2017: November wrap-up

November 2017 wrap-up

Another interesting month of reading, with quite a bit of diversity!
And I have reached 101 books, out of my goal of 100, so this year should be quite a record!

Here is what I read this past month:

9  books:
7 in print
with 1,588 pages, that is: 52 pages/day
+ 2 audiobooks
with 23H20, that is: 46 mn/day

4 in mystery:

  1. Venetian Blood, by Christine Evelyn Volker – ebook
  2. Sous les vents de Neptune, by Fred Vargas – audiobook
  3. Blackbird Fly, by Lise McClendon – ebook
  4. Dans les bois éternels, by Fred Vargas – audiobook

4 in nonfiction:

  1. One Sip at a Time, by Keith Van Sickle
  2. The Sherlock Holmes Book
  3. A Taste of Paris, by David Downie
  4. Poppies of Iraq, by Brigitte Findakly – graphic “novel”

1 graphic novel

  1. Peppy in the Wild West, by Hergé


My favorites in November

Taste of Paris   Sous les vents de Neptune

Reading Challenges recap

Classics Club: 24/50 (until end of 2018)
Back to the Classics Challenge: 6/6-12
Mount TBR: 16/48
Where Are You Reading?: 21/50 – to be finished in ??

Total of books read in 2017 = 101/100!

Number of books added to my TBR in November= 33

Blog recap in November

  • I participated in Nonfiction November, which made me of course add quite a few nonfiction books to my TBR!

  • I organized 2 giveaways. It was fun to be part of the Gratitude Giveaway Hop. There will be something similar in December!
    The giveaway for December at France Book Tours is very special and now available.

  • As part of the Classics Club, we got our new spin – see here what I got!

  • My public library is organizing a winter challenge: we had to mention our favorite genres and list our last 4 books read, and they pick a book for us to read and review in December. Isn’t that fun? I’m totally thrilled and will tell you on Monday what they picked for me.

Most popular book review in November


click on the cover to access my review.
Posted 5 years ago.
Yes, again the most viewed this month!!

Most popular post last month
– non book review –

Born a Crime: Chap 9-14 read-along

Book blog that brought me
most traffic this past month

Stuck in Books

Top commenters of the month

Inspired by Becca at I’m Lost in Books!
and her Blogger Shout-Outs feature

= 1 point per month for the top 3.
The one who has the most points at the end of the year will receive a gift!
NB: just congratulating winners of giveaways does not count as a real comment 😉

11: Karen at Booker Talk

11: Kristyn at Reading to Unwind

10: Lucy at The Fictional 100 

Blog milestones

1,716 posts
over 4,360 subscribers
over 145,400 hits

Plans for December

  • Post a surprise tomorrow, with my first participation in a special kind of exercise

  • Participate in December Giveaway Hop

  • Write a bunch of mini reviews, do a few videos – we can always dream, right?

  • Read the book I got for Classics Spin, and the book picked by the library staff

Come back on Monday
to see all the books I plan to read in December!

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How was YOUR month of  November?

Month in Review

Kathryn at The Book Date
has created a Month In Review meme
I’ll now be linking my monthly recap posts
Thanks Kathryn, great idea!























Top Ten Books on my winter TBR


Top Ten Books on my Winter TBR

TTT for November 28, 2017

I can’t believe I have not done a Top Ten Tuesday post this year yet!!
I’m combining it with my last post for Nonfiction November. So I’m going to post my Top Ten Nonfiction books added recently to my TBR.
Sorry, there’s no way I can remember on what blog I discovered the books!

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Have you read any of these?
Which one is your favorite?
What great nonfiction
did YOU recently add to your TBR


Nonfiction November 2017: Expert on France



Click on the logo to see the detailed schedule

Here is the topic for week 3, hosted Kim at Sophisticated Dorkiness

Be The Expert/Ask the Expert
/Become the Expert

Three ways to join in this week!
You can either share 3 or more books
on a single topic that you have read and can recommend (be the expert),
you can put the call out for good nonfiction on a specific topic
that you have been dying to read (ask the expert),
or you can create your own list of books
on a topic that you’d like to read (become the expert).

Surprise surprise, here are nonfiction books I highly recommend on… France!

Click on the covers to access my reviews or tour pages

FUN REALITY    One Sip at a Time

YUMMY HISTORY    Bonjour Kale cover

UNUSUAL MEMOIR    Madeleine Project

PORTRAIT OF A HERO     a-forgers-life



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