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Sunday, August 19, 2012

2012 Book Challenge: July




July has been the slowest month for my book challenge as I only got to read two books since "The Duchess" by Amanda Foreman took almost half of my July to finish. 

Currently, I'm trying to keep up with my book challenge. As August is holiday-filled, I have lots of free time to read! 

To continue my previous post, here are my July books, which ironically are books which I got to watch the   movie versions before I read the books. No harm done though, as their movie versions were really good! :)

21. Nights in Rodanthe by Nicholas Sparks

- Adrienne Willis, a divorcee in her 40s, filled in for her friend who owns a bed-and-breakfast while her friend is away for a few days to accommodate a guest, a doctor named Paul Flanner. Paul is a doctor in his early 50s, who had to travel to Rodanthe to meet the husband of a patient who died after he operated on her.



The book is all about forgiveness and parenthood. That although we want to pursue other things,  responsibility gets the better of us.

I have watched the movie version, and it was also as good --or tragic as the movie.

This is definitely a must-read! 

22. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

- Oscar Wilde's only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray is about a very good looking man named Dorian. Mr. Gray is deeply admired by both men and women that his painter friend, Basil loves to paint him. Basil gave him a beautiful portrait that Dorian wished that the painting get old instead of him. He falls in love with a young actress named Sibyl Vane, but Lord Henry, another friend, discourages him. He left Sibyl Vane which results to the girl's suicide. With Lord Henry's influence, Dorian lived a sinful life while keeping his youth. He then realizes that the portrait is the reflection of his soul.

I'm not much into classics but this is a very interesting read.

More books next month! I promise. :)

18 comments:

  1. I wish I could read again, naooccupy kase ako sa work mxdo..kudos to your reading!
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    1. I hope you can find time to read. It's my destressor too! :)

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  2. I'm a sucker for classics. Mukhang ok yung plot ng book na yan ni Oscar Wilde. Makapaghanap na nga sa booksale niyan. Thanks for sharing Michy. :)

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    1. Got that copy from a second hand book seller too. Hope you can get your copy soon! :)

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  3. You are such a book worm dear. I love reading books but will download now the Nights in Rodanthe thru epud bud. Just like you I do schedule novel reading. Two weeks ago I finished the 50 Shades of Grey trilogy and I would love to emulate you for reading two novels from two great authors.

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    1. Haven't read that since I still have lots of books to read. I hope I could buy my own copy soon. :)

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  4. I've been meaning to read The Picture of Dorian Gray too. Hurray for finding time to read despite busy schedules! :)

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    1. Thanks Eunice! Hope I could read more. :)

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  5. I admire your efforts to read books. I'm just too lazy....huhuhu...

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    1. Thanks Rizza! :) I sometimes get lazy but I really try to read if I have the time. :)

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  6. Picture of Dorian Gray! This is way way down the list of my to-read booklist *lol* You've seen the movie?? There's a movie??

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    1. Yes! :) I watched the Ben Barnes version. There's an older movie version, which I have to find somewhere. :)

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  7. I love Nigts in Rodanthe. Altough I'm a Nick Sparks fan, I can't say I love all his creations but I can really say Nights is one of his bests. And yeah, loved the movie as well, Diane Lane as always is a great female romantic presence in a movie.

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    1. I agree. Nights in Rodanthe is one of this best novels :)

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  8. I am a big Nicholas Sparks fan. I've almost collected all his books.. but I haven't read Nights in Rodanthe. Now, I have an idea! :) That's the next book that I'll buy. I also recommend Safe Haven.

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    1. I've read Safe Haven, I liked that book too! :)

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