In August, I was not able to surpass the record-breaking 25 books I read in July 2015. I just read 11 books. Likewise, I did not manage to read the books I have set aside for months. I just read the books whatever I found interesting at my disposal. Consequently, I still have this disturbing pang of guilty feelings. Probably, although my acquaintances consider me a certified book worm, I still have this desire to accomplish my reading goal as many as 200 books this year. Cheeky on me! I must be mentally disturbed now. ( laughs) Besides, I cannot take my mind off the puny thought that my currently-reading shelf on Goodreads gives an indication that I cannot finish a certain book I think of a complete piece of cake. But not really! My mind must be as whirly as my afro hair upon getting up in the morning.
Here are the books I read in August 2015 and let me just say some words that best describe them:
- The Wounded by Yi Cheung -Jun . ( 4 / 5 stars ) A married man still disturbed by his past encounter with a captive.
- The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett ( 4/ 5 stars ) Now one of my most favorite books. I love gardening! ^_^
- Sa Puso ng Himala by Ricky Lee ( 3/ 5 stars ) It was as phenomenal in one day as soon as I posted my review of it on my blog as to the movie when it was in the cinema in 1982.
- Happy na Gay pa by Danton Remoto ( 4/ 5 stars ) Truly, one of the most- awaited books among the LGBT community, notably written by one of the best contemporary essayists.
- Still by your Side by Marjorie Holmes ( 2/ 5 stars ) A book full of intellectualization when someone loses loved ones, especially when you adhere to the belief that God exists.
- Mother Theresa: In my own words ( 2 / 5 stars ) Strewn with religious beliefs beyond an atheist’s logic
- Lila by Marilynne Robinson ( 3/ 5 stars ) A big accomplishment for its prequel Home. But I suggest you begin Marillynne Robinson’s Gilead.
- The Big John : The Life story of John Gokongwei Jr. by Yvette Hernandez ( 3/ 5 stars ) Read it then you will be inspired by The Big John.
- Saling Pusa by Genaro Gojo Cruz ( 1/ 5 stars ) A genuine book but I don’t want to be a saling pusa.
- Deep Blue Night by In-ho Choe ( 4 /5 stars ) I wish I escaped from my past no more.
- Nanay Coring by Yvette Hernandez ( 2/ 5 stars ) An interesting short story about the founder of the biggest book store brand in the Philippines.
Since I tend to swerve off my reading plan , especially I’ve been quite up to my eyes with my demanding job, I may just read the books which I hope to find a barrel of laughs. Besides, I will absorb myself in The Republic by Plato which is the reading goal of the Philosophy Books Club I joined recently. ^^
Happy reading, buddies! ^_^