Thursday, August 23, 2012

Filipino Friday: Celebrating the Best

Celebrating the Best In honor of the first Filipino Readers’ Choice Awards, let’s talk about our favorites for this year. What are your favorite books in 2012 so far? Have you read any awesome Filipino books in the year? If yes, make sure to include them in your list!

And so we come to the last Filipino Friday meme. This one made me go back to my reading list at the start of the year. And, yes. It took me several days to complete this post. What with the long weekend with family and a MacBook accident (, blogging had to take a back seat.

My finished reading list for 2012, so far --

1. The Best of Chico and Delamar's Top Ten
2. Serendipity Market by Penny Blubaugh
3. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
4. Looking for Alaska by John Green
5. Habibi by Craig Thompson
6. The Kite Runner : Graphic Novel by Khaled Hosseini, illustrations by Fabio Celoni and Mirka Andolfo
7. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Vols. 1 and 2 by Alan Moore
8. The Mythology Class by Arnold Arre
9. Looking Back Vols. 1,2 and 3 by Ambeth Ocampo
10. Blood and Flowers by Penny Blubaugh
11.  The Game of Thrones Book 1 and 2 GRR Martin
12. The Case of the Book by Robert Darnton
13. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
14. This Book is Overdue by Marilyn Johnson
15. The Amulet of Samarkand (Graphic Novel) by Jonathan Stroud
16. No Easy Answers: Short stories about teenagers making tough choices
17. A New Culture of Learning by Thomas Douglas
18. Positive Discipline: A Teacher's A-Z Guide
19. A History of Reading by Alberto Manguel
20.  The Element by Ken Robinson
21. Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy (ebook format)

Not bad. Twenty one titles in eight months.

However, this reading inventory shows I have not read any Tagalog book yet. Shame. So, here's my penance: read Bebang Siy's Its a Mens World.

Speaking of which, here's a big congratulations to Ms. Siy and Anvil for their book which won an award in the Filipino Readers' Choice, Essay Anthology category, last August 18, 2012. For the full list of winners, check Blooey Singson's blog. Hats off to the organizers of the 1st Filipino Readers Choice Award and the 2nd Filipino ReaderCon namely, the Filipino Book Bloggers, the Filipinas Heritage Library and the National Book Development Board. The event was a roaring success!

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