As everyone around, I’m wondering where August went, but it did manage to give me good reads.
Here is what I read in August:
= 8 books with 2,471 pages, that is: 79.7 pages/day.
+ 2 audiobooks = 14:55 hours, that is an average of 28 mn/day
5 historical novels:
- Midnight in Europe, by Alan Furst – audiobook. (it’s also a spy novel, but the historical background was better used than the spy elements, so I classify it here as histfic)
- The Wharf of Chartrons, by Jean-Paul Malaval
- Madame Picasso, by Anne Girard
- The Ashes of Heaven’s Pillar, by Kim Rendfeld – ebook. Review on 9/1
- Edwin, High King of Britain, by Edoardo Albert – Review on 9/15
3 in nonfiction:
- Arabian Love Poems, by Nizar Kabbani
- France on the Brink, by Jonathan Fenby
- Toi qui as soif de bonheur, by Jean-Pierre Longeat – in French.
1 in literary fiction:
- Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his Years of Pilgrimage, by Haruki Murakami
- Mrs. Pollifax Unveiled, by Dorothy Gilman
My favorites this month:
This is terribly hard to choose:
I enjoyed very much three of the five historical novels,
loved the Poems and Fenby’s book on France
and of course this dear Mrs. Pollifax!
Reading Challenges recap
Books on France: 40/24
Ebook challenge: 15/25
Historical fiction: 24/25
Japanese literature: 2/6
New authors challenge: 50/50
My Kind of Mysteries: 15/20
TBR challenge: 2/12
What’s in a Name: 3/5
Where Are You Reading?: 16/50 – to be finished in 2014
Total of books read in 2014 = 66/105
Number of books added to my TBR in August = 57
7 of the 10 books read this month were received for review.
Already 72 reviews for my Books on France Challenge, don’t forget to link yours.
I organized 4 giveaways this month. There’s always one going on at France Book Tours.. Be sure to come back tomorrow for the September Giveaway! a great fiction starting n Paris!
- I decided finally to expand my Mailbox Monday, and to combine it with It’s Monday! What Are You reading, WWW Wednesdays in a Sunday Post. Have done it four times so far.
- I finally got rid of Words Ads, and am inviting anyone selling French products or services related to France to advertize both on Words And Peace and France Book Tours. Spread the news!
- And I launched a Newsletter subscription! The subscribers will receive exclusive content, not posted on the blog, and will have access to a special giveaway every month, not available on the blog either. If you have not subscribed yet, it’s time to do so if you want to be entered in the awesome September giveaway! I can only tell you it’s a book mentioned on this page!
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Blog plans for September
Apart from reviews scheduled, I plan to keep working at reviewing books read earlier on this year.
And be prepare my blogiversary is coming in 28 days! There will be of course a mega giveaway!
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10 is really decent! Hope you have a ton of happy reading in September!
thanks, you too! Have you read anything really good recently?
I finished the Lunar Chronicles, and The Immortal Rules series which are both amazing.
glad you enjoyed. I have heard a lot about the Lunar Chronicles series, but never tried them yet
Wow…nice month. I managed four books and that is a record.
I have Madame Picasso….I need to read it since it was a favorite of yours.
Thanks for sharing, and have a great rest of the weekend and week.
you too! yes Madame Picasso is really good
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Another busy month, I don’t know where you find the time. Do you sleep ? 😉
I do, though I go to bed very late, and I don’t have TV. and no kids, so my evenings are usually free for reading
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Ah! I knew I got something wrong in life 😉
funny! I do hope you say that let’s say for tv, not for kids, lol
I’ve yet to read any Murakami. Must correct that and soon!
yes! and his latest is not too big. I finally managed to convince my husband, and he loved it!
I only finished 5 books last month, Emma, but at least three great or near-great ones were for your Books on France challenge. Reading in French takes me forever, though! Anyway, congrats on your reading prowess and happy reading in September to you.
excellent! the good news is the more you read in a foreign language the faster you’ll get! and saying that, I should really go back to reading books in Spanish, haven’t done it for a while, a part from blogs and articles, and am actually missing it