The top 8 books to read in September 2019

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The top 8 books
I plan to read in September 2019

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    Quichotte

Into The Night

Elder Leonid of Optina
I have a devotion to the Optina Fathers. This is book 1 in the series, as Father Leonid is the one who revived the practice of eldership in that monastery and made it blossom again.

Quichotte
Having just finished reading Don Quixote, I couldn’t resist but jump on the opportunity to read this one, especially as I hadn’t yet read any book by Salman Rushdie.

Into The Night
I just discovered Sarah Bailey, thanks to a blogger’s recommendation. Having read and joyed The Dark Lake, I want to read next one in the series.

READING NEXT

Secret Agent Brainteasers Civilizations

La grande escapade

Secret Agent Brainteasers
I requested several books in the Spring, but never got a chance to read them because of all my readings for MBI2019. So I’m trying to catch up. This one sounds really fun, and I should be able to finally read it this month.

Civilizations
I just realized Laurent Binet has a new book out. I enjoyed so much The Seventh Function of Language and HHhH!

La grande escapade
Bondel is another author I have recently enjoyed, with The 6:41 to Paris, and Exposed.

CURRENT AND NEXT AUDIOBOOKS

        Solaris Childhoods End

Solaris
I recently watched the movie, and then realized it was on my classic list.
I found an excellent audiobook recording on youtube. Did you know there are more and more audiobooks there? The narrator is so good at doing Snaut, just as maniac as the actor in the movie.

Now, this is the big announcement: Solaris is my 50th classic, to be done with my first list of 50 titles for Classics Club! I actually read them not in 5 years as requested, but in 4!
I can’t wait to show you my new list of 50 titles. Yes, of course I’m going to start a second list!

Childhood’s End
Another classic scifi. It’s actually on my list of alternates for my 2nd list of 50 classics for Classics Club.

CURRENT GIVEAWAYS

We have several giveaways listed on the homepage

And the upcoming treat: you may have noticed yesterday, that I now have 4,894 subscribers. There will be a surprise sent to my 5,000th subscriber and a giveaway for all of you who have been following me before today!

PLANS FOR SEPTEMBER

  • Reveal my 2nd list of 50 titles for Classics Club!
  • Reveal an award I recently received!
  • Post an interview with Silvia on Don Quixote!
  • Finish editing my Authors’ page

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The top 8 books to read in August 2019

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The top 8 books
I plan to read in August 2019

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Diary of a Murderer

Don Quixote
I was doing a read-along with Lory at The Emerald City. She finished a long time ago, and I am still working at it. I’m determined to finish it this month, finally!!

Elder Leonid of Optina
I have a devotion to the Optina Fathers. I read the very last book in the series, lent by a parishioner, so now I want to read them all, and in chronological order, which makes more sense to see the development of Optina Monastery. So this is book 1 in the series, as Father Leonid is the one who revived the practice of eldership in that monastery and made it blossom again.

Goodbye Paris
A thriller for France Book Tours. Sounds good so far, though I am very perplexed by some statements.
If you want a free copy for review, we still have spots available on the tour.

Diary of a Murderer
Korean thriller. I’m only at the beginning, curious to see where this s going.

READING NEXT

  Quichotte  Secret Agent Brainteasers  

Quichote
Believe it or not, I haven’t read any book yet by Rushdie!! As I’m just finishing Don Quixote, I thought it would be perfect to discover his spin on it.

Secret Agent Brainteasers
I requested several books in the Spring, but never got a chance to read them because of all my readings for MBI2019. So I’m trying to catch up. This one sounds really fun!

CURRENT AND NEXT AUDIOBOOKS

          Central ParkcvUn Appartement à Paris

Central Park
Done with my Bussi binge, until his next title, I have started a Guillaume Musso binge, another top seller in France for years. He writes both romance an thrillers, I plan to listen only to his thrillers. The title is English, but I’m listening to these books in the original French.
Actually, although Musso has written so many books, and he is so popular in France, he has had only 1 book finally translated in English, and that’s the one I reviewed here: The Reunion.

Un appartement à Paris
Of course also by Musso

CURRENT GIVEAWAYS

We have several giveaways listed on the homepage

PLANS FOR AUGUST

  • Participate in Bout of Books 26, Aug 19-25. If you want an easy going challenge to help you read more, this is the place. Plus you discover all kinds of bloggers.
  • Finish Don Quixote!!!

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The top 8 books to read in May 2019

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The top 8 books
I plan to read in May 2019

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     If you love me

the night before Talk to me

Don Quixote
For the 2nd part, I’m doing a read-along with Lory at The Emerald City. I’m sup[er super slow on this, the problem being, I read the book on the computer, as I have other books already going on 3 devices… and print of course. And all my work is already on the computer, so at the end of the day, either I’m tired of it, or I forget I need to spend more time there for Don Quixote!

If You Love Me: Serving Christ and the Church in Spirit and Truth
Wonderful book for all Christians.

The Night Before
I thoroughly enjoy this author. I have read All Is Not Forgotten and Emma in the Night.
In this one, it is so twisted, in a very good way, that so far, I don’t know if the main character is the culprit or the victim, or neither, or both!!

Talk To me
The subtitle tells you all this is about. So far, an excellent overview of the recent evolution in the field, and what’s coming.

READING NEXT

ExposedThe Sentence is Death

Exposed
This is for France Book Tours.
I have really enjoyed the author’s previous book, The 6:41 to Paris.

The Sentence is Death
This is the sequel to The Word is Murder. It should be good, just by judging by the clever titles. And this author is so amazing!

I should also be reading The Dream of the Red Chamber, by Cao Xueqin, which is my Classics Spin #20, but I still don’t know which edition I should choose!! Help please!

CURRENT AND NEXT AUDIOBOOKS

         Sang famille

Sang Famille
Ah ah! Estories now has this book published last year!
I thoroughly like the suspense and twists, well as always in Bussi’s books.

J’ai dû rêver trop fort
So cool! I had to wait for a year to get the previous one on EStories, but his latest is already available! You should check EStories for your audiobook subscription – this is the only way I can listen to contemporary French novels. Cheaper than competitive companies, great app.

CURRENT GIVEAWAYS

We have several giveaways listed on the homepage

PLANS FOR MAY

Participate in Bout of Books 25 and try to catch up with late reviews – usual refrain…
And of course, our Shadow Panel will soon vote for our Man Booker International winner.

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