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#BookbedReadsPHLit Report for April

Welcome to the fourth book report for #BookbedReadsPHLit this 2017! In this challenge, readers must choose one book by a Filipino every month throughout the year.

However, this report is a little different from our previous ones. Here, we recommend some books from the Bookbed Store for you to add to your TBR pile this coming long weekend—or whenever! (Reading is eternal!) Feel free to pick up one (or some/or all) for the challenge, too!

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1. Bayawak’s Trail by Justin Camacho-Tajonera

What you’ll like: Getting in the middle of a murder mystery in the hinterlands of Surigao del Sur, soaking up Manobo folklore and culture

Prompt/s you can check off: Any book set in a Philippine province, Any book with a green cover, Any book about Philippine history

Get a copy here.

2. Classified by Georgette Gonzales

What you’ll like: Mind-boggling conspiracy about the government and finding out what kind of secrets a French nun may be keeping

Prompt/s you can check off: Any book set in a Philippine province, Any book with a ‘controversial’ topic

Get a copy here.

3. Corpus Delicti by Porcupine Strongwill

What you’ll like: Solving a mystery about a military major with a 13-year-old girl detective

Prompt/s you can check off: Any book with extended families, Any book with a ‘controversial’ topic

Get a copy here.

4. Ekspedisyon: Biyahe sa Nakaraan by various authors, edited by Cindy Dela Cruz

What you’ll like: Going on a trip down many memory lanes of heartache, regret, beginnings and hope

Prompt/s you can check off: Any book set in a Philippine province, Any book with Filipinos abroad, Any non-fiction book

Get a copy here.

5. High Stakes by Chris Nava

What you’ll like:

Prompt/s you can check off: Any book with a ‘controversial’ topic, Any book with a green(ish) cover

Get a copy here.

6. Sampaguita by Mark Manalang

What you’ll like: Seeing the best and worst of Manila through a Japanese expat’s eyes, getting caught up in a kidnapping case

Prompt/s you can check off: Any book with a ‘controversial’ topic, Any book by a Filipino author

Get a copy here.

7. Styling Serendipity by Racquel Sarah A. Castro

What you’ll like: A fashion designer and a pediatrician hit it off under supposedly ‘cursed’ circumstances

Prompt/s you can check off: Any book with Filipino food, Any book set in a Philippine province

Get a copy here.

8. Takedown Trilogy by Bianca Mori

What you’ll like: A (quite literally) breathtaking romantic suspense between an ass-kicking spy and a hot Frenchman, free trip around Europe

Prompt/s you can check off: Any book by a Filipino author

Get a copy here.

9. The Future Chosen by Mina V. Esguerra

What you’ll like: Political families with political issues caught up in political romance

Prompt/s you can check off: Any book with a ‘controversial’ topic, Any book about Philippine history

Get a copy here.

10. The Gung Ho Lady by Arlene Manocot

What you’ll like: Getting to the bottom of the murder case of a celebrity

Prompt/s you can check off: Any book by a Filipino author

Get a copy here.

 

11. The Retreat by Yeyet Soriano

What you’ll like: Going on a crime-fic writing retreat with people who have been involved in crime themselves

Prompt/s you can check off: Any book with a ‘controversial’ topic

Get a copy here.

12. Till Death Do Us Part by Irene Recio

What you’ll like: Getting to the bottom of a shocking truth to keep one’s family out of danger

Prompt/s you can check off: Any book with a ‘controversial’ topic

Get a copy here.

13. Well Played by Katrina Ramos Atienza

What you’ll like: A retelling of a classic (read: a Jane Austen novel!), seeing how a football player kicks it off with a math nerd

Prompt/s you can check off: Any book set in a Philippine province

Get a copy here.

14. When Sparks Fly by Ines Bautista-Yao

What you’ll like: Best friendship, clean romance, pursuing passion and building self-worth

Prompt/s you can check off: Any book with a green(ish) cover

Get a copy here.

15. MV Redemption

This is not available in print yet, but this story is by Filipino authors and is Bookbed-grown!

What you’ll like: High school barkada tying up loose ends and dealing with each of their own emotional baggage on their first trip together after 15 years

Prompt/s you can check off: Any book set in a Philippine province

Read here.

Read all #BookbedReadsPHLit Reports here.
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