2014: March wrap-up

March: again and again, cold and snow, therefore lots of reading done!

Here is what I read in March:

10 books, with 2623 pages, that is,  84.6 pages/day.

Among those, 1 was an audiobook: 6:16 hours, that is, an average of 12 mn/day.

2 fiction:

  1. Hygiène de l’assassin, by Amélie Nothomb
  2. Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran, by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt

2 historical fiction:

  1. Citadel, by Kate Mosse
  2. The Collector of Dying Breaths, by MJ Rose – ebook. On Tour at France Book Tours until April 13!
  3. The Hurlyburly’s Husband, by Jean Teulé – review scheduled for April 10
  4. Pride and Honour: The Battle for Saxony, by Nathaniel Burns – ebook, read for French translation!

2 mysteries:

  1. Nightmare in Burgundy, by Jean-Pierre Alaux and Noel Balen – ebook. Review scheduled for April 7
  2. Mrs. Pollifax and the Lion Killer, by Dorothy Gilman – audiobook

1 play:

  1. The Empire Striketh Back, by Ian Doescher

1 nonfiction:

  1. Confessions of a Paris Party Girl, by Vicki Lesage

My favorites this month:

Citadel Confessions of a Paris Party Girl


Reading Challenges recap

Audiobook: 3/12
Books on France: 18/24
Ebook challenge: 8/25
Historical fiction: 9/25
Japanese literature: 0/2 – starts in June
New authors challenge: 20/50
My Kind of Mysteries: 5/20
TBR challenge: 0/12
What’s in a Name: 3/5
Where Are You Reading?: 12/50 – to be finished in 2014
Australian Literature Month: 0/1

Total of books read in 2014 = 26

Number of books added to my TBR in March = 6.
Only 6, odd, isn’t it? Well, because of  a huge translation project, see above under historical fiction titles, I was pretty much off the blogosphere this past month. Bloglovin tells me there are over 2,000 posts I have not looked at… Therefore I have not seen yet all your awesome reviews, but be sure the TBR is going to skyrocket again soon!


Blog recap

  1. 6 of the 10 books read this month were received for review

  2. 21 readers signed up for my Books on France Challenge, will you join too?

  3. I organized 6 giveaways this month.
  4. France Book Tours completed 33 book tours, and there are 8 currently live or 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. AND stay tune, there are some awesome things coming soon to celebrate France Book Tours first anniversary, on April 18!

Most popular recent book review

My Wish List coverclick on the cover to access my review

Most popular recent post – non book review

Basilica of Saint-Denis

Book blog that brought me
most traffic this past month

Vicki Lesage

please go visit,
she wrote the book I chose as one of my two favorites this month!

Blog milestones

almost 2,200 subscribers
over 58,600 hits

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