And we’re down to the last month before the ‘ber’ months officially start again! Because we Filipinos are fond of Christmas season (FYI, we have the longest holiday season ever), consider it normal to have an early Christmas wish list. We make sure to give you an ideal list of must-haves for the month of August that are also perf for your next gift giving.
1. Here We Are Now by Jasmine Warga
Books and music lovers would enjoy this book as protagonist Taliah discovers her true identity. She is comforted by music and the thought that although love bind families together, love will also teach you how to say goodbye.
2. Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth
Best selling author Veronica Roth writes yet another imaginative dystopian world of unexpected gifts and struggles to flee from control. As Cyra – the dictator’s sister – and Akos – a lowly farmer’s son – meet together with their current gift, how will they respond to each other? Find
3. Neil Gaiman Mass Market Box Set
One of our favorite authors Neil Gaiman’s books: The Graveyard Book, Coraline, and Fortunately, all the milk is packed into one box set! These are all British editions and are illustrated by critically-acclaimed artist Chris Riddell. Fun fact: These paperbacks are not yet published in the US and is exclusively accessible through this box set!
4. An Open Book: Thursdays with Nanay Coring by Cecilia Ramos Licauco with Yvette Fernandez
Nanay Coring is National Bookstore’s mom and her daughter Cecilia Ramos Licauco tells the story of her and her brothers’ Thursday meetings with their Nanay for National Bookstore’s committee meetings. Alongside business-related matters, Nanay Coring tells them her life stories and this book tells of those stories. Get to know the family behind our favorite bookstore!
5. Girl Online: Going Solo by Zoe Sugg
In this third installment of Girl Online series, Penny’s life is back to normal – only without Noah. She lost contact with him and now she’s all alone to face the world. Would she succeed in distracting herself? Or will she sulk into a corner because memories with Noah haunt her?
6. Without Merit by Colleen Hoover
A poignant tale of a family with secrets and lies and a free-spirited daughter who’s determined to break away from that, bestselling author Colleen Hoover paints a romantic and idealistic setting that is sure to capture and warm the heart!
7. Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco
A sequel to the novel Stalking Jack the Ripper, Kerri Maniscalco writes another imaginative and mysterious read! Follow the journey of Audrey Rose Wadsworth as she crosses paths with Vlad the Impaler or famously known to be Dracula. Indulge into another terrifying exploration!
8. Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow
Get ready for some major feels for protagonist Charlotte Davis – a girl who has gone through a lot, literally! This deeply-moving story would surely turn the pages until the last one!
9. The Happiness Pursuit by Chris Guillebeau
This book explores the story of the author himself as he traveled through all countries and found out he is not the only one who seeks challenging quests. Truly a masterpiece, The Happiness Pursuit will help readers find out their life’s quest that will give them a sense of purpose! Talk about a deep read!
10. The Manifesto on How to be Interesting by Holly Bourne
Bree thinks she not at all interesting so she created a manifesto for herself that will change everything. For those who think they are living a pretty boring life, this one’s for you!
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