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Monday, December 17, 2012

2012 Book Challenge: November

This year is about to end, and so is my book challenge. I'm really positive that I could reach 40 books this year, but I hope I could finish more next year. How about joining the challenge next year?


To continue the previous month's list, here are my November books:

35. Mini Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella

- Becky Brandon is now a doting mother to a little bratty two-year-old Minnie. Still living with her parents, she and her husband Luke are still working on having a permanent home. The country undergoes a financial crisis that will affect Becky's job and her shopping habits. She tries to discipline Minnie (though she's spoiling her than disciplining her). She also plans Luke's surprise birthday party, trying to do it herself, she finally asks help from friends.

The story ends with Luke's successful party and figuring out that Minnie can behave well with a little toughness. Luke asks Becky to join him as he works in Hollywood for a few months.

- I feel happy that I finally finished the Shopaholic series. Nothing too special with it. It's not that Becky's going to change. :P


36. Ang Mga Kaibigan ni Mama Susan by Bob Ong

- The book is a collection of journal entries from Galo, a college student who lives with his relatives in Manila. He is quite indifferent with his extended family's lifestyle and he feels excluded. He decided to visit his lola in the province as he received letters about her illness.

He gets surprised about his lola's change in behavior. Suspecting a cult, he discovers things about the town that he never knew before.

The story was kinda spooky. It would leave you with more questions about Galo.

37. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

- The second novel of Khaled Hosseini is about two women from opposite backgrounds: one is Mariam, an illegitimate child of a rich man but raised in poverty, and the other is Laila, the daughter of an educated man. Both women were forced to marry the same man and lives inside a house with domestic abuse and strictly traditional culture.

Two women will try to fight off what was expected of them by the society for their own peace of mind and for the future of the children produced by their marriage.

This is one touching novel that everyone should watch. Not everyone ends up with what they dream to be but we should make good with what we are given.

38. Bakit Hindi Ka Crush ng Crush Mo? by Ramon Bautista

- Ramon Bautista's first book is a compilation of the questions and answers from his Formspring account. He has witty answers to non-sense questions and strong emphasizes the importance of education. The book was full of photos that I found really funny. I can't wait for the second edition of this book.

Two more books to finish the challenge, yey! :)

20 comments:

  1. Wow, you read a lot this year. Bravo. :) I have Ramon Bautista's book, but I haven't finished it, I read it bit by bit. For some reason, it's not something that I can read continuously. Funny though!

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    1. It also took a while before I got to finish the book. I love his advices! ;)

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  2. Di ko ngwang tapusin mga librong bnili q, ppsok na ang 2013 ni isa sa 15 na nkapila hnd q gnakaw, hehe

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    1. Hi TR! Hope you'll find time to read books next year. :)

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  3. A thousand splendid suns gave me mixed emotions. It has a very moving story. I'm wondering when will Hosseini release another book.

    Good job on finishing a lot of books this year! :D

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    1. Thanks Bee! Reminds me that I should check out my shelf pala since you're selling your books. :)

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  4. I so miss reading books. And 50 shades of grey is on my list! :)

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    1. Haven't read that. I still have so many unread books on my shelf.

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  5. My goal was to read 50 books this year but I barely made it past 50% of my goal hahahaha :)) At least you have nearly accomplished yours :)

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    1. I hope I could finish more, but I'm usually sleepy at the end of the day. Thanks, I'm hoping I could finish the challenge. :)

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  6. I began with 20 books this year, when I reached it it became 30, and then now it's 40. I'm still 7 books behind, not sure if I could still do it hahaha...

    I read Ramon's book in one sitting! I just love that book. It is so freaking funny and his pieces of advice are brutal but spot on.

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    1. I agree. :) Somebody just has to be that straight to the point. :)

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  7. Nice! Two more books left! Kering keri na yan :)

    By the way, there's Mini Shopaholic na pala??? Didn't know that ah. Read the first five Shopaholic books and enjoyed it. Will check this one out! LOL at your comment about Becky not going to change :P

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    1. Yes, I think the last book was published around 2 years ago. :) You have to read the last book, I guess your comment will be same as mine. :)

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  8. Awwww... I badly want "Bakit Hindi Ka Crush ng Crush Mo" for myself. It sounds promising. :)

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    1. You want a copy? I could send it to you. :)

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  9. that Bakit Hindi Ka Crush ng Crush Mo? by Ramon Bautista is soooo nakakatawa! but of course it teaches us how to love and respect ourselves before we let other people love and respect us too! :)

    lavinajampit.blogspot.com

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  10. Wow, you've read a looot this year! I feel bad that I can't find the time to read as much as I want. But this post has defintely inspired me! And now I plan to finish at least two a month. :) I think I've only finished one novel the entire year, and I have about a dozen half-finished ones. Hahaha. I miss reading books. I should balance my movie watching and reading. :D What's your top 10 novels this year, btw? :D

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  11. Congrats for reading a lot of books this year! :)
    Galing naman! By the way Ramon Bautista's book sounds interesting. Makahanap nga ng ebook nyan. :)

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