2019: September wrap-up

SEPTEMBER 2019 WRAP-UP

📚 September was a special month: I totally binged on manga, or to be more specific, on a subgenre of manga I guess: Film Comic Adaptation. I forgot now how, but I finally discovered Hayao Miyazaki, and I checked out from my library all the adaptations of his animes I could find – I still have one series to finish.
So don’t be impressed by the number of books and pages I read this month, as 14 were actually manga and graphic novels – I know, that’s ridculous.

📚 More impressive is actually that I finished n 4 years (instead of 5) my first list of 50 classics, and started my 2nd list.

📚 Also, I have started phase 2 of my Goodreads TBR shelf cleaning. And I can use your help! Click on the link for your input.

📚 And if you haven’t seen it yet, come and read the awesome interview with Silvia on Don Quixote!

So here is what I read in September:

19 books:
17 in print 
with 3,267 pages, an average of 108 pages/day
2 in audio
= 15H24
, an average of 30 minutes

14 in manga and graphic nonfiction:

  1. The Secret World of Arrietty, vol. 2 by Hayao Miyazaki
  2. Spirited Away,vol. 1 by Hayao Miyazaki
  3. Spirited Away,vol. 2 by Hayao Miyazaki
  4. Spirited Away,vol. 3 by Hayao Miyazaki
  5. Spirited Away, vol. 4 by Hayao Miyazaki
  6. Spirited Away, vol. 5 by Hayao Miyazaki
  7. Castle in the Sky, vol. 1 by Hayao Miyazaki
  8. Castle in the Sky, vol. 2 by Hayao Miyazaki
  9. Castle in the Sky, vol. 3 by Hayao Miyazaki
  10. Castle in the Sky, vol. 4 by Hayao Miyazaki
  11. My Neighbor Totoro, vol. 1 by Hayao Miyazaki
  12. My Neighbor Totoro, vol. 2 by Hayao Miyazaki
  13. Book Love, by Debbie Tung
  14. The American Dream? A Journey on Route 66, by Shing Yin Khor

2 in science fiction:

  1. Solaris, by Stanislaw Lem – audio, for The Classics Club
  2. Childhood’s End, by Arthur C. Clarke – audio, for The Classics Club

2 in literary fiction:

  1. And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer, by Fredrik Backman
  2. Quichotte, by Salman Rushdie – ebook, for review

1 in mystery:

  1. Into the Night, by Sarah Bailey

MY FAVORITES IN SEPTEMBER

Quichotte Book Love

READING CHALLENGES & RECAP

Classics Club: 1/50 (until September 2024)
2019 Calendar of Crime Challenge 15/12?
Where Are You Reading?: 21/50 – to be finished in ??
Total of books read in 2019 = 84/100
Number of books added to my TBR this past month= 43

BOOKS I REVIEWED THIS MONTH

The Dark Lake Into The Night Quichotte Goodbye Paris

GIVEAWAYS

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MOST POPULAR BOOK REVIEW THIS PAST MONTH

Quichotte

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MOST POPULAR POST THIS PAST MONTH
– NON BOOK REVIEW –

Born a Crime Read-along

BOOK BLOG THAT BROUGHT ME MOST TRAFFIC THIS PAST MONTH

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TOP COMMENTERS OF THE MONTH

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Come back on Wednesday
to see the books I plan to read in October.


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where you can link your monthly recap posts
Thanks Nicole!

 

14 thoughts on “2019: September wrap-up

  1. I think you did fine. Reading audio books and paperbacks in the same month sometime take a lot out of someone. Who know might be why you read so many graphic Novels instead. You just feel that what you wanted to read for this past month. Hope you enjoy books you have coming. Maybe you can tell me how to create TBR Post for the following Month?

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    • I always read at the same time books in print/ digital/audio, it’s normal for me. Because I listen to an audiobook each time I have a minute, doing chores around the house cooking, etc.
      The manga binge is because I totally fell in love with Miyazaki’s style.
      My TBR is determined first by books I received for review. Then the books I need to read for my Classics Club list. And then by books that have been for a while on my TBR.
      For audio, I alternate between classics (for my list) and recent French books I have heard about.
      That’s the basis, but it can evolve, for instance if I see a book at the library that screams at me and will not allow me to leave without it, lol

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  2. Woman, you are on fire! No shame on the shorter pages in the Manga. I was into picture books last month and they are short on pages but so satisfying because of the wide-ranging illustration styles as well as the stories. Have as great a month in October!

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  3. Excellent book month! I have never read manga before, so maybe I should try, starting with the author you read. I’ve been reading more graphic novels this year and enjoying them, so maybe I would like manga too.

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