Reading list

For the past months, I’ve been entertaining myself by watching television series and finding new ones that would interest me. Although that was fun, I realized I have been pushing back reading books. So as a reminder for myself, here’s my reading list.

1. A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

My good friend Ian recommended this book to me. I’m two chapters in but I can’t seem to get into it. There’s a certain mystery to it that makes me want to keep reading, but it doesn’t pull me in enough for me to make it a priority. I think it has something to do with me not being able to make sense of what is going on. It tends to beat around the bush when it comes to exposing its central theme which I’m not really fond of when it comes to author writing style. But I still want to know what happens so I’ll keep reading.

2. Looking for Alaska – John Green

I’ve been wanting to read this for months, but I cannot seem to find a copy of it in the bookstores in our area.  So I guess I have been in my own little adventure called Looking for Looking for Alaska. I’ve heard several good reviews and honestly, Young Adult is one of my favorite book genres.

3. The Memory Keeper’s Daughter – Kim Edwards

The first time I saw this book in a local bookstore, I really wanted to buy it but I was short on cash. Now it’s been almost a year but I never had the chance to buy it since I always ended up buying a different book (which is usually a Jodi Picoult book). The title has that same vibe of “The Time Traveler’s Wife (For obvious reasons) and adds to my curiosity.

4. House Rules – Jodi Picoult

Jodi Picoult is one of my favorite authors. I like her holistic approach to events and the way she crafts her story allows people with different interests to appreciate her work. She researches on her topics well and her characters are not one dimensional. I bought House Rules as a small gift for myself after I completed my thesis but I was in the process of reading Tenth Circle at that time. Now that I’m in my reading spree, I really should start on it before Picoult releases her new book on April.

5. Percy Jackson and the Titan’s Curse – Rick Riordan

I started reading Percy Jackson after watching the movie with Jude and Cheston and Jude mentioned that the book was much better than the movie. I quickly devoured the first two books but I had to take a break from reading the series since I was in the middle of writing my thesis. Although my thesis has been completed, I never got the Percy Jackson momentum back.

I doubt I’d be reading these in order, since I have a tendency to drop reading something to read something else. I still haven’t finished reading Thirteen Reasons Why, Illustrado, Elegance of the Hedgehog and the first Pretty Little Liars book, but I was able to complete the Hunger Games series, I Am Number Four, and re-reading the Harry Potter books. But I will try to prioritize those books.

Harry Potter

Jude, Henry, and I are on a mission. This is to complete reading the Harry Potter series before the 7th movie comes out (which is on November na Yay!) As of today I’m on the fourth book. I forget how much longer it is compared to the first three books. But this is my 2nd favorite book. (5-4-3-7-1-6-2). There being the final movie of harry potter is affecting me very much. It’s like the end of my childhood. Harry Potter has been a good part of my childhood to teenage years. I even spent a good number of years in a harry potter forum discussing theories for the final book.

In my heart and mind the Harry Potter universe will always be so much more awesome than that of Twilight. I’m not judging anyone who is in love with Twilight. I just can’t get over the fact that Edward = Cedric. Plus he’s a sparkling vampire.

Harry Potter will always be a big part of my life. And even if the series is done, the magic won’t end.