Top Ten Books with Geographical Terms in the Title

Top Ten Books
with Geographical Terms in the Title

TTT for September 12, 2022
#TopTenTuesday
 

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Funny, I thought I would quickly find 10 titles for this theme, just going through my list of books read by descending chronological order, but in fact, I had to go back to August 2021 to be able to find ten of them!

I’m happy with the diversity of geographical terms I harvested:
alley, archipelago, hollow, mountains, pond, river (2), street, village, woods

Top Ten Geographical terms

And here are the links to those I have reviewed:

Midaq Alley
The Archipelago of Another Life (review and read-along, with Q&A)
No Woods So Dark As These

At the Mountains of Madness
River of Stars
A River Runs Through It
The Village of Eight Graves

Have YOU read
or are YOU planning to read any of these?
Please leave the link to your own post,
so I can visit.

Friday Face Off: a blue cover

Friday Face Off

The Friday Face-Off was originally created by Books by Proxy:
each Friday, bloggers showcase book covers on a weekly theme.
Visit Lynn’s Books (@LynnsBooks) for a list of upcoming themes.
Please visit also Tammy at Books, Bones & Buffy (@tammy_sparks)
thanks to whom I discovered this meme.

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This week, the theme is
Dark/sky/navy  – a cover that is blue

I’m featuring a book with a blue cover in the edition I read it in, though interestingly enough, I don’t see any other blue cover in the other editions!

At the Mountains of Madness

This novella (194 pages) was published in 1931.
The student of French with whom I read Barjavel’s classic scifi, La Nuit des temps (translated as The Ice People), told me it reminded her of At the Mountain of Madness. So I had to read it to see why she was saying this!
Indeed, it’s also about a scientific mission in Antarctica, and something unexpected they found there.
The discovery in At the Mountain of Madness is definitely more in the horror genre than in The Ice People, though there are commonalities about some very advanced society way way back, when there were not even supposed to be people on Earth.
Lovecraft’s style is much more scientific, with tons of very detailed descriptions related to geology for instance.
There were some super scary passages – that reminded me of a classic movie that really scared me a lot. I won’t say which one to avoid spoilers.
That could be the closest to the horror genre I will read for a while, as I usually stay away from that genre.
But definitely worth your time.
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Click on the picture below if you want to identify the various editions
You can also right click and ‘open image in new tab’ to zoom in

My favorite cover is actually the Valdemar edition in Spanish, so grey, not blue for me!

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Have you read this book?
WHICH COVER IS YOUR FAVORITE? WHY?
My next participation may be on Friday, September 16:
“Rage against the machine – anything, cogs, clockwork, AI”

I can’t do it every week:
sometimes I can’t find a cover that fits in the books I have read,
and sometimes I can’t even understand the theme!

2022: May wrap-up

MAY 2022 WRAP-UP

Another busy month, including one week of vacation in the woods, when I mostly did hiking and birding, and was too (good) tired by night to read a lot.
So I didn’t do much blogging, but am happy with the reading amount and content. One unusual aspect: this month, I read 2 books that are more or less in the horror genre, a genre I usually don’t read.

I’m currently 10 books ahead of schedule (49% done) to read 120 books this year.

I have a few book reviews late, but I hope to catch up soon and join again more blog related activities.

📚 Here is what I read in May:

12 books:
8 in print 
with 1,846 pages, a daily average of 49 pages/day
4 in audio
= 32H49
, a daily average of 1H03/ day

4 in mystery:

  1. Les dieux voyagent toujours incognito, by Laurent Gounelle – French audiobook
  2. Under Lock and Skeleton Key, by Gigi Pandian – ebook received for review
  3. Le Mystère Henri Pick, by David Foenkinos – French audiobook
  4. The Last House on Needless Street, by Catriona Ward – more or less horror, ebook received for review

2 in science-fiction:

  1. La Nuit des temps, by René Barjavel – read with a French student,
    counts for The Classics Club
  2. At the Mountains of Madness, by H.P. Lovecraft – more or less horror,
    counts for The Classics Club

2 in children/YA:

  1. Stuart Little, by E. B. White – counts for The Classics Club
  2. Le Pays où l’on n’arrive jamais, by André Dhôtel – a reread,
    counts for The Classics Club

2 in nonfiction:

  1. L’Axe du loup : de la Sibérie à l’Inde, sur les pas des évadés du goulag, by Sylvain Tesson – French audiobook
  2. This Holy Man: Impressions of Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh, by Gillian Crow – Orthodox biography

1 in literary fiction:

  1. Le Voyage d’Octavio, by Miguel Bonnefoy

1 in play:

  1. A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry – counts for The Classics Club

It’s so hard to pick 2 favorites, I loved so many this month!

MY FAVORITE BOOKS THIS PAST MONTH

La Nuit des temps  Le Pays où l'on n'arrive jamais

La Nuit des temps has been translated into English as The Ice People.

READING CHALLENGES & RECAP

Classics Club: 120/137 (from November 2020-until November 2025)
Japanese Literature Challenge: 9/12 books – During the year: 10
2022 TBR Pile Reading Challenge: 3/12 books
2022 books in translation reading challenge
: 16/10+

Total of books read in 2022 = 59/120 (49%)
Number of books added to my TBR this past month = 15

 NO OTHER BOOK  REVIEWED THIS PAST MONTH

NO GIVEAWAYS

NO REVIEW COPIES AVAILABLE

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MOST POPULAR BOOK REVIEW THIS PAST MONTH

Before the Coffee Gets Cold

click on the cover to access my review

MOST POPULAR POST THIS PAST MONTH
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20 Books of Summer 2022

BOOK BLOG THAT BROUGHT ME MOST TRAFFIC THIS PAST MONTH

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Come back tomorrow to see the titles I’ll be reading in June

How was YOUR month of May?

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Nicole at Feed Your Fiction Addiction
has created a Month In Review meme
where you can link your monthly recap posts
Thanks Nicole!