October Reading Plans

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I know I’m not good at following TBRs, but in the past two months, I lowkey tried creating one for myself and I was able to follow it—though not entirely as I usually run out of time to finish all of it, but I was able to stick to it by reading book from that specific list. So I figured that since I was able to that in the past two months, I can now re-introduce this section on my blog.

For this month, I plan to read books that lean towards the spooky and the creepy because, duh, it’s Halloween season! I live for this season and I look forward to it by devouring all things spooky. I am a bit of a scaredy-cat so the most “horror” that I can read are actually more from the thriller side of things like slashers and whodunnits. But this year, I plan on reevaluating my tolerance by reading some horror from authors like Stephen King and Adam Cesare. So without further ado, here are the books I plan to read this month:
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  • Pet Sematary by Stephen King
  • Mars, May Zombie by Chuckberry J. Pascual
  • The Troop by Nick Cutter
  • Clown in a Cornfield by Adam Cesare
  • The Chestnut Man by Søren Sveistrup

Hopefully I get to read these books and if time permits, I would also like to add other titles like Coraline by Neil Gaiman and Home Before Dark by Riley Sager. How about you? What are you planning to read this month?

Stuff I’ve Been Feeling Lately #26

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BOOKS READ:

  • Stolen by Lucy Christopher
  • Sadie by Courtney Summers
  • And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
  • Final Girls by Riley Sager
  • Naoki Urasawa’s Monster Vol. 1 by Naoki Urasawa
  • I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy

ONGOING:

  • Clown in a Cornfield by Adam Cesare

BOOKS BOUGHT:

  • The Treatment by C.L. Taylor
  • Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh
  • My Bloody Valentine by Alastair Gunn
  • The Christmas Killer by Alex Pine
  • Blonde Ice by R.G. Belsky
  • The Other Child by Lucy Atkins
  • The Ex by Alafair Burke
  • The Girl Before by J.P. Delaney
  • The End of Her by Shari Lapena
  • House Across the Street by Lesley Pearse
  • The Missing by C.L. Taylor
  • Mars, May Zombie! by Chuckberry Pascual
  • The Troop by Nick Cutter

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Stuff I’ve Been Reading Lately #25

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BOOKS READ:

  • The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
  • The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena
  • Spy x Family, Vol. 1 by Tatsuya Endo
  • Spy x Family, Vol. 2 by Tatsuya Endo
  • Sweet Bean Paste by Durian Sukegawa
  • Night of the Mannequins by Stephen Graham Jones
  • Beautiful Darkness (Caster Chronicles, #2) by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
  • Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke by Eric LaRocca

ONGOING:

  • Stolen by Lucy Christopher
  • I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy

BOOKS BOUGHT:

  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • The Spy by Paulo Coelho

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Stuff I’ve Been Reading Lately #24

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BOOKS READ:

  • The Philippines Is Not A Small Country by Gideon Lasco
  • We’ll Always Have Summer (Summer, #3) by Jenny Han
  • The Dark Prophecy (Trials of Apollo, #2) by Rick Riordan
  • The Magic Arrow by Bolet Banal
  • Ito Ang Diktadura by Equip Plantel
  • Isang Harding Papel by Aguie Rivera
  • EDSA by Russell Molina
  • Si Jhun-Jhun, Noong Bago Ideklara Ang Batas Militar by Augie Rivera

ONGOING:

  • The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
  • The Secret Lives of Introverts: Our Hidden Worlds by Jenn Granneman

BOOKS BOUGHT:

  • Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • The Cat Who Saved Books by Sôsuke Natsukawa
  •  The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
  • Before the Coffee Gets Cold: Tales From the Cafe by Toshikazu Kawaguchi
  • Sweet Bean Paste by Durian Sukegawa
  • To Kill A Mokingbird by Harper Lee
  • Subversive Lives: A Family Memoir of the Marcos Years by Nathan Gilbert Quimpo and Susan Quimpo
  • Si Janus Silang At Ang Tiyanak ng Tabon (Janus Silang, #1) by Edgar Calabia Samar
  • Martial Law (Looking Back, #15) by Ambeth Ocampo

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Read 5, Buy 1

Hi, everyone! If you’ve been reading my entries on Stuff I’ve Been Reading Lately, you probably noticed that I have a book-buying problem. Please don’t judge me. Haha It would have been fine if I was reading a lot of books, but I can only read so much given my responsibilities and commitments lately. I know I’ve said that I’m proud that I was still able to complete (ahead of time!) my target of reading 12 books this year, and I really am proud of myself for that. Still, I need to control myself from hoarding so many books. Continue reading

2022 Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag

Hi, everyone! I’m doing the Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag a little bit late this year because I’ve been busy with personal stuff in the past three weeks or so. So this tag was created in 2016 by Ely and Chami on BookTube and it has been an ongoing tag around the book community to help bookish people wrap up the first half of their reading year. I have to admit that I haven’t been religiously doing this throughout the years, but here I am this year!

