2014: November wrap-up

Cold has already settled hard in Chicagoland, which means my hibernation has started, and so reading stats are good

Here is what I read in November:

10 books.
= 9 books
with 2,262 pages, that is: 75.4 pages/day.
+ 1 audiobook = 17:28 hours, that is an average of  34 mn/day

 3 in nonfiction:

  1. 100 Places in France Every Woman Should Go, by Marcia DeSanctis
  2. The Mystic of Fire and Light: St Symeon The New Theologian, by George Maloney
  3. The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution, by Walter Isaacson – audio

3 in  mystery:

  1.  Death at the Fair, by Frances McNamara
  2. Bed of Nails, by Antonin Varenne
  3. Irène, by Pierre Lemaitre –review scheduled for Dec 4

2 in literary fiction:

  1. No Turning Back, by Dan Burns
  2. Five by Endo, by Shusaku Endo

1 in historical fiction:

  1. The Phantom of Rue Royale, by Jean-François Parot

1 in illustrated book:

  1.  Goodnight Darth Vader, by Jeffrey Brown


My favorites this month:

 100 Places cover The Innovators Irene

I was not able to go down to 2 favorites, these 3 were so so good!


Reading Challenges recap

Audiobook: 13/12 – DONE
Books on France: 53/24 – DONE
Ebook challenge: 19/25
Historical fiction: 32/25 – DONE
Japanese literature: 3/6
New authors challenge: 69/50 – DONE
My Kind of Mysteries: 20/20 – DONE
TBR challenge: 4/12
What’s in a Name: 3/5
Where Are You Reading?: 16/50 – to be finished in 2014

Total of books read in 2014 = 94/105

Number of books added to my TBR in Nobember = 58


Blog recap

  • 6 of the 10 books read this month were received for review/work.

  • 100 reviews posted for my Books on France Challenge, don’t forget to link yours. And don’t forget to post your recap! Only bloggers linking their recap will be entered in the giveaway!

  • I organized 5 giveaways this past month. There’s always one going on at France Book Tours. Be sure to check the December Giveaway! 3 books offered!

  • I t was fun to participate in the Literary Blog Hop and the Black Friday Book Bonanza.
  • I wrote a guest-post for Book Bloggers International: The French Thrill, on French thrillers
  • I finally joined 3 Affiliate programs


Most popular book review in November

100 Places coverBuy This Book from Book Depository, Free Delivery World Wide
Shop Indie Bookstoresclick on the cover to access my review

Most popular post last month – non book review

Literary Blog Hop Giveaway

Book blog that brought me
most traffic this past month

Caffeinated Book Reviewer

please go visit

Blog milestones

994 posts
over 1,930 subscribers
over 74,200 hits


Blog plans for December



How was YOUR month of  November?


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