Top Ten New Authors I discovered in 2022

Top Ten
New Authors I discovered in 2022

TTT for January 24
#TopTenTuesday
 

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In 2022, I read books by a total of 115 different authors.
51% of these were new to me authors, that is, 59.
So that would seem really hard to pick 10 of them that I really enjoyed.
Fortunately, when I did my 2022 recaps, I already highlighted 16 of them,
so that was rather easy to go from 16 to 10.
And I skipped two from whom I have already read another book.

As you can see, most (except two) are classical authors.
I have the feeling some of you have not heard about a good bunch of them,
so maybe that will encourage you to revisit some exciting past authors.

2022 new authors a

 

2022 new authors b

Have YOU read
or are YOU planning to read any of these?
Please leave the link to your own post,
so I can visit.

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20 Books of Summer 2022: it’s a wrap

20 books of summer

#20booksofsummer22
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20 Books of Summer 2022:
it’s a wrap

Thanks to 746books.com I participated in this challenge from June 1 to August 31, for the third time.

Here were my original 20 books:

20 books of summer a

I am very happy, because I stuck pretty close to this list (rather unusual for me, lol), with 16 done and 2 more started.

AND I actually read almost as many books that were NOT on that original list:

20 books of summer b

I finished 7 in June, 12 in July, and 9 in August

Statistics wise, that’s:

28 books (7 on paper, 10 ebooks, and 11 audiobooks)
That’s a total of 4,929 pages (average of 53 pages/day)

And 95H46 of audio time (average of 1H02/day).

If I convert these audiobooks into pages, that’s 3,399 pages (average of 36 pages/day).
So the total in pages is 8,328 (average of 90 pages/day).

My original goal was 5,946 pages (average of 64 pages/day), so I’m very happy with this summer reading.

Genre wise – a nice mix
And 16 of these were classics
The oldest book was published in 1865, the most recent on July 16, 2022
Mystery: 10                Рfavorites: The Bride Wore Black / Confessions
Literary fiction: 6¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† – favorite: Ensemble, c’est tout
Scifi: 4                       Рfavorite: Upgrade
Nonfiction: 3¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† – favorite: L’Enfer num√©rique
Historical fiction: 3    Рfavorite: So Big
Play: 1
Fantasy: 1

Source:
Library: 11
Web: 7
Owned: 4
Netgalley: 2
EStories (audio subscription): 2
Print review copy: 2

Languages:
English: 13
French: 10
Translated into English: 5
(2 from the Japanese, 2 from the French, 1 from the Russian)

My disappointments
I was disappointed with only #2, 11, and 19.
My conclusion: you REALLY need to read all the others!

Click here or one of the above charts to access my full chart

How many books did you read this Summer?
Which ones were your favorites or your disappointments?

2022: July wrap-up

JULY 2022 WRAP-UP

I’m slowly going into reading more of my TBRs, and it pays with fabulous books. So I’m devouring more and faster.
I’m currently 11 books ahead of schedule (67% done) to read 120 books this year.
Also, looks like I’m almost done with my 3rd list of classics for The Classics Club, with 131/137 books – in less than two years, instead of the five years projected.

And I managed to publish as well as visit a good number of posts for Paris in July.

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12 books:
6 in print 
=  with 1,544 pages, a daily average of 49 pages/day
6 in audio
= 43H25
, a daily average of 1H24/ day

5 in mystery:

  1. Clouds of Witness, by Dorothy Sayers –¬†audiobook, counts for The Classics Club
  2. A is For Alibi, by Sue Grafton –¬†counts for my 2022 TBR Pile Reading¬†Challenge
  3. L’√Čcluse n.1 (Maigret #18) –¬†read with a French student,
    counts for The Classics Club
  4. Confessions, by Kanae Minato – audiobook
  5. Fer-de-Lance (Nero Wolfe #1), by Rex Stout Рaudiobook, counts for The Classics Club

2 in science-fiction:

  1. Upgrade, by Blake Crouch –¬†received for review
  2. The First Men in the Moon, by H. G. Wells – counts for The Classics Club

2 in literary fiction:

  1. The Martins, by David Foenkinos¬†–¬†received for review
  2. Le Grand Meaulnes, by Alain-Fournier –¬†read in French with a bunch of friends on Discord

1 in historical fiction:

  1. Laurus, by Eugene Vodolazkin

1 in play:

  1. Cyrano de Bergerac, by Edmond Rostand –¬†audiobook + movie, in French

1 in nonfiction:

  1. Down and Out in Paris and London, by George Orwell –¬†audiobook, counts for The Classics Club

This month, it was very very hard to pick 2 winners, as I read so many awesome books.

MY FAVORITE BOOKS THIS PAST MONTH

Confessions  Upgrade

READING CHALLENGES & RECAP

Classics Club: 131/137 (from November 2020-until November 2025)
Japanese Literature Challenge: 9/12 books – During the year: 11
2022 TBR Pile Reading Challenge: 6/12 books
2022 books in translation reading challenge
: 19/10+

Total of books read in 2022 = 80/120 (67%)
Number of books added to my TBR this past month = 20

 OTHER BOOK  REVIEWED THIS PAST MONTH

Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow

NO BOOK RECEIVED FOR REVIEW

MOST POPULAR BOOK REVIEW THIS PAST MONTH

Talk to me

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MOST POPULAR POST THIS PAST MONTH
– NON BOOK REVIEW –

Year 2022: Six in Six

BOOK BLOG THAT BROUGHT ME MOST TRAFFIC THIS PAST MONTH

Thyme for Tea
please go visit, there are a lot of good things there!

TOP COMMENTERS 

Marianne at Let’s Read
Deb at ReaderBuzz
Tammy at Books, Bones, & Buffy
please go and visit them,
they have great blogs

BLOG MILESTONES 

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Come back tomorrow to see the titles I’ll be reading in August

How was YOUR month of July?

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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!