As you all know, I got married this year which is why, at the start of the year, I decided to just set 12 books for my Goodreads reading challenge. I knew for a fact that I wouldn’t have a lot of reading time this year given that I have a lot of adjusting to do. But as of writing, I’ve already completed my goal of 12 books, so I decided to adjust it to 20 books! It’s not much compared to others’ 50+ books a year, but I’m happy that I got past my initial goal early on. Continue reading

Stuff I’ve Been Reading Lately #23

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BOOKS READ:

  • The Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon, #3) by Dan Brown
  • Dawwang: Mga Kababaihang Tagapagtanggol ng Kordilyera by Gantala Press
  • It’s Not Summer Without You (Summer, #2) by Jenny Han

ONGOING:

  • The Secret Lives of Introverts: Our Hidden Worlds by Jenn Granneman (50% progress)
  • The Philippines Is Not A Small Country by Gideon Lasco

BOOKS BOUGHT:

  • Conjugal Dictatorship by Primitivo Mijares
  • Dawwang by Gantala Press (Illustrated by Nina Martinez)
  • The Only Child by Mi-ae Seo
  • Genesis by Karin Slaughter
  • I See You by Clare Mackintosh
  • Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 by Cho Nam-Joo
  • The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
  • The Public Has the Right to Know by Bienvenido A. Tan Jr.
  • Five Hundred Years Without Love by Alex Lacson
  • The Philippines Is Not A Small Country by Gideon Lasco
  • Twice Blessed by Ninotchka Rosca
  • Presidential Plunder: The Quest for the Marcos Ill-Gotten Wealth by Jovito R. Salonga

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Stuff I’ve Been Reading Lately #21

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BOOKS READ:

  • Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven
  • The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han
  • Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  • The Mary Shelley Club by Goldy Moldavsky

ONGOING:

  • The Secret Lives of Introverts: Our Hidden Worlds by Jenn Granneman (50% progress)
  • The Hidden Oracle (Trials of Apollo, #1) by Rick Riordan (42% progress)

BOOKS BOUGHT:

  • Ace of Spades by Faridah Abike-Iyimide
  • How We Fall Apart by Katie Zhao
  • Clown in a Cornfield by Adam Cesare
  • Ariadne by Jennifer Saint
  • The Sword of Kaigen by M.L. Wang
  • Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi
  • Breasts and Eggs by Mieko Kawakami
  • The Anthropocene Reviewed by John Green
  • A Slow Fire Burning by Paula Hawkins

BOOKS RECEIVED:

  • The Secret Lives of Introverts: Our Hidden Worlds by Jenn Granneman
  • Almond by Won-pyung Sohn
  • The Twelve (The Twelve, #1) by Cindy Lin
  • What Big Teeth by Rose Szabo
  • Shadow of the Batgirl by Sarah Kuhn, Illustrated by Nicole Goux
  • Six Crimson Cranes (Six Crimson Cranes, #1) by Elizabeth Lim

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Top 5 Books I Would Like to Read Before the Year Ends

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Hey, folks! Do you still remember me? I know, I’ve been away for quite a while there. Again. I also migrated to another blog name, so I hope I get to earn back my followers. My old blog has been really… chaotic in terms of connecting it with my socials so I finally decided to move to a new one.

Anyways, enough rant. Today I’m back with another bookish list about the books I would love to read before the year ends! Given my schedule, errands, and everything that’s been going on in my life lately, this is quite ambitious, but for the sake of making a list, here it is anyway:

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Stuff I’ve Been Reading Lately #20

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BOOKS READ:

  • Rolling in the Deep by Mira Grant

BOOKS BOUGHT:

  • The Wolf of Oren-Yaro (Chronicles of the Bitch Queen, #1) by K.S. Villoso
  • Bunny by Mona Awad
  • Rage of Dragons (The Burning, #1) by Evan Winter
  • The Shadow of the Gods (The Bloodsworn Saga, #1) by John Gwynne 

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