JULY 2022 WRAP-UP
I’m slowly going into reading more of my TBRs, and it pays with fabulous books. So I’m devouring more and faster.
I’m currently 11 books ahead of schedule (67% done) to read 120 books this year.
Also, looks like I’m almost done with my 3rd list of classics for The Classics Club, with 131/137 books – in less than two years, instead of the five years projected.
And I managed to publish as well as visit a good number of posts for Paris in July.
📚 Here is what I read in July:
6 in print
= with 1,544 pages, a daily average of 49 pages/day
6 in audio
= 43H25, a daily average of 1H24/ day
5 in mystery:
- Clouds of Witness, by Dorothy Sayers – audiobook, counts for The Classics Club
- A is For Alibi, by Sue Grafton – counts for my 2022 TBR Pile Reading Challenge
- L’Écluse n.1 (Maigret #18) – read with a French student,
counts for The Classics Club
- Confessions, by Kanae Minato – audiobook
- Fer-de-Lance (Nero Wolfe #1), by Rex Stout – audiobook, counts for The Classics Club
2 in science-fiction:
- Upgrade, by Blake Crouch – received for review
- The First Men in the Moon, by H. G. Wells – counts for The Classics Club
2 in literary fiction:
- The Martins, by David Foenkinos – received for review
- Le Grand Meaulnes, by Alain-Fournier – read in French with a bunch of friends on Discord
1 in historical fiction:
- Laurus, by Eugene Vodolazkin
1 in play:
- Cyrano de Bergerac, by Edmond Rostand – audiobook + movie, in French
1 in nonfiction:
- Down and Out in Paris and London, by George Orwell – audiobook, counts for The Classics Club
This month, it was very very hard to pick 2 winners, as I read so many awesome books.
MY FAVORITE BOOKS THIS PAST MONTH
READING CHALLENGES & RECAP
Classics Club: 131/137 (from November 2020-until November 2025)
Japanese Literature Challenge: 9/12 books – During the year: 11
2022 TBR Pile Reading Challenge: 6/12 books
2022 books in translation reading challenge: 19/10+
Total of books read in 2022 = 80/120 (67%)
Number of books added to my TBR this past month = 20
OTHER BOOK REVIEWED THIS PAST MONTH
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Come back tomorrow to see the titles I’ll be reading in August
How was YOUR month of July?
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That’s amazing that you are so far ahead with your GR challenge. I hope August is fantastic as well😁
I have the feeling it will be too, it is starting well with the 4 I’m currently reading. Happy August readings to you too!
Your third Classics Club list – that’s impressive. Not sure I would have enough book titles to sustain three lists….
OMG, there are so many classics out there, from so many countries
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You are really getting through the books! For me it seems like the more classics I read, the more I want to read them and the faster I get through them. Have a great August!
You sum it perfectly! Enjoy your August reads too!
Well, you had a very productive month. Thank you for all your posts for Paris in July. Seems you had time to read a lot on top of that.
It was definitely a good month
Wow. You got a lot of book read this month.
Have a great August reading month.
Thanks, to you too!
I thought I was a fast reader, but you leave me in the shade. And so many challenges responded to! I tend not to, as I find it quite stressful being at the beck and call of lists when there’s so much stuff on my TBR list anyway. Well done anyway!
Well, I have no children/grandchildren, and NO TV, so that frees a lot of time for reading – and my husband loves reading a lot as well. So we have nice quiet evening reads.
And I use any manual house chores to listen to audiobooks.
These challenges are not very challenging, they focus on books I really want to read. I used to do tons of challenges every year, but ended up with books that I really didn’t like that much.
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We barely watch TV and children have left home, and yes, we read in the evenings too, so you still win!
So glad you are finding it rewarding to dig into your TBR. As usual I’m in awe of the amount and variety of the reading you get through. Glad you could find time for our French readalong, it was great.
It was fun.
Looks like I read faster if they are books I have meant to read for ever
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