March 2, 2015

Reading List 2015: March

The month of love is past, and it was quite a busy month for me. Aside from being host of back-to-back biweekly memes over at the book club's homepage at Goodreads, which concluded over the weekend, I was also busy (still am, actually) preparing for my third stint as book discussion moderator also for the book club. This month, for our 39th face-to-face discussion, we’ll be discussing Arundhati Roy’s Booker-winning novel, The God of Small Things.

So, how did I fare in February? Terrible.

  • The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy – In preparation for the book discussion, a reread. 4/5
  • Love Walked In by Marisa Delos Santos – Our book club’s book for February, a reread. 4/5
  • Perdido Street Station by China Mieville – A buddy read with some bookish friends which I had begun with an intensity and fervor that lasted all of 2 weeks, when I had to let go of it at the moment to focus on TGoST. Currently on page 316.

I have a valid excuse, I know, but I still think I have to make up for it this March. Even if the book discussion happens in three weeks.

Hello, March books.

  • Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill – I am very intrigued. I’ve heard great things about this one, so I bought a copy as soon as I saw one was available at Fully Booked.
  • The Known World by Edward P. Jones – Way overdue reading. A friend bewails its being underrated and is book-shoving this.
  • The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy – I shouldn’t even be including this anymore but I feel like I owe it my loyalty, being the book club’s book of the month which I will be discussing soon.
  • Perdido Street Station by China Mieville – My buddies have gone on ahead and finished this without me, so I guess I’ll have to wing this one on my own.

Happy March everyone, and hope you’ll have a terrific beginning of summer!


Anonymous said...

We can still talk about Perdido Street Station on the thread though, even if we're already finished. Besides, Lynai and Aaron are still reading it. :)

Anonymous said...

I hereby require anyone who claims to be my friend to read read The Known World!

Lynai said...

I'm almost halfway through Perdido and it's getting so much better! I know you can finish in no time, as soon as your mod duties are done. :)

ANGUS: I hear ya! ;)

Monique said...

MELIZA: Oo nga pala, thanks! :)

BUDDY: Eto na nga, haha!

LYNAI: I've reached the halfway mark already. See you at the thread! :)

Tin said...

Monique, brace yourself for a lot of revelashuns in Perdido! :)

Monique said...

TIN: I have a LOT of feelings!