The top 8 books to read in August 2019

Here are

The top 8 books
I plan to read in August 2019

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CURRENTLY READING

  

Diary of a Murderer

Don Quixote
I was doing a read-along with Lory at The Emerald City. She finished a long time ago, and I am still working at it. I’m determined to finish it this month, finally!!

Elder Leonid of Optina
I have a devotion to the Optina Fathers. I read the very last book in the series, lent by a parishioner, so now I want to read them all, and in chronological order, which makes more sense to see the development of Optina Monastery. So 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.

Goodbye Paris
A thriller for France Book Tours. Sounds good so far, though I am very perplexed by some statements.
If you want a free copy for review, we still have spots available on the tour.

Diary of a Murderer
Korean thriller. I’m only at the beginning, curious to see where this s going.

READING NEXT

  Quichotte  Secret Agent Brainteasers  

Quichote
Believe it or not, I haven’t read any book yet by Rushdie!! As I’m just finishing Don Quixote, I thought it would be perfect to discover his spin on it.

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 sounds really fun!

CURRENT AND NEXT AUDIOBOOKS

          Central ParkcvUn Appartement à Paris

Central Park
Done with my Bussi binge, until his next title, I have started a Guillaume Musso binge, another top seller in France for years. He writes both romance an thrillers, I plan to listen only to his thrillers. The title is English, but I’m listening to these books in the original French.
Actually, although Musso has written so many books, and he is so popular in France, he has had only 1 book finally translated in English, and that’s the one I reviewed here: The Reunion.

Un appartement à Paris
Of course also by Musso

CURRENT GIVEAWAYS

We have several giveaways listed on the homepage

PLANS FOR AUGUST

  • Participate in Bout of Books 26, Aug 19-25. If you want an easy going challenge to help you read more, this is the place. Plus you discover all kinds of bloggers.
  • Finish Don Quixote!!!

Eiffel Tower Orange

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

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Book review: The Reunion

The ReunionThe Reunion
by  Guillaume Musso
Little, Brown, and Company
07/09/2019

Mystery/Crime fiction
288 pages

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Guillaume Musso, one of the top three bestselling authors in France for years, is finally getting translated into English with The Reunion. It is his fifteenth thriller in French and was recently made into a TV miniseries.

Thomas, now a writer living in Manhattan, goes back to Antibes on the French Riviera where he grew up, on the occasion of his fiftieth prep school reunion in 2017. What could be a fun event is actually dreadful for Thomas and his friends Maxime and Fanny: indeed, this anniversary will launch a major renovation project, during which a body will be found—the outcome of something very bad they did 25 years ago.

Please go to Criminal Element to read my full review

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