Unfinished Business

I forgot to include Memoirs Of The Life Of John Constable by C. R. Leslie and Everyday by David Levithan which I’m currently reading.

Here’s the pile of books I haven’t finished reading… forever.

In-House Design in Practice: Obviously Non fiction, Graphic Design, probably bought around 2012, reason for not reading: I lost interest in In-House Design when I entered a Marketing company but I will read this again after I’m done with the Novels (maybe)

Astray by Emma Donoghue: Novel, Bought at Fullybooked when it was on a 50% off Renovation Sale just this year, reason for not reading: haven’t opened it yet and I was finishing This is How You Lose Her by the time I got this.

A Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami: a gift from Keith because I originally lent her my Wild Sheep Chase and she bought me a new one after a year.

The Open Gate of Mercy by Fr. Joseph Maier: Heartwarming true stories of people living in Bangkok’s Main Slaughterhouse, a glimpse of life in Klong Toey slums, reason for not reading: I lost this book, I just recently found it.

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell: Bought around 2010! I was so excited about this when it had been released in the Philippines, but I also got so busy at school. I was reading One Hundred Years of Solitude along with other novels until I forgot about this.

Ilustrado by Miguel SyjucoBought around 2010 as well, after a few chapters I lost interest on it, probably busy with school stuff too. I’m not very much drawn to the story though I believe it’s a good one. I’d read this again this year.

The Best Of Chico & Delamar’s The Morning Rush Top 10 part 1: a year 2012 Christmas gift I got from Karen. I know this is an easy one but I just….. can’t finish it. Probably already knew most of the jokes inside this book? Yes? still a good funny book if you’re planning to get one or the part 2 🙂

What The Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell: This belongs to A but it has been sitting on my shelf for so long. I plan to finish the Outliers first(which I do not know when :P)

The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand: The book I’ve dreamt of reading since Highschool. This copy belongs to My best friend’s sister. Though I’ve once highly enjoyed reading this, I couldn’t bring myself to pick it up again. What a daunting read. I promise myself to finish it this year too.

Eating Fire and Drinking Water by Arlene J. Chai : bought it at 70% off sale, which I am very happy about because this is the only book I could admit that I didn’t really… enjoy? It’s not you, It’s me. I’m not into political topic but I’ll give this book another chance someday.

Lumayo Ka Nga Sa Akin by Bob Ong: Bob Ong’s final book before he rest in peace.

There are still a bunch of Non-fiction on my shelf but it’s ok not to include on the list.



  1. Hi, Ruth! My turn to leave a comment, I guess? Haha! You’ve got lots of books! Booklover ka pala! Me, I’m a moody reader. I tend to finish a book just when the intense urge strikes in me – except only if the story’s really fantastic which would make me spend the entire day reading it, haha!

    I’m normally a mystery-thriller genre fanatic but now, my taste somehow shifted to romance. How about you?

    In any case, would you lend me one of your books? Lol, joke lang! I would love to read Haruki Murakami’s A Wild Sheep Chase! I’ll just download it instead.

    Anyway, good luck in finishing that pile! 🙂

    • HAHA! Thanks Aira! Welcome to my so-called blog. This is actually a quest to turn my self into a legit “book worm”. I’m a moody reader too but the pile is forcing me to read when I don’t feel like it. Because some of these books were acquired 3 or 4 years ago pa. And I’m willing to add more. Kawawa naman sila. haha!

      Oh yeah, I’ve caught you reading mystery-thriller books a few times back in college. My taste is shifting to Young Adult/romance-ish genre lately. But my heart will always go for Murakami and Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

      Maunahan mo pa ko sa A Wild Sheep Chase for sure. =)) Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Happy reading too!

      • Oh wow, best of luck on your quest! Sa totoo lang ako rin may books pa na di ko na natapos at naitago na lang somewhere nung lumipat kami ng house dati. Hm, mahanap nga, haha!

        Btw, have you read Fifty Shades of Grey? If yes, tell me what you think about it. I’m currently finishing its second volume, then will continue up to the last one. Inimpluwensiyahan kasi ako ng officemate ko and I also got curious, bwahaha! Next on my list is Maybe Someday to be followed by Slammed, both by Colleen Hoover. I’ve read some good reviews about the 2 so I’ll give ’em a try. After na lang nilang 2 yung kay Murakami, haha! 🙂

      • Thanks! I haven’t read Fifty shades yet. I’ve seen few lines from it on the net when I got curious dati. Is the story good? How was it to you so far? Ok lang naman sakin erotic book (I think the FIRST novel I’ve ever read was an erotic one. haha!) but the story gotta have some sense. Or else I’d feel as if I’m watching porno with better characters on my head. Did I just over share? hahaha!

        Thanks for sharing Colleen Hoover. Macheck nga. If it’s your first time on Murakami I suggest you go for the hardcore one which is the 1Q84 (although my favorite is “Kafkha on the shore”) 😀

      • I’m not quite sure if I would recommend Fifty Shades to you or to anyone. The romance is overflowing for sure, and the suspense has so far succeeded in making me read the next chapters even though I really needed to stop already, hah! The composition though – how E.L. James wrote the story – is not as good as I expected it to be. It has lots of redundancies and cliches. If you’re after the romance going on between the main characters, you may have a great time reading it but if not, then might as well don’t. I’m just finishing the book since I’ve started reading it and I don’t want to keep everything hanging. And I’m also curious about the ending, hahaha! 🙂

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