You have a nice sense about the books you like; I'm happy to see we have a few in common. You might want to check out The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall? Smith it's less a devtecite story than a series of heartfelt character sketches as seen from the POV of the traditionally-built Precious Ramotswe. Get it if you find it growing up in Davao, I could never find the books I wanted, although that might not be a problem these days. (Remember, all I had growing up was Velasco bookstore and that effin' Alemars that used to be near Ateneo.)Another thing you might want to check out I always recommend to my bibliophile friends. It's amazing how clear your book preferences become when you've cataloged the whole kit. Don't worry, it's ridiculously easy to enter your books just enter the ISBN number, and the site will find the rest of the details for you. Here's what looks like. Have fun.