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?

 

2019: August wrap-up

AUGUST 2019 WRAP-UP

Another super busy reading/book month!
There was the awesome Bout of Books week, which was my 14th participation, and probably my best ever, as far as reading is concerned, with an average of 137 pages/day over a week.

I also FINALLY took time to go through all my reviews and check which ones I had forgotten to list on my Authors’ page recap. I haven’t entered the corrections yet, so be prepared to see one day that number of total reviews actually go much higher, about 70 more!! I usually add a title to that page each time I review a book, but there were some weeks when I totally forgot!

My biggest achievement was to FINALLY finish reading Don Quixote!
I realize I had forgotten to count Book 1 when I finished it in March, so I counted both books here, which makes my average slightly higher than what it should be.
I guess earlier on, I was planning on counting the 2 volumes of Don Quixote as 1 book, and wait for the end to list it. But now that I have read it all, I realize it makes much more sense to count it as 2 different books, as there were 11 years before the publication of volume 2.

I have also caught up a bit with reviews to write,
and I’m slowly but surely cleaning my Goodreads TBR shelf.

I was thrilled to have my review of Louise Penny’s latest book, A Better Man, be a featured review on Criminal Element.

So here is what I read in August:

13 books:
7 in print 
=  with 2,179 pages, an average of 70 pages/day
6 in audio
= 41H17
, an average of 1H19
= this has to be my best audio time ever. I’m back to painting, that explains, as I like listening to audiobooks as I paint.
The total of books is also my highest of the year so far, even if I counted only 1 for Don Quixote.

7 in mystery:

  1. Central Park, by Guillaume Musso – French audio
  2. Goodbye Paris, by Mike Bond –¬†for France Book Tours
  3. Un appartement à Paris, by Guillaume Musso French audio
  4. Diary of a Murderer, by Young-Ha Kim – ebook for review
  5. Le Mystère de la chambre jaune, by Gaston Leroux Рaudio, for Classics Club
  6. The Dark Lake, by Sarah Bailey
  7. Surface, by Olivier Norek РFrench audio

4 in literary fiction:

  1. Tales of Old Russia, by Paul Shukin –¬†unpublished short stories by a friend of mine
  2. The Castle of Otranto, by Horace Walpole Рaudio, for Classics Club
  3. and 4. Don Quixote, by Miguel de Cervantes, ebooks  for Classics Club

1 in manga/Film comic adaptation:

  1. The Secret World of Arrietty, vol. 1 by Hayao Miyazaki

1 in nonfiction:

  1. Dictionnaire des idées reçues, by Gustave Flaubert, French audio for Classics Club

MY FAVORITES IN AUGUST

Surface  Central Park

READING CHALLENGES & RECAP

Classics Club: 49/50 (until end of 2020)
2019 Calendar of Crime Challenge 15/12?
Where Are You Reading?: 21/50 – to be finished in ??
Total of books read in 2019 = 65/100
Number of books added to my TBR this past month= 18

BOOKS I REVIEWED THIS MONTH

I saw another book blogger including here reviews she wrote. As I often review books read months earlier, I think I’ll try.

A Better Man DonQuixote Diary of a Murderer The Sentence is Death  The Republic crimson lake Redemption Point Gomorrah Gambit

What do you think? Do you enjoy my list of recent reviews here?

GIVEAWAYS

The open giveaways are on my homepage

MOST POPULAR BOOK REVIEW THIS PAST MONTH

Rebecca

click on the cover to access my review

MOST POPULAR POST THIS PAST MONTH
– NON BOOK REVIEW –

Six Degrees of Separation:
from Versailles to Hacking

BOOK BLOG THAT BROUGHT ME MOST TRAFFIC THIS PAST MONTH

iRead Book Tours
please go visit

TOP COMMENTERS OF THE MONTH

Judy at Keep the Wisdom
Karen at Booker Talk
Silvia at Silvia Cachia

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Come back on Monday
to see the books I plan to read in September,
with a very special announcement,
and a treat coming!


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How was YOUR month of August?

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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!

 

Book review: The Sentence is Death

The Sentence is Death

The Sentence is Death,
by Anthony Horowitz
HarperCollins
05/28/2019
Mystery/Detective
384 pages

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A new book by Horowitz is always a treat. Especially having read The Word is Murder, with its unique inserting of the real life author in the narrative fabric of the mystery, I couldn’t wait to see what would happen to Anthony and Hawthorne in volume 2: The Sentence is Death.

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