Now that the year is almost over, we want to know: How did you do with our Reading Challenge?
We've got a few books up for grabs for those who participated!
All you have to do is:
Enter the link to your post in the Rafflecopter widget below, and make sure your post is public and not temporary so we can verify your entry. Deadline is on December 31, 2020. Winners will be announced on the first week of January. Winners must be able to arrange pick-up of their prize at a Fully Booked branch.
Need some help building your TBR list? Here are a few prompts to help you read more this year!
⬜ A book with an imaginary country or planet
⬜ A book with a Pantone Classic Blue cover
⬜ A book with an animal in the title
⬜ A book with food on the cover
⬜ A book that takes you back in time
⬜ A book to help you shift your perspective
⬜ A book reviewed by the #FirstLookClub
⬜ A book that will hit the screen in 2020
⬜ A coming-of-age story
⬜ A collection of short stories
⬜ A book on philosophy
⬜ A literary graphic novel
⬜ A book with Philippine historical events
⬜ A book about Filipinos overseas
⬜ A book on Philippine mythology
⬜ A Filipino story book (must be read aloud!)
⬜ A classic brick
⬜ A book with multiple first person narrators
⬜ A book on writing
⬜ A book on someone's life story
Download a copy of the Reading Challenge 2020 here.
Our bones have many stories to tell, if you know how to listen.
Bone is a marvel, an adaptable and resilient building material developed over more than four hundred million years of evolutionary history. It gives your body its shape and the ability to move. It grows and changes with you, an undeniable document of who you are and how you lived.
Get Skeleton Keys: The Secret Life of Bone (Paperback) by Brian Switek and other science books online and at Fully Booked bookstore branches in the Philippines.Learn More
Min Jin Lee
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * #1 BOSTON GLOBE BESTSELLER * USA TODAY BESTSELLER * WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER * WASHINGTON POST BESTSELLER
In the early 1900s, teenaged Sunja, the adored daughter of a crippled fisherman, falls for a wealthy stranger at the seashore near her home in Korea. He promises her the world, but when she discovers she is pregnant--and that her lover is married--she refuses to be bought. Instead, she accepts an offer of marriage from a gentle, sickly minister passing through on his way to Japan. But her decision to abandon her home, and to reject her son's powerful father, sets off a dramatic saga that will echo down through the generations.
Get Pachinko, National Book Award Finalist (Paperback) by Min Jin Lee and other contemporary fiction books online and at Fully Booked bookstore branches in the Philippines.Learn More
When Lily and her family move in with her sick grandmother, a magical tiger straight out of her halmoni's Korean folktales arrives, prompting Lily to unravel a secret family history. Long, long ago, Halmoni stole something from the tigers. Now they want it back. And when one of the tigers approaches Lily with a deal--return what her grandmother stole in exchange for Halmoni's health--Lily is tempted to agree. But deals with tigers are never what they seem! With the help of her sister and her new friend Ricky, Lily must find her voice...and the courage to face a tiger.
Get When You Trap a Tiger, Export Edition (Paperback) by Tae Keller and other intermediate books online and at Fully Booked bookstore branches in the Philippines.Learn More
Featuring a foreword by Eddie Redmayne, who won an Oscar playing Stephen Hawking, an introduction by Nobel Laureate Kip Thorne, and an afterword from Hawking’s daughter, Lucy, Brief Answers to the Big Questions is a brilliant last message to the world.
Get Brief Answers to the Big Questions (Paperback) by Stephen King and other astronomy books online and at Fully Booked bookstore branches in the Philippines.Learn More
This gorgeously imagined YA debut blends shades of Neil Gaiman's Stardust and a breathtaking landscape of Hindu mythology into a radiant contemporary fantasy.
The daughter of a star and a mortal, Sheetal is used to keeping secrets. Pretending to be “normal.” But when an accidental flare of her starfire puts her human father in the hospital, Sheetal needs a full star's help to heal him. A star like her mother, who returned to the sky long ago.
Get Star Daughter (Hardcover) by Shveta Thakrar and other young adult books online and at Fully Booked bookstore branches in the Philippines.Learn More
A wedding celebration turns dark and deadly in this deliciously wicked and atmospheric thriller reminiscent of Agatha Christie from the New York Times bestselling author of The Hunting Party.
