AUGUST 2021 WRAP-UP
I published a recap post yesterday on my #20BooksofSummer21, which went really well this year.
Now is time for a shorter recap, just on the month of August. I thought this month zoomed by too quickly, but I did actually manage to read a lot.
At the beginning of the year, I was averaging almost 14 books a month (more than my usual numbers), and I thought it was just because I was listening to a lot of (short) books from the Bible (Old Testament).
Well, I didn’t listen to any Bible book in August (as a little break between Old and New Testament), and still managed to read 16 books, so I’m glad with the numbers.
August has now my best statistics for 2021 so far, as for number of pages read per day.
Another neat thing is that I finally caught up with all the reviews I needed to write for Netgalley books read in 2020! I just need now to write 3 reviews for Edelweiss Plus books read in 2020, and I will be up to date on these.
It was fun participating in #BoutofBooks.
And I announced an upcoming Read-along/ buddy-read (with Marianne at Let’s Read) on The Satanic Verses, by Salman Rushdie.
📚 Here is what I read in August:
10 in print
= with 3,035 pages, a daily average of 97 pages/day
6 in audio
= 41H01, a daily average of 1H19
12 in mystery:
- The Labors of Hercules (Hercule Poirot #27), by Agatha Christie
- The Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories, by Agatha Christie
- Taken at the Flood (Hercule Poirot #28), by Agatha Christie
- Three Blind Mice and Other Stories, by Agatha Christie
- The Under Dog and Other Stories (Hercule Poirot #4), by Agatha Christie
- Mrs. McGinty’s Dead (Hercule Poirot #32), by Agatha Christie – these first 6 were as audiobooks, for The Classics Club
- Un Trou dans la toile, by Luc Chomarat – French ebook
- Tension extrême, by Sylvain Forge – French ebook
- Bomber’s Moon, by Archer Mayor
- A Fine Line, by Dan Burns
- The Madness of Crowds, by Louise Penny
- Le Village aux huit tombes, by Seishi Yokomizo – Japanese classic in French translation, for the Books in Translation Challenge and for The Classics Club
2 in nonfiction:
- History in English Words, by Owen Barfield – for The Classics Club
- Looking for The Stranger: Albert Camus and the Life of a Literary Classic, by Alice Kaplan
1 in historical fiction:
- The Illusion of Separateness, by Simon Van Booy
1 in literary fiction:
- Midaq Alley, by Naguib Mahfouz – for the Books in Translation Challenge and for The Classics Club
MY FAVORITE BOOKS THIS PAST MONTH
READING CHALLENGES & RECAP
Classics Club: 74/137 (from November 2020-until November 2025)
Japanese Literature Challenge: 12 books
#20BooksofSummer21: 37/20 books
Total of books read in 2021 = 113/120 (94%)
Number of books added to my TBR this past month = 18
OTHER BOOKS REVIEWED THIS PAST MONTH
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