Throwback Thursday: June 2011

Throwback Thursday


Revisiting what I posted 10 years ago,
following the idea I found at The Chocolate Lady’s Book Review Blog
(click on this link or the logo to see where the idea started from,
and to post the link to your own post).

On the first Thursday of the month available on my site,
I’m planning to post about the previous month, 10 years before.

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Today, I’ll be revisiting June 2011.

I published 23 posts, 11 of these were reviews.
Why so many posts suddenly? Because I participated in the Audiobook Week, that used to be organized by Devourer of Books, probably the blogger that inspired me to start my own book blog, but alas who no longer blogs.

Here is the review which received most views:

the greater journey

I also quite enjoyed the following novel, even though the ending was very disappointing:

A Novel Bookstore

    Click on the covers to know more

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Next post will be on August 5


Book Review: The Wright Brothers

The Wright Brothers


The Wright Brothers

David McCullough
Simon & Schuster

Published in:
May 2015
nonfiction / biography


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2015: December wrap-up

December 2015 wrap-up

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Even though I didn’t stick to my reading plans for December, and end up with a list very different from the books I had planned to read, I have read a lot, according to my own standards!

Here is what I read in December:

11  books.
9 books, with 2,649 pages, that is: 85.4 pages/day.
2 audiobooks, with 16:06 hours, that is: 31 min/day

5 in mystery :

  1. A Rule Against Murder, by Louise Penny – audio
  2. Five on a Treasure Island, by Enid Blyton
  3. Late Harvest Havoc, by Alaux and Balen – ebook
  4. The Lady Agnes Mystery vol 2, by Andrea Japp
  5. The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle, by Arthur Conan Doyle

3 in literary fiction:

  1. Chergui’s Child, by Jane Riddell – ebook
  2. The Islanders, by Pascal Garnier – ebook
  3. Numero Zero, by Umberto Eco – audio

2 in nonfiction:

  1. The Wright Brothers, by David McCullough – ebook
  2. The Homilies, by Saint Gregory Palamas

1 in historical mystery:

  1. Highland Fire, by Tanya Anne Crosby – ebook


My favorites in December

   Lady Agnes vol 2  The Wright Brothers

Reading Challenges recap

French Bingo: 40/25 – DONE
Audiobook: 21/15 – DONE
Ebook challenge: 45/25 DONE
Historical fiction: 20/25
Japanese literature: 3/5
My Kind of Mysteries: 34/21-30 – DONE
New authors challenge: 56/50 – DONE
New Release (2015): 54/31-45 – DONE
Nonfiction challenge: 14/16-20
TBR challenge: 5/12
Books in Translation: 29/12 DONE
What’s in a Name: 6/6 – DONE
Where Are You Reading?: 19/50 – to be finished in 2016?!

Total of books read in 2015 = 109/100

Number of books added to my TBR in December = 32

Blog recap

  • I’ve been participating in #amonthoffaves
  • I’ve been interviewed by The Book Trail
  • I’m finally joining again some memes, such as Teaser Tuesdays, Sunday Sentence, n
  • 6 of the 11 books read were received for review, plus one for work, to translate it into French

  • French Bingo 2016 is open for sign up. Let me know if you find the explanations not clear enough. Time to recap your 2015 BINGO if you want to win a book!

  • I organized 4 giveaways in November. There’s always one going on at France Book Tours. Be sure to follow through email not to miss the nest giveaway there!

Most popular book review in December

The Tree of Manclick on the cover to access my review.

Most popular post last month
– non book review –

French Bingo 2016

Book blog that brought me
most traffic this past month

A Little Reading

please go visit

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: Katherine at I Wish I Lived In a Library
10: Denise @DeniseDuvall2
9: Lucy at The Fictional 100
4: Martha at MG’s French Lit Page
1: MarinaSofia at Finding Time To Write


Blog milestones

1,253 posts
over 3,450 subscribers
over 102,500 hits

Blog plans for January

  • I’m participating in #amonthoffaves. One last post scheduled for tomorrow
  • I will be part of Bout of Books 15. Don’t forget to join!
  • Come back soon to see my mega stats and what I plan to read in January, as well as the reading challenges I will attempt in 2016!

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How was YOUR month of  December?
And to a wonderful reading year to you!

Month in ReviewKathryn at The Book Date
has created a Month In Review meme
I’ll now be linking my monthly recap posts
Thanks Kathryn, great idea!