As every year, a bunch of really cool bloggers are co-hosting Nonfiction November.
Here is the topic for week 1:
Your Year in Nonfiction:
Take a look back at your year of nonfiction and reflect on the following questions:
What was your favorite nonfiction read of the year?
What nonfiction book have you recommended the most?
What is one topic or type of nonfiction you haven’t read enough of yet?
What are you hoping to get out of participating in Nonfiction November?
First of all, here is the recap of the nonfiction I have read (the links will send you to my review when it’s posted):
Ouch, May is already gone, seriously!
I ended up reading a good amount of books and pages, though I switched plans and read books I had not planned at the beginning of the month, and dropping some I meant to read!
Here is what I read this past month:
9 books: 7 in print = with 2,222 pages, (funny!) that is: 71 pages/day
+ 2 audiobooks
= with 18H08, that is: 35 mn/day
4 in mystery:
The Hound of the Baskervilles, by Arthur Conan Doyle – audiobook
Un avion sans elle, by Michel Bussi – ebook
The Return of Sherlock Holmes, by Arthur Conan Doyle – audiobook
Emma in the Night, by Wendy Walker
3 in literary fiction:
My Cousin Rachel, by Daphné du Maurier
Men Without Women, by Haruki Murakami
Story of Your Life, by Ted Chiang
2 in nonfiction:
Manderley Forever, by Tatiana de Rosnay – ebook
The Novel of the Century: The Extraordinary Adventure of les Misérables, by David Bellos
Humming along with my complete works of Sherlock Holmes in audio, with Simon Prebble as the amazing narrator. I only have 2 and a half to go
Un avion sans elle: amazing amazing French thriller! I actually read it along with one of my French students, 5 chapters every week, except we read more at the end, because we could not wait another week to know what had really happened!!
Michel Bussi is one of the top 3 selling authors in France right now, for good reason.
Emma in the Night. The latest by Wendy Walker. I had really enjoyed All is Not Forgotten, so I accepted to review this one
Daphné du Maurier: I finally read My Cousin Rachel. It was so neat to find some similarities with Rebecca. And so cool I ended up reading Manderley Forever, Daphné’s biography, at the same time! Bravo to Tatiana de Rosnay (you know, she wrote Sarah’s Key)
Men Without Women: thanks for my awesome library, I read Murakami’s latest book. Loved it, though I usually don’t like short stories. But Murakamiis Murakami, so…
Story of Your Life. I loved so much the movie Arrival that I was curious to read the story it was based on. Apparently the author is a BIG name in scifi, with 4 Nebula Wards, but I had never heard of him before!
The Novel of the Century. Oh wow, I thought I knew Les Misérables quite well, the book, but I discovered so much in this remarkable book! I had enjoyed a lot David Bellos‘s previous book on translation, so seeing the author and the title, I grabbed it when I saw it in my library.