Nominees for the 2014 Filipino Readers’ Choice Awards (2)

An unexpectedly rainy night here in Manila, we hope you’re all staying warm and dry!

Here’s the updated batch of nominees for the 2014 Filipino Readers’ Choice Awards.

Please note that this list is not final. If you do not see your nomination on the list, it means that we’re still verifying it. The final list will be posted on Tuesday, August 19.

Deadline for nominations is on August 18, so you still have time to nominate your favorite 2013 books!

Fiction in English:

  • Project 17 by Eliza Victoria (Visprint)
  • The Mango Bride by Marivi Soliven Blanco (New American Library)
  • Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW): This is My Life and Story by Fernando Lachica (Fernando Lachica; First Edition edition (March 4, 2013))
  • The Filipino Werewolf by Fernando Lachica (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (March 11, 2013))
  • Eight Muses of the Fall by Edgar Samar (Anvil Publishing)
  • Gitarista by Reev Robledo (Self-published)
  • Driftwood on Dry Land by T.S. Sungkit, Jr. (UST Publishing House)
  • The Coconut Republic by Manuel Montealegre (UST Publishing House)
  • The Recorded History of a Girl by Celine Lopez (National Book Store)

Fiction in Filipino (or Taglish):

  • Bayaning Lamanlupa by U Z. Eliserio (Flipside Publishing)
  • Ang Banal na Aklat ng mga Kumag by Allan Derain (Cacho Publishing)
  • Ang Lihim ng Ultramar by Rhod V. Nuncio (UST Publishing House)
  • Para sa Hopeless Romantic by Marcelo Santos III (Lodestar Press Inc.)

Romance in English:

  • All’s Fair in Blog and War by Chrissie Peria (Self-published)
  • Cover (Story) Girl by Chris Mariano (Self-published)
  • Finding X by Miles Tan (Self-published)
  • The Real Score by Kesh Tanglao (Self-published)
  • Welcome to Envy Park by Mina V. Esguerra (Bright Girl Books)
  • When Fangirls Cry by Marian Tee (Independent publishing)
  • The Royal Heartbreak by Marian Tee (Independent publishing)
  • Vintage Love by Agay Llanera (Self-published)
  • In Over Her Head by Anne Plaza (Self-published)
  • Well Played by Katrina Ramos Atienza (Self-published)

Romance in Filipino (or Taglish):

  • Baby, Be Mine by Sofia (Precious Pages/Precious Hearts Romances)
  • Story of Us Trilogy Book 1: A Love to Cherish by Aya Myers (Precious Pages/Precious Hearts Romances)
  • Story of Us Trilogy Book 2: A Tale of Forever by Aya Myers (Precious Pages/Precious Hearts Romances)
  • Story of Us Trilogy Book 3: A Tale of Love to Cherish Forever by Aya Myers (Precious Pages/Precious Hearts Romances)
  • Hanggang Wakas by Angela Pangilinan (Precious Pages/Precious Hearts Romances)
  • A Home In His Arms by Aya Myers (Precious Pages/Precious Hearts Romances)
  • Love on Trial by Aya Myers (Precious Pages/Precious Hearts Romances)
  • Anonymous by Gypsy Esguerra (Black Ink Comics)
  • The Girl and the Goldfish by Maricar Dizon (Black Ink Comics)
  • The Unexpected You by Sonia Francesca (Precious Pages/Precious Hearts Romances)
  • StallionRevisited 5: Rain Elizondo by Sonia Francesca (Precious Pages/Precious Hearts Romances)
  • My Favorite Girl by Luna King (Precious Pages/Precious Hearts Romances)
  • Unbreak My Heart by Sofia (Precious Pages/Precious Hearts Romances)
  • Heaven by Angel Bautista (Precious Pages/Precious Hearts Romances)
  • Mga Mata sa Dilim by Camilla (Precious Pages/Precious Hearts Romances)

Fiction Anthology:

  • Kaba by Yvette Tan (A&S Books)
  • Anim na Sabado ng Beyblade at iba pang Sanaysay by Ferdinand Pisigan Jarin (Visprint Inc.)
  • Querida: An Anthology by Tuvera et al (Anvil)
  • Manila Noir by Jessica Hagedorn (Anvil)
  • 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)
  • Unseen Moon by Eliza Victoria (Self-published)
  • The Heart of Need by Augusto Antonio Aguila (UST Publishing House)
  • Twice-Told Subanon Tales by Antonio Enriquez (UST Publishing House)
  • For Love and Kisses by Andrea Pasion Flores (UST Publishing House)
  • Now, Then, and Elsewhen by Nikki Alfar (UST Publishing House)

Young Adult Fiction:

