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.

📚 Here is what I read in July:

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’Écluse 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 – audiobook, 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

click on the cover to access my review

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
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Tammy at Books, Bones, & Buffy
please go and visit them,
they have great blogs

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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!

Book review: The Martins

The Martins

The Martins,
by David Foenkinos
La famille Martin
was first published in 2020
Translated from the French by
Sam Taylor
Gallic Books
US release date 7/22/2022
248 pages
Literary fiction

Goodreads

David Foenkinos is a popular French author and screenwriter. Although he has already written about twenty novels, I only discovered him recently with Le MystĂšre Henri Pick, a fantastic novel on the world of books, writers, and publishers.
So I was thrilled to receive from Gallic Books his latest novel to be translated into English: The Martins, another excellent book on books.
Click to continue reading

Top Ten Books related to France and Paris in July

Top Ten Books related to France

TTT for July 19, 2022
#TopTenTuesday
 

Paris in July 2022 – Day 14
#ParisinJuly
Co-hosted by Readerbuzz and Thyme For Tea

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This is a freebie this week, so I decided to list the last 10 books I read that have some type of connection with France – topic, nationality of the author, language.

Click on the picture to access my shelf,
where you can easily access more details on each book.

Top 10 Books related to France

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