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2018 TBR Pile Reading Challenge

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So glad to see Adam at Roof Beam Reader back hosting this challenge!

Here are the 12 titles I plan on reading in 2018. These are all books that have been collecting dust on my shelves (not e-shelves) for quite a while…

5 in French:

  1. Le voyage d’Octavio, by Miguel Bonnefoy

  2. Gaspard, Melchior & Balthazar, by Michel Tournier

  3. Vendredi ou les limbes du pacifique, by Michel Tournier

  4. La vie mode d’emploi, by Georges Pérec

  5. Ensemble, c’est tout, by Anna Gavalda

3 by or about French authors, but in translation:

6. The Most Beautiful Book in the World, by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt
7. Total Chaos, by Jean-Claude Izzo
8. Looking for The Stranger, by Alice Kaplan

A classic:

9. The Bridge on the Drina, by Ivo Andric

2 by authors I enjoy a lot:

10. The Secret Lives of People in Love, by Simon Van Booy
11. Eventide, by Kent Haruf

New to me authors:
12. The Miniaturist, by Jessie Burton

Alternates:
13. Defy the Night, by Heather and Lydia Munn
14. Coffin Road, by Peter May

WILL YOU JOIN US IN THIS CHALLENGE?
WHAT TITLES OF YOUR TBR
ARE YOU PLANNING TO READ IN 2018?

 


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Book review: The Dream Lover – I love France #144

I LOVE FRANCE
And maybe you do too!
If you have recently read a good book in connection with France,
or watched a movie, read an article on France, etc,
please mention it in the comment section
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The Dream Lover:
A Novel of George Sand

 

The Deam Lover

In full compliance with FTC Guidelines,
I received this ebook for free in exchange
for a fair and honest review.
I was in no way compensated for this post
as a reviewer,
and the thoughts are my own.
The Dream Lover
by
Elizabeth Berg
Release date: April 14, 2015
by Random House
ISBN: 978-0812993158
Hardcover/paperback, 368 pages
also available as ebook

Genre:  historical novel

Source: Received
from the publisher through
Netgalley

This book counts for the following Reading Challenges:

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  2015 ebook   New-Release-Challenge

MY THOUGHTS ABOUT THIS BOOK

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George Sand is a very important figure in French literature. Unfortunately, she is not as well know in the US, and I’m not aware of anyone writing a historical novel on her. So I seized the occasion when I heard about The Dream Lover. It was also a good way of finally reading a book by Elizabeth Berg. I’m shocked to see that the average rating she received so far for this book is not too high on Goodreads. I thought the book was really excellent.
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2015 TBR Pile Reading Challenge

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I did miserably last year, 4/12, but I’m trying again this year, as one of my resolutions is to be even more picky when accepting books for tours or reviews. So that should leave me room for my TBR!

Here are the 12 titles I plan on reading. They need to have been published before 2014:

  1. Labyrinth, by Kate Mosse
  2. Vendredi ou les limbes du pacifique, by Michel Tournier
  3. Gaspard, Melchior & Balthazar, by Michel Tournier
  4. La vie mode d’emploi, by Georges Pérec
  5. Eventide, by Kent Haruf
  6. The Queen’s Lover
  7. The Bridge on the Drina
  8. The Illusion of Separateness
  9. The Poisoned Crown, by Maurice Druon
  10. In a Grove, by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa
  11. The Woman in White
  12. The Awakening, by Chopin

Alternates:

  1. Stoner
  2. The Art Forger

 


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