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The top 6 books to read in June

Here are

The top 6 books

I plan to read in June!

Click on the covers to know more

CURRENTLY READING

          Elder Sebastian  Conan Doyle for the Defense

Elder Sebastian of Optina
= I really enjoy the Fathers of Optina,
and a friend lent me this volume of the series
Conan Doyle for The Defense
= fabulous nonfiction on how Conan Doyle
used Sherlock Holmes’ gift
to investigate a famous case in real life!

READING NEXT

Romanov Empress   Le voyage d'Octavio

The Romanov Empress
= I should finally be able to read it this month,
always looking forward to a new novel by CW Gortner
Le voyage d’Octavio
= French novel on my TBR

CURRENT AND NEXT AUDIOBOOKS

      Sans feu ni lieu  Whose Body

Sans feu ni lieu
= the last of this short series by Fred Vargas, almost done
Whose Body?
= finally time to discover this author!

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HAVE YOU READ
OR ARE YOU PLANNING TO READ
ANY OF THESE?
WHAT ARE YOUR READING PLANS FOR JUNE?

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2018: May wrap-up

May 2018 wrap-up

Wow, thank God there was Bout of Books in May, with one great week of reading, to redeem the whole, as the rest was quite pathetic. And 3 days with another crazy bout, this one of allergy, left me with NO energy, not even enough to read, which is really a bad sign…
Hence another low average month…

So here are the few books I read in May, BUT 2 were amazingly good!:

5  books:
4 in print 
with 1,278 pages, an average of 41 pages/day
1 in audio
with 7H32, an average of 14mn/day

4 in mystery

  1. Resurrection Bay, by Emma Viskic – ebook, for review (to be posted on 6/4)

  2. Un peu plus loin sur la droite, by Fred Vargas – audio in French

  3. Something in the Water, by Catherine Steadman – ebook, for review (coming soon)

  4. The Word is Murder, by Anthony Horowitz – ebook, for review (coming soon)

1 in literary fiction:

  1. The Face of Another, by Kobo Abe – for Classic Club

 

My favorites in May

  The Word is Murder  Something in the water

Blog recap for May

Reading Challenges recap

Classics Club: 23/50 (until end of 2020) or 34/62!
The 2018 TBR Pile Challenge: 1/12!!
Where Are You Reading?: 21/50 – to be finished in ??

Total of books read in 2018= 27/100

Number of books added to my TBR in May= 19

Most popular book review in May

The Tree of Man

click on the cover to access my review.

Most popular post last month
– non book review –

Born a Crime
chapters 9-14 read-along at
Book Bloggers International

Book blog that brought me
most traffic this past month

Books are my favourite and best

Top commenters of the month

Kristyn at Reading to Unwind

Karen at Booker Talk

Freda @Fredalicious

Blog milestones

1,803 posts
over 4,490 subscribers
over 155,100 hits

Plans for June

No real plan this month, and I know that unfortunately, I won’t have much time to read during 2 weeks and a half…

 

Come back tomorrow
to see the books I plan to read in June!

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How was YOUR month of  May?

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!

Book review: Gallic Noir – Volume 1

Gallic Noir 1

Gallic Noir – Volume 1

It is always a new treat when Gallic publishes a new book. This time, this new volume, Gallic Noir – Volume 1,  allowed me to go on discovering the work of Pascal Garnier, this amazing French master of noir. I already presented four novels by him on this blog. Fortunately, I had not yet read any of the three stories included in this first volume.

Yes, Gallic is planning to publish more volumes on Garnier’s work!
Incidentally, it is interesting that gearing to the English speaking world, they feel the need to get a book close to 400 pages, and so they joined three of his novels in one volume.1

I have noticed Americans tend to think a 100 page novel can not really be called a novel.

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