Books I have read in 2016

For the past two years, my reading list had been dominated by books written by Filipino authors and it’s fantastic! (31 of 39 books were by my fellow Pinoy authors!) What’s even more fantastic is that a few of them had managed to intrigue the international market, foreign authors picking up the book and loving it, AND making it to NPR’s Best Books of 2016! (Look for The Beginner’s Guide: Love and Other Chemical Reactions by Six de los Reyes). Another boost to the Pinoy pride indeed! I’m pretty sure that soon, with the efforts of Ms. Mina V. Esguerra and the #romanceclass peeps, more romance books written by Filipino authors will be in international shelves.

My 2016 reading list was also sort of a discovery for both local and foreign authors. This includes Jay E. Tria (author of the hugot-filled Playlist Series), Marla Miniano, Mae Coyiuto, Miren B. Flores (from #romanceclass) and then there’s Rainbow Rowell, Tessa Dare and Courtney Milan. I know, I know. I can almost hear your voice in my head: “Really? You just read her work/s now?”

Well, they say just like meeting new people, there’s always a perfect timing for reading books by certain authors. Last year, I was ready for them and so, they are now included in the automatic buy/read list, hahaha.

Here’s the complete list of the books I’ve read last year. This does not include anthologies I have not yet finished hehehe.

  1. Once Upon a Player by Agay Llanera
  2. Savor by Kate Evangelista
  3. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
  4. Playing Autumn by Mina V. Esguerra
  5. The Offside by KZ Riman
  6. Plain Vanilla by Ines Bautista-Yao
  7. Iris After The Incident by Mina V. Esguerra
  8. What You Wanted by Mina V. Esguerra
  9. Songs of Our Breakup by Jay E. Tria
  10. The Thing About Hug Replacements by Tara Frejas
  11. The Forget You Brew by Tara Frejas
  12. Full-Bodied by Laney Castro
  13. The Wedding Trap by Adrienne Bell
  14. Kissing Day by Mina V. Esguerra
  15. From this Day Forward by Marla Miniano
  16. The Hometown Hazard by Dawn Lanuza
  17. Paper Planes Back Home by Tara Frejas
  18. The Duchess of Love by Sally MacKenzie
  19. The Dutch Billionaire Trilogy by Marian Tee
  20. Love Life You’ve Never Been Hurt by SJ McCoy
  21. Songs to Get Over You by Jay E. Tria
  22. It’s a Match by Ana Tejano
  23. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by JK Rowling
  24. Freshman Girl and Junior Guy by Mina V. Esguerra
  25. Victorique by Marigold Uy
  26. What’s In Your Heart by Ines Bautista-Yao
  27. Tempting Victoria by Mina V. Esguerra
  28. Learning to Fall by Mina V. Eaguerra
  29. Kate, Finally by Yeyet Soriano
  30. Trese 4. Last Seen After Midnight by Budjette Tan
  31. Beginner’s Guide: Love and Other Chemical Reactions by Six De Los Reyes
  32. Songs to Make You Stay by Jay E. Tria
  33. Loveless, Childless, Clueless by Miren B. Flores
  34. Settle the Score | Hustle Play by Tara Frejas
  35. Chasing an ATM Schemer by Raquel Sarah Castro
  36. Any Duchess will Do by Tessa Dare
  37. Unveiled by Courtney Milan
  38. Unclaimed by Courtney Milan
  39. The Year We Became Invincible by Mae Coyiuto

For this Year 2017, I’d definitely make time to read more because I’m sure the #romanceclass authors have a lot in store for us.

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