Friday Face Off: Coming of age

Friday Face Off

The Friday Face-Off was originally created by Books by Proxy:
each Friday, bloggers showcase book covers on a weekly theme.
Visit Lynn’s Books (@LynnsBooks) for a list of upcoming themes.
Please visit also Tammy at Books, Bones & Buffy (@tammy_sparks)
thanks to whom I discovered this meme.

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This week, the theme is
Coming of Age

The last book I read that deals with coming of age characters is The Sword in the Stone, the first book in the series The Once and Future King, written in 1938 by T.H. White.
I enjoyed a lot this first volume, especially as an audiobook.
Please come this way to see why.

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Click on the picture below if you want to identify the various editions
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Friday face off The Sword in the Stone

My favorite cover is the first one, the Collins Abridged Junior Classic – I didn’t read the abridged version, I actually listened to it, so my edition was the very last one featured here.
But I like this cover for its colors, its detailed naïf art, that for me fits really well with the genre of the book. And we see several animals, which are very important in the story. Looks like no other designer has bothered to insert animals!

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Have you read this book?
WHICH COVER IS YOUR FAVORITE? WHY?
My next participation may be on Friday, October 28,
with black covers

The Classics Club September 2022-2027

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The Classics Club
My 4th list:

September 2022 – September 2027

I’m thrilled to present to you my 4th list of 150 titles for The Classics Club.
Yes, you don’t need to limit yourself to 50 titles.
I was going to have a longer list, going through all my Goodreads TBR, but then The Classics Club announced an upcoming new Spin, so I needed to have my list done, and it’s taking me a long time to put together. So 150 will do.

Here is my new table, with color codes for books on my physical shelves, nonfiction, Japanese, and mystery (though I probably missed some green cells).
At this point, I don’t have any special classics projects, so hopefully I’ll do a better job at sticking to my list, but who knows!
Actually, I do have some upcoming small projects, that will nicely fit with this list: The 1929 Club, and Novellas in November, as well as Nonfiction November.

I will obviously update the table as I go along.
You actually see I have already read 2 books from that new list, as I started making that list on September 1st.

How did I come up with these titles?
Simple: I opened my To-Be-Read Goodreads shelf, and put them in order of publication, and I picked the 150 oldest titles! Those are titles I added there along the years.

Be patient, it may take a few seconds for the file below to show up

CLICK ON THE TAB ‘SHEET 4’
AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS GOOGLE DOC
TO ACCESS MY NEW LIST
or click on this link.

And on Saturday, I will announce my list of 20 titles for the next Spin

I’m curious:

  1. How many of these have you read?
  2. Which one/ones is/are your favorite?

See my 3rd list here (137 titles)
See my 2nd list here. (50 titles)
And my first list here. (50 titles)

Club hashtags on Twitter:

OUT OF THESE 50 TITLES
HOW MANY HAVE YOU READ?
WHICH ONE IS
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Year 2022: Six in six

Some time last year, I ran into this meme by Jo at The Book Jotter.
A fun way to look at the books you have read during the first 6 months of the year.
She has a huge bunch of prompts, see here her 2022 edition.

I ended up keeping, guess what, 6 categories. With 6 books in each, as requested.
And of course, I’m posting this on July 6th.

Year 2022: Six in six
Sorry, not taking time to link the covers

1
Six new authors to me,
whom I am looking forward to reading more of

  UpgradeThe Bride Wore BlackThe Mystery of Henri Pick
The Man in the QueueLes FourmisRiver of Stars

2
Six books I have enjoyed the most

  Entre deux mondes The Night Gardener The Bride Wore Black
  Upgrade So Big The Mystery of Henri Pick  

3
Six series of books read or started

The Three Body Problem Les Fourmis The Man in the Queue
Under Lock and Skeleton Key L'Affaire Saint-Fiacre L'Aiguille creuse

4
Six Cool Classics

 Dojoji Star The Postman Always Rings Twice

  The Year of My Life The Bride Wore Black The Man in the Queue  


5
Six From the Non-Fiction Shelf

  Passport Wabi sabi Les Chemins du cœur

  A Brush With Birds The Radium Girls After the Romanovs

6
Six books I’ve read in an English translation

  Red is my Heart The Three Body Problem The Wild Geese  

  The Box Man Death Going Down Moshi moshi

ARE YOU GOING TO DO A SIX IN SIX POST?
WILL ONE OF THESE BOOKS FEATURE ON YOUR POST?