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Partial and Unofficial Results for FRCA 2014 – Week 3

A rainy evening we have today, hope you’re all staying safe and dry.

We’re nearing the end of the voting period! In fact, we only have a day left before we officially close the voting for this year’s Filipino Readers Choice Awards, and so we bring to you the latest results, as well as the percentage of votes for each book. Again, these are the partial and unofficial results.

The top 6 books per category as of September 9:

Fiction in English:

  • Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW): This is My Life and Story by Fernando Lachica (Createspace) – 21.6%
  • The Filipino Werewolf by Fernando Lachica (Createspace) – 16.9%
  • Eight Muses of the Fall by Edgar Samar (Anvil Publishing Inc.) – 13.1%
  • Gitarista by Reev Robledo (Self-published) – 13.0%
  • The Mango Bride by Marivi Soliven Blanco (New American Library) – 8.9%
  • The Recorded History of a Girl by Celine Lopez (National Bookstore) – 7.4%

Fiction in Filipino/Taglish:

  • Para sa Hopeless Romantic by Marcelo Santos III (PSICOM) – 39.0%
  • In Sisterhood – Lea at Lualhati by Lualhati Bautista (Self-published) – 15.3%
  • Ang Banal na Aklat ng mga Kumag by Allan Derain (Cacho Pub) – 13.9%
  • Ang Makina ni Mang Turing by Ramon Guillermo (UP Press) – 8.6%
  • Fan Girl Meets Superman by Aivan Reigh A. Vivero (Lifebooks) – 6.2%
  • Tatlong Gabi, Tatlong Araw by Eros Atalia (Visprint) – 5.9%

Romance in English:

  • The Royal Heartbreak by Marian Tee (Independent publishing) – 20.5%
  • When Fangirls Cry by Marian Tee (Independent publishing) – 19.2%
  • All’s Fair in Blog and War by Chrissie Peria (Self-published) – 11.8%
  • Vintage Love by Agay Llanera (Self-published) – 11.7%
  • Welcome to Envy Park by Mina V. Esguerra (Bright Girl Books) – 11.5%
  • Finding X by Miles Tan (Self-published) – 5.8%

Romance in Filipino/Taglish:

  • A Home in His Arms by Aya Myers (Precious Pages Corporation) – 15.9%
  • Veakaria (Book 2) : Isadora, Ang huling tunay na birhen ng Lamia by Vanessa (Precious Pages Corporation) – 13.2%
  • Hanggang Wakas by Angela Pangilinan (Bookware Publishing) – 10.5%
  • Baby, Be Mine by Sofia (Precious Pages Corporation) – 9.3%
  • Hindi Ko Inakala by Ariesa Domingo (beeyotch) (Self Published) – 6.9%
  • Mga Pilat Ng Kahapon by Doreen Gabriel (Precious Pages Corporation) – 5.5%

Fiction Anthology:

  • Trese: Stories from the Diabolical by Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldisimo (Visprint) – 13.9%
  • Manila Noir edited by Jessica Hagedorn (Anvil) – 12.6%
  • BAKA NG INA MO: O bakit hindi palaging mother knows best by Ronaldo S. Vivo Jr., Erwin C. Dayrit, Danell Arquero, Ronnel S. Vivo, Earl Kristian Palma, Christian De Jesus (UngazPress) – 11.3%
  • For Love and Kisses by Andrea Pasion Flores (UST Publishing House) – 9.1%
  • Unseen Moon by Eliza Victoria (Self-published) – 9.1%
  • Anim na Sabado ng Beyblade at iba pang Sanaysay by Ferdinand Pisigan Jarin (Visprint Inc.) – 8.9%

Young Adult Fiction:

  • Secretly Married by forgottenglimmer (Summit Books) – 19.2%
  • She’s Dating The Gangster by SGWannaBe (Summit Books) – 17.4%
  • The Despicable Guy by Leng de Chavez (Summit Books) – 11.5%
  • Talk Back and You’re Dead by Alesana Marie (PSICOM) – 9.2%
  • For Hire: A Damn Good Kisser (Book 1) by Ariesa Domingo (Summit Books) - 6.9%
  • Three Words Eight Letters Say it and I’m Yours by Girlinlove (Pop Fiction) – 6.7%

Children’s Picture Book:

  • Princess Lea Dream Big Book 2: Lea Salonga by Yvette Fernandez, illustrated by Nicole Lim (Dream Big Books) - 15.2%
  • Kayumanggi by Christine Marie Lim Magpile, illustrated by Jonathan Ranola (Lampara Publishing Inc.) – 14.0%
  • Si Berting, ang Batang Uling by Christopher S. Rosales, illustrated by Aldy Aguirre (Lampara Publishing Inc.) – 11.3%
  • Alpabetong Filipino by Nicanor G. Tiongson, illustrated by Crispin Dayao (Tahanan) – 10.7%
  • Simply Jesse Dream Big Book 1: Jesse Robredo by Yvette Fernandez, illustrated by Nicole Lim (Summit Books) – 9.5%
  • Wow, God series: What’s In Jochebed’s Basket by Beng Alba, illustrated by Ingrid Tan (OMF Literature) – 5.4%

