2016: August wrap-up

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:

6  books:
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:

  1. The House Between Tides, by Sarah Maine – ebook
  2. Trip Through Your Wires, by Sarah Layden – audiobook

2 in historical fiction:

  1. Charlatan, by Kate Braithwaite – ebook
  2. Time and Regret, by MK Tod – ebook

1 in mystery:

  1. The Paris Librarian, by Mark Pryor

1 in verse:

  1. Paradiso, by Dante
To recap in charts, inspired by The Book Date:
Book Formats:
Some books fall into a couple of categories
Print 2
E-Book 3
Audiobook 1
Published in 2016 5
Review Books 5

Genres Read

Nonfiction 0
Literary fiction 2
Historical fiction 2
Mystery 1
Verse 1

My favorites in August

    The House Between Tides  The Paris Librarian

 Reading Challenges recap

French Bingo: 30/25 – FINISHED
Audiobook: 8/10-15
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

Blog recap

  • 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

Rebeccaclick 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

Flashlight Commentary

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

Blog milestones

1,429 posts
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!

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How was YOUR month of  August?

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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