2015: July wrap-up

July 2015 wrap-up

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Not a bad reading month, but I ended up reading books I had not originally planned to read in July. You never know what the postman may drop in your box one day!

Here is what I read in July:

7 books.
= 6 books
with 1,847 pages, that is: 59.6 pages/day.
+ 1 audiobook = 12:21 hours, that is an average of  23 mn/day

4 in  mystery:

  1. Murder in the Marais, by Cara Black – audio
  2. The Woman in White, by Wilkie Collins – ebook
  3. The Bookseller, by Mark Pryor
  4. Tell No Lies, by Tanya Anne Crosby – ebook

1 in science-fiction:

  1. Armada, by Ernest Cline

1 in nonfiction:

  1. The Cost of Courage, by Charles Kaiser

1 in children book:

  1. The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs, by Jon Scieszka

My favorites in June

     The Cost of Courage  Armada  

Reading Challenges recap

French Bingo: 22/25
Audiobook: 10/15
Ebook challenge: 32/25 DONE
Historical fiction: 13/25
Japanese literature: 2/6
My Kind of Mysteries: 20/21-30
New authors challenge: 37/50
New Release (2015): 34/31-45
Nonfiction challenge: 7/16-20
TBR challenge: 2/12
Books in Translation: 16/12 DONE
What’s in a Name: 6/6 – DONE
Where Are You Reading?: 17/50 – to be finished in 2016?!

Total of books read in 2015 = 67/100

Number of books added to my TBR in July = 25

Blog recap

  • 2 of the 7 books read were received for review, and one for work, as I had to translate it into French: Tell No Lies

  • I won a box of 35 books at The Quivering Pen!! Be sure to enter his weekly giveaway. It’s usually one book, but once a year, it’s BIG box!
  • 45 reviews posted so far for my French Bingo 2015 Challenge, don’t forget to link yours with the mr Linky widget.

  • I organized 2 giveaways in July. There’s always one going on at France Book Tours. Be sure to check the August Giveaway! 4 books to choose from!

  • My Instagram account was featured on Book Bloggers International

Most popular book review in July

The Cost of Courageclick on the cover to access my review

Most popular post last month
– non book review

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Book blog that brought me
most traffic this past month

Thyme For Tea

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 a real comment 😉

6: Katherine at I Wish I Lived In a Library
5: Denise @DeniseDuvall2
4: Lucy at The Fictional 100
4: Martha at MG’s French Lit Page
1: MarinaSofia at Finding Time To Write

Blog milestones

1,184 posts
over 3,280 subscribers
over 98,800 hits

Blog plans for August

  • Several books to read for reviews, come back tomorrow to see!
  • Nothing special, apart from trying hard to write more reviews… It’s a constant battle

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How was YOUR month of  July?

Month in ReviewKathryn at The Book Date
has created a Month In Review meme
I’ll now be linking my monthly recap posts
Thanks Kathryn, great idea!


8 thoughts on “2015: July wrap-up

  1. Cool post! I was inspired to do my own wrap-up this month as I really like reading other people’s ones! (Here’s the link to my wrap-up if you’re interested!)

    I’m intrigued to hear your thoughts on Armada as I’ve heard some negative reviews but also some really positive ones… I think your shoutouts section is a great idea! And I’ll be sure to check out the bloggers listed on there 🙂 happy August! ❤


    • I reviewed it, and the link is in that july wrap-up, it’s in blue, you just need to click on it to read it. You can also access it by clicking on the cover as it is one of my 2 favorites of the month


  2. Thanks for joining in. The Cost of Courage sounds great. I know my sister would love this book as she enjoys books like this. I read a little and did like very much The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. Enjoy your August reading.


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