Friday, August 17, 2012

Filipino ReaderCon 2012: Filipino Fridays [5]

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"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!"

Favorite Books in 2012… so far.
When it comes to books, I feel that “favorite” is such a strong word, it’s seriously hard to pick from them. For some reason, I feel that I love the books I’ve read in different ways, so comparing each one hardly seems fair. I feel like a mom choosing which among her children her favorite is, and we know that’s not possible (most of the time). I also don’t want to hurt the feelings of my babies (books). LOL.  Anyway, I’ll just go with some of the books that I gave 5-star ratings to on Goodreads.

  • The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa. I love Julie Kagawa’s books and the Immortal Rules is no exception. There’s something about her writing style, characters and stories that makes them so memorable to me.
  • Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers. I don’t know what the mix of assassins, mystery, fantasy, historical fiction, and a twist of romance does to make me giddy and love the stories. I’m more of an action-packed book kind of reader, but if those are involved I give in even with minimal action scenes.
  • Cinder by Marissa Meyer. I’ve always loved retellings; I don’t think I can stress that out enough. So a futuristic, sci-fi take on the classic Cinderella story… yes, please!
  • Touch of Frost by Jennifer Estep. Another thing that always grabs my attention is Mythology, so I absolutely loved this one.
  • Eona by Alison Goodman. Hefty book but I savored it nonetheless.

Although I’m still currently reading Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas (I loved the novellas by the way), I’m already so hooked that I see myself giving it a 5-star rating. Like I said about Grave Mercy (they have the same mix)… I just couldn’t help it.

Filipino Books read in 2012 (so far as well).
I’ve only read three (3) books written by Filipino authors as of this year. Wow, I’m embarrassed. I’m working on that I swear. Anyway, I really liked That Kind of Guy by Mina V. Esguerra. I’m not much of a Chic Lit fan but I enjoyed it either way. And if it’s written by Mina, well I always make room for her books.

So that’s it for this week’s Filipino Friday and the last one. *sob*

I am looking forward to tomorrow’s event. Hopefully I get to attend.
Happy Friday! Enjoy the long weekend fellow Filipinos. ^_^


  1. Don't you think it would be fun to have Filipino Fridays even after the Reader Con? I'll surely miss this thing every week! And like you, I am working on reading more local books for this year. :)

    1. I know, right? I'm going to miss this too.
      *high five* More Filipino books to read for us! :D

  2. I love Julie Kagawa as well but I held off on buying The Immortal Rules because I got a little bit sick of vampires.:) But maybe I should get a copy of that soon.

    If I remember correctly, the Filipino Book Bloggers used to be the ones to host Filipino Fridays on a regular basis. But after a while I guess they just ran out of ideas on topics to discuss and it just stopped. If you have suggestions on what can be discussed though, maybe they'd be willing to bring it back.:)

    I hope you can make it tomorrow!:)

    1. Hi, Celina!
      I kind of grew tired of vampires too but since i love Julie I gave it a shot. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did when you read it.

      Really? I didn't know that. Thanks for the info. :)

  3. I've heard so much about Julie Kagawa. I think her Iron Fey series has a huge following. Like you and Celina, I got a little tired, not really specifically of vampires, but of paranormal YA in general. But I'll still pick up the genre once I've had a little rest from it. Maybe I can start with a Julie Kagawa read. :D

  4. Grave Mercy is on my wishlist ..I have Eona but haven't read the 1st book yet so it'll have to wait. --Hope you get to go! Have fun if you do.

  5. I love Cinder too, I never expected I will like a cyborg Cinderella.


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