Stuff I’ve Been Reading Lately #29

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BOOKS READ:

  • No Place Like Home by Mary Higgins Clark
  • We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • The Christmas Killer (DI James Walker, #1) by Alex Pine
  • The Gift by Freida McFadden
  • I’m a Therapist and My Patient is Going to be the Next School Shooter by Dr. Harper

ONGOING:

  • Christmas at Mistletoe Cottage by Lucy Daniels

BOOKS BOUGHT:

  • The Martian by Andy Weir
  • Artemis by Andy Weir
  • Sail by James Patterson
  • The Inn by James Patterson
  • The Perfect Couple by Jackie Kabler
  • He Said/She Said by Erin Kelly
  • Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter
  • The Fire Child by S.L. Tremayne
  • The Feed by Nick Clark Windo
  • Ragdoll by Daniel Cole
  • The Secretary by Renee Knight
  • Rise by Mira Grant
  • The Nest by Kenneth Oppel
  • Kill the Father by Sandrone Dezieri
  • The Mayfly by James Hazel
  • White Crocodile y K.T. Medina
  • Sacrifice by Hannah Winter
  • Ecstasy by Irvine Welsh
  • The Bedroom Secrets of the Master Chefs by Irvine Welsh
  • Filth by Irvine Welsh
  • Don’t Let Go by Michel Bussi

BOOKS RECEIVED:

  • Hidden Pictures by Jason Rekulak

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My Signed Hidden Pictures by Jason Rekulak

I just wanted to share on here how ecstatic I feel that I now have a physical signed copy of Jason Rekulak’s Hidden Pictures! One of my book club friends reached out to Jason and asked if we can directly order a book from him with personal dedications. And lo and behold, Jason never charged us for the books. He just asked us to cover the shipping from Philadelphia to Philippines because it’s quite expensive. He’s absolutely one of the most generous and thoughtful authors we came across with and we are so thankful for this.

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Special thanks to the Thrillseekers Book Club PH for making this possible! Truly, it’s the best book club I’ve ever been a part of. ❤

Stuff I’ve Been Reading Lately #28

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BOOKS READ:

  • The Burning Maze (Trials of Apollo, #3) by Rick Riordan
  • A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena

ONGOING:

  • No Place Like Home by Mary Higgins Clark

BOOKS BOUGHT:

  • The Wives by Tarryn Fisher
  • Sweet Heart by Peter James
  • The Weekend Escape by Rakie Bennett
  • Six Four by Hideo Yokoyama
  • Loot by Jude Watson
  • A Child Called It y Dave Pelzer
  • Baby Doll by Hollie Overton
  • Triptych (Will Trent, #1) by Karin Slaughter
  • Criminal (Will Trent, #6) by Karin Slaughter
  • Broken (Will Trent, #4) by Karin Slaughter
  • Christmas at Mistletoe Cottage by Lucy Daniels
  • Creed by James Herbert
  • Witch Hunt by Syd Moore
  • The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
  • The People Next Door by Christopher Ransom
  • The Birthing House by Christopher Ransom
  • Mystic River by Dennis Lehane
  • Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
  • The Survivor Club by Lisa Gardner

BOOKS RECEIVED:

  • The Runaway by Martina Cole
  • Moss Hysteria by Kate Collins
  • Fractured (Will Trent, #2) by Karin Slaughter
  • No Place Like Home by Mary Higgins Clark
  • Stay Close by Harlan Coben
  • The Other Daughter by Lisa Gardner

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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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