My 2018 Goodreads year in books

Goodreads 2018 year

For each user, Goodreads just published their “My Year in Books” post.
please click on the logo to read mine.

I never understand why they do this so early: yes, I will not reach my 100 books goal, but I should be able to read 10 more before the end of the year.

Three books that stand out:

  Killing Commendatore  Love and invention

Killing Commendatore
is highlighted as the longest book I read this year. And I enjoyed each of its 688 pages.

Love and Invention
is listed as the Highest rated on Goodreads: 4.86! Congrats to Benjamin Constable

I Let you go

I Let You Go
is the most popular of my 2018 reads: 96,330 other people read it as well.
I gave it 4 stars, but didn’t take time to review it!

At the beginning of 2019, I will be publishing my detailed statistics for 2018.



2018: September wrap-up

September wrap-up

Seriously, September already over?!
I just celebrated my 8th blogiversary this past Saturday, September 29. I knew it was coming, but it came too fast and I didn’t have time to do anything special for it!
It was not a stellar month for reading, though better than the summer.

Here is what I read in September:

6 books:
5 in print and 1 in audio 
with 1,441 pages, an average of 48 pages/day
1 in audio
with 10H54, an average of 21 mn/day

3 in nonfiction

  1. The Piano Shop on the Left Bank, by Thad Carhart

  2. Democracy in Chains, by Nancy MacLean – audio

  3. Fear: Trump in the White House, by Bob Woodward

2 in mystery:

  1. The Lady Killer, by Masako Togawa – ebook, for review

  2. Point Blank, by Anthony Horowitz

1 in literary fiction:

  1. Love and Invention, by Benjamin Constable – for review


My favorites in September

Love and invention Point Blank

Reading Challenges recap

Classics Club: 24/50 (until end of 2020) or 36/62!
The 2018 TBR Pile Challenge: 3/12, but not none reviewed yet !!
Where Are You Reading?: 21/50 – to be finished in ??

Total of books read in 2018= 46/100

Number of books added to my TBR this past month= 31

Most popular book review this past month

Love and invention

click on the cover to access my review

Most popular post this past month
– non book review –

Born a Crime
chapters 1-3 read-along at
Book Bloggers International

Book blog that brought me
most traffic this past month

That Artsy Reader Girl

Top commenters of the month

Kristyn at Reading to Unwind

Karen at Booker Talk

Judy K.

Blog milestones

8th blogiversary on September 29!
1,823 posts
over 4,490 subscribers
over 160,350 hits

Plans for October

  • Catch up with a few long reviews, and start doing short reviews posts!! Possibly experiment with weekly wrap up.
  • I have tons of quotations from books I read this past year, I would like to start scheduling some of that.
  • Possibly also a meme based on top Google search queries and my Goodreads shelves! 

Come back tomorrow
to see the books I plan to read in October!

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How was YOUR month of September?

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!

Book review: Love And Invention

Love and invention

Love And Invention

by  Benjamin Constable
Le Délirium
Release date 10/13/2018
Genre: Literary fiction
Pages: 323
ISBN: 979-1-091-63309-3


Buy the book: NB: the book will be mailed to you from France, but the publisher charges you national fees, as if you were living in France, not international fees! Support this awesome indie publisher!

Discover the author. There’s  a lot of extra material about this book on his site: great trailers, excerpts, Q&A


As the book is published by a small press, basically unknown in the US, Words And Peace is really happy to present to you something really unique, a hidden gem. To keep on your list for a special gift to yourself, or to friends!

I discovered Benjamin Constable five years ago with his Three Lives of Tomomi Ishikawa and really enjoyed his writing style. So when he contacted me a few weeks ago about his upcoming novel, I said yes right away! Love And Invention is set in France like his first book. Even though it’s written in English, it’s published by a small publisher in Avignon, Le Délirium, which is pretty cool – they did a great job with the cover as well, perfect for the book.
Le Délirium also organizes cultural events.

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