October 2016 wrap-up
Another great month of reading, I’m finally on track to reach my usual average of 100 books/year.
Here is what I read in October:
8 in print
= with 2,059 pages, that is: 66.4 pages/day
+ 1 audiobook
= with 7H43, that is: 14 mn/day
3 in literary fiction:
- Commonwealth, by Ann Patchett
- The Suicide Shop, by Jean Teulé – ebook
- The Invoice, by Jonas Karlsson
2 in nonfiction:
- Pancakes in Paris, by Craig Carlson – ebook
- The Blessed Surgeon: The Life of Saint Luke Archbishop of Simferopol
1 in mystery:
- Michelangelo’s Ghost, by Gigi Pandian – ebook
1 in historical fiction:
- The Other Einstein, by Marie Benedict
1 in science-fiction:
- The Martian Chronicles, by Ray Bradbury – audio
1 in fantasy:
- A Wizard of Earthsea, by Ursula K. Le Guin
Some books fall into a couple of categories
|Published in 2016||6|
|Books for review||6|
My favorites in October
Reading Challenges recap
French Bingo: 37/25 – FINISHED
Classics Club: 8/50 (until end of 2018)
Cloak and Dagger (Mysteries): 26/21-30
Ebook challenge: 28/25 – FINISHED
Historical fiction: 16/15 – FINISHED
Japanese literature: 3/5
New authors challenge: 42/50
New Release (2016): 37/16-30 – FINISHED
Nonfiction challenge: 13/11-15
Books in Translation: 26/12 – FINISHED
What’s in a Name: 3/6
Where Are You Reading?: 20/50 – to be finished in ??
Total of books read in 2016 = 83/100
Number of books added to my TBR in October= 3 only!
- I finally launched a program for guest-posts, as I get more and more. I hosted 5 in October
- I posted 2 videos on my Youtube Channel.
French Bingo 2016 has 41 reviews posted so far. Don’t forget to link your reviews!
- I organized 7 giveaways. The one for November at France Book Tours is now available.
- One big thing: I am done purging my Goodreads TBR. I’m down to 972, after deleting about 500. I plan to really focus on that shelf in 2017
Most popular book review in October
click on the cover to access my review.
Most popular post last month
– non book review –
Book blog that brought me
most traffic this past month
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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 😉
10: Lucy at The Fictional 100
9: Karen at Booker Talk
6: Elizabeth at Silver’s Reviews
3: Freda at Freda’s Voice
2: Katherine at I Wished I Lived In a Library
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over 123,00 hits
Plans for November
- Catching up on titles that have been too long on my Netgalley shelf!
- Starting Challenges recaps
- I have now a better idea of what I want my blog new look to be. I need to list all this now and send it to a website magician I know to do the trick!
Come back on Thursday
to see what I plan to read in November!
How was YOUR month of October?
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!
9 books… that’s wonderful ! I haven’t read any of the books on your list but adding your favorites to my ever-growing TBR pile.
yes, these 2 are fantastic! And I highly recommend you listen to The Martian Chronicles, as the narrator is so so good!
While it is many years ago since I read it, I totally loved The Wizard of Earthsea. You have a great variety of genres for October. Happy reading for November.
OMG, yes it was so good! Would you recommend I read the whole series?
That is awesome that you are back on track for 100! I am falling further and further behind all the time! Happy November!
good luck, maybe November will be easier for you
I admire the breadth of your reading. I class my tastes as eclectic yet I never touch science fiction. Hmm, food for thought
I don’t read a lot, I’m very picky, but some science fiction books are so well written, especially classics like this one. And then you have so many kinds, it can be about space or about how the society could be on Earth down the line. About the development of games and virtual reality, I would highly highly recommend Ready Player One, especially as audiobook, the BEST audiobook I have EVER listened to, I’m serious
You had a great reading month. Congrats on completing many of your challenges!
thanks, still a few to go 😉
You read some of my favorite books this month! (The LeGuin and Bradbury). I’m very interested in The Other Einstein too. And I can’t wait to see your new blog design. 🙂
ah ah “great minds think alike”. Yes, I hope to reveal a new look soon… I also need to review these amazing 3 books
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