Perfection is for plans, and people are all too human. As the champagne is popped and the festivities begin, resentments and petty jealousies begin to mingle with the reminiscences and well wishes. The groomsmen begin the drinking game from their school days. The bridesmaid not-so-accidentally ruins her dress. The bride’s oldest (male) friend gives an uncomfortably caring toast.
Get The Guest List, Export Edition (Paperback) by Lucy Foley and other fiction books online and at Fully Booked bookstore branches in the Philippines.Learn More
The book outlines the key principles of astrology and pinpoints ways you can use it as a form of self-help.
This ancient art can help you improve many different areas of your life from your personal and professional relationships to your health, wealth, and well-being.
Get Astrology: Using the Wisdom of the Stars in Your Everyday Life (Hardcover) By DK and other astrology books online and at Fully Booked bookstore branches in the Philippines.Learn More
Finalist for the International Booker Prize and the National Book Award
A haunting Orwellian novel about the terrors of state surveillance, from the acclaimed author of The Housekeeper and the Professor.
On an unnamed island, objects are disappearing: first hats, then ribbons, birds, roses. . . . Most of the inhabitants are oblivious to these changes, while those few able to recall the lost objects live in fear of the draconian Memory Police, who are committed to ensuring that what has disappeared remains forgotten.
Get Memory Police (Paperback) by Yoko Ogawa and other contemporary fiction books online and at Fully Booked bookstore branches in the Philippines.Learn More
SOON TO BE A NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM DIRECTED BY CHARLIE KAUFMAN
AN NPR BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR 2016
I’m thinking of ending things. Once this thought arrives, it stays. It sticks. It lingers. It’s always there. Always.
Jake once said, “Sometimes a thought is closer to truth, to reality, than an action. You can say anything, you can do anything, but you can’t fake a thought.”
And here’s what I’m thinking: I don’t want to be here.
Get I'm Thinking of Ending Things: A Novel (Paperback) by Iain Reid and other suspense/thriller books online and at Fully Booked bookstore branches in the Philippines.Learn More
From the author of Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google?, a fascinating look at how an equation that foretells the future is transforming everything we know about life, business, and the universe.
The Doomsday Calculation tells how Silicon Valley's profitable formula became a controversial pivot of contemporary thought. Drawing on interviews with thought leaders around the globe, it's the story of a group of intellectual mavericks who are challenging what we thought we knew about our place in the universe. The Doomsday Calculation is compelling reading for anyone interested in our culture and its future.
Get The Doomsday Calculation: How an Equation that Predicts the Future is Transforming Everything We Know About Life and the Universe (Paperback) by William Poundstone and other Science books online and at Fully Booked bookstore branches in the Philippines.Learn More
From Calabria to Connecticut: a sweeping family saga about sisterhood, secrets, Italian immigration, the American dream, and one woman's tenacious fight against her own fate
For Stella Fortuna, death has always been a part of life. Stella’s childhood is full of strange, life-threatening incidents—moments where ordinary situations like cooking eggplant or feeding the pigs inexplicably take lethal turns. Even Stella’s own mother is convinced that her daughter is cursed or haunted.
Get The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna: A Novel, Export Edition (Paperback) by Juliet Grames and other contemporary fiction books online at Fully Booked bookstore branches in the Philippines.Learn More
First published in 1979, The White Album records indelibly the upheavals and aftermaths of the 1960s. Examining key events, figures, and trends of the era―including Charles Manson, the Black Panthers, and the shopping mall―through the lens of her own spiritual confusion, Joan Didion helped to define mass culture as we now understand it. Written with a commanding sureness of tone and linguistic precision, The White Album is a central text of American reportage and a classic of American autobiography.
Get The White Album: Essays (Paperback) by Joan Didion and other non-fiction books online and at Fully Booked bookstore branches in the Philippines.Learn More
Nineteen Arab women journalists speak out about what it’s like to report on their changing homelands in this first-of-its-kind essay collection, with a foreword by CNN chief international correspondent Christiane Amanpour.
Get Our Women on the Ground: Essays by Arab Women Reporting from the Arab World (Paperback) by Zahra Hankir and other gender studies books online and at Fully Booked bookstore branches in the Philippines.