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Friday, June 15, 2012

2012 Book Challenge: May




Bittersweet month. Though I'm aiming to read 4 books last month, I ended up reading three books.

I hope I'd get to read 4 books this month. As continuation of my April post, let me share with you my May books:

15. Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger

- Elspeth dies and leaves her London apartment to her twin nieces, Julia and Valentina, daughters of her estranged twin sister Edie. The twins settle down at her apartment not knowing that Elspeth spirit is stuck in the apartment. They begin to discover things when they found out that their aunt's ghost is still here. They will meet their neighbors, Martin, who's wife Marijke left him due to his OCD and Robert, Elspeth's lover. Valentina tries to break away from Julia and is willing to do unthinkable measures to attain it.

This is not your typical ghost story as it tackles sibling conflicts, family secrets, acceptance and self-identity--most especially to twins.

Niffenegger's second novel is quite different from the first novel (Time Traveler's Wife), but if you liked the first novel, you'll like this too.

16. The Morning Rush Top Ten by Chico and Delamar

- A compilation of best Top Ten of everything from their morning radio show, "The Morning Rush". The lists range from something a little spooky to really really funny. Personal favorites are "Top Ten Signs You're a Poser" and "Top Ten TMI Moments". I don't listen much to radio, I can't even remember catching their radio show, but this makes me want to listen to them. A very light and funny read, you might find yourself laughing loud while reading this. :)

17. Pretend You Don't See Her by Mary Higgins Clark
 
- Lacey Farrell, a successful real estate agent, witness the murder of Isabelle Waring, who's daughter recently died from an "accident". Reading her daughter's journal, Isabelle didn't believe that it was just an accident, making her a target of her daughter's killers. Obviously the next target, Lacey has to assume a different identity while the police works on the case. While living in a different city, she continues helping the victims. There she meets Tom, a dashing radio announcer who's cousin might just help her in solving the case.

I've been reading a lot of Mary Higgins Clark books lately, and this book's ending is a little bit predictable. It doesn't have much action but it's fine read nevertheless.

More book reviews next month!

15 comments:

  1. I ahve so many books to read, but i'm becoming a slow reader :/

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  2. I'm also into reading of books. just last month, I bought 2 new books: volume 6 and volume 7 of "steepwood scandals" :)

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    1. I bought lots!!! I'm trying not to hoard books again. :)

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    1. Will try to read one Higgins Clark this month! :)

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  4. dang, i need to read more. >.< I always buy books but I read em sooo slow, and it's not like I dont have time. anyways. I will try that 4 books a month ( i use to do 4 books a week argh)

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    1. Wow! 4 books a week is such an achievement! :)

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  5. I finished 0.75% of a book. That's tragic. Haha.

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    1. Epic fail.hahaha. :) I haven't seen you post in 2012 Book Challenge thread. :)

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  6. I didn't read any of these yet but I'll pick "The best of Chico and Delamar.hehe

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    1. You should read Chico and Delamar, Jay! :)

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  7. 3's not bad. Ever since the Little One came, I'll be lucky enough to have finished 1. Heheheh!

    I agree, Mary Higgins Clark books are really unpredictable. Try reading My Name is Memory! Grabe kinilig ako dun! I like twilight series but this one's so much better (Yung twilight kasi medyo pang-teens e. This one's for adults.) =)

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  8. where do you often buy books? :) About the today im talking about dear, its the eats a date event later at MOA. I hope to see ya there! :)

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    1. For second hand books, I buy from Bookay-Ukay Pilipinas (Maginhawa), Books for Less and somebody I met in an online forum. :D For new books, I buy from Fully Booked or Powerbooks. :D Nope, I didn't email for the event later. Enjoy though! ;D

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