September 2011 wrap up

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!

FICTION
Du côté de chez Swann, by Marcel Proust – 400 pages
       read on Dailylit.com, 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

GRAPHIC NOVEL
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

NON-FICTION
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!!

AUDIOBOOK
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.

HOW WAS YOUR SEPTEMBER READING MONTH?
ANY SPECIAL GOAL BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR?

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12 thoughts on “September 2011 wrap up

  1. Of these books I have read The Lake by Banana Yoshimoto-decent but she has better books, I think, Woman in the Dune is a post WWII must read classic of Japanese literature-all of your selections seems very interesting.

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  2. You had a wonderful September for reading. Curious about Tolstoy and the Purple Chair, and anxious to read Language of Flowers too….have a great October as well.

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  3. Looks like you had a great month! I did as well. I’m curious about both your favorites — they sound great. I’m behind on my reviews, too, so I’m hoping to catch up over the rest of the year and start new in 2012.

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  4. I’m hoping to get to 100 too, on track at the moment but the run up to Christmas is always so busy. I really want to read Tolstoy and the Purple Chair, I’ve got a hold on it at my library and can’t wait for it to come in!

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    • good luck to you for the 100 goal! Funny it was not even in my mind at the beginning of the year, and then my reading speed went up very quickly thanks to blogging! I hope the wait is not too long for this incredible book. I see you are currently reading Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, I enjoyed it very much years ago, the movie as well

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