Comics & Graphic Novels:

  • Wandering Hearts by Nald Tabuzo (Black Ink Comics) - 19.1%
  • Kikomachine Komix Blg 9 y Manix Abrera (Visprint) – 13.6%
  • The Girl and the Goldfish by Maricar Dizon (Black Ink Comics) – 11.0%
  • Trese: Book of Murders by Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldisimo (Visprint) – 9.6%
  • BLACKink SHORTCUTS: BIC 0026 by Herbs Navasca, Jonathan Ipan, Gypsy Guevarra, Jeff Nice, Arman Francisco, Jayron Zapant (Black Ink Comics) – 9.1%
  • The Filipino Heroes League Book 2: The Sword by Paolo Fabregas (Visprint) – 8.6%

Poetry:

  • Travelbook: Poems by Shane Carreon (UP press) – 10.4%
  • Musings of a Filipino Fighter by Malyari Lucban (Dagitab Publishing) - 10.2%
  • Kung Saan sa Katawan: Mga Tula by Louie Jon A. Sanchez (UST Publishing House) - 9.6%
  • Ang Romansa ng Pagsagip ng Osong Marso by Virgilio Almario (Rio Alma) (UST Publishing House) - 9.1%
  • Ulikba at iba pang bagong tula by Epifanio San Juan, Jr. (UST Publishing House) – 8.4%
  • Canticos: Apat na Boses by K. S. Cordero (UST Publishing House) – 8.1%

Inspirational/Religious:

  • Lovestruck: Sexy Edition by Ronald Molmisa (OMF) – 42.1%
  • Mama Mary and Her Children Book 4 by Fr. James Reuter, S.J. (Anvil) - 21.7%
  • Quick Questions, Uneasy Answers by Fr. Johnny S. Go, S.J. (Christian Life Community of the Philippines) – 14.7%
  • You Can’t Interview God: Church Women and Men in the News by Ceres P. Doyo (Anvil) – 14.2%
  • The Lighter Side of Saints by Lina Diaz de Rivera (Anvil) – 7.4%

Humor:

  • Tambalan by Nicole Hyala and Chris Tsuper (Anvil) – 56.2%
  • Parang Kayo Pero Hindi by Noreen Capili (Anvil) – 21.3%
  • Men are from QC, Women are from Alabang by Stanley Chi (PSICOM) – 9.8%
  • I Saw Da Sign by Various Authors (Summit) – 9.1%
  • Playing with Pink Parts by RJ Ledesma (Anvil) – 3.7%

Food & Cookbook:

  • Dessert Comes First by Lori Baltazar (Sketchbooks) – 25.0%
  • The Sexy Cookbook by Rachel Alejandro & Chef Barni Alejandro-Rennebeck (National Bookstore) – 21.1%
  • The Malunggay Book by Theodore Salonga and Mon Urbano (Anvil) – 11.5%
  • The Philippines and International Restaurants Food Recipes by Fernando Lachica (BookRix GmbH & Co. KG) – 8.1%
  • Spot.ph Top 10 Everything Food Lists by Spot.ph (Summit) – 6.9%
  • Eat Out Now 2014 by Alicia Colby Sy (Summit) - 6.0%

Nonfiction:

  • 60 Minutes: 60 Minutes: Interviews with People who Inspire by Ivy Mendoza / Manila Bulletin (Anvil Publishing Inc.) - 16.5%
  • The Naga We Know by Paz Verdados Santos & Kristian Sendon Cordero (Anvil Publishing Inc.) – 12.7%
  • Anong Pangalan Mo Sa Gabi? by Tetay Mendoza & Joel Acebuche (UP Center for Women’s Studies) – 12.4%
  • Human Face: A Journalist’s Encounters and Awakenings by Ceres P. Doyo (Anvil Publishing Inc.) – 10.6%
  • Hilot: The Science of the Ancient Filipino Healing Arts by Bibiano Fajardo & Ma. Aleli Pansacola (Anvil Publishing Inc.) – 7.6%
  • Every Woman Should Know About Beauty Secrets by Fernando Lachica (BookRix GmbH & Co. KG) – 5.6%

You still have a day to vote for your favorite 2013 reads! Again, voting closes September 10, 11:59PM, Manila time. If you still haven’t voted, show your support for your favorite books and authors by checking the list of nominees for 2013 and then casting your vote!