2014: January wrap-up

Wow, 2014 started with a bang on the blogging front, with 8 books, and 6 of them were awesome!
If the weather had been less dreadful, I may have spent less time indoors, but life having been reduced to a dull black and white for weeks, with so many days too cold for me to dare go out, nothing else remains than devouring more books…

Here is what I read in January:

8 books, with 1893 pages, that is,  61 pages/day.

Among those, 1 was an audiobook: 9:58 hours, that is, an average of 19 mn/day.

1 fiction:

  1. We, by Michael Landweber upcoming review

2 historical fiction:

  1. Isabella Braveheart of France, by Colin Falconer
  2. Anvil of God, by J. Boyce Gleason 

4 non-fiction:

  1. Marie Antoinette’s Head, by Will Bashor
  2. God Matters, by Peter Vardy – upcoming review
  3. Paris, Paris: Journey into the City of Light, by David Downie – audiobook, upcoming review
  4. Heads Above Water, by Stephanie Dagg – upcoming review, at the end of February

1 historical mystery:

  1. The Kabbalist, by Yoram Katz – upcoming review

My favorites this month:

    The Kabbalist Marie Antoinette's Head


Reading Challenges recap

Audiobook: 1/12
Books on France: 5/24
Ebook challenge: 1/25
Historical fiction: 3/25
Japanese literature: 0/2 – starts in June
New authors challenge: 8/50
My Kind of Mysteries: 1/20
TBR challenge: 0/12
What’s in a Name: 1/5
Where Are You Reading?: 11/50 – to be finished in 2014
Australian Literature Month: 0/1

Total of books read in 2014 = 8

Number of books added to my TBR in January= 29


Blog recap

  1. 6 of the 8 books read this month were received for review

  2. 18 readers signed up for my Books on France Challenge, will you join too?

  3. I organized 6 giveaways this month. All the winners have been notified, I will soon post the list of the latest ones .
  4. France Book Tours completed 26 book tours, and there are 9 scheduled. If you are interested in reviewing books on your blog for France Book Tours, just fill in this short questionnaire. You can find all kinds of genre: historical fiction, romance, mystery, LGBT, nonfiction, etc.

Most popular recent book review

Becoming Josephineclick on the cover to access my review

Most popular recent post – non book review

Books on France 2014 Reading Challenge

Book blog that brought me
most traffic this past month

Caravana De Recuerdos

please go visit!

Blog milestones

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How was YOUR month of  January?


13 thoughts on “2014: January wrap-up

  1. You managed to have quite a varied read in January and many books. Hope February is productive too 🙂 Thank you for visiting my blog.


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