10 Titles That We’d Love to Read in Buqo

Our reading list wishlist!

 

(SPOT.ph) Tony Perez's Cubao Midnight Express is a great book and you should read it...if you can find it. Sadly, a handful of great Filipino novels are now out of print, but that might soon change, thanks to Buqo. The country's premier digital bookstore is expanding their shelves to include sought-after books (and even comics!), and we’re picking 10 titles we can't wait to see in their collection.

 

 

1. Amulet: A Collection of Poetry by Jason Bayani

Jason Bayani's Amulet: A Collection of Poetry is a collection of poems that notes various issues with astonishingly clear imagery. You can read a page of poetry wherever you are...but it's okay if you want to give in to the urge to read the whole book. All we need to do now is wait for it to be available.

 

 

 

2. The Philippines: A Past Revisited by Renato Constantino

Going to wait? Waste no time and reminisce with Renato Constantino's The Philippines: A Past Revisited, his book delves into the oppression of Filipinos during the 1940s and aims to right some wrongs about that period. You'll find yourself muttering "Oh, so that's what happened" from time to time.

 

 

 

3. Sixty Six by Russell Molina

Russel Molina's Sixty Six describes the life of a 66-year-old man trying his best to care for his wife, whose health is failing. Ian Sta. Maria illustrates the narrative spectacularly and although we're aware of the twists and turns in it, we still can't wait to read it if it becomes available digitally.

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4.Ilustrado by Miguel Syjuco

Miguel Syjuco shows the inner workings of wealth accumulation by way of corruption in his Man-Asian prizewinner Ilustrado. As he himself was born from a political family in Manila, his take is poignant and raw. The writing is wise and teeming with wily jokes that doesn't hamper deep emotion.

 

 

 

5. Pugad Baboy by Pol Medina Jr.

For a classic comic like Pugad Baboy, we're wondering why it isn't in Buqo's list yet. Pol Medina's quirky protagonist, Tomas, keeps readers thinking and laughing with his antics from mundane experiences.

 

 

6. Art Deco in the Philippines by Lourdes R. Montinola

Wouldn't it be nice if you could go to places with just a click? A digital version of Art Deco in the Philippines by Lourdes R. Montinola would mean that hundreds of architectural landmarks would be just a few swipes away.

 

 

7. Bob Ong

Duh.

 

 

8. The Carabao-Turtle Race and Other Classic Philippine Animal Folk Tales (A Treasury of Philippine Folk Tales) by Sylvia Mendez Ventura, Joanne de Leon

Have a second childhood with this collection of bizarre and magical folktales. The brief stories, as told by Sylvia Ventura and sketched by Joanne de Leon, are perfect for today's simplified "touchy" technology.

 

 

9. Kulinarya: A Guidebook to Philippine Cuisine by Glenda Rosales Barretto, Claude Tayag, Conrad Calalang, Margarita Fores, Myrna Segismundo, Jessie Sincioco

We're not entirely certain how easy it is to have a tablet around while making a mess in the kitchen...but we are willing to find out.

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10. Trese by Budjette Tan

Be careful not to drop your device if you begin trembling, okay? Mythological creatures that swept the night are vividly represented, thanks to Kajo Baldisimo's wild art skills.

 

 

Score a free copy of the first edition of the SPOT.ph Top 10 Everything Food Lists on Buqo! Just follow these five easy steps:

 

1. Download the app, install, and register

2. Click on menu button then select subscriber code

3. Input the promo code

4. Submit

5. Enjoy!

 

Offer expires on May 31, 2014

 

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