In my last blog, I mentioned about books that I had been reading but wanting more books written by Filipino authors. Thanks for La Giraffa who suggested a “Country” by Mia Alvar. These are the books I read this year:
‘Samurai” by Saburo Sakai (with Martin Caidin and Fred Saito – it was too technical, parts that I skipped mostly. I wanted to discover the heart of Japanese valor though war was a very depressing event; “Solo” by Susan Fox Rogers – It was like reading me wanting to do different things, going on a solo hike, engaging in sports. But unlike her I am limited on the couch; “Hunger” by Roxane Gay – reading her “Difficult Women” wasn’t as interesting after I read this. It was eye opening to learn the things she went through and how these experiences served as ideas for her writing; “The Monk of Mokha” by Dave Eggers – the beginning chapters wasn’t as interesting but as a coffee lover I learned more things about a cup of coffee reading than drinking it; “Rose” by Anne Lamott – these are some of her fiction based on her own life. I love her non fiction “Bird by Bird” and “Operating Instructions”; “Jazz” by Toni Morrison – of course these are classic as with all her other books. Depicting a story exactly how I had seen movies about African Americans reminded me about “Roots”.
Actually I have a reading tracker I copied from you tube of a name I forgot now.
To indicate my completion I used X in the beginning, then numbers which are the book sequence in my reading list, and eventually I just blocked out the space. It doesn’t matter what signs I used, but it showed me how much I’ve read in the past and that I shouldn’t stop.