Top Ten Books with Purple, Yellow, or Green Covers

Top Ten Tuesday:
Top Ten Books with Purple, Yellow, and/or Green Book Covers
(in honor of Mardi Gras, which is today)

TTT for February 16, 2021


Today, the prompt is related to Mardi Gras. We don’t have Mardi Gras in my Church tradition. Our Lent always starts on a Monday (with Clean Monday – March 15 this year), and the Sunday before we usually use all our eggs and milk, etc, making blini. It’s actually called Forgiveness Sunday, as on that day, we all ask forgiveness from each other, before launching into the Lenten period.
Anyway, here is my choice for this meme.

The only recent ones with a yellow cover were in French, so I skipped them. And I chose only among books I really enjoyed a lot.

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Top ten books with green or purple


  The Lodger Supernova Era

 Have you read any of these?
Any other good book with a green or purple cover?


Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases for the Second Half of 2020

Top Ten Tuesday:
Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases
for the Second Half of 2020

TTT for June30, 2020


Somewhat, as on top is actually a book that will be released in 2021, and really, I can’t limit myself to 10!!

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op ten tuesday expected titles for 2020

Plus these:

Migrations, by Charlotte McConaghy
= actually, I have already read it, it’s FABULOUS!
No Wood So Dark as These, by Randall Silvis, a favorite author of mine 8/4/2020
Marie Antoinette’s World, by Will Bashor
= I even have a few more review copies for you, check here:
FBT 7/30/2020
The Inugami Curse, by Seishi Yokomizo 8/18/2020
Killer, Come Back To Me: The Crime Stories of Ray Bradbury by Ray Bradbury 8/18/2020
The French widow, by Mark Pryor 9/15/2020

Sorry I didn’t have time to put more about what these books are about, crazy busy with French classes.

Are any of these on your list?
Any other recommendation
that you think I would enjoy?


Six degrees of separation: From trouble to wedding


Six degrees of separation:
From trouble to wedding

Using my own rules for this fun meme hosted by Kate at Booksaremyfavouriteandbest (see there the origin of the meme and how it works – posted the first Saturday of every month), I started with somebody in trouble and ended up with a wedding, which could be a wonderful journey – that wedding is rather gruesome – but, what an amazing book!
Will you dare follow me on this journey?

Here are my own quirky rules:

1. Use your list of books on Goodreads
2. Take the first word of the title offered and find another title with that word in it
3. Then use the first word of THAT title to find your text title
4. Or the second if the title starts with the same word, or you are stuck

Fleishman in is Trouble  The Word is Murder

 In Other Words unseen-city

 Venetian Blood Blood Wedding

1. Fleishman is in Trouble
I haven’t read this book and have no intention to do so.

2. The Word is Murder
VERDICT: Brilliant take on the whodunit formula, where the author is himself a character of the book. Or is he?

3. In Other Words
VERDICT: Fascinating “linguistic autobiography” or self-portrait of an author in love with the Italian language, and how it is changing her mind and her life.

4. Unseen City: The Majesty of Pigeons, the Discreet Charm of Snails & Other Wonders of the Urban Wilderness
VERDICT:  THE book to read by all nature lovers and city dwellers. Also a great example of ‘edutainment’.

5. Venetian BloodMurder in a Sensuous City
VERDICT: Very atmospheric. Beautiful descriptions and suspenseful scenes in the enchanting and dangerous Venice.

6. Blood Wedding
The link goes to my vlog about it, so you’ll have to watch, it’s just 6 minutes, and really, if you want to read an amazing psychological thriller/crime fiction, you HAVE to watch this and read the book!


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