May 2018 wrap-up
Wow, thank God there was Bout of Books in May, with one great week of reading, to redeem the whole, as the rest was quite pathetic. And 3 days with another crazy bout, this one of allergy, left me with NO energy, not even enough to read, which is really a bad sign…
Hence another low average month…
So here are the few books I read in May, BUT 2 were amazingly good!:
4 in print
= with 1,278 pages, an average of 41 pages/day
1 in audio
= with 7H32, an average of 14mn/day
4 in mystery
Resurrection Bay, by Emma Viskic – ebook, for review (to be posted on 6/4)
Un peu plus loin sur la droite, by Fred Vargas – audio in French
Something in the Water, by Catherine Steadman – ebook, for review (coming soon)
The Word is Murder, by Anthony Horowitz – ebook, for review (coming soon)
1 in literary fiction:
The Face of Another, by Kobo Abe – for Classic Club
My favorites in May
Blog recap for May
I participated in Bout of Books 22, and got a lot of reading done that week!
I hosted 4 spotlights with giveaway – be sure you enter the June book of the month giveaway at France Book Tours
Reading Challenges recap
Total of books read in 2018= 27/100
Most popular book review in May
click on the cover to access my review.
Most popular post last month
– non book review –
Born a Crime:
chapters 9-14 read-along at
Book Bloggers International
Book blog that brought me
most traffic this past month
Top commenters of the month
Kristyn at Reading to Unwind
Karen at Booker Talk
over 4,490 subscribers
over 155,100 hits
Plans for June
No real plan this month, and I know that unfortunately, I won’t have much time to read during 2 weeks and a half…
Come back tomorrow
to see the books I plan to read in June!
How was YOUR month of May?
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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The best way to launch your 2018 reading year is to join Bout of Books. You set your own goal and you meet lots of other book bloggers!
As my daily average in 2017 was 63 pages, and my weekly average during Bout of Books 21 was 139, I’m going to shoot for a daily average of 100.
I will organize a giveaway!
Here are the books I plan to read:
Go on with: Modern Orthodox Thinkers, by Andrew Louth
Go on with: Elder Sebastian of Optina, by Tatiana Torstensen
- Something in the Water, by Catherine Steadman
The Romanov Empress, by CW Gortner
Audiobook. Finish: Un peu plus loin sur la droite, by Fred Vargas
Audiobook. Sans feu ni lieu, by Fred Vargas
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