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Tour the World in 30 Books ft. Patron Saints of Nothing

Tour the World in 30 Days Schedule

 ◎◉◎ September 1 ◎◉◎
Sammie @ The Bookwyrm’s Den Introduction, Paola Santiago and the River of Tears
Leelynn @ Sometimes Leelynn Reads – Dating Makes Perfect

◎◉◎ September 2 ◎◉◎
Lauren @ Always Me – The Epic Crush of Genie Lo

◎◉◎ September 3 ◎◉◎
Toya @ The Reading Chemist – Felix Ever After

◎◉◎ September 4 ◎◉◎
Michelle @ Carry A Big Book – Sharks in the Time of Saviors

◎◉◎ September 5 ◎◉◎
Shenwei @ READING (AS)(I)AN (AM)ERICA – The Astonishing Color of After

◎◉◎ September 6 ◎◉◎
Maria @ A Daughter of Parchment and Paper – Patron Saints of Nothing

◎◉◎ September 7 ◎◉◎
Bri @ Bri’s Book Nook – True Friends (Carmen Browne)

◎◉◎ September 8 ◎◉◎
Bec @ bec&books – Lobizona
Jorie @ Jorie Loves A Story – diverse TTT

◎◉◎ September 9 ◎◉◎
Sienna @ Daydreaming Book Lover – Loveless

◎◉◎ September 10 ◎◉◎
Kerri @ Kerri McBookNerd – Raybearer

◎◉◎ September 11 ◎◉◎
Noly @ The Artsy Reader – The Name Jar

◎◉◎ September 12 ◎◉◎
Jacob @ The Writer’s Alley – Forest of Souls

◎◉◎ September 13 ◎◉◎
Keri @ Are You My Book – The Tea Dragon Society

◎◉◎ September 14 ◎◉◎
Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight – The Space Between Worlds

◎◉◎ September 15 ◎◉◎
Melissa @ Ramblings of a Jedi Librarian – Girl in Translation

◎◉◎ September 16 ◎◉◎
Livy @ Shelves of Starlight – Clap When You Land

◎◉◎ September 17 ◎◉◎
Crystal @ Lost in Storyland – American Born Chinese

◎◉◎ September 18 ◎◉◎
Lili @ Lili’s Blissful Pages – A Wish in the Dark

◎◉◎ September 19 ◎◉◎
Leslie @ Books Are The New Black – The Poppy War

◎◉◎ September 20 ◎◉◎
Noura @ The Perks of Being Noura – Love From A to Z

◎◉◎ September 21 ◎◉◎
Crini @ Crini’s – A Pale Light in the Black

◎◉◎ September 22 ◎◉◎
Rachelle @ Rae’s Reads and Reviews – Dear Haiti, Love Alaine

◎◉◎ September 23 ◎◉◎
Dini @ DiniPandaReads – Wicked As You Wish

◎◉◎ September 24 ◎◉◎
Madeline @ Mad’s Books – Spin the Dawn

◎◉◎ September 25 ◎◉◎
Tessa @ Narratess – Brace Yourself

◎◉◎ September 26 ◎◉◎
Kimberly @ My Bookish Bliss – Truly Madly Royally

◎◉◎ September 27 ◎◉◎
Rena @ Bookflirting 101 – Anna K: A Love Story

◎◉◎ September 28 ◎◉◎
Susan @ Novel Lives – Burn the Dark

◎◉◎ September 29 ◎◉◎
Arina @ The Bookwyrm’s Guide to the Galaxy – A Song of Wraiths and Ruin

◎◉◎ September 30 ◎◉◎
Maya @ Awesome Reads – Jackpot

Be sure to check all of these awesome blogs!


A reader who becomes a villain, a queen, a princess, a heroine, and a warrior depends on the story that she reads. A dreamer who wishes to dwell in the world that she visited through the pages of her book. A frustrated blogger who wishes to put into words the frustration, boredom, and excitement that she felt throughout her many journeys outside the real world.

18 thoughts on “Tour the World in 30 Books ft. Patron Saints of Nothing

  1. Thanks so much for introducing us to your country! I definitely learned a lot in this post. I’m ashamed to say that I’d never heard of the Oplan Tokhang, but it sounds so heartbreaking. I had no idea what this book was about, and I’m so glad you chose to introduce us more to it! It’s definitely going on my TBR, and I thank you so much for your post! It was absolutely beautiful.

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  2. Wonderful and heartfelt post! I basically grew up in the Philippines (lived there for 9 years!) and when I saw what was happening with these murders, I was so infuriated and heartbroken. I don’t know anyone can still eat up the president’s “justifications” for these actions. Thanks for making a post and speaking out about such an important issue that’s happening in the country! 💜

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  3. Hello, fellow FIlipina. ❤❤ This one is on my TBR though I can’t read it yet. I know this is a great book, I’ve heard nothing but great things but the themes it tackles are not really good for my mental health right now. Thank you for introducing our beautiful country through this post. 🙂 🙂

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    1. Hello.❤️ Believe me, I struggle to finish this book too because of how heavy it is. But you should read it once you’re in a healthy mindset. It’s nice to see how foreigners view our country’s happenings.

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      1. That’s one thing I’m most curious – how foreigners view what’s happening our country. And I think it was in @yourtitakate’s youtube video that I saw this book and she approved with the author’s views (I think) and that’s when I added it on my TBR. 🙂

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  4. Hallo, Hallo Maria,

    I was instantly connecting with how you wrote this post because of how humbling it is to find a story which takes something out of our real lives and retransitions it into a story which has such a breadth of centre to unpack. I had a bestie in hs who was Filipino American and I loved hearing about her culture in her letters. I wish my letters to my Filipino friends in the Philippines hadn’t gone lost so frequently as I loved corresponding with them. This post brought back a lot of good memories for me in regards to the culture and traditions of the country.

    However, like Sammie mentioned – I had NO IDEA about the wider context of the story’s message and it left me a wreck now reading about it for all the reasons you’ve mentioned. I am truly sorry this has been happening for so long and I understood why you selected this book for the tour and for why it was important for you to share this right now.

    big, big HUGS!!

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    1. Thank you so much Jorie! I wish I also have someone whom I could correspond with like you and your friend. My culture is something that I am proud of, and I could talk non-stop about it. I just take whatever chance that I can get to talk about it. It just so happen that I could also talk about a darker issue in our country along with it and it’s a win-win for me as well. I am just glad that it is also a way of informing other countries about it.

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