  • Shine by Candy Gourlay (David Fickling Books)
  • Three Words Eight Letters Say It and I’m Yours by Jade Pitogo (PopFiction)
  • Talk Back and You’re Dead By Alesana Marie (PSICOM)
  • Fan Girl Meets Superman by Aivan Reigh A. Vivero (Lifebooks)
  • The Boy Wears Prada by Aivan Reigh A. Vivero (Night Owl Books)
  • The Despicable Guy by Leng de Chavez (PopFiction)
  • Secretly Married by forgottenglimmer (PopFiction)
  • She’s Dating the Gangster by SGWannB (PopFiction)
  • Operation: Break the Casanova’s Heart by Aly Almario (PopFiction)
  • A and D by Louisse Carreon (fallenbabybubu) (PopFiction)
  • The Bet by Kimberly Joy Villanueva (PopFiction)
  • For Hire: A Damn Good Kisser (Book 1) by Ariesa Domingo (PopFiction)
  • Three Words Eight Letters Say it and I’m Yours by Girlinlove (PopFiction)
  • Queen of the Clueless (Interim Goddess of Love # 2) by Mina V. Esguerra (Bright Girl Books)
  • Icon of the Indecisive (Interim Goddess of Love # 3) by Mina V. Esguerra (Bright Girl Books)

Children’s Picture Book:

  • Ngumiti si Andoy by Xi Zuq, Dominic Agsaway (Adarna House)
  • But That Won’t Make Me Sleep by Annie Pacana-Lumbao (Adarna House)
  • Ma-Me-Mi-Mumu by Jomike Tejido (Tahanan)
  • EDSA by Russell Molina, Sergio Bumatay (Adarna House)
  • MANTSA by Augie Rivera (Plan International, Inc. (Philippines))
  • Ang Walong Baso ni Kuya Paquito by Annie Pacana-Lumbao , illus: Ray Nazarene Sunga (Adarna House and FNRI-DOST)
  • Alpabetong Filipino by Nicanor G. Tiongson (Tahanan)
  • What Kids Should Know About Andres and the Katipunan by Rowena “Weng” Cahiles (Adarna House)
  • Kayumanggi by Christine Marie Lim Magpile (Lampara Publishing Inc.)
  • Si Berting, ang Batang Uling by Christopher S. Rosales (Lampara Publishing Inc.)
  • Bugtong, Bugtong 2 by Daniel Tayona (Tahanan)
  • Top Ten Travels: Guangzhou by Scott Lee Chua (Anvil Publishing Inc.)

Comics & Graphic Novels:

  • Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady by Carlo Vergara (Visprint)
  • PilandoKomiks Isyu 2: Mga Pagsubok ng Karagatan by Borg Sinaban (Adarna House)
  • Wandering Hearts by Nald Tabuzo (Black Ink Comics)
  • The Dark Colony: Book 1 – MIkey Recio and The Secret Of The Demon Dungeon by Budjette Tan, Bow Guerrero, JB Tapia (Alamat)
  • The Filipino Heroes League Book 2: The Sword by Paolo Fabregas (Visprint)
  • Trese: Book of Murders by Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldisimo (Visprint)
  • Zombinoy No. 5 by Geonard Yleana, Carlo Cruz, Dennies Layante and Sid Santos (Pelikomiks Studios)


  • What Passes for Answers by Mikael de Lara Co (ADMU Press)
  • Kalmot ng Pusa sa Tagiliran by Jim Pascual Agustin (UST Press)
  • Sound Before Water by Jim Pascual Agustin (UST Press)
  • Musings of a Filipino Fighter by Malyari Lucban (Dagitab Publishing)
  • The Saints of Streets by Luisa A. Igloria (UST Press)
  • Burning Houses by Mookie Katigbak-Lacuesta (UST Press)
  • Canticos: Apat na Boses by K. S. Cordero (UST Press)
  • M’mry Wire by Ricardo M. De Ungria (UST Press)
  • Ulikba at iba pang bagong tula by Epifanio San Juan, Jr. (UST Press)
  • Kalmot ng Pusa sa Tagiliran by Jim Pascual Agustin (UST Press)
  • Kung Saan sa Katawan: Mga Tula by Louie Jon A. Sanchez (UST Press)
  • Ang Romansa ng Pagsagip ng Osong Marso by Virgilio Almario (Rio Alma) (UST Press)
  • Caesuras: 155 New Poems by Cesar Ruiz Aquino (UST Press)
  • To the Evening Star by Simeon Dumdum, Jr. (UST Press)

Inspirational / Religious:

  • Quick Questions, Uneasy Answers by Fr. Johnny S. Go, S.J. (Independent)
  • The Lighter Side of Saints by Lina Diaz de Rivera (Anvil Publishing Inc.)
  • You Can’t Interview God: Church Women and Men in the News by Ceres P. Doyo (Anvil Publishing Inc.)
  • Mama Mary and Her Children Book 4 by Fr. James Reuter, S.J. (Anvil Publishing Inc.)


