The advent of September for me means two awesome things: favorite series coming back on air after a season break and big book sales particularly the annual Manila International Book Fair and National Bookstore’s Book Binge Bazaar.

Confession: Every time I’m in the mall, I almost drop by National Bookstore or Fully Booked to check out books and comics that I want to read and when I have the money to spare, I buy. Well this week both Manila International Book Fair and National Bookstore’s Book Binge Bazaar are happening! Ubusan na ng pera! LOL! Kidding.

But if I am definitely going to check it out and maybe buy a book or two. Here are the books on my never ending list:

1. The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto

I’ve had this book on my list for the longest time! I said I’d wait for a paperback copy but up to this time, I haven’t gotten around to buying it. Mitch Albom just has a way of writing about spirituality and life that would make you want to reflect about the way you live your life.

 2. All Your Perfects and Without Merit

Because I am a big fan of Colleen Hoover! Ever since I read Ugly Love. So yeah, I grew up reading romance novels and I describe myself as a hopeless romantic so love stories always draw me in. BUT Colleen – the way she writes, it’s not any ordinary love story. It tugs your heart. It will make you cry whether over joy or sadness.

3. Archie Comics Graphic Novels

Because I love reading Archie Comics and in fact collect these comic books.

4. The Happiness Project

I actually briefly read Gretchen Rubin’s Happiness Project a few years ago. Borrowed the book from a friend but I didn’t get to finish it as I got busy and the book was left collecting dust on my desk so I returned it. But I still want to read it.

5. The Trilogy books: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before; P.S. I Still Love You and Always and Forever Lara Jean

I usually don’t read books once I’ve seen the film version but I want to make the exemption for Jenny Han’s books. It seems like a really cute young adult novel and I want to know what happens to Lara Jean and Peter Kavinsky further.


Actually these are just top of mind books I want to read. Whenever I go to the bookstore, I usually find some more books I end up adding to my reading list. But anyhow, if I end up having some extra cash to spare when I go to MIBF, these will be some of the book titles I’d like to add to cart.

Are you going to MIBF? Or have you gone to MIBF yet since today is the first day of the annual book sale? What new books are on your reading list?