2015: October wrap-up

October 2015 wrap-up

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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:

6  books.
= 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:

  1. The Lake House, by Kate Morton – ebook
  2. The Spider and the Stone, by Glen Craney – ebook

2 in mystery:

  1. A Trick of the Light, by Louise Penny – audiobook
  2. The Crypt Thief, by Mark Pryor

1 in literary fiction:

  1. So You Don’t Get Lost in the Neighborhood, by Patrick Modiano

1 in fantasy

  1. Neverwhere, by Neil Gaiman – audiobook

My favorites in October

The Lake House  So You Don't Get Lost in the Neighborhood

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

Blog recap

Most popular book review in October

So You Don't Get Lost in the Neighborhood

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

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 😉

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

Blog milestones

1,220 posts
over 3,380 subscribers
over 98,720 hits

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!

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How was YOUR month of  October?

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!


6 thoughts on “2015: October wrap-up

    • 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


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