December 2015 wrap-up

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Even though I didn’t stick to my reading plans for December, and end up with a list very different from the books I had planned to read, I have read a lot, according to my own standards!

Here is what I read in December:

11  books.
9 books, with 2,649 pages, that is: 85.4 pages/day.
2 audiobooks, with 16:06 hours, that is: 31 min/day

5 in mystery :

  1. A Rule Against Murder, by Louise Penny – audio
  2. Five on a Treasure Island, by Enid Blyton
  3. Late Harvest Havoc, by Alaux and Balen – ebook
  4. The Lady Agnes Mystery vol 2, by Andrea Japp
  5. The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle, by Arthur Conan Doyle

3 in literary fiction:

  1. Chergui’s Child, by Jane Riddell – ebook
  2. The Islanders, by Pascal Garnier – ebook
  3. Numero Zero, by Umberto Eco – audio

2 in nonfiction:

  1. The Wright Brothers, by David McCullough – ebook
  2. The Homilies, by Saint Gregory Palamas

1 in historical mystery:

  1. Highland Fire, by Tanya Anne Crosby – ebook

 

My favorites in December

   Lady Agnes vol 2  The Wright Brothers

Reading Challenges recap

French Bingo: 40/25 – DONE
Audiobook: 21/15 – DONE
Ebook challenge: 45/25 DONE
Historical fiction: 20/25
Japanese literature: 3/5
My Kind of Mysteries: 34/21-30 – DONE
New authors challenge: 56/50 – DONE
New Release (2015): 54/31-45 – DONE
Nonfiction challenge: 14/16-20
TBR challenge: 5/12
Books in Translation: 29/12 DONE
What’s in a Name: 6/6 – DONE
Where Are You Reading?: 19/50 – to be finished in 2016?!

Total of books read in 2015 = 109/100

Number of books added to my TBR in December = 32

Blog recap

  • I’ve been participating in #amonthoffaves
  • I’ve been interviewed by The Book Trail
  • I’m finally joining again some memes, such as Teaser Tuesdays, Sunday Sentence, n
  • 6 of the 11 books read were received for review, plus one for work, to translate it into French

  • French Bingo 2016 is open for sign up. Let me know if you find the explanations not clear enough. Time to recap your 2015 BINGO if you want to win a book!

  • I organized 4 giveaways in November. There’s always one going on at France Book Tours. Be sure to follow through email not to miss the nest giveaway there!

Most popular book review in December

The Tree of Manclick on the cover to access my review.

Most popular post last month
– non book review –

French Bingo 2016

Book blog that brought me
most traffic this past month

A Little Reading

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 😉

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

CONGRATS KATHERINE AND THANKS,
YOU WILL RECEIVE A GIFT!

Blog milestones

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over 3,450 subscribers
over 102,500 hits

Blog plans for January

  • I’m participating in #amonthoffaves. One last post scheduled for tomorrow
  • I will be part of Bout of Books 15. Don’t forget to join!
  • Come back soon to see my mega stats and what I plan to read in January, as well as the reading challenges I will attempt in 2016!

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How was YOUR month of  December?
And to a wonderful reading year to you!

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!

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