Bookbed recommends: 8 Japanese Novels To Read

by Erica In celebration of Bookbed’s eighth year, let me share to you my Top 8  Japanese Books Recommendations as of July 2018. (Note: I’ve already read these babies a couple of times!) 1. The Tale of Genji (源氏物語, Genji Monogatari) by Murasaki Shikibu Considered as the first novel to be written in history by Murasaki Shikibu,Continue reading “Bookbed recommends: 8 Japanese Novels To Read”

Bookbed recommends: The ‘Chaos Walking’ trilogy by Patrick Ness

by Allana Luta Imagine living in a world where every thought you have is broadcast into the world and can be heard and seen by everyone around you, and you theirs. There would be no such thing as secrets or surprises or privacy, only noise, constant and intruding. That is the premise of the ChaosContinue reading “Bookbed recommends: The ‘Chaos Walking’ trilogy by Patrick Ness”

Bookbed recommends: Filipino romance author Tara Frejas

by KB Meniado I’ve always been a reader of romance. Started when I was in high school, and I’ve never looked back. All those Precious Hearts Romance and historical fiction with covers that could make judgmental onlookers uncomfortable. Some people, even friends, have questioned why this is one of my favorite genre choices, and sometimes,Continue reading “Bookbed recommends: Filipino romance author Tara Frejas”

Bookbed recommends: ‘Summer Feels’

by Maria Criselda Santos I was not at all prepared for the heartbreak, the yearning and the heat levels that Summer Feels: A #romanceclass Anthology threw my way. From the onset, I knew this was going to be a huge treat. I have read most of the authors, which made it easy for me to setContinue reading “Bookbed recommends: ‘Summer Feels’”

Bookbed recommends: ‘Wonder’ by RJ Palacio

by Mayumi Cruz Wonder by RJ Palacio follows the story of Auggie, a 10-year-old boy with a severely deformed face, as he comes out of home schooling and steps straight into a proper middle school for the first time. Having been sheltered since birth, he now has to learn to interact with people who are either scared orContinue reading “Bookbed recommends: ‘Wonder’ by RJ Palacio”

From the Bookbed Room: ‘Meet Cute: Some People Are Destined to Meet’

by Bea Masaluñga Meet Cute: Some People are Destined to Meet is a collection of contemporary stories about cute first encounters turned into romance. Not all people enjoy instalove but once in a while, you’ll want it if you’re looking for something fluffy. The stories are a hit-or-miss but my favorites were by Katharine McGee and SaraContinue reading “From the Bookbed Room: ‘Meet Cute: Some People Are Destined to Meet’”

Bookbed recommends: ‘The Meaning of Tingo’ by Adam Jacot de Boinod

by KB Meniado The start of the year usually signals (re)setting goals, and for those who have ‘learn a new language’ in their lists, here is a recommendation for you: The Meaning of Tingo by Adam Jacot de Boinod. This is not a language textbook by any means, but rather a seemingly personal compilation of foreign words and phrases you’dContinue reading “Bookbed recommends: ‘The Meaning of Tingo’ by Adam Jacot de Boinod”

Bookbed recommends: Filipino Christmas Stories

by KB Meniado It’s the most wonderful time of the year… to catch up on our to-be-read piles and complete those reading challenges, am I right or am I right? Now maybe you already have your own list of books for your holiday readathon tradition, but here are two Filipino Christmas anthologies you may want to include: AContinue reading “Bookbed recommends: Filipino Christmas Stories”

From the Bookbed Room: Southeast Asian Books about Children with Disabilities

by Jackie Park People with disabilities are not as uncommon as one might think, and yet sadly there are not enough books to educate our young children on how to communicate with them. I find myself blessed to have met people who have corrected me on some of my misconceptions. I’m glad to see Southeast AsianContinue reading “From the Bookbed Room: Southeast Asian Books about Children with Disabilities”

From the Bookbed Room: ‘The Temptation of Adam’ by Dave Connis

by Miguel Galang When I first found out about The Temptation of Adam by Dave Connis and its wonderful premise, I was like, “omg, I need this book asap.” Because where have I seen a YA novel that talks about porn addiction? I have never encountered one prior to this , but let’s face it: talking about what gets youContinue reading “From the Bookbed Room: ‘The Temptation of Adam’ by Dave Connis”