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The top 12 Books to read in August 2017

Here are

The top 12 books I plan to read
in August!

 Click on the covers to know more

CURRENTLY READING

Bonjour Kale cover   Oswald 

paradise-lost    Regard du Ressuscité

Bonjour Kale
= for France Book Tours.
Oswald
= almost done!
Paradise Lost

= half done
Regard du Ressuscité
= unique Orthodox book in French on icons

READING NEXT

  Very French Christmas Cover  the secret-of-the-abbey cover

  Salt Creek   The Sorbonne Affair

Coffin Road    The Shadow Land


A Very French Christmas
= for France Book Tours
The Secret of the Abbey
= also for France Book Tours.
Author I enjoy a lot
Salt Creek
= received for review
The Sorbonne Affair
= latest novel received for review,
by an author I also enjoy a lot!
Coffin Road
= didn’t I get it at Book Expo 2016??
I did, I know, I know…
The Shadow Land
= maybe.
I have enjoyed several books by Kostova,
but hesitating on this one.
What do you think?


CURRENT AND NEXT AUDIOBOOKS

   L'homme à l'envers  The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper

L’homme à l’envers
= Planning to listen to as many as possible of Fred Vargas’s
books as audio. Alas, next volume in the series is onlyin print!
The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper
= got this at BEA in print,
but will end up listening to it
Eiffel Tower Orange

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

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2017: July wrap-up

July 2017 wrap-up

I seriously do not believe July is over. There must be a trick somewhere! However, I did manage to read a fair amount of books, so that must be true.

Hopefully, we’ll have many more nice and hot days, to better enjoy the garden: this year, we’ve had zillions of flowers on some vegetables, like zucchini and green beans, but giving a very small yield. Have you been experiencing the same? What’s going on? Not enough bees, not enough pollination? This is the first year I’m experiencing this, and I’m curious to know what’s going on.

Here is what I read this past month:

11  books:
8 in print
with 1,893 pages, that is: 61 pages/day
+ 3 audiobooks
with 26H20, that is: 50 mn/day
, my best audio time so far this year

5 in mystery:

  1. The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes, by Arthur Conan Doyle – audiobook
  2. Murder in the Forbidden City, by Amanda Roberts – ebook
  3. L’homme aux cercles bleus, by Fred Vargas – audiobook
  4. Magpie Murders, by Anthony Horowitz
  5. A Great Reckoning, by Louise Penny – ebook

3 in graphic novel:

  1. Tonoharu, part 1, by Lars Martinson
  2. Tonoharu, part 2, by Lars Martinson
  3. Tonoharu, part 3, by Lars Martinson

2 in nonfiction:

  1. The Madeleine Project, by Clara Beaudoux – ebook
  2. The River of Fire, by Alexandre Kalomiros

1 in literary fiction:

  1. Britt-Marie Was Here, by Fredrik Backman – audiobook

 

My favorites in July

     Magpie Murders  Madeleine Project

A few notes:

  1. My Sherlock Holmes project in audio is over! I listened to all the novels and short stories on him by Conan Doyle! Terrific experience, am going to try to do a video on it

  2. L’homme aux cercles bleus: and so I’m starting another audio project. I plan to listen to Fred Vargas’s Adamsberg series. I have read a few of the series only, so catching up in audio. I discovered eStories, which is cheaper than Audible, and offers books in several languages as well, so I listen to it in its original language, French

  3. Magpie Murders: another terrific mystery by Horowitz, this time a pastiche of Agatha Christie

  4. A Great Reckoning: yes! I managed to catch up with all the books in the series, so now waiting for latest release by Louise Penny, coming out in August, as usual.

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 = 65/100 – so 7 books ahead so far

Number of books added to my TBR in July= 36

Blog recap in July

Most popular book review in July

The Little Paris Bookshopclick on the cover to access my review,

Most popular post last month
– non book review –

The top 11 books to read in July

Book blog that brought me
most traffic this past month

Flashlight Commentary

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 😉

7: Karen at Booker Talk

7: Kristyn at Reading to Unwind

7: Lucy at The Fictional 100 

Blog milestones

1,643 posts
over 4,180 subscribers
over 138,200 hits

Plans for August

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

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How was YOUR month of  June?

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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The top 11 Books to read in July 2017

Here are

The top 11 books I plan to read
in July!

 Click on the covers to know more

CURRENTLY READING

Madeleine Project   Murder in the forbidden city
Oswald 

paradise-lost    Regard du Ressuscité

The Madeleine Project
= for France Book Tours
Murder in the Forbidden City
= received for review. sounds different
Oswald
= the last book that was
“taking the dust” on my Netgalley shelf!
Paradise Lost

= half done
Regard du Ressuscité
= unique Orthodox book in French on icons

READING NEXT

  Bonjour Kale cover    A Great Reckoning

Coffin Road    The Shadow Land

Bonjour Kale
= for France Book Tours.
NB: there are still a few spots available
for this tour!
A Great Reckoning
= catching up before upcoming book in the series
Coffin Road
= didn’t I get it at Book Expo 2016??
I did, I know, I know…
The Shadow Land
= maybe.
I have enjoyed several books by Kostova,
but hesitating on this one.
What do you think?


CURRENT AND NEXT AUDIOBOOKS

   Casebook  homme aux cercles bleus

The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes
= I just have a few stories to finish my
all Sherlock Holmes audio project.
Alas, couldn’t find this one with Simon Prebble
L’homme aux cercles bleus
(The Chalk Circle Man)
= thrilled to finally check the first book
in this amazing series by THE lady of French thrillers
Eiffel Tower Orange

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

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