Joyfully on my way to be devouring over 100 books in 2011, here is my recap for this past month.

Sounds great, EXCEPT that I have so many reviews behind. Which is a shame, as many books I read were terrific, and my September favorite could well be my 2011 favorite!

I read 10 books, with a total of 3342 pages, which is an average of 111.40 pages/day = that’s my best this year, but some pages were drawings actually, that explains it

and listened to 1 audiobook, 11 hours long, which is an average of 22 mn/day = my worst this year!

Du côté de chez Swann, by Marcel Proust – 400 pages
       read on, with daily installments sent to my Google REader, really neat!
An Accident in August, by Laurence Cossé – 192 p.
       read for The Europa Challenge
The Language of Flowers, by Vanessa Diffenbaugh – 308 p.
The Woman in the Dunes, by Kobo Abe – 241 p.
The Lake, by Banana Yoshimoto – 188 p.
         these last 2 read for the Japanese Literature Challenge

Wonderstruck, by Brian Selznick  – 634 p.
         by the author of The Invention of Hugo Cabret

HISTORICAL NOVEL – I consider it both fiction and non-fiction
Becoming Marie Antoinette, by Juliet Grey – 453 p.
         ebook on Netgalley

French Milk, by Lucy Knisley – 194 p.
Tolstoy and The Purple Chair, by Nina Sankovitch – 236 p.
Innocents Abroad, by Mark Twain – 496 p.
this ebook on my ipod touch was over 7000 screens!!

The Weird Sisters, by Eleanor Brown – 11 hours

As you can see, quite a few books listed here are in bad need of a link to my review….

And now to my favorite for fiction and non-fiction:

Reading Challenges

2011 Audio Book Challenge – Addicted- Listen to 12 Audio Books: 9/12
My Dewey Decimal Challenge – Master Level =4.  25/4!
2011 Non-Fiction Challenge – 7-9 books from different categories: Future Jeopardy Champion. 21/9!
Europa Challenge – Ami Level =4. 2/4
Japanese Literature Challenge – 1 book between June 1, 2011 and January 30, 2012: 2/1

September had the big BBAW event, which brought many readers to my blog. The most exciting was probably my interview of Tif at Tif Talk Books, and her interviewing me.

I was fun also to give away 2 books.

And and it was great to celebrate my first blogiversary – sometimes I find “blogoversary”, but the urban dictionary only seems to accept blogIversary.

Now coming in October is another tour, on 

Road from the West (Chronicles of Tancred, #1) by Rosanne E. Lortz

I will be posting on Oct 13, but if you are curious about this new book on the Crusades, see here the schedule, several bloggers have already posted on it.