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2012 Book Challenge: June

This is probably the longest book month for me as it took half of my July to finish the last book. Vacation planning, vacation, and watching TV series took a lot of my free time too. I do hope I'd get to read more books in the future. :)

As a continuation of my May post, let me share with you my June books:

18. Ligo na U, Lapit na Me by Eros Atalia

Karl Vladimir Lennon J. Villalobos or Intoy is friends with school transferee (and heartthrob) Jenny for more than a year. For more than a year, they have been also bed partners without any emotional attachment. Little did Jenny know that Intoy already has feelings for her. Just when Intoy is ready to declare his feelings, Jenny dropped the bomb that she's pregnant, and Intoy's not the father. After the revelation, Jenny stopped attending school and stopped communicating with Intoy.

Intoy struggles with surviving his heartbreak while searching for a job after graduating and contemplating the
'what-ifs' if he was brave enough to tell Jenny earlier on how much he loves her.

I had mixed emotions after reading the book, I was annoyed but entertained by the humor.

This book speaks of the current situation that some people don't want to discuss: sexual relationships without attachments.

This is a must-read (for adults)!

19. Shopaholic and Sister by Sophie Kinsella

Becky Brandon (nee Bloomwood) returns to London after traveling the world in 10 months, naturally with a truckload of purchases that even her husband, Luke, doesn't approve. She returned home finding out that her best friend Suze has a new best friend PLUS she has a half-sister. She initially thought that she could bond with her sister through what she does best: shopping. Turns out that Jess, her half-sister is quite her opposite: she's financially savvy and hates shopping. They try to settle their differences while in a dangerous rocky mountain then realizes that they finally have a similarity: their passion and willpower to have something they really want.

I don't know why I kept reading the series though I hate Becky. However, reading the Shopaholic series makes me realize the importance of money and relationships.

20. The Duchess by Amanda Foreman

The book is about the life of Georgiana, The Duchess of Devonshire. Georgiana is a very popular figure during her time, in terms of fashion and politics. Though it wasn't a good time for women in politics, she made her way to help those who were in her favor. She was also a wife who managed to live with her husband's mistress until her death and a doting mother to her children.

It would be interesting for historical fiction fanatics, but it kinda bored me that it took me a while to finish it.

I have also watched the movie versions of "Ligo na U, Lapit na Me" and "The Duchess", I hope I'll really really get to finish more books. Wish me luck! :D


  1. Ligo Na U was one of the hits of last year's Cinemalaya, I think. I would definitely include it to my to-do list. Anyway, a cousin has lent me the FIFTY SHADES (trilogy) by E L JAMES. Am on the first pages of book one and I tell you, it got me hooked! By the way, its EROTIC ROMANCE. :)

    1. Heard lots of good things about the trilogy. I'll buy a copy one of these days. :)

  2. can i borrow.....natutuwa talaga ako pag tingin sa cover na iyan ng ligu na u......ang suwerte ng lalaki dahil kaharap ang magandang babae,haha...

    1. Why don't you email me your address? :)

    2. ang gusto ko lang hiramin ay ang ligu na u....pero paano iyan parang gusto kong maging akin na lang iyan,haha..joke...kasi hirap naman kung ibalik pa sa iyo.....daming pagdadaan ng libro na iyan.....

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  4. I also read books. I think The Duchess by Amanda Foreman would be exciting to read because just like you said, she's a popular figure in fashion. well, not unless it bores me too. hehe

    1. The Duchess is a historical fiction though. :) Hope you'll like it. ;)

  5. kahapon, nagkaroon ako ng dilemma. kung bibilhin ko ba yung "ligo na u, lapit na me" o yung 2 kikomachine komix. binili ko yung kikomachine kasi 3 and 4 lang ang meron ako and natuwa ako masyado. nabili ko sa wakas yung 1 and 5. wala kasing 2 :(

    pero dahil sa review mo sa ligo na u lapit na me, yun ang isusunod ko. and sana mapanood ko rin yung movie.

    and last week bumili ako ng shopaholic book, yung confessions. yun ata yung first kung di ako nagkakamali. Binili ko para kay wifey sana para baon niya sa training niya, kaso di umabot. pag uwi na lang niya today and gusto ko rin basahin, hehehe. :)

    1. Hope your wife will live the Shopaholic series. :) I want to read kikomachine but I still have to finish my ever-growing Pugad Baboy collection. :D

  6. I'm also running behind on my book challenge, all because I couldn't get myself to finish the 50 Shades of (Shit) Shades. Interesting collection you got there. I've only managed to read the first book of the Confessions of a Shopaholic series.

    1. You have to read the other Shopaholic book, Marge! Been hearing lots of good things about 50 Shades, but I still have so many unread books on my shelf. :D Good luck to the both of us though! :)

  7. I have been curious about that book Ligo Na U, Lapit Na Me for a while now. It was only recently that I get to enjoy books by local talents, and with your reco, I should probably grab a copy of this book. Thank you for sharing this Michy :)


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