Top Ten 2019 Thanksgiving Titles

Top Ten  2019 Thanksgiving Titles

TTT for November 26, 2019
#TopTenTuesday

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For this edition of #TopTenTuesday, we can choose our theme.
So I’ve decided to have fun with the letters of the word THANKSGIVING, just like last year.
These are books I have recently read and enjoyed.
Ok, Thanksgiving has 12 letters, so you will have 2 extra books!

Click on the covers to know more about these books.

THANKSGIVING

     Debbie Tung    Anthony Horowitz   Annie Ernaux
Book Love   The Sentence is Death   The Years

Olivier Norek   Shing Yin Kohr   Robert Louis Stevenson

Surface     Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes

Tender is the NiGht Hayao MIyasaki Elena PerekrestoV

Tender is the Night   Spirited Away 3  Alexander Schmorell

ChIldhood’s End¬† ¬†SuperNova Era¬† ¬† Into The NiGht

Childhoods End   Supernova Era  Into The Night

And Happy Thanksgiving!

Have you read any of these? Which one is your favorite?

 

2019: October wrap-up

OCTOBER 2019 WRAP-UP

ūüďö Another great month of reading, with a lot of nonfiction. Of course, November is nonfiction month, not October. Oh well…

So here is what I read in October:

14 books:
11 in print 
=  with 2,204 pages, an average of 71 pages/day
3 in audio
= 20H34
, an average of 39 minutes

7 in nonfiction:

  1. Oh, the Meetings You’ll Go To!: A Parody, by Dr Suits –¬†graphic “novel”
  2. Elder Leonid of Optina, by Fr Clement Sederholm –¬†Eastern Orthodoxy
  3. Secret Agent Brainteasers: More Than 100 Codebreaking Puzzles Inspired by Britain’s Espionage Masterminds, by Sinclair McKay –¬†ebook, for review
  4. Alexander Schmorell: Saint of the German Resistance
    by Elena Perekrestov¬†–¬†Eastern Orthodoxy
  5. Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes, by Robert Louis Stevenson Рaudio, for The Classics Club
  6. The Parables: Biblical, Patristic, and Liturgical Interpretation, by Dmitri Royster¬†–¬†Eastern Orthodoxy
  7. A Monk’s Guide to a Clean House and Mind, by Shoukei Matsumoto

2 in mystery:

  1. Solving Cadence Moore, by Gregory Sterner, for review
  2. Avalanche h√ītel, by Niko Tackian-¬†French audiobook

2 in manga:

  1. My Neighbor Totoro, vol. 3 by Hayao Miyazaki
  2. My Neighbor Totoro, vol. 4 by Hayao Miyazaki

1 in literary fiction:

  1. Tender is the Night, by F. Scott Fitzgerald – audio, for The Classics Club

1 in science-fiction:

  1. Supernova Era, by Liu Cixin – for review

1 in historical fiction:

  1. On the Edge of the World, by Nikolai Leskov –¬†ebook, for The Classics Club

MY FAVORITES IN OCTOBER

  Supernova Era  Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes

READING CHALLENGES & RECAP

Classics Club: 4/50 (until September 2024)
2019 Calendar of Crime Challenge 15/12?
Where Are You Reading?: 21/50 – to be finished in ??
Total of books read in 2019 = 98/100
Number of books added to my TBR this past month= 20

BOOKS I REVIEWED THIS MONTH

one pot cooking  Keto in 30 minutes

Supernova Era The Man That Got Away Civilizations

Solving Cadence Moore WeSolarisChildhoods End

 

GIVEAWAYS

The open giveaways are on my homepage

MOST POPULAR BOOK REVIEW THIS PAST MONTH

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click on the cover to access my review

MOST POPULAR POST THIS PAST MONTH
– NON BOOK REVIEW –

My Year 2019 in Nonfiction

BOOK BLOG THAT BROUGHT ME MOST TRAFFIC THIS PAST MONTH

Semicolon
please go visit

TOP COMMENTERS OF THE MONTH

Judy at Keep the Wisdom
Karen at Booker Talk
Silvia at Silvia Cachia

BLOG MILESTONES 

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Come back on Monday
to see the books I plan to read in November.


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How was YOUR month of October?

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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!

 

The top 8 books to read in October 2019

Here are

The top 8 books
I plan to read in October 2019

Click on the covers to know more

CURRENTLY READING

   Secret Agent Brainteasers

Solving Cadence Moore

Elder Leonid of Optina
I have a devotion to the Optina Fathers. This is book 1 in the series, as Father Leonid is the one who revived the practice of eldership in that monastery and made it blossom again. Almost done!

Secret Agent Brainteasers
I requested several books in the Spring, but never got a chance to read them because of all my readings for MBI2019. So I’m trying to catch up. This one is fun, though I basically can’t solve any teaser! It’s got great historical details too.

Solving Cadence Moore
A mystery I received for review some time ago. It’s all about manipulation, at different levels.

READING NEXT

 The Man That Got Away  On the Edge of the World

If You Cross the River

The Man That Got Away
A quirky mystery that I won, by an author I enjoyed in nonfiction.

On the Edge of the World
The classic I got for Classics Spin. “Based on a true story of an early Russian missionary Orthodox bishop’s trip to Eastern Siberia.”

If You Cross the River
On my Edelweiss shelf since May… Presented as “a modern fable about friendship, self-determination, and the power of words.”

CURRENT AND NEXT AUDIOBOOKS

        Tender is the Night  Avalanche hotel

Tender is the Night
I couldn’t stand The Great Gatsby, but I like the author’s writing here, despite the painful topic of mental illness.

Avalanche H√ītel
By a French thriller author I’m looking forward to discovering.

CURRENT GIVEAWAYS

We have several giveaways listed on the homepage

List of books I can swap with yours

Upcoming treat: you may have noticed yesterday, that I now have 4,894 subscribers. There will be a surprise sent to my 5,000th subscriber and a giveaway for all of you who have been following me before today!

PLANS FOR OCTOBER

  • Read and review the book I got for Classics Spin #13
  • Post a few tag posts

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HAVE YOU READ
OR ARE YOU PLANNING TO READ
ANY OF THESE?
WHAT ARE YOUR READING PLANS FOR OCTOBER?

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