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:
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:
- Jamaica Inn, by Daphne du Maurier – audiobook, counts for The Classics Club
- It Can’t Happen Here, by Sinclair Lewis – audiobook, counts for The Classics Club
- Ensemble, c’est tout, by Anna Gavalda – read with one of my French students
2 in science-fiction:
- Ravage, by René Barjavel – counts for The Classics Club
- 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:
- Human Nature, by Serge Joncour – received for review
- The Daughter of Time, by Josephine Tey – counts for The Classics Club
1 in mystery:
- The Tokyo Zodiac Murders, by Soji Shimada
1 in nonfiction:
- 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
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
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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?
Nicole at Feed Your Fiction Addiction
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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😁
looking forward to reading your post
Congratulations on all your progress! I’m curious about Jamaica Inn, as I recently bought a copy. I also added Tokyo Zodiac Murders to my list to read.
Thanks! And great choices!!
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You had a wonderful month of reading, I hope September is just as good.
Thanks, you too! Did you post a wrap for August?
Nine books is great, and you did a lot of other things as well. A very productive months it seems.
Thanks. All is relative. So far this year, I’ve had 5 months with over 10 books, including 15 in January, that’s why 9 is low for this year. But the quality redeemed the stats
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!
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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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.
No, I haven’t reviewed it yet. I so loved it. The narrative and dialogs are so flowing. So authentic characters
Oh, I’m looking forward to your review then.
I need to get to work, lol
No rush. We all have a live outside of the internet.
The problem is I’m back into devouring one book after another without pausing for reviews…
Well, reading is the main thing, right?
You had a great reading month! I also read some Daphne du Maurier in August – Frenchman’s Creek. It was a fun read! Hope your September is a good one!
I just went to read your great review. Enjoy your September reads as well!
I think 9 is a fantastic job! Happy September!
Thanks. Enjoy your September reds as well. Any special plans?
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Tokyo Zodiac Murders sound cool.
Have a great August reading month.
It really is. Enjoy your September reads as well!
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.
I can’t give 1 titles, but toned it down to 3.
You can read my reviews (there are all spoiler free), so you can see the type you’d prefer most:
And scroll down to Confessions in this post: https://wordsandpeace.com/2022/07/24/sunday-post-63-7-24-2022/
August was a low number of books for me too. I just wish it had been more off my TBR. I’ve got to get more of those read! Hope you are having a nice September so far.
Thanks, you too!
You are doing great on your reading and challenges!! I like the way your organize you post 🙂
Thanks, very sweet of you
There are other bloggers that do monthly wrap-up link-up parties.
Yes, I have a logo of one at the bottom of my post, and I link my post there every month