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Top 10 books to read in March 2018

Here are

The top 10 books I plan to read
in March!

Click on the covers to know more

CURRENTLY READING

    Modern Orthodox Thinkers   Couleurs de l'incendie

Modern Orthodox Thinkers
= awesome presentation of major modern Orthodox thinkers
Couleurs de l’incendie
= French historical novel, sequel to The Great Swindle
So far, not as good

   The Bridge on the Drina  Look for her

The Bridge on the Drina
= classic on my TBR
Look For Her
= thriller received for review

READING NEXT

I Let you go   Portrait of a Murderer

I Let You Go
= thriller lent by a friend
Portrait of a Murderer
= classic, received for review

Romanov Empress   Le voyage d'Octavio

The Romanov Empress
= there’s been recently a lot of novels on the Romanovs.
I can’t pass a novel by CW Gortner!

Le voyage d’Octavio
= French novel on my TBR

CURRENT AND NEXT AUDIOBOOKS

     Temps glaciaires I Always Loved You

Temps glaciaires
= the last book I had not read yet in this series by Fred Vargas!
I Always Loved You
= I have had this one on my TBR for ever,
and I realize the audio should be good,
on painters Mary Cassatt and Edgar Degas

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

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2018: February wrap-up

February 2018 wrap-up

I have to admit, this is a record… of my worst reading month EVER!!
I have started a few other books than the ones listed here, so next month my average should be higher.
But the main reason for this low record is my now many commitments at church, especially with the Great Lent going on.

Here is what I read this past month:

3  books:
3 in print – yes only 3 and I didn’t manage to finish 1 audiobook!!
with 505 pages, that is a pitiful 18 pages/day

2 in mystery!

  1. Minced, Marinated, and Murdered, by Noel Balen and Vanessa Barrot – ebook
  2. Only the Rain, by Randall Silvis

1 in liteary fiction:

  1. Go, by Kazuki Kaneshiro  – ebook

My favorite in February    

Only the Rain

Reading Challenges recap

Classics Club: 21/50 (until end of 2020) or 30/59!
The 2018 TBR Pile Challenge: 0/12
Where Are You Reading?: 21/50 – to be finished in ??

Total of books read in 2018= 11/100

Number of books added to my TBR in February= 34

Most popular book review in February

the-other-einstein

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

That Artsy Reader Girl

Top commenters of the month

Karen at Booker Talk

Kristyn at Reading to Unwind

Freda @Fredalicious

Blog milestones

1,768 posts
over 4,480 subscribers
over 150,950 hits

Plans for March

Nothing special, just trying to combine more reading with Church activities!

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

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How was YOUR month of  January?

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!

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Book review: Go

GoGo

by  Kazuki Kaneshiro
Translated by 
Takami Nieda 
First published in Japanese in 2000
AmazonCrossing 3/1/2018
Genre: Literary fiction
Korean-Japanese literature

Pages: 172
Goodreads

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Kazuki Kaneshiro is a famous novelist and screenplay writer. He is Zainichi Korean, meaning ethnically (North) Korean, born and raised in Japan. And that’s precisely the identity of Sugihara, the hero of Go, the first novel I read by this author. It actually received the prestigious  Naoki Sanjugo Prize in 2000. This semiannual award recognizes “the best work of popular literature in any format by a new, rising, or (reasonably young) established author”.

I knew nothing about the issue of Zainichi Koreans, so this short coming of age novel was a great introduction to it. Click to continue reading

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