Posts tagged ‘Fred Vargas’

The top 6 books to read in June

Here are

The top 6 books

I plan to read in June!

Click on the covers to know more

CURRENTLY READING

          Elder Sebastian  Conan Doyle for the Defense

Elder Sebastian of Optina
= I really enjoy the Fathers of Optina,
and a friend lent me this volume of the series
Conan Doyle for The Defense
= fabulous nonfiction on how Conan Doyle
used Sherlock Holmes’ gift
to investigate a famous case in real life!

READING NEXT

Romanov Empress   Le voyage d'Octavio

The Romanov Empress
= I should finally be able to read it this month,
always looking forward to a new novel by CW Gortner
Le voyage d’Octavio
= French novel on my TBR

CURRENT AND NEXT AUDIOBOOKS

      Sans feu ni lieu  Whose Body

Sans feu ni lieu
= the last of this short series by Fred Vargas, almost done
Whose Body?
= finally time to discover this author!

Eiffel Tower Orange

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

Save

 

Advertisements

2018: May wrap-up

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!:

5  books:
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

  1. Resurrection Bay, by Emma Viskic – ebook, for review (to be posted on 6/4)

  2. Un peu plus loin sur la droite, by Fred Vargas – audio in French

  3. Something in the Water, by Catherine Steadman – ebook, for review (coming soon)

  4. The Word is Murder, by Anthony Horowitz – ebook, for review (coming soon)

1 in literary fiction:

  1. The Face of Another, by Kobo Abe – for Classic Club

 

My favorites in May

  The Word is Murder  Something in the water

Blog recap for May

Reading Challenges recap

Classics Club: 23/50 (until end of 2020) or 34/62!
The 2018 TBR Pile Challenge: 1/12!!
Where Are You Reading?: 21/50 – to be finished in ??

Total of books read in 2018= 27/100

Number of books added to my TBR in May= 19

Most popular book review in May

The Tree of Man

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

Books are my favourite and best

Top commenters of the month

Kristyn at Reading to Unwind

Karen at Booker Talk

Freda @Fredalicious

Blog milestones

1,803 posts
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!

Eiffel Tower OrangeEiffel Tower OrangeEiffel Tower Orange

How was YOUR month of  May?

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!

Bout of Books 22: Final recap

Bout of Books 22

#boutofbooks

Bout of Books 22:

Final recap

Another happy Bout of Books!
I reached my goal of 700, that is, an average of 100 pages/day.
In fact, I reached 783 pages, which is 111 pages per day (last time, I did 139).
I finished 2 books, and read 53% of a third.
I can tell you the upcoming books
by Catherine Steadman, Something in the Water,
and The Word is Murder, by Anthony Horowitz, are fantastic! 

See you maybe for next Bout of Books, 8/20/2018 – 8/26/2018.

HOW WAS YOUR READING WEEK?

 

WHAT I READ ON DAY 7:

  1. The Word is Murder: 44 pages
  2. Audio: Sans feu ni lieu – equivalent to 25 pages 

TOTAL pages on DAY 7 = 69
TOTAL PAGES SO FAR:    783 /700

WHAT I READ ON DAY 6:

  1. Elder Sebastian of Optina: 13 pages

  2. The Word is Murder: 156 pages
    REALLY enjoying this book!

  3. Audio: Sans feu ni lieu – equivalent to 34 pages 

TOTAL pages on DAY 6 = 203 – my best day this week!
TOTAL PAGES SO FAR: 714/700

ALSO:

  • I didn’t do the website challenge, but the Instagram one, where I shared one of my bookshelves

  • Don’t forget to enter my giveaway, closing at 2 pm this Sun. I also offer another giveaway here!

WHAT I READ ON DAY 5:

  1. Elder Sebastian of Optina: 16 pages

  2. Something in the Water: 63 pages – BOOK FINISHED.
    ***** FANTASTIC!

  3. The Word is Murder: 20 pages
    I was going to start another book, but realized this one will be released earlier, so I switch to this one.
    OMG, I LOVE the beginning, so well done!! Looks like it’s going to be another terrific Horowitz!

  4. Audio: Sans feu ni lieu – equivalent to 23 pages 

TOTAL pages on DAY 5 = 122
TOTAL PAGES SO FAR: 511/700

ALSO:

 

WHAT I READ ON DAY 4:

  1. Elder Sebastian of Optina: 10 pages

  2. Something in the Water: 63 pages

  3. Audio: Un peu plus loin sur la droite – equivalent to 30 pages – BOOK FINISHED

TOTAL pages on DAY 4 = 103
TOTAL PAGES SO FAR: 389/700

ALSO:

WHAT I READ ON DAY 3:

  1. Something in the Water: 71 pages
    =glad I read this amount, despite a short evening available. And oh the suspense!

  2. Audio: Un peu plus loin sur la droite – equivalent to 22 pages

TOTAL pages on DAY 3 = 93
TOTAL PAGES SO FAR: 286/700

ALSO:

  • I did the challenge ‘Show me your precious’
    In case you have not seen it on Instagram, come this way

  • I have also tried to do the Instagram daily challenges for Bout of Books

  • Don’t forget to enter my giveaway. I also offer another giveaway here!

WHAT I READ ON DAY 2:

  1. Elder Sebastian of Optina: 14 pages

  2. Something in the Water: 78 pages
    =wow, thoroughly enjoying this!!

  3. Audio: Un peu plus loin sur la droite – 5 mn, equivalent to 2 pages

TOTAL pages on DAY 2 = 94
TOTAL PAGES SO FAR: 193/700

ALSO:

WHAT I READ ON DAY 1:

  1. Elder Sebastian of Optina: 17 pages

  2. Something in the Water: 71 pages

  3. Audio: Un peu plus loin sur la droite – 25 mn, equivalent to 11 pages

TOTAL pages on DAY 1 = 99
TOTAL PAGES SO FAR: 99/700

ALSO:

  • I did the challenge:
    Introduce Yourself #insixwords
    In case you have not seen it, come this way

  • I posted a book giveaway

  • I didn’t take part in the Twitter chat, the questions are too similar every time.

 ***

Here are the books I plan to read:

  1. Go on with: Modern Orthodox Thinkers, by Andrew Louth

  2. Go on with: Elder Sebastian of Optina, by Tatiana Torstensen

  3. Go on with: Something in the Water, by Catherine Steadman – FINISHED

  4. The Word is Murder, by Anthony Horowitz

  5. Audiobook. Finish: Un peu plus loin sur la droite, by Fred Vargas – FINISHED

  6. Audiobook. Sans feu ni lieu, by Fred Vargas

I’m shooting for a daily average of 100 pages, so a total of 700 pages

SCHEDULE

Challenges/Giveaways

**This is the overall list for the challenges offered during Bout of Books 21. Make sure you check the blog each day of the read-a-thon for instructions and details on how to complete the daily challenges**

**This is the overall list for the challenges offered during Bout of Books 22. Make sure you check the blog each day of the read-a-thon for instructions and details on how to complete the daily challenges**

Monday 5/14
Introduce yourself #insixwords

Tuesday 5/15
Year of You

Wednesday 5/16
Show Me Your Precious

Thursday 5/17
Read Alikes

Friday 5/18
Space Scavenger Hunt

Saturday 5/19
Share Your Favorite Bout of Books Moment

Sunday 5/20
Stretch Goal

Twitter Chats
(chats last approximately one hour)
TZC = Time Zone Conversion

Monday: 8pm CST (TZC)
Saturday: 10am CST (TZC)

Save

%d bloggers like this: