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The top 11 Books to read in February 2017

Here are

The top 11 books I plan to read
in Febuary!

 Click on the covers to know more

CURRENTLY READING

a-prodigal-saint   a-curious-collection-of-dates

a-forgers-life  The Muralist

A Prodigal Saint:
Father John of Kronstadt and the Russian People

= scholarly biography of the most well known 19th century Russian saint
A Curious Collection of Dates
= a fun book I won
= for every day of the year, I event related to Sherlock Holmes
A Forger’s Life
= a biography seen at the library
The Muralist
= finally!

READING NEXT

paradise-lost  born-a-crime

till-we-have-faces   flaubert

marie-antoinettes-darkest-days

Paradise Lost
= so excited to reread this for The Classics Club.
I totally fell in love with this book decades ago
Born a Crime
= a couple was so excited about this book,
and I realized BBI was organizing a readalong!
Till We Have Faces
= for my Church book club
Gustave Flaubert: The Ambiguity of Imagination
= for a book tour
Marie-Antoinette’s Darkest Days
= for a book tour organized by France Book Tours
= there are still some print copies available!

CURRENT AND NEXT AUDIOBOOKS

a-study-in-scarlet  trois-jours-et-une-vie

A Study in Scarlet
= for The Classics Club.
I have actually decided to listen to all of Sherlock Holmes.
I have chosen Simon Prebble as narrator.
Except for next audiobook,
I plan to listen to all SH stories,
as they were chronologically released
Trois jours et une vie
= responding to a promotional audiobook offer,
I was totally thrilled to see that for once,
some books were available in French.
The latest by Lemaitre!

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

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A month of favorites – Books on My Winter Reading List

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All December,
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
!

BOOKS ON
MY WINTER READING LIST

Dec 22 is for
Books on My Winter Reading List 

Here are some of the books I really want to read this winter. Many more will be added, if I keep my average of 8 books/month

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HAVE YOU READ ANY OF THESE?
WHAT BOOK DO YOU ABSOLUTELY
WANT TO READ THIS WINTER?

 

 

A month of favorites – 5 Fave “New to Me” Author Discoveries in 2015

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All December,
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
!

5 Fave “New to Me”
Author Discoveries
in 2015

Dec 10 is for
5 Fave “New to Me” Author Discoveries This Year #AMonthofFaves

 

I discovered Hamid Ismailov and Tomas Bannerhed during IFFP 2015.
Hamid Ismailov is a Russian author. The Dead Lake is a dramatic short novel haunting in its juxtaposition of beauty and sadness. I enjoy this tight writing where every word counts

Tomas Bannerhed is a Swedish author. The Ravens is a fabulous evocation of mental illness and loneliness, with nature and birding as possible refuges and ways of maintaining sanity. Gut-wrenching writing that has remained in me since I read it. Probably my best literary fiction of the year. I really like what he does with his characters and want to read more by him.

I have not yet reviewed The Art Forger, but I thoroughly enjoyed the writing by Barbara A. Shapiro. Mystery and art are so well combined in it. And happy me she just published another one!

I discovered American author Kathleen C. Perrin through France Book Tours. I highly recommend The Keys of the Watchmen to all lovers of historical suspense and Medieval France. It is funny, very smartly thought out, and packed with great information on Mont Saint Michel. Grab your key and follow Katie right now: time travel at its best on one of France most unique islands! Well, if you write about France and the Middle Ages, you will get on my list!

And so now to a French author also writing about the Middle Ages. I just discovered (I know, finally!) Andrea Japp, thanks to the generosity of Gallic Books. This first volume of The Lady Agnes Mystery is a suspenseful saga set in France in the 14th century, at the time of the dreadful Inquisition. Rich in historical details and ripe with secrets powerful enough to kill or to die for.

Saga gigantesque au temps de l’Inquisition, avec une bibliothèque secrète, un vieux livre dangereux, de l’astrologie, des messages codés, de quoi vous tenir sur le bord de votre chaise.
Les personnages attachants vous donnent envie de vous joindre à leur quête, même si nous ne savez pas très bien au début ce qui est vraiment en jeu.

 

HAVE YOU READ ANY OF THESE?
WHO WAS YOUR FAVORITE
NEW TO YOU AUTHOR
IN 2015?

 

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