Lots of bloggers are posting about their favorites of this past decade.
So I revisited all my “year of reading” posts, and considered my usual 12 categories.
I have to say, it was really hard to decide between two or three books in several of these categories.
The final choice is based on the quality of the book and on how it stayed with me. I know some books I really enjoyed at the time, but I hardly remember anything about them, so I disregarded those.
click on the covers to access either my review,
or the Goodreads page for the couple of titles I have not reviewed yet
Fiction Historical Fiction
Interesting to notice that out of 11 authors (there are 2 books by Fred Vargas), 5 of them are actually French.
And 8 books were not originally published in English.
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!
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 = the last of this short series by Fred Vargas, almost done Whose Body?
= finally time to discover this author!
HAVE YOU READ OR ARE YOU PLANNING TO READ ANY OF THESE? WHAT ARE YOUR READING PLANS FOR JUNE?
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
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