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!

6 comments:

mecanism 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. :)

angusmiranda 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!