Reading List

Yesterday someone asked me if I read I lot. I said that, yes, I try to read as much as I can. She replied, “I can tell.”

That, my friends, is my idea of an amazing compliment.

I must admit, though, that lately I haven’t been reading as often as I know I should be. I blame it on my newly developed habit of TV show binge-watching. Truth is, becomes extra challenging for me to keep up with my writing when I slow down on reading, and of course this is never a good thing when you write for a living.


He asked his ninang @marrri__ for a book for Christmas. Little bookworm makes mommy bookworm proud! ? #Christmas2015 #littlemrc

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A few nights ago, I picked up where I left off on the last Secret Book Club BOM I started, Tender at the Bone. This was last September’s book assignment. I actually have a lot of catching up to do, because I only got to read one book from last year’s BOM list. I also skipped a few of the recommended books from the year before. That’s okay, though. I’m happy to be entering into my birth month with a list of books waiting to be read.

In the interest of keeping track of my reading progress, I thought I’d share our reading lists from the past two years here. I love how the different members of our little reading community recommend different kinds of books. It’s always fun finding new authors and series to fall in love with.


SBC Reading List

  • Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith / JK Rowling 
  • Ilustrado by Miguel Syjuco – I’ve tried and failed many times to read this one. ๐Ÿ™
  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury 
  • The Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan 
  • Losing It by Cora Carmack
  • Arabian Nights by Sir Richard Burton
  • Belong To Me by Marisa delos Santos
  • This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith
  • The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira – I loved this one! So depressing. Lol!
  • Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover 
  • Fortunately The Milk by Neil Gaiman 
  • Paper Towns by John Green
  • Still Alice by Lisa Genova – This book made me cry!!!
  • Islands of Chaldea by Diana Wynne Jones
  • Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami – I read this years ago, but it’s on my re-read list!
  • Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson
  • Lily of the Nile by Stephanie Dray
  • One Summer by David Baldacci
  • Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
  • We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
  • On Dublin Street by Samantha Young – This was super funny!
  • Tender at the Bone by Ruth Reichl
  • The Residence by Kate Anderson Brower
  • Elegance of a Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery 

I’ll cross titles off of this list as I finish reading, and I’ll update it at the end of the year, too, to include the 2016 list. Read along with me if you’d like to, then let me know if you enjoyed any of the books on this list, okay?

I also found these links (discovered through my book club, too!) bookmarked on my computer. More books to read! 

As you can see, I am slightly obsessed with book lists.

What’s on your 2016 reading list?

About MrsC | Patricia Cuyugan

I am a happy mom and housewife. Outside of this, I'm also a writer, a crocheter, and a self-taught home cook. I'm part of a book club, and I enjoy binge-watching my favorite TV shows. I'm super entertaining on Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat! Follow me: MrsPCuyugan.

29 thoughts on “Reading List

  1. when i was still a single, I love to read but now I am a mom with my super little kulit and the same time working mom, wife etc i don’t have to finish one book. I wish I could read again

  2. I love to read too. But with two kids and writing jobs, it seems challenging to find time to pick up a book and get lost in their words. I’ll try to find time to finish my reading list too ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I used to read books when I was still in school, actually not the school books but novels hehehe. I stopped when I started working and now that I have a baby. Planning to read books again now that I’m blogging. I need to broaden my grammar skills, nakakahiya nga minsan mali mali ako ng verb tenses sa blog hehehe. Luckily hubby now proofread my post before I publish it.

    Mhaan |

  4. Yay! A mummy who reads. I love reading too. I had not quite grown accustomed to e-books and audiobooks. There’s a certain addictive smell from paper. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m almost done with Milk, Money and Madness. Next on my list is The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding. I’m doin breastfeeding titles as I’m studying for certification as a lactation consultant. But I used to read a lot fiction.

    1. I’m a fiction reader naman. I don’t do so well with nonfiction, unless it’s a memoir. It took me a while also to get used to ebooks, but now that I’ve gone full-Kindle, I’m hooked! I love that, this way, I can have as many books as I want in my bag all at the same time hehe.

  5. Wow! Such interesting titles.I am intrigued by ” This is What Happy looks like”.What is it about? It’s been a while since I read a good book.I don’t know if you’re into inspirational ones but my fave is Og Mandino.

  6. Completely stopped reading books when my kobo retired. Though I have a number of paperbacks and hard bounds waiting, I just let them be there. Sayang, my boys all love reading, perhaps because they saw their mom reading a lot. I should really bring back my interest on books.

  7. I read whatever I could get my hands on – in BookLook and the never ending free books from BookBub, all in ebooks. I just have a target number of books in my Goodreads account, this year it’s 25. ๐Ÿ™‚

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