2015 has started wondrously in the world of books for Words And Peace and France Book Tours
Here is what I read in January:
= 7 books with 2,217 pages, that is: 71.5 pages/day.
+ 2 audiobooks = 17:58 hours, that is an average of 34 mn/day
3 in mystery:
- Cover Her Face, by P.D. James – audio – upcoming video-review
- Crocodile on the Sandbank, by Elizabeth Peters – audio – upcoming video-review
- The City of Blood, by Frédérique Molay – ebook
3 in historical fiction:
- The Tutor, by Andrea Chapin
- Rodin’s Lover, by Heather Webb
- The Last Campaign of Marianne Tambour: A Novel of Waterloo, by David Ebsworth – ebook – upcoming review on 2/5
2 in nonfiction:
- Journeys Through France and Life, by Glenda de Vaney
- That’s Paris, anthology by Velvet Morning Press – upcoming review on 2/2 (so the link won’t be active before that date)
1 in science-fiction:
- The Martian, by Andy Weir – upcoming review
1 in illustrated book:
- The Lion and the Bird, by Marianne Dubuc – upcoming video-review
My favorites this month
Reading Challenges recap
French Bingo: 6/25
Ebook challenge: 5/25
Historical fiction: 3/25
New authors challenge: 7/50
My Kind of Mysteries: 3/21-30
New authors challenge: 7/50
Nonfiction challenge: 2/16.20
TBR challenge: 0/12
Books in Translation: 2/12
What’s in a Name: 2/6
Where Are You Reading?: 16/50 – to be finished in 2015?!
Japanese literature: 0/6 (starts in June)
Total of books read in 2015 = 10/100
Number of books added to my TBR in January = 42
7 of the 10 books read this month were received for review.
Already 13 reviews posted for my French Bingo 2015 Challenge, don’t forget to link yours! So many readers seem to have fun, that I ended up adding mr Linky, otherwise the line of comments was getting way too long. I will post soon a recap of titles already added for each square
I organized 4 giveaways this past month. There’s always one going on at France Book Tours. Be sure to check the February Giveaway! 3 books offered!
- I t was fun to participate in Bout of Books
- I posted my 2014 stats, always fun!
- I signed up in 12 reading challenges…
- I met author Marcia DeSanctis in Chicago
- I’m finally more active on Instagram (wordsandpeace1)
Most popular book review in January
click on the cover to access my review
Most popular post last month – non book review
French Bingo 2015 Reading Challenge
Book blog that brought me
most traffic this past month
Caravana De Recuerdos
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Top commenters of the month
Inspired by Becca at I’m Lost in Books!
and her Blogger Shout-Outs feature
= 1 point per month for the top 3.
The one who has the most points at the end of the year will receive a gift!
NB: just congratulating winners of giveaways does not count as real comment 😉
1: Martha at MG’s French Lit Page
1: Katherine at I Wish I Lived In a Library
1: Lucy at The Fictional 100
(forgot to post when I hit 1,000!)
over 1,990 subscribers
over 80,800 hits
Blog plans for February
- Post on the 10 books I plan to read this month
- Come back also soon to see all the reviews already linked for the French Bingo Reading Challenge and ideas
- Create a Goodreads page for this challenge!
- Do a video to do a short review of 3 books read in January, to keep on top of books to review! And that could be a good way of using the video format, you will have t let me know what you think
- Restart doing ‘good books for your week-end’ posts, at least 1/month
- Do a recap post about several places on line where Words And Peace has been recently featured!
- Review the awesome The Martian
- Start posting cool kitchen tips I discovered and want to share with you
P.D. James and Elizabeth Peters are two of my favourite mystery authors. They are sorrily missed by me. I loved the Amelia Peabody series and always looked forward to each book.
The first one about Amelia did not blow my mind, but I’ll try next one by my favorite narrator, Barbara Rosenblat, I know she can make a BIG difference
I have only read them(not listened to), her whole Amelia Peabody series plus some of her other mysteries under a different name.She wrote under several names. Each novel continues the family’s adventures in Egypt, with lots of plot twists. The series goes right up to WWI and they are all involved in spying missions.Sad when a favourite author dies and you wonder what would have happened next.
Actually it went past WWI up to the discovery of King Tut’s tomb.
I agree. I definitely will try to keep listening to these, with a better narrator
I’ve been wanting to read The Martian – you’re the second person I’ve seen read it this past month. I’m definitely going to have to check it out soon!
yes, it’s just so awesome!
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Seems like you had a great reading month!
I’m going to be reading The Martian soon, so I’m glad you liked it so much 🙂
yes, really good stuff
You had a really good month in books. I want to read The Martian.
Happy February reading!
thanks. yes, try The Martian, really good! What was YOUR best read in January??
My favorite was the 3rd book in a series, Darkness by Ciye Cho. It’s an interesting take on mermaids and humans coexisting.
wow, sounds like an intriguing combo!
I’m inspirational! That is awesome! Love it. 🙂
I’m thinking of starting Rodin’s Lover soon, even though I have books ahead of it. 🙂
lol. And yes, don’t wait too long to read Rodin’s Lover, really awesome!
You had a great month reading – and there are a lot of books here that seem interesting! Je les ajouterai à ma PAL
glad to help your TBR. As you wanted me to edit, I did it in real French. in French we say “stack to read” = pile à lire, so PAL, and pile is feminine, so mon becomes ma