Who Could That Be at This Hour? By Lemony Snicket

I remember it too well. We were trapped in Bantayan Island, Cebu because of the storm when I read this. Haha. A young-adult novel on mystery and adventures. Typical Lemony Snicket. 😀

Joyland by Stephen King

Part ghost, part crime story of a young man who worked in an amusement park as a sort of release to get over his first love, only finding out lots of other things as he went along. He gained new friends, a fresh perspective, a crime story-turned ghost haunting and the real picture behind the crimes that led him into a semi-dangerous path.

 The Guardian by Nicholas Sparks

One of my favorites among Nicholas Sparks’ novels. Not the typical romance type that he usually has but a touching story of the beautiful relationship between a person and her dog and how this saves her from murder and terrible danger.

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

This reminded me of And the Mountains Echoed. Various stories told through the course of time, this somewhat depicts a rich history we often don’t get.

Beatrice and Virgil by Yann Martel

A story of a very strange taxidermist’s made up play of Beatrice and Virgil. A donkey (Beatrice) and howler monkey (Virgil) in search of truth and life in the midst of struggling for survival. Peculiar events occurred at the end of the 2 joint story tellers leaving me loving the book more for it. I also liked the Games for Gustav the best. 😀 Very well thought of.

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexi

Sherman Alexie tells the story of a young Indian boy who pursued living outside his own comfort zone to break-free and to catch his dreams in the bigger world ahead amidst the conflicts arising from coming out of his tribe. A true story of the author’s childhood, this is written in a very simple, funny, beautiful and heartwarming manner. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian will touch everyone’s hearts, regardless of age.

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