2017: December wrap-up

December 2017 wrap-up

December was the last chance for me to wrap up a few readings that had been going on for a few months.
And I am happy with my final count of 113 books, my highest since I have joined the Goodreads reading challenge.

Here is what I read this past month:

12  books:
10 in print
with 1,834 pages, that is: 59 pages/day
+ 2 audiobooks
with 18H54, that is: 36 mn/day
.

3 in nonfiction:

  1. Chronicles of a Liquid Society, by Umberto Eco – ebook
  2. Man of God: Saint John of Shangai and San Francisco, by Peter Prekrestov
  3. A Curious Collection of Dates: Through the Year with Sherlock Holmes
    by Leah Guinn

3 in children book:

  1. Martine à la montagne, by Gilbert Delahaye – ebook
  2. Martine en bateau, by Gilbert Delahaye – ebook
  3. Martine fête son anniversaire, by Gilbert Delahaye – ebook

2 in mystery:

  1. Un lieu incertain, by Fred Vargas – audiobook
  2. Arsène Lupin, by Maurice Leblanc – ebook

2 in poetry:

  1. Paradise Lost, by John Milton
  2. Paradise Regained, by John Milton

1 in fiction:

  1. The White Tiger, by Aravind Adiga

1 in historical fiction:

  1. The Obituary Writer, by Ann Hood – audiobook

My favorites in December

paradise-lost   Chronicles of a Liquid Society

Reading Challenges recap

Classics Club: 21/50 (until end of 2018) or 30/59!
Back to the Classics Challenge: 6/6-12 – unfinished
Mount TBR: 22/48 – unfinished!!
Where Are You Reading?: 21/50 – to be finished in ??

Total of books read in 2017 = 113/100!

Number of books added to my TBR in December= 21

Blog recap in December

Most popular book review in December

Taste of Parisclick on the cover to access my review.

Most popular post last month
– non book review –

Midwinter’s Eve Giveaway Hop 2017

Book blog that brought me
most traffic this past month

Stuck in Books

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 😉

12: Karen at Booker Talk

12: Kristyn at Reading to Unwind

10: Lucy at The Fictional 100 

AS KAREN AND KRISTYN BOTH GOT 12 POINTS,
THE FIRST OF THE TWO TO POST A COMMENT
WILL BE THE WINNER!

Blog milestones

1,732 posts
over 4,410 subscribers
over 147,100 hits

Plans for January

  • Post all my 2017 recaps. Actually, exceptionally, I’m ready with my stats, so they will published these 3 coming days

  • Participate in Bout of Books 21

  • Read and review the 2nd book picked by my library staff

  • Maybe read less books, but review them all… We can dream, right?

Come back on Monday 1st
to see all the books I plan to read in January!

Eiffel Tower OrangeEiffel Tower OrangeEiffel Tower Orange

How was YOUR month of  December?

Month in Review

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!

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Advertisements

Book review: The White Tiger

The White Tiger

The White Tiger

by Aravind Adiga
Published by Free Press in 2008
Genres: Fiction, Cultural, India
Pages: 276
Goodreads

As I explained in my video announcing the titles I was going to read in November 2017, my awesome public library has been organizing something great this year: a winter challenge, where the staff picks a title for you!
I was totally excited like a kid under the Christmas tree when I went to pick up my mystery title. It ended up being The White Tiger, by an author I had never heard of – though I realized later his latest book is featured among the 100 best books of 2017 according to the New York Times review of Books.
To be honest with you, this is definitely a book I would never have chosen by myself: the few times I have tried to read books about India, I found them good, but rather depressing, so I try to stay away from them now.
But isn’t a reading challenge supposed to invite you away from your comfort zone? So, well done and thanks to the staff member who picked it up for me!

Click to continue reading

The top 11 books I plan to read in December 2017

Here are

The top 11 books I plan to read
in December!

This time, I’m presenting these titles through a video:

 

HAVE YOU READ
OR ARE YOU PLANNING TO READ
ANY OF THESE?
WHAT ARE YOUR READING PLANS FOR DECEMBER?