Top Five Tuesday | Top 5 books set in your country

Top 5 Tuesday is a Weekly Meme hosted by the one and only Shanah @ Bionic Bookworm Blog! Check her Top 5 Tuesday here!
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Top 5 Books Set in the Philippines

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1-Noli Me Tangere-1887Noli Me Tángere (Touch Me Not) by José Rizal

Noli Me Tángere was first published in 1887 and was originally written in Spanish language.
This book is widely known in our country because the author, José Rizal, is our national hero. Moreover, it is also included on the high school curriculum in our country.

 

2-Diwata-2010  2-The Last Time I Saw Mother-1996

Diwata by Barbara Jane Reyes & The Last Time I Saw Mother by Arlene J. Chai

I’ve had a hard time choosing between these two books.
So, yeah, I ended up choosing both.

 

3-Before Ever After-2011Before Ever After by Samantha Sotto

I haven’t read this book but right now, I am certain that I will buy this in the future.

 

4-Dusk-1984

Dusk (Rosales Saga #1) by F. Sionil José

This book was originally published in the Philippines as Po-on.

 

5-Dream Jungle-2003Dream Jungle by Jessica Hagedorn

I haven’t read this book too but I will buy this in the future.

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The Top 5 Tuesday: Top 5 books set in your country ignited my interest in reading classic novels from our country and it made me want to challenge myself in the future by reading Filipino classics.

Thank you Shanah for a great topic this week! 🙂

DISCUSSIONS

How about you? What do you think about the topic this week? What are the books that are set in your country? Share it in the comments! 🙂

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