By Manila Bulletin with reports from Monica Araneta-Tiosejo, Jessica Pag-iwayan, and Kristofer Purnell
In celebration of National Reading Month, Manila Bulletin asked some of your favorite artists about the most recent book they’ve read or their favorite books, authors, and the reasons why.
Hot male model Esguerra says that the last book he read was The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life, by Mark Manson. His favorite author is Paulo Coelho. “I enjoyed The Alchemist and The Witch of Portobello. The Alchemist tells this story about how you can search your whole life for what you think it is you’re meant find,” he shares.
As of writing, singer Jason Dy says he just started reading How To Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie. “As someone dealing with a lot of anxiety and overthinking, this book is helping me deal with those issues,” he admits. His favorite book is Digital Fortress by the American author Dan Brown.
The last book that 19-year-old singer Hannah Pangilinan read was Have A Little Faith by Mitch Albom. “It deals with multiple current issues such as drug abuse, homelessness, poverty and conflicts between religions or beliefs. It’s ironic how I got a fresh perspective on morality and the simple joys of life from someone who was of old age,” she explains.
During the presscon of his upcoming concert with Matteo Guidicelli, MatteoxCarlo, the other half of the CarGel loveteam admits that he’s a big fan of Dan Brown. “Yung mga books niya, iyon lang talaga yung mga librong nasubaybayan ko,” he shares.
Singer-actor Matteo Guidicelli’s most recent book that he read was The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Canadian author Robin Sharma. “It’s basically about presence of mind, living in a free space, how to have a stress free life,” he says.