March 2017 wrap-up
March has been dragging on, teasing us with some days in the 70s, or even a couple of hours, to plummet back in the 30s and 40s. And lately a lot of run. So if you can’t go hiking because it’s too wet, what else can you do? Read!
Here is what I read in March.
A low total of pages, mostly due to the fact that actually everyday I’m reading a few pages of 4 books. Two of them are based on the calendar, so I won’t be down with them until end of 2017. So I will only count them next December.
8 in print
= with 1,738 pages, that is: 56 pages/day
+ 1 audiobook
= with 10H09, that is: 19 mn/day
3 in literary fiction:
- The Lottery, by Shirley Jackson – ebook
- La nuit sacrée, by Tahar Ben Jelloun
- Hell’s Gate, by Laurent Gaudé
3 in nonfiction:
- Marie Antoinette’s Darkest Days, by Will Bashor
- A Prodigal Saint: Father John of Kronstads and the Russian People, by Nadieszda Kizenko
- Amour Sans Limites, by Lev Gillet – ebook
2 in mystery:
- Remnants, by Carolyn Arnold – ebook
- The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, by Arthur Conan Doyle – audiobook
1 in historical fiction:
- The Enemies of Versailles, by Sally Christie
My favorites in March
Reading Challenges recap
Classics Club: 19/50 (until end of 2018)
Back to the Classics Challenge: 4/12
Mount TBR: 12/48
Where Are You Reading?: 21/50 – to be finished in ??
Total of books read in 2017 = 31/100
Number of books added to my TBR in March= 15
Blog recap in March
Most popular book review in March
click on the cover to access my review
Most popular post last month
– non book review –
Book blog that brought me
most traffic this past month
please go visit
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 😉
3: Karen at Booker Talk
3: Lucy at The Fictional 100
3: Kristyn at Reading to Unwind
over 4,110 subscribers
over 132,600 hits
Plans for March
Still persevering with and enjoying thoroughly The Complete of Sherlock Holmes on audio, with Simon Prebble as the narrator
With my current plan of focusing on my TBR and being more strict at accepting books for reviews, I am discovering an advantage I had not thought about originally at the beginning of the year. I can combine flexibility with other events going on in the blogosphere. That’s how I ended up reading La nuit sacrée in March: it had been on my TBR for a while, and a great opportunity came up to read it in March, as Travel The World In Books was focusing on North African authors.
Come back on Monday
to see all the books I plan to read in April!
How was YOUR month of March?
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!