The top 11 Books to read in February 2017

Here are

The top 11 books I plan to read
in Febuary!

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CURRENTLY READING

a-prodigal-saint   a-curious-collection-of-dates

a-forgers-life  The Muralist

A Prodigal Saint:
Father John of Kronstadt and the Russian People

= scholarly biography of the most well known 19th century Russian saint
A Curious Collection of Dates
= a fun book I won
= for every day of the year, I event related to Sherlock Holmes
A Forger’s Life
= a biography seen at the library
The Muralist
= finally!

READING NEXT

paradise-lost  born-a-crime

till-we-have-faces   flaubert

marie-antoinettes-darkest-days

Paradise Lost
= so excited to reread this for The Classics Club.
I totally fell in love with this book decades ago
Born a Crime
= a couple was so excited about this book,
and I realized BBI was organizing a readalong!
Till We Have Faces
= for my Church book club
Gustave Flaubert: The Ambiguity of Imagination
= for a book tour
Marie-Antoinette’s Darkest Days
= for a book tour organized by France Book Tours
= there are still some print copies available!

CURRENT AND NEXT AUDIOBOOKS

a-study-in-scarlet  trois-jours-et-une-vie

A Study in Scarlet
= for The Classics Club.
I have actually decided to listen to all of Sherlock Holmes.
I have chosen Simon Prebble as narrator.
Except for next audiobook,
I plan to listen to all SH stories,
as they were chronologically released
Trois jours et une vie
= responding to a promotional audiobook offer,
I was totally thrilled to see that for once,
some books were available in French.
The latest by Lemaitre!

HAVE YOU READ
OR ARE YOU PLANNING TO READ
ANY OF THESE?
WHAT ARE YOUR READING PLANS FOR FEBRUARY?

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16 thoughts on “The top 11 Books to read in February 2017

  1. I will look forward to your reactions to so many of these books! The biography of John of Kronstadt, The Paradiso, and the two Sherlock Holmes books especially. So glad you are putting Holmes on your reading menu, since I know you have such an appreciation of a good mystery. Glad for the reminder about the Marie-Antoinette history book. I just sent in my form!

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    • so glad you will review Marie-Antoinette, I will have it mailed to you.
      wow, I had already a neat surprise with A Study in Scarlet, with a huge chunk of it that felt like historical fiction. I think I’m also going to try to watch the movies after each story. If you have some recommendations on what version to watch, I’m all ear

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      • The Granada TV versions starring Jeremy Brett are my favorites and it includes a great majority of the stories and novels. Easy to find on DVD.

        And enjoy Paradise Lost! I mixed it up with the Paradiso–oops. 🙂

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        • Thanks Lucy. Yes they have them at my library, but I found out that Brett was not in the very first one, A Study in Scarlett. I watched yesterday the one with Cushing. Not bad, though they didn’t insert the whole 2nd part that suddenly feels like a historical novel within a mystery in the book.
          Thanks, I will check these for the following stories

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  2. Born a Crime was excellent. I still haven’t read A Study in Scarlet, despite haven’t read a few of the other Sherlock novels, but those stories are always good fun.

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    • I was actually surprised to see a huge part of A Study in Scarlet felt like reading a historical novel. Really neat! Just finished it today, and now I’m also thinking I should watch the movie after each of his stories I read. Any recommendations?

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      • I haven’t watched many of the movies, actually. The BBC Sherlock series is great, but they are modern retellings that are loosely based on the original stories, not direct adaptations.

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  3. Paradise Lost is tough going at times but there are some scenes involving Satan which I can still recall chilling me when I read it at university. And that last section of book 9 is so poignant

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