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:

12  books:
10 in print

with 2,573 pages, that is: 83 pages/day
+ 2 audiobooks
with 22H23, that is: 43 mn/day

4 in mystery:

  1. The Long Way Home, by Louise Penny – audio
  2. All is Not Forgotten, by Wendy Walker
  3. Too Dark to Sleep, by Dianne Gallagher
  4. Murder at the Lanterne Rouge, by Cara Black – audio

2 in literary fiction:

  1. The President’s Hat, by Antone Laurain – ebook
  2. The Eskimo Solution, by Pascal Garnier – ebook

2 in verse:

  1. Purgatorio, by Dante
  2. Revolting Rhymes, by Roald Dahl

2 in graphic “novels”:

  1. The Black Island, by Hergé
  2. Agatha: The Real Life of Agatha Christie, by Anne Martinetti – this is nonfiction

1 in historical fiction:

  1. Max Gate, by Damien Wilkins

1 in nonfiction

  1. Orthodox Spirituality, by Dumitru Staniloae

My favorites in July

 All is not Forgotten   The President's Hat

 Reading Challenges recap

French Bingo: 28/25 – FINISHED
Audiobook: 7/10-15
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

Blog recap

  • 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

The Vegetarianclick 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

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 😉

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

Blog milestones

1,396 posts
over 3,850 subscribers
over 116,700 hits

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!

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How was YOUR month of  July?

Month in Review

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!

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