October 2015 wrap-up
Wow, it feels like I did this wrap-up for last month just yesterday! But the nice thing is that after an early frost, November begins with wonderful warm days.
Here is what I read in October:
= 4 books only, but with 1,351 pages, that is: 43.5 pages/day.
+ 2 audiobooks = 24:20 hours, that is an average of 47 mn/day (thanks to a long drive!)
2 in historical fiction:
- The Lake House, by Kate Morton – ebook
- The Spider and the Stone, by Glen Craney – ebook
2 in mystery:
- A Trick of the Light, by Louise Penny – audiobook
- The Crypt Thief, by Mark Pryor
1 in literary fiction:
- So You Don’t Get Lost in the Neighborhood, by Patrick Modiano
1 in fantasy
- Neverwhere, by Neil Gaiman – audiobook
My favorites in October
Reading Challenges recap
French Bingo: 31/25 – DONE
Audiobook: 19/15 – DONE
Ebook challenge: 37/25 – DONE
Historical fiction: 17/25
Japanese literature: 3/5
My Kind of Mysteries: 27/21-30
New authors challenge: 51/50 – DONE
New Release (2015): 45/31-45 – DONE
Nonfiction challenge: 9/16-20
TBR challenge: 5/12
Books in Translation: 21/12 – DONE
What’s in a Name: 6/6 – DONE
Where Are You Reading?: 18/50 – to be finished in 2016?!
Total of books read in 2015 = 92/100
Number of books added to my TBR in October = 11
- I took part in Travel The World In Books Readathon, and did 3 videos to review books set in France, Québec, and England
- I also did a video for Sherlockian Month at Book Bloggers International
3 of the 6 books read were received for review.
58 reviews posted so far for my French Bingo 2015 Challenge, don’t forget to link yours with the mr Linky widget.
I organized 5 giveaways in October. There’s always one going on at France Book Tours. Be sure to check the November Giveaway! 3 awesome books to choose from!
Most popular book review in October
click on the cover to access my review
Most popular post last month
– non book review –
Basilica of Saint Denis
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 a real comment 😉
9: Katherine at I Wish I Lived In a Library
8: Denise @DeniseDuvall2
7: Lucy at The Fictional 100
4: Martha at MG’s French Lit Page
1: MarinaSofia at Finding Time To Write
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Blog plans for November
- I hope to keep the momentum and do a couple of videos
- A few posts for Nonfiction November, the first will be posted tomorrow
- I will review the new service called Playster
- Come back on Nov 7 to see what I plan to read in November!
How was YOUR month of October?
Kathryn at The Book Date
has created a Month In Review meme
I’ll now be linking my monthly recap posts
Thanks Kathryn, great idea!
I’d like to read the Neil Gaiman book. 6 is good though. Happy November!
yes, great book! 6 is low for my usual pace
Gosh it seems everyone is reading either Kate Morton or Patrick Modiano right now. I’ve tried Morton in the past but found her not to my taste. Modiano was more my kind of thing
I’m sure glad to hear everyone is reading Modiano, it’s about time he is really discovered outside the French reading public! Good also for reading/publishing books in translation.
As for Morton, as I said, I read everything she writes, as soon as it comes out
Ooh, I’m so excited for The Lake House! I read The Forgotten Garden this year and loved it, I couldn’t put it down. Now I’m really excited to dive into more of Morton’s work!
yes they are ALL so good!