Seriously? Already time for a monthly wrap-up? It feels like I just did one last week…

Even though weeks flew by in October, I managed to read 9 books, 3 being non-fiction works.
Total of 1619 pages , that is 52.2 pages/day, slightly less than in September, though with more books read!

And I listened to 3 audiobooks, with a total of 25:59 hours, and an average of 50 mn/day.

But unfortunately only 1 of these books reviewed!!

I READ

Mystery:
The Thief, by Fuminori Nakamura
Salvation of a Saint, by Keigo Higashino (my 1st First Reads!)

Fiction:
Léon Morin, prêtre, by Béatrix Beck (in French)
The Bridge of San Luis Rey, by Thornton Wilder

Historical fiction:
Dusk, by Sionil José

Non-fiction:
Itinerary, by Octavio Paz
Cliffs Notes on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, by J.L.Roberts
Action Philosophers vol 1 by Fred Van Lente & Ryan Dunlavey (Graphic “novel”)

Plays:
Twelfth Night, by Shakespeare

I LISTENED TO

Historical fiction:
A Lady Cyclist’s Guide to Kashgar, by Suzanne Joinson

Fiction:
American Dervish, by Ayad Akhtar
Mrs Pollifax Innocent Tourist, by Dorothy Gilman

BEST BOOKS THIS MONTH

Dusk   American Dervish

READING CHALLENGES

  1. Around the World in 52 books:  36/52
  2. Around the world in 12 books: 11/12
  3. European reading challenge: 10/5 – COMPLETED
  4. I love Italy: 3/3 – COMPLETED
  5. Dewey Decimal: 29/20 – COMPLETED
  6. We want you to read French authors: 6/5  – COMPLETED (ends in August)
  7. Books in translation: 15/10-12 – COMPLETED
  8. South Asia: 6/7
  9. Middle East: 8/18
  10. My own reading challenge: 2/5
  11. What’s in a Name: 5/6
  12. Ebook challenge: 9/10
  13. Audiobook: 13/12 – COMPLETED
  14. Support your library: 46/37 – COMPLETED
  15. Finishing the series: 1/1 – COMPLETED
  16. 2nds challenge: 8/3 – COMPLETED
  17. Foodies: 1/3
  18. Japanese literature: 3/1+ – COMPLETED
  19. Historical novels: 15/7-10 – COMPLETED
  20. New authors challenge: 43/15 -COMPLETED
  21. A Shakespeare play a month: 10/12
  22. SHAKESPEARE READING MONTH: 1/1   –  COMPLETED
  23. AUSTRALIAN LITERATURE MONTH: 1/1 – COMPLETED
  24. DICKENS READING MONTH: 1/1  – COMPLETED
  25. Graham Green Challenge: 1/1 – COMPLETED

 

BLOGGING EVENTS IN OCTOBER

MOST POPULAR LATEST REVIEW
Claivaux Manifesto, by Kirk Bartha

UPCOMING BLOGGING EVENTS

  • Nov 26: review and giveaway of The Lincoln Conspiracy, by Timothy L. O’Brien (Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours)
  • Nov 30: review of The Siren of Paris, by David LeRoy (Virtual Book Tour – Book Promotion Services))

CURRENTLY READING

  1. The Black Count, by Tom Reiss (ebook)
  2. The Ascetical Homilies of Saint Isaac the Syrian
  3. Shadows Walking, by Skopp Douglas
  4. The House At Riverton, by Kate Morton
  5. Sacrilege (Giordano Bruno # 3), by S.J. Parris (audiobook)
  6. The Lincoln Conspiracy, by Timothy L. O’Brien
  7. The Siren of Paris, by David LeRoy

WHAT I PLAN TO READ BEFORE THE END OF 2012
TO COMPLETE ALL MY READING CHALLENGES

  1. On Iceland : From the Mouth of the Whale
  2. On Bhutan: Beyond the Sky and the Earth
  3. Written in1973:  A Palm for Mrs Pollifax
  4. In 1974?
  5. In 1975?
  6. Othello
  7. The Tempest
  8. On Kuweit?
  9. On Lebanon= House of Stone – audiobook
  10. On Lybia?
  11. On Oman?
  12. On Palestine?
  13. On Qatar?
  14. On Saudi Arabia= Eight Months On Ghazzah Street, by Hiklary Mnatel
  15. On Tunisia?
  16. On Arab Emirates?
  17. On Yemen?

I NEED YOUR HELP!
PLEASE USE THIS FORM
TO GIVE ME YOUR SUGGESTIONS

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HAVE YOU READ ANY OF THE BOOKS MENTIONED IN THIS POST?

HOW WAS YOUR READING MONTH OF OCTOBER?
ANY SPECIAL READING TREATS
FOR YOU BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR?