Filipino Readers’ Choice Awards Finalists

Well that was intense! It was so fascinating seeing how the votes came in for the voting period of the Filipino Readers’ Choice Awards and we were all excited to see the results…and now we have it! Presenting the finalists for the first Filipino Readers’ Choice Awards that you voted for! :)

Filipino Readers' Choice Awards

But before that, you may ask: what happens next? The finalists will be deliberated upon by select judges for each category composed of Filipino readers. They will read and discuss the books and decide which is deserving to receive the Readers’ Choice Award in that specific category. More details about the judging period and the judges will be posted soon!

Are you ready to see the finalists now?

Children’s Picture Books:

  • Mahabang-mahabang-mahaba by Genaro Gojo Cruz and Ghani Madueno (2010, Adarna)
  • Oh Mateo 13: Tree for All by Grace Chong and Beth Parrocha-Doctolero (2011, Hiyas/OMF Lit)
  • But That Won’t Wake Me Up by Annie and Anelka Lumbao and Liza Flores (2010, Adarna)

Chick Lit:

  • One Crazy Summer by Ines Bautista-Yao (2011, Summit) 
  • Table for Two by Marla Miniano (2010, Summit)
  • Fairy Tale Fail by Mina V. Esguerra (2010, Self-published)

Novel in English:

  • Ilustrado by Miguel Syjuco (2010, Anvil)
  • Super Panalo Sounds! by Lourd de Veyra (2011, UST Publishing House)
  • Tall Story by Candy Gourlay (2010, Cacho Publishing House)

Novel in Filipino:

  • Lumayo Ka Nga Sa Akin by Bob Ong (2011, Visprint)
  • Ang Huling Dalagang Bukid at ang Authobiography na Mali by Jun Cruz-Reyes (2011, Anvil)
  • Ang Mga Kaibigan ni Mama Susan by Bob Ong (2010, Visprint)

Comics/Graphic Novels:

  • KikoMachine Komiks Blg 6 by Manix Abrera (2010, Visprint)
  • Angel Crush by Ace Vitangcol (2011, Alturia Hill)
  • Love is in the Bag Vol 5 by Ace Vitangcol (2011, Alturia Hill)

Short story anthology:

  • The Secret of the Cave and Other Stories for Young Readers edited by Ed Maranan (2011, Anvil)
  • Alternative Alamat edited by Paolo Chikiamco (2011, Rocket Kapre and Flipside)
  • Philippine Speculative Fiction 6 edited by Nikki Alfar and Kate Aton Osias (2011, Kestrel DDM)

Essay Anthology:

  • It’s a Mens World by Bebang Siy (2011, Anvil)
  • Astigirl by Tweet Sering (2011, Astigirl Publishing)
  • Chulalongkorn’s Elephants by Ambeth Ocampo (2011, Anvil)


  • Under the Storm: An Anthology of Contemporary Philippine Poetry by Khavn de la Cruz and Joel M. Toledo (2011, Antithesis Collective)
  • May Tiyanak sa Loob ng Aking Bag by Eugene Evasco (2011, Anvil)
  • Off the Beaten Track: Tulaan sa Tren 2 (2010, Vibal)