2015: May wrap-up

The IFFP over, May has been a month of catching up in reading, with titles and reviews long due. I now plan to work more on my TBR and a few reading challenges lagging behind

Here is what I read in May:

12 books.
= 11 books
with 1,979 pages, that is: 63.8 pages/day.
+ 1 audiobook = 10:59 hours, that is an average of  21 mn/day

4 in  literary fiction:

  1. Look Who’s Back, by Timur Vermes
  2. George’s Grand Tour, by Caroline Vermalle
  3. Before Paris, by Adria J. Cimino – ebook
  4. The Room, by Jonas Karlsson

3 in nonfiction:

  1. How to Blog a Book, by Nina Amir – ebook
  2. Petite Confessions, by Vicki Lesage – ebook
  3. Bridges of Paris, by James St Michael

2 in mystery:

  1. The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins – audiobook
  2. Leave No Trace, by Tanya Anne Crosby – ebook

2 in historical fiction:

  1. The Holy Lance, by Andrew Latham
  2. The French Sultana, by Zia Wesley – ebook

1 in science-fiction:

  1. Player Choice, by Jeff Deck – ebook



My favorites in May

    George's Grand Tour The Room


Reading Challenges recap

French Bingo: 18/25
Audiobook: 7/15
Ebook challenge: 27/25 – DONE
Historical fiction: 12/25
My Kind of Mysteries: 12/21-30
New authors challenge: 30/50
New Release (2015): 30/31-45
Nonfiction challenge: 6/16-20
TBR challenge: 0/12
Books in Translation: 13/12 – DONE
What’s in a Name: 5/6
Where Are You Reading?: 17/50 – to be finished in 2015?!
Japanese literature: 0/6 (starts in June)

Total of books read in 2015 = 52/100

Number of books added to my TBR in May = 27


Blog recap

  • 10 of the 12 books read were received for review, and one for translation!

  • 35 reviews posted so far for my French Bingo 2015 Challenge, don’t forget to link yours with the mr Linky widget.

  • I organized 6 giveaways in May. There’s always one going on at France Book Tours. Be sure to check the June Giveaway! 4 books to choose from!

  • May was a super busy month for blogging, with the IFFP, Bout of Books, and Armchair BEA!


Most popular book review in May

The Holy Lanceclick on the cover to access my review

Most popular post last month – non book review

Win a $15 gift card and giveaway

NB: this deal is open until 6/4!

Book blog that brought me
most traffic this past month

Writing My Own Fairy Tale

please go visit

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 😉

4: Katherine at I Wish I Lived In a Library
4: Martha at MG’s French Lit Page
3: Denise @DeniseDuvall2
2: Lucy at The Fictional 100

Blog milestones

1,156 posts
over 2,080 subscribers
over 90,600 hits


Blog plans for June

  • Mostly tackling my TBR!
  • Come back tomorrow to see what books I’ll be reading in June.
  • I still plan to to a video for audiobooks reviews.
  • I also would like to take time to participate again in more memes
  • And start organizing stuff to turn my blog into a book…


How was YOUR month of  May?


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