October 2017 wrap-up
I took some time off this past month, so for me, it means less books read: if I’m on vacation, I walk a lot, in nature or else, and then I’m totally spent and sleep. So this month is my lowest stat for the year so far.
BUT we did listen to 2 audiobooks, as it was a long drive
Here is what I read this past month:
3 in print
= with 1,112 pages, that is: 35 pages/day
+ 2 audiobooks
= with 20H20, that is: 39 mn/day.
3 in mystery:
- Moriarty, by Anthony Horowitz – audiobook
- The Resistance Man, by Martin Walker – audiobook
- Concerto pour quatre mains, by Paul Colize
1 in science-fiction:
- Artemis, by Andy Weir – ebook
1 in nonfiction:
- Le Regard du Ressuscité, by Archimandrite Gabriel
My favorite in October
Reading Challenges recap
Total of books read in 2017 = 92/100 – so 8 books ahead so far
Blog recap in October
As part of my vacation, I went to Three Pines/Knowlton, in Quebec. It was so neat, we decided to stay and spend a night there. I hope to have soon some time to tell you all about it, with pictures!
I organized 2 giveaways. The one for November at France Book Tours is now available.
Most popular book review in October
click on the cover to access my review.
Posted 5 years ago.
Yes, again the most viewed this month!!
Most popular post last month
– non book review –
Book blog that brought me
most traffic this past month
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 😉
10: Karen at Booker Talk
10: Kristyn at Reading to Unwind
10: Lucy at The Fictional 100
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Plans for November
Participate in Nonfiction November #NonficNov
Catch up with tons of things. For instance, go back and finish The Divine Comedy!!
Implement recommendations received through the blogiversary survey
Come back on Saturday
to see all the books I plan to read in November!
How was YOUR month of October?
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!
Estella’s Revenge, Girlxoxo, and Traveling with T
will be sharing their fave bookish
experiences from throughout the year.
Click on the logo above to check the schedule
and join the fun!
Reading Outside My Comfort Zone
Dec 14 is for
Reading Outside My Comfort Zone – Surprise Find(s) This Year
Out of the over 100 books I read this year, 4 were outside my comfort zone, but I really enjoyed them:
- Look Who’s Back, by Timur Vernes.
This is pure satire and very funny on a very painful topic. Usually I hate that type of thing, but this was so well written, it really worked for me
- Floats the Dark Shadow, by Yves Fey.
This is a historical mystery, a favorite category of mine, BUT this one is VERY dark, noir, and creepy. Usually I give up when it’s too much for me, but I could not escape that one!
- Neverwhere, by Neil Gaiman.
I usually do not read Fantasy, BUT when you have such a gifted author AND narrator, why not?
- The Martian, by Andy Weir.
I do enjoy science-fiction, from time to time, but this one had a lot of technical details, which I’m usually not too fond of. It works here though combined with the other elemenst.