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Top Ten Books with love in the title

Top Ten Books
with LOVE in the title

TTT for February 13, 2018
#TopTenTuesday

Today at Top Ten Tuesday, it’s a freebie about LOVE.
So I have selected my top 10 books containing the word LOVE on my Goodreads READ-Shelf.

Next time, I’ll do something easier to read…

But click on the picture, and you’ll be able to access details, and the links to my reviews.

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Have you read any of these?
Which one is your favorite?
What was the last book you read
with the word LOVE in the title?

 

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2017: December wrap-up

December 2017 wrap-up

December was the last chance for me to wrap up a few readings that had been going on for a few months.
And I am happy with my final count of 113 books, my highest since I have joined the Goodreads reading challenge.

Here is what I read this past month:

12  books:
10 in print
with 1,834 pages, that is: 59 pages/day
+ 2 audiobooks
with 18H54, that is: 36 mn/day
.

3 in nonfiction:

  1. Chronicles of a Liquid Society, by Umberto Eco – ebook
  2. Man of God: Saint John of Shangai and San Francisco, by Peter Prekrestov
  3. A Curious Collection of Dates: Through the Year with Sherlock Holmes
    by Leah Guinn

3 in children book:

  1. Martine à la montagne, by Gilbert Delahaye – ebook
  2. Martine en bateau, by Gilbert Delahaye – ebook
  3. Martine fête son anniversaire, by Gilbert Delahaye – ebook

2 in mystery:

  1. Un lieu incertain, by Fred Vargas – audiobook
  2. Arsène Lupin, by Maurice Leblanc – ebook

2 in poetry:

  1. Paradise Lost, by John Milton
  2. Paradise Regained, by John Milton

1 in fiction:

  1. The White Tiger, by Aravind Adiga

1 in historical fiction:

  1. The Obituary Writer, by Ann Hood – audiobook

My favorites in December

paradise-lost   Chronicles of a Liquid Society

Reading Challenges recap

Classics Club: 21/50 (until end of 2018) or 30/59!
Back to the Classics Challenge: 6/6-12 – unfinished
Mount TBR: 22/48 – unfinished!!
Where Are You Reading?: 21/50 – to be finished in ??

Total of books read in 2017 = 113/100!

Number of books added to my TBR in December= 21

Blog recap in December

Most popular book review in December

Taste of Parisclick on the cover to access my review.

Most popular post last month
– non book review –

Midwinter’s Eve Giveaway Hop 2017

Book blog that brought me
most traffic this past month

Stuck in Books

Top commenters of the month

Inspired by Becca at I’m Lost in Books!
and her Blogger Shout-Outs feature

= 1 point per month for the top 3.
The one who has the most points at the end of the year will receive a gift!
NB: just congratulating winners of giveaways does not count as a real comment 😉

12: Karen at Booker Talk

12: Kristyn at Reading to Unwind

10: Lucy at The Fictional 100 

AS KAREN AND KRISTYN BOTH GOT 12 POINTS,
THE FIRST OF THE TWO TO POST A COMMENT
WILL BE THE WINNER!

Blog milestones

1,732 posts
over 4,410 subscribers
over 147,100 hits

Plans for January

  • Post all my 2017 recaps. Actually, exceptionally, I’m ready with my stats, so they will published these 3 coming days

  • Participate in Bout of Books 21

  • Read and review the 2nd book picked by my library staff

  • Maybe read less books, but review them all… We can dream, right?

Come back on Monday 1st
to see all the books I plan to read in January!

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How was YOUR month of  December?

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!

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2017: November wrap-up

November 2017 wrap-up

Another interesting month of reading, with quite a bit of diversity!
And I have reached 101 books, out of my goal of 100, so this year should be quite a record!

Here is what I read this past month:

9  books:
7 in print
with 1,588 pages, that is: 52 pages/day
+ 2 audiobooks
with 23H20, that is: 46 mn/day
.

4 in mystery:

  1. Venetian Blood, by Christine Evelyn Volker – ebook
  2. Sous les vents de Neptune, by Fred Vargas – audiobook
  3. Blackbird Fly, by Lise McClendon – ebook
  4. Dans les bois éternels, by Fred Vargas – audiobook

4 in nonfiction:

  1. One Sip at a Time, by Keith Van Sickle
  2. The Sherlock Holmes Book
  3. A Taste of Paris, by David Downie
  4. Poppies of Iraq, by Brigitte Findakly – graphic “novel”

1 graphic novel

  1. Peppy in the Wild West, by Hergé

 

My favorites in November

Taste of Paris   Sous les vents de Neptune

Reading Challenges recap

Classics Club: 24/50 (until end of 2018)
Back to the Classics Challenge: 6/6-12
Mount TBR: 16/48
Where Are You Reading?: 21/50 – to be finished in ??

Total of books read in 2017 = 101/100!

Number of books added to my TBR in November= 33

Blog recap in November

  • I participated in Nonfiction November, which made me of course add quite a few nonfiction books to my TBR!

  • I organized 2 giveaways. It was fun to be part of the Gratitude Giveaway Hop. There will be something similar in December!
    The giveaway for December at France Book Tours is very special and now available.

  • As part of the Classics Club, we got our new spin – see here what I got!

  • My public library is organizing a winter challenge: we had to mention our favorite genres and list our last 4 books read, and they pick a book for us to read and review in December. Isn’t that fun? I’m totally thrilled and will tell you on Monday what they picked for me.

Most popular book review in November

Rebecca

click on the cover to access my review.
Posted 5 years ago.
Yes, again the most viewed this month!!

Most popular post last month
– non book review –

Born a Crime: Chap 9-14 read-along

Book blog that brought me
most traffic this past month

Stuck in Books

Top commenters of the month

Inspired by Becca at I’m Lost in Books!
and her Blogger Shout-Outs feature

= 1 point per month for the top 3.
The one who has the most points at the end of the year will receive a gift!
NB: just congratulating winners of giveaways does not count as a real comment 😉

11: Karen at Booker Talk

11: Kristyn at Reading to Unwind

10: Lucy at The Fictional 100 

Blog milestones

1,716 posts
over 4,360 subscribers
over 145,400 hits

Plans for December

  • Post a surprise tomorrow, with my first participation in a special kind of exercise

  • Participate in December Giveaway Hop

  • Write a bunch of mini reviews, do a few videos – we can always dream, right?

  • Read the book I got for Classics Spin, and the book picked by the library staff

Come back on Monday
to see all the books I plan to read in December!

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How was YOUR month of  November?

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!

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