2020: July wrap-up

JULY 2020 WRAP-UP

Exceptionally, like many of you I suspect, no vacation this year. Apart from a short semi staycation week with just a quarter of my regular tutoring hours, so that I could clean the house… and so listen to more audiobooks, as I never do the one without the other!
I usually don’t read much if I go on vacation somewhere. So having no distraction at home, the reading schedule has remained steady.
So much so that I have already read 21/20 books of Summer. I’ll probably reach 32 or more by the end of August.

ūüďö¬†So here are the titles I read in July:

12 books:
7 in print 
=  with 2,122 pages, a daily average of 68 pages/day
5 in audio
= 23H43
, a daily average of 45 minutes

5 in mystery:

  1. The Murder on the Links, #2 by Agatha Christie –¬†audio, for The Classics Club
  2. No Woods so Dark as These, by Randall Silvis –¬†ebook, for review for Criminal Element. Review live on 8/3
  3. Poirot Investigates #3 by Agatha Christie¬†–¬†audio, for The Classics Club
  4. Celle qui pleurait sous l’eau, by Niko Tackian – ebook, readalong with a French student
  5. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd #4 by Agatha Christie¬†–¬†audio, for The Classics Club

4 in nonfiction:

  1. The First Book of Samuel¬†–¬†audio, for The Classics Club
  2. I Will Judge You by Your Bookshelf, by Grant Snider
  3. The Second Book of Samuel¬†–¬†audio, for The Classics Club
  4. Marie Antoinette’s World, by Will Bashor-¬†ebook for review for France Book Tours Review live on 8/14

2 in literary fiction:

  1. A Wild Sheep Chase, by Haruki Murakami –¬†ebook, readalong with the Online Murakami Book Club (meeting on Discord)
  2. Complètement cramé, by Gilles Legardinier- ebook, readalong with the French Book Club (meeting on Discord)

1 in children book:

  1. The One and Only Bob, by Katherine Applegate

MY FAVORITE BOOKS THIS PAST MONTH

Lots of great books, but I’ll go with the less heavy ones, to fit a Summer mood.

I Will Judge You By Your Bookshelf  The One and Only Bob  

READING CHALLENGES & RECAP

Classics Club: 38/50 (from October 2019-until September 2024)
Japanese Literature Challenge: 9 books read

Total of books read in 2020 = 72/110
Number of books added to my TBR this past month= 33

BOOKS I REVIEWED THIS PAST MONTH

  Migrations Inhabitation And the Earth Will Sit on the Moon

GIVEAWAYS

The open giveaways are on my homepage

And we have 2 books available for reviews on France Book Tours
One is a historical novel with a famous musician in Paris.
The other is a horror novel based on a super famous French classic!

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Civilizations

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Come back on Monday, August 3
to see the books I plan to read in August


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How was YOUR month of July?

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where you can link your monthly recap posts
Thanks Nicole!

 

Book review: The Challenging Riddle Book for Kids

The Challenging Riddle Book for KidsThe Challenging Riddle Book for Kids:
Fun Brain-Busters for Ages 9-12,
by Danielle Hall
Illustrated by
Mary Kate McDevitt

Rockridge Press
6/9/2020
Juvenile Nonfiction/Humor
Age Range: 9-12 years
82 pages

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Because of Covid-19, this summer is unlike any other summer: very few camps open if any, and you may wonder what activities you are going to offer your children. The Challenging Riddle Book for Kids is the perfect book to have a bit of fun every day with them, outdoors or indoors.

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Book review: Dinosaurs! My First Book About Carnivores

DinosaursDinosaurs!
My First Book About Carnivores,
by ‚ÄúDinosaur George‚ÄĚ Blasing
Illustrations by
Annalisa and Marina Durante

Rockridge Press
6/2/2020
Juvenile Nonfiction/Animals
Age Range: 4-8 years
68 pages

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I just presented this amazing French novel where the main character goes to the limit of what is humanly bearable to try to find a brontosaurus. So today, we’ll go a bit deeper into these extinct animals, with Dinosaurs! My First Book About Carnivores.

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