Top Ten Backlist Books I Want to Read

Top Ten  Backlist Books I Want to Read

TTT for November 6, 2018
#TopTenTuesday

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For these backlist titles, I decided to choose the 10 latest books published in 2017 and listed under my TBR Goodreads shelf.

Click on the covers to know more about these books.
To access them, you may have to click on the “date published” column,
and reorder to see the newest first

backlist 1

backlist 2

Have you read any of these? If I were to pick only one, which one would you recommend?

 

What’s the backlist book you most want to read soon?

 

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Nonfiction November: My Year 2018 in Nonfiction

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#NonficNov

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As every year, a bunch of really cool bloggers are co-hosting Nonfiction November.
Here is the topic for week 1:

YOUR YEAR IN NONFICTION

Hosted by Kim @ Sophisticated Dorkiness

Take a look back at your year of nonfiction and reflect on the following questions
What was your favorite nonfiction read of the year?
Do you have a particular topic you’ve been attracted to more this year?
What nonfiction book have you recommended the most?
What are you hoping to get out of participating in Nonfiction November?

Here is the recap of the nonfiction I have read (the links will send you to my review when it’s posted) or will finish for sure before the end of the year.
A pathetic 9 compare to 22 last year!! And I’m not sure I will read more nonfiction this year, besides these titles.

Why so few this year?
The reason being mostly that I really wanted to focus on reading books taking up dust on my shelves, and most were novels. And also the fact that I have read less this year, so the percentage fiction/nonfiction may end up pretty close to that of 2018, my end of the year statistics will tell.
Here are the titles:

Biographies:

  1. Monet, Itinerant of Light, by Salva Rubio (and EFA) – graphic nonfiction
  2. Conan Doyle for the Defense, by Margalit Fox
  3. Elder Sebastian of Optina, by Tatiana Torstensen

About trips:

  1. Journal de mon voyage d’Amérique, by Louis-Philippe
  2. The Ship, the Saint, and the Sailor: The Long Search for the Legendary Kad’yak, by Bradley G Stevens

About politics:

  1. Democracy in Chains, by Nancy MacLean- audiobook
  2. Fear: Trump in the White House, by Bob Woodward

About music:

  1. The Piano Shop on the Left Bank, by Thad Carhart

Orthodox spirituality:

  1. Modern Orthodox Thinkers: From the Philokalia to the Present Day, by Andrew Louth

 

What was your favorite nonfiction read of the year?

Conan Doyle for the Defense

What nonfiction book have you recommended the most?

Democracy in Chains

Do you have a particular topic you’ve been attracted to
more this year?

Current issues, which is totally new to me

What are you hoping to get out
of participating in Nonfiction November?

Get acquainted with more nonfiction readers and good titles unknown to me

WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE NONFICTION THIS YEAR?

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October 24 New look!

Wow, can you believe it?
YES, after promising you this for years,
Words And Peace has finally
a new look!!
Let me know what YOU think?
  • Do you like the idea of a static page?
  • Do you like the fonts? As for the colors of highlighted words, I’ll probably pick something else in my next review. Would that dark brown work for you?
  • What should I change?
The only thing I don’t like in that theme, is that I can’t seem to find a way to add social widgets in the left menu. But as they show right after the post, I think it can work.