July 2016 wrap-up
I have the feeling insanity around our world makes me dive deeper into reading. So I read a lot in July, my best month so far this year:
Here is what I read in July:
10 in print
= with 2,573 pages, that is: 83 pages/day
+ 2 audiobooks
= with 22H23, that is: 43 mn/day
4 in mystery:
- The Long Way Home, by Louise Penny – audio
- All is Not Forgotten, by Wendy Walker
- Too Dark to Sleep, by Dianne Gallagher
- Murder at the Lanterne Rouge, by Cara Black – audio
2 in literary fiction:
- The President’s Hat, by Antone Laurain – ebook
- The Eskimo Solution, by Pascal Garnier – ebook
2 in verse:
- Purgatorio, by Dante
- Revolting Rhymes, by Roald Dahl
2 in graphic “novels”:
- The Black Island, by Hergé
- Agatha: The Real Life of Agatha Christie, by Anne Martinetti – this is nonfiction
1 in historical fiction:
- Max Gate, by Damien Wilkins
1 in nonfiction
- Orthodox Spirituality, by Dumitru Staniloae
My favorites in July
Reading Challenges recap
French Bingo: 28/25 – FINISHED
Classics Club: 4/50 (until end of 2018)
Cloak and Dagger (Mysteries): 19/21-30
Ebook challenge: 20/25
Historical fiction: 9/15
Japanese literature: 3/5
New authors challenge: 28/50
New Release (2016): 22/16-30
Nonfiction challenge: 8/11-15
Books in Translation: 18/12 – FINISHED
What’s in a Name: 3/6
Where Are You Reading?: 19/50 – to be finished in ??
Total of books read in 2016 = 55/100
Number of books added to my TBR in July = 12
- I hosted 2 guest-posts
- 5 of the 12 books I read were received for review
French Bingo 2016 has 17 participants and 23 reviews posted so far. It’s not too late to join. Don’t forget to link your reviews! And in case you are stuck, we have plenty of choices regularly updated.
- I organized 5 giveaways. The one for August at France Book Tours is now available. There are 2 books to choose from, and I will pick 2 winners. Be sure to follow through email not to miss weekly giveaways.
Most popular book review in July
click on the cover to access my review
Most popular post last month
– non book review –
Freedom To Read Giveaway Hop
Book blog that brought me
most traffic this past month
Stuck in Books
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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 😉
7: Lucy at The Fictional 100
6: Karen at Booker Talk
3: Freda at Freda’s Voice
3: Elizabeth at Silver’s Reviews
2: Katherine at I Wished I Lived In a Library
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Plans for August
Start reading BEA copies I received for books to be released in September
Come back tomorrow
to see what I plan to read in August!
How was YOUR month of July?
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!
Agatha sounds fascinating… I’m even more intrigued by it being a graphic novel?! You had a busy month! Happy August!
What was really intriguing for me was how come no British author had the idea to do a graphic biography of her? A French team did it first, then translated into English!
I have real trouble getting into graphic novels, but perhaps the subject matter of Agatha would hold my attention.
Isn’t The President’s Hat charming? I loved it.
Yes Laurain’s books are fun. This “graphic novel” is non fiction, they do some amazing ones in nonfiction, you should try some
All is Not Forgotten seems to be a very popular book by a number of readers as I have seen good comments from quite a few about it. Yes reading does seem to be a haven in this world gone more insane.
Though this book is far from rosy!!
It looks like you had a great July! I also love your recap format it really gives you a look at everything! Have a great August!
thanks, happy August reading to you too