JUNE 2020 WRAP-UP
I had the impression I had read A LOT this past month. 11 books is not bad, but it’s actually less than last month. Less pages as well, though much more time with audiobooks!
Though actually, I have read more pages than that, as I am reading several books along with different students or groups. It should work well for my July and August stats!
Two Sundays ago, we finally were able to go back to Church (last time was March 11). Our church being physically so small, we can only receive 12 people at a time, to respect social distanciation. And obviously all with masks, including the 3 members of the choir and the priest. Still, some families are spooked. So we are even less than our maximum number. It looks a bit weird to be so few and all masked, but it’s good to receive the Sacraments again.
This past month, I have set up something I wanted to do for a while: an online book club where we will read and discuss books in French. The book was chose in tandem with Lory @ The Emerald City. Our first book is Complètement cramé, by Gilles Legardinier. We use Discord.
So if you read and write French (we will ignore mistakes), let us know if you are interested in our Club de livres français. NB: You won’t have many pages to read per day.
Also, as many of you know, Thyme for Tea is again organizing Paris in July. If you are participating or considering doing so, I have 2 awesome books for you (or even if you don’t participate in that event!), with free review copies: one on Marie Antoinette, and one novel set in Provence.
📚 So here are the titles I read in June:
6 in print
= with 1,428 pages, an average of 47 pages/day
5 in audio
= 31H45, an average of 1H03 minutes
5 in literary fiction:
- Inhabitation, by Teru Miyamoto – ebook, received for review
- Or What You Will, by Jo Walton – received for review
- And the Earth Will Sit on the Moon, by Nikolai Gogol – ebook, received for review
- If You Cross the River, by Geneviève Damas – ebook, received for review
- Migrations, by Charlotte McConaghy – audio, received for review
3 in mystery:
- Un crime en Hollande, by Georges Simenon – ebook, read along with a French student
- Au rendez-vous des Terres-Neuvas, by Georges Simenon – ebook, read along with a French student
- Luca, by Franck Thilliez – French audiobook
3 in nonfiction:
- Berezina, by Sylvain Tesson – ebook
- The Book of Judges (Bible) – audiobook
- The Book of Ruth (Bible) – audiobook
MY FAVORITE BOOKS IN JUNE
Again, I cannot limit myself to two this month, it’s already hard to pick only three:
I’ll review Migrations near the end of July, as it’s going to be released on August 4. It’s an amazing book.
READING CHALLENGES & RECAP
Classics Club: 33/50 (from October 2019-until September 2024)
Japanese Literature Challenge: 9 books read
Total of books read in 2020 = 60/110
Number of books added to my TBR this past month= 29
OTHER BOOKS I REVIEWED IN JUNE
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