bollocks! Rubbish! Wanker! Shag! Arse!)
 2. The Whispering Muse by Sjon, Translated by Victoria Cribb - This book is endorsed by my crush, David Mitchell and discovered via Bennard of The Book Hooligan. (BR Task 19: A book that was originally published in another language)

3. Mythology Class by Arnold Arre - A Christmas present (with a scheduled buddy read) from Meliza of Mecanism! (BR Task 20: A graphic novel, a graphic memoir or a collection of comics of any kind)

Book Riot 2015 Read Harder Challenge Update: SIX tasks accomplished as of March, 2015

Task 4: published by an indie press - Van Gogh by Pascal Bonafoux (published by independent press Konecky & Konecky,U.S.)

Task 6: A book by a person whose gender is different from your own - Ghostwritten by David Mitchell
Task 7: A book that takes place in Asia - The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
Task 13: A romance novel - Love Walked In by Marisa de los Santos
Task 16: An audiobook - Perdido Street Station by China Mievelle, as read by John Lee
Task 17: A collection of poetry - You Get So Alone At Times That It Just Makes Sense by Charles Bukowski


  1. Bollocks! That's funny. I'm excited to read The Mythology Class! Our youngest is currently reading it.

    1. Tapos na niya Tiger Lily? Anong verdict ni bunso ?

    2. My sister is reading Tiger Lily, still. Haha! She told me she already hates Wendy. LOL! Our youngest, my brother, is still reading the graphic novel.

    3. Mataas ba kalan level ni Wendy? Haha! SI JR nga pala youngest! LOL. Tsk. Ulyanin.

  2. How I wish you were at the F2F for TGoST! Your 5 stars would have been valuable to the discussion. Happy April reading, Tin!

    1. The F2F looked like a success! (Congrats!) Saw the pics! The Indian inspired outfits! Angus! Hahaha! (Ps: Had I been there, there is a great probability of me not having any courage to talk. Hahahaha.)

      Happy April to you too, Monique! Deckled Edges Woohoo! :)


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