#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! *** 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…

From the Bookbed Room: ‘All That Glitters’ by Ines Bautista-Yao

by Kevin Dones All That Glitters by Ines Bautista-Yao is a page-turner! This contemporary romance took hold of me that I could not stop reading it. Yes, the story line is simple, but the way the author wrote the novel sucked me in—it made me feel invested Billie’s story, and her best friend, Carlos. So if you enjoy a YA read tinged with drama and feels, then I recommend this one!  ☁ Continue reading on Tomebound ☁

#BookbedReadsPHLit Report for March

Welcome to the third book report for #BookbedReadsPHLit this 2017! In this challenge, readers must choose one book by a Filipino every month throughout the year. Check out our picks for March below! 1. The Rise of the Pinoy by Mike Grogan What I liked: It’s always a great feeling to be reminded of how creative, persevering and aspiring Filipinos are, and with this book, I found 21 (!) stories that renewed my motivation to live up to my goals. I love that each chapter has detailed accounts of different Filipinos’ journey to passion and success, and how at every end, there’s a worksheet…

From the Bookbed Room: ‘Royally Matched’ by Emma Chase

by Bea Masaluñga Royally Matched by Emma Chase follows Prince Henry John Edgar Thomas Pembrook who signs up for a reality TV dating game show featuring 20 of the world’s most beautiful blue bloods gathered in a castle. There, he finds Lady Sarah Mirabelle Zinnia von Tittebottum who has him captivated. Unfortunately, she isn’t a contestant… ☁ Continue reading on Confessions of a Pinay Bookaholic ☁

#BookbedReadsPHLit Report for February

Welcome to the second book report for #BookbedReadsPHLit this 2017! In this challenge, readers must choose one book by a Filipino every month throughout the year. Check out our picks for February below! 1. The Big Fat Book of Self-Love by Danah and Stacy Gutierrez I follow the authors (who are twins!) on Instagram, and when they first posted about publishing their own book, I I knew I had to get it! With every page creatively done, this book was a pure pleasure to read. It contains self-confessions and their struggles to be accepted for what they are, plus styling tips for…

#BookbedReadsPHLit Report for January

Welcome to the first book report for #BookbedReadsPHLit! In this reading challenge, readers must choose one book by a Filipino every month throughout the year. Of course, we encouraged our Roomies (blogger partners) to participate. Check out their picks for January below! 1. Smaller and Smaller Circles by F.H. Batacan What I liked: Aside from good character development, I also enjoyed how detailed this book is—from the description of weapons to the specifics of psychological trauma. However…: (Spoiler alert! Highlight succeeding text to read.) As I am a dentist by profession, I did not enjoy seeing one put in a bad light. It might…

From the Bookbed Room: ‘By Your Side’ by Kasie West

by Inah Peralta Kasie West writes the best fluffy romances, and I dove into this book expecting to get The Distance Between Us and On The Fence feels. But By Your Side had something more to offer. Aside from the signature swoons, this book offered me important and relevant issues to explore—and I loved it. ☁  Continue reading on The Bibliophile Confessions ☁