  • Men are from QC, Women are from Alabang by Stanley Chi (PSICOM)
  • I Saw Da Sign (Compilation) (Summit Books)

Food & Cookbook:

  • Housewives Cookbook Guide for Dining Pleasure by Fernando Lachica (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform)
  • The Philippines and International Restaurants Food Recipes by Fernando Lachica (BookRix GmbH & Co. KG)
  • Dessert Comes First by Lori Baltazar (Sketchbooks Inc.)
  • Eat Out Now 2014 by Alicia Colby Sy (Summit Books)
  • Top 10 Everything Food Lists by (Summit Books)
  • The Malunggay Book by Theodore Salonga and Mon Urbano Anvil Publishing Inc.)
  • Coconut Oil: From Diet to Therapy by Conrado Dayrit & Fabian Dayrit Anvil Publishing Inc.)
  • Cacao Bean to Bar by Pacita Juan and Josephine Ramos Anvil Publishing Inc.)
  • The Sexy Cookbook by Rachel Alejandro & Chef Barni Alejandro-Rennebeck (National Book Store)
  • Tastes of Home: A Family Cookbook by Sari Jorge (National Book Store)


  • 60 Minutes: Interviews with People who Inspire by Ivy Mendoza / Manila Bulletin (Anvil)
  • Philippine Style: Design and Architecture by Luca Tettoni & Elizabeth Reyes (Anvil)
  • Every Woman Should Know About Beauty Secrets by Fernando Lachica (BookRix GmbH & Co. KG)
  • Report from the Abyss by Karl R. de Mesa (Visprint)
  • STORY BOOK: Essays on the History of the Book by May Jurilla Anvil Publishing Inc.)
  • Tricia Gosingtian’s 150 Style Essentials for Every Girl by Tricia Gosingtian (Summit Books)
  • Personal Space and Other Essays by Chit Roces- Santos Anvil Publishing Inc.)
  • Human Face: A Journalist’s Encounters and Awakenings by Ceres P. Doyo Anvil Publishing Inc.)
  • Isabelo’s Archive by Resil B. Mojares Anvil Publishing Inc.)
  • Motherhood Statements by Rica Bolipata-Santos and Cyan Abad-Hugo, editors Anvil Publishing Inc.)
  • Story Book: Essays on the history of the Book in the Philippines by Patricia May B. Jurilla Anvil Publishing Inc.)
  • My Take: Growing Up, Liking It So Far by Scott Lee Chua Anvil Publishing Inc.)
  • The Naga We Know by Paz Verdados Santos & Kristian Sendon Cordero Anvil Publishing Inc.)
  • Wellness for Mothers by Robin Lim Anvil Publishing Inc.)
  • Learning Series: Study Smart by Queena Lee-Chua Anvil Publishing Inc.)
  • A Cultural History of Santo Domingo by Romeo B. Galang, Jr. UST Publishing House)
  • A Wartime Legacy: The UST During the 2nd World War 1941-1945 by Jose Victor Z. Torres UST Publishing House)
  • Of War and Peace: Lantakas and Bells Part 1 (revised) by W-A Miailhe de Burgh and Fe B. Mangahas UST Publishing House)
  • Stepping Stones by Baboo Mondonedo UST Publishing House)
  • Autumn in Madrid and Other Travel Tales by Alice Sun-Cua UST Publishing House)
  • Discernments by Ralph Semino Galan UST Publishing House)
  • Peace Mindanao by Jaime An Lim (editor) UST Publishing House)
  • Vatican II at Fifty by Fr. Fausto Gomez, O.P. UST Publishing House)
  • Living the Episcopacy by Leonardo Z. Legaspi UST Publishing House)
  • Of War and Peace: Lantakas and Bells Part 2 (revised) by Regalado Trota Jose UST Publishing House)
  • Enshrining the Nation: Monuments to Forgetting and the Invention of Historical Memory by Jaymee T. Siao UST Publishing House)
  • Filipino sa Dominyo ng Kapangyarihan by Roberto T. Añonuevo UST Publishing House)
  • The Living River: A History of Colegio Del Buen Consejo by Luciano P. R. Santiago UST Publishing House)



11 thoughts on “Nominees for the 2014 Filipino Readers’ Choice Awards (2)

  1. Perry says:

    Para sa Hopeless Romantic by Marcelo Santos III (Lodestar Press Inc.) is a story of five young adults, written in points of view of five young adults.

  2. misohara says:

    Good day! I am Xanria’s fan, and I want to let you know that there were two titles nominated under her name, but the thing is, she didn’t write “Because You’re Mine” and voters might vote for a wrong title and just like me, I voted for that title just because she wrote it, well in fact it doesn’t exist yet. Will it be possible to transfer the votes from that title to her real book/story “Became You’re My Girl” Hope to have your positive response about my query. Thank you!

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