August 2016 wrap-up
Already end of August, and the wind is already chilly, ouch!
I’m not ready for the cold, I hope we get some nice Indian Summer and more hours of outside reading, though I usually read in the evening and the dark comes sooner.
Here is what I read in August:
5 in print
= with 1,765 pages, that is: 56 pages/day
+ 1 audiobook
= with 8H42, that is: 16 mn/day
2 in literary fiction:
- The House Between Tides, by Sarah Maine – ebook
- Trip Through Your Wires, by Sarah Layden – audiobook
2 in historical fiction:
- Charlatan, by Kate Braithwaite – ebook
- Time and Regret, by MK Tod – ebook
1 in mystery:
- The Paris Librarian, by Mark Pryor
1 in verse:
- Paradiso, by Dante
Some books fall into a couple of categories
|Published in 2016||5|
My favorites in August
Reading Challenges recap
French Bingo: 30/25 – FINISHED
Classics Club: 5/50 (until end of 2018)
Cloak and Dagger (Mysteries): 21/21-30
Ebook challenge: 23/25
Historical fiction: 11/15
Japanese literature: 3/5
New authors challenge: 31/50
New Release (2016): 25/16-30
Nonfiction challenge: 8/11-15
Books in Translation: 19/12 – FINISHED
What’s in a Name: 3/6
Where Are You Reading?: 19/50 – to be finished in ??
Total of books read in 2016 = 60/100
Number of books added to my TBR in August = 15
- I took part in Bout of Books 17, of course during my busiest week ever!!
- I hosted 3 guest-posts
- 4 of the 5 books I read were received for review
French Bingo 2016 has 29 reviews posted so far. It’s not too late to join. Don’t forget to link your reviews!
- I organized 4 giveaways. The one for September at France Book Tours is now available. The book of your choice
Most popular book review in August
click on the cover to access my review,
posted 4 years ago!
And I had even forgotten to insert my link to it
in my review of The House Between Tides (fixed now)
Most popular post last month
– non book review –
Spotlight and giveaway:
Behind Closed Doors
Book blog that brought me
most traffic this past month
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 😉
8: Lucy at The Fictional 100
7: Karen at Booker Talk
4: Elizabeth at Silver’s Reviews
3: Freda at Freda’s Voice
2: Katherine at I Wished I Lived In a Library
over 3,830 subscribers
over 119,100 hits
Plans for September
- Celebrate my 6th blogiversary!
- Catch up with some BEA books that will be released this month
- As we start a new Orthodox liturgical year today, do regular posts based on Orthodox books. the first being on September 4, God willing
Come back tomorrow
to see what I plan to read in September!
How was YOUR month of August?
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!
You had a good month. I loved Rebecca and would like to try Paris Librarian.
yes, you should definitely try The Paris Librarian. I’m going to try to write my review quickly
The Paris Librarian sounds awesome…and I must reread my copy of Rebecca. I loved it back in the day….maybe I would love it even more now!
I devoured The Paris Librarian in no time, so so good
A great variety of reading for the month. I’ve seen The House Between the Tides around and its great you named it one of your favourites for the month.
yes, an amazing one!
You did good! Rebecca is a book I still need to read!!
OMG, yes, you do need to read Rebecca
I’ve never participated in Bout of Books, but I’ve always wanted to. It sounds like a great motivator to pick up books. Your 6th blogiversary! That’s pretty amazing, congrats! Have a wonderful September 🙂
Bout of Books is really neat to connect with other bloggers, plus it’s a much more relax pace than a 24 hour readathon – well, when your week is rather quiet, which ended up not being for me this time!
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