My 2018 Goodreads year in books

Goodreads 2018 year

For each user, Goodreads just published their “My Year in Books” post.
please click on the logo to read mine.

I never understand why they do this so early: yes, I will not reach my 100 books goal, but I should be able to read 10 more before the end of the year.

Three books that stand out:

  Killing Commendatore  Love and invention

Killing Commendatore
is highlighted as the longest book I read this year. And I enjoyed each of its 688 pages.

Love and Invention
is listed as the Highest rated on Goodreads: 4.86! Congrats to Benjamin Constable

I Let you go

I Let You Go
is the most popular of my 2018 reads: 96,330 other people read it as well.
I gave it 4 stars, but didn’t take time to review it!

At the beginning of 2019, I will be publishing my detailed statistics for 2018.




BBAW 2016: Day 4


Book blogger Appreciation Week#BBAW

Book Blogger
Appreciation Week

Day 4


Day 4: How do you stay connected to the community? Examples: social media, regular commenting, participation in blog events, etc. Tell us your faves!

Here are  in order of importance for me right now (things change) how I stay connected to the book blogging community:

  1. Answering comments on my blog

  2. Visiting blogs and commenting there

  3. Connecting with book bloggers who participate in my virtual book tour company: France Book Tours.

    Feel free to feel in the form saying what genres you are interested in.

    All the books are in English, but set in France, all kinds of genres represented.

    You get a free book to review, you choose what book, you post the review on your blog, and for most tours, you get a big chance to win a $15 gift card!

    Right now we just have 1 spot available for the latest book by MJ Rose coming out in July! The first who fill in the form on this page will get it.

    And we have another great historical novel by Kathleen C. Perrin for end of March

  4. social media (see below)

  5. Taking part in memes (not every week): Mailbox Monday / It’s Monday, what are you reading? / First Chapter First Paragraph / Top 10 Tuesdays (from time to time) / Teaser Tuesday / WWW Wednesday / Friday 56 / Friday Finds / Nonfiction Friday Book Beginnings / Sunday Sentence / Sunday post (not too often these months)

  6. Taking part in reading challenges: 13 this year

  7. Taking part in other blogging events (see below)

As for social media, I mean:

  1. Twitter – and crazy Twitter parties for some events

  2. Bloglovin’ – ok, here something new: as you know it’s not easy to find the balance to read books, to review them, AND to visit other blogs (especially when you have over 400 in your RSS feed!!
    So, very recently, annoyed by the huge number of posts I had not seen, I decided to do this:
    On day 1 of the month, I visit all the blogs starting with the letter A, on day 2 those starting with letter B, etc. At least, twice a month, I’ll have a chance to go through all the new posts added. If I have time, I visit more at random. And I feel so much better!

  3. Email subscription – top left – Join 3,589 other followers!

  4. Facebook

  5. Goodreads

  6. Instagram

  7. Google +

  8. Pinterest

  9. Youtube

As for other blogging events:

  1. my favorite is Armchair BEA, BUT I should be able to the LIVE BEA this year, for the first time EVER!!! Can’t wait to meet many of you face to face!

  2. Bout of Books

  3. BBAW!

  4. Bloggiesta

  5. A month of favorites

And I probably forgot something!! Ah yes! Like occasional events like Carole, who once a month asks to link your favorite books (Carole’s Chatter), Paris in July, etc!


BBAW 2016: day 3

Book blogger Appreciation Week#BBAW

Book Blogger
Appreciation Week

Day 3


Day 3:  What have you read and loved because of a fellow blogger?

OMG, this is just impossible to answer! There would be way too many, and I don’t remember who recommended what!

BUT, I’m glad to ask, because,
at about the turn of the year, realizing precisely that: no way to remember why this or that book is on my Goodreads TBR (don’t laugh, 1,153 books right now as I write this, but probably many more by the time you read it, lol), who recommended it to me,
I decided to remedy that problem!


So, each time I add a book there, unless the interest is obvious to me, I now add a comment: “recomm by….”
So come back next year, and I’ll tell you more!