Top Ten 2019 Thanksgiving Titles

Top Ten  2019 Thanksgiving Titles

TTT for November 26, 2019
#TopTenTuesday

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For this edition of #TopTenTuesday, we can choose our theme.
So I’ve decided to have fun with the letters of the word THANKSGIVING, just like last year.
These are books I have recently read and enjoyed.
Ok, Thanksgiving has 12 letters, so you will have 2 extra books!

Click on the covers to know more about these books.

THANKSGIVING

     Debbie Tung    Anthony Horowitz   Annie Ernaux
Book Love   The Sentence is Death   The Years

Olivier Norek   Shing Yin Kohr   Robert Louis Stevenson

Surface     Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes

Tender is the NiGht Hayao MIyasaki Elena PerekrestoV

Tender is the Night   Spirited Away 3  Alexander Schmorell

ChIldhood’s End¬† ¬†SuperNova Era¬† ¬† Into The NiGht

Childhoods End   Supernova Era  Into The Night

And Happy Thanksgiving!

Have you read any of these? Which one is your favorite?

 

Nonfiction November 2019: Book Pairings

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Book Pairings

hosted by Sarah’s Book Shelves

This week, pair up a nonfiction book with a fiction title.
It can be a ‚ÄúIf you loved this book, read this!‚ÄĚ
or just two titles that you think would go well together.
Maybe it’s a historical novel and you’d like to get the real history
by reading a nonfiction version of the story.

Today, I’m offering you 3 novels paired with 3 nonfiction books I read this year

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BOOK PAIRING #1

POND

Walden The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Walden is a wonderful narrative of the time Henry David Thoreau spent alone in a secluded cabin at Walden Pond. I so enjoyed all the nature descriptions.
In a totally different style, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, is also about a pond, and where it can lead you to…

BOOK PAIRING #2

TRAVELS

 Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes Canterbury tales

Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes is the narrative of the 12 days Robert Louis Stevenson traveled with his donkey Modestine in this very isolated area of France, marked by fierce fights between Roman Catholics and Protestants. I really enjoyed his humor at describing the mentality of the area and the people he met.
The Canterbury Tales is about travels and narratives, and religion,and it contains also very funny passages.

BOOK PAIRING #3

TECHNOLOGY

 Talk to me I Robot

Talk to Me: How Voice Computing Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Think is an extremely well-documented and up-to-date research, showing where civilization is heading to, through current technological advances. It’s about how we interact with technology, computers, AI, and robots.
The most powerful novel I have read about the connection between humans and robots is definitely I, Robot.
Please skip the horrible movie, which really has nothing to do with the book.

HAVE YOU READ ANY OF THESE?
WOULD YOU HAVE ANOTHER
BOOK PAIRING RELATED TO TRAVELS OR TECHNOLOGY?

2019: October wrap-up

OCTOBER 2019 WRAP-UP

ūüďö Another great month of reading, with a lot of nonfiction. Of course, November is nonfiction month, not October. Oh well…

So here is what I read in October:

14 books:
11 in print 
=  with 2,204 pages, an average of 71 pages/day
3 in audio
= 20H34
, an average of 39 minutes

7 in nonfiction:

  1. Oh, the Meetings You’ll Go To!: A Parody, by Dr Suits –¬†graphic “novel”
  2. Elder Leonid of Optina, by Fr Clement Sederholm –¬†Eastern Orthodoxy
  3. Secret Agent Brainteasers: More Than 100 Codebreaking Puzzles Inspired by Britain’s Espionage Masterminds, by Sinclair McKay –¬†ebook, for review
  4. Alexander Schmorell: Saint of the German Resistance
    by Elena Perekrestov¬†–¬†Eastern Orthodoxy
  5. Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes, by Robert Louis Stevenson Рaudio, for The Classics Club
  6. The Parables: Biblical, Patristic, and Liturgical Interpretation, by Dmitri Royster¬†–¬†Eastern Orthodoxy
  7. A Monk’s Guide to a Clean House and Mind, by Shoukei Matsumoto

2 in mystery:

  1. Solving Cadence Moore, by Gregory Sterner, for review
  2. Avalanche h√ītel, by Niko Tackian-¬†French audiobook

2 in manga:

  1. My Neighbor Totoro, vol. 3 by Hayao Miyazaki
  2. My Neighbor Totoro, vol. 4 by Hayao Miyazaki

1 in literary fiction:

  1. Tender is the Night, by F. Scott Fitzgerald – audio, for The Classics Club

1 in science-fiction:

  1. Supernova Era, by Liu Cixin – for review

1 in historical fiction:

  1. On the Edge of the World, by Nikolai Leskov –¬†ebook, for The Classics Club

MY FAVORITES IN OCTOBER

  Supernova Era  Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes

READING CHALLENGES & RECAP

Classics Club: 4/50 (until September 2024)
2019 Calendar of Crime Challenge 15/12?
Where Are You Reading?: 21/50 – to be finished in ??
Total of books read in 2019 = 98/100
Number of books added to my TBR this past month= 20

BOOKS I REVIEWED THIS MONTH

one pot cooking  Keto in 30 minutes

Supernova Era The Man That Got Away Civilizations

Solving Cadence Moore WeSolarisChildhoods End

 

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Come back on Monday
to see the books I plan to read in November.


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How was YOUR month of October?

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Nicole at Feed Your Fiction Addiction
has created a Month In Review meme
where you can link your monthly recap posts
Thanks Nicole!