2022: August wrap-up

AUGUST 2022 WRAP-UP

I only read 9 books this month, which is slow compared to other 2022 months for me, but still I’m happy, as it’s actually a good amount of pages, and I read so many awesome books!
I’m enjoying more and more focusing on my TBRs and classics.

I’m currently 10 books ahead of schedule (74% done) to read 120 books this year.
Also, I’m only 1 book away my 3rd list of classics for The Classics Club, with 136/137 books – in less than two years, instead of the five years projected.

I participated in Bout of Books #35, which gave a good boost to my reading.

📚 Here is what I read in August:

9 books:
6 in print 
with 2,113 pages, a daily average of 68 pages/day
3 in audio
= 34H33
, a daily average of 1H06/ day

3 in literary fiction:

  1. Jamaica Inn, by Daphne du Maurier – audiobook, counts for The Classics Club
  2. It Can’t Happen Here, by Sinclair Lewis – audiobook, counts for The Classics Club
  3. Ensemble, c’est tout, by Anna Gavalda – read with one of my French students

2 in science-fiction:

  1. Ravage, by René Barjavel – counts for The Classics Club
  2. De la Terre à la Lune, by Jules Verne, read with one of my French students, counts for The Classics Club

2 in historical fiction:

  1. Human Nature, by Serge Joncour – received for review
  2. The Daughter of Time, by Josephine Tey – counts for The Classics Club

1 in mystery:

  1. The Tokyo Zodiac Murders, by Soji Shimada

1 in nonfiction:

  1. L’Enfer numérique : Voyage au bout d’un Like, by Guillaume Pitron

This month, it was very very hard to pick 2 winners, I had to pick 3, and this was still very hard!

MY FAVORITE BOOKS THIS PAST MONTH

The Tokyo Zodiac Murders Ensemble, c'est tout

L'Enfer numérique

READING CHALLENGES & RECAP

Classics Club: 136/137 (from November 2020-until November 2025)
Japanese Literature Challenge: 9/12 books – During the year: 12
2022 TBR Pile Reading Challenge: 8/12 books
2022 books in translation reading challenge
: 21/10+

Total of books read in 2022 = 89/120 (74%)
Number of books added to my TBR this past month = 11

 NO OTHER BOOK  REVIEWED THIS PAST MONTH

NO BOOK RECEIVED FOR REVIEW

MOST POPULAR BOOK REVIEW THIS PAST MONTH

L'Enfer numérique

click on the cover to access my review,
which gives you a good preview of the upcoming English translation

MOST POPULAR POST THIS PAST MONTH
– NON BOOK REVIEW –

Sunday Post #64

BOOK BLOG THAT BROUGHT ME MOST TRAFFIC THIS PAST MONTH

A Life in Books
please go visit, there are a lot of good things there!

TOP COMMENTERS 

Karen at Booker Talk
Marianne at Let’s Read

Deb at ReaderBuzz
please go and visit them,
they have great blogs

BLOG MILESTONES 

2,581 posts
over 5,190 followers
over 257,760 hits

📚 📚 📚

Come back tomorrow to see the titles I’ll be reading in September
And on Friday, I’ll post my 20 Books of Summer recap

How was YOUR month of August?

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Nicole at Feed Your Fiction Addiction
has created a Month In Review meme
where you can link your monthly recap posts
Thanks Nicole!

33 thoughts on “2022: August wrap-up

  1. Nine books is a great month, and the fact that you had a hard time choosing your top book of the month is a good thing! I also had three excellent reads this month, which I’ll share in my wrap up post later today😁

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  2. Now that Trump finally looks – fingers crossed – to be on his way out of circulation (along with Trump-lite Johnson) I think I can bear to go back to the Sinclair Lewis of which I only managed to get through a few chapters in 2017 before despairing.

    Otherwise in August I was less prolific than you with only five books, though one of them was quite a long Robertson Davies novel over which I lingered, all the more to savour it. But I also have at least four other titles on the go, at various stages of completion, so that counts for something I suppose!

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    • I have just visited your post on Davies.

      It Can’t Happen Here: still quite scary even if the previous president is out. In some passages, it felt like he had tried to copy the book in real life. But I know it’s not possible, as he probably never read a full novel in all his life

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  3. The only book from your list that I read is Ensemble, c’est tout. I don’t know whether you already reviewed it, I’d love to know what you think about it.

    And thanks for mentioning my blog. I feel honoured.

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  5. OK, I have one request — out of all the Japanese lit mysteries that you may have read, which one has been your favorite? I’d like to start reading some of those, but don’t know where to start.

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