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Year of reading 2016 – my top 12

 

Year of reading 2016
Part 1
My top 12

To follow my tradition, here is part 1 of my yearly recap.
There will be a total of 3 parts:

  1. my favorites, with my usual categories, see here below

  2. my stats

  3. my fun list with titles

I only finished 95 this year, so I had to leave a couple of categories blank.
My final choice is based on the quality of the book, on how it resonated with me and my own experience, and on how it stayed with me. Some of these books may actually have got only 4 out 5 Eiffel Towers at the time I read them.

MY FAVORITES

click on the covers to access either my review,
or the Goodreads page for the couple of titles I have not reviewed yet

PRINT COPIES

Fiction Historical Fiction NonFiction Mystery
fairy-tales The Sword of the Maiden the-only-street-in-paris pars-vite-et-reviens-tard

EBOOKS

Fiction Historical Fiction NonFiction Mystery
The Sacred Combe Time And Regret Complete Review Guide michaelangelos-ghost

AUDIOBOOKS

Fiction Mystery
the-martian-chronicles How the Light Gets In


OTHER

CHILDREN BOOK

home-of-the-brave

SPIRITUAL BOOK

Toward the endless day

BOOK COVER

Sleeping giants

DO YOU HAVE SOME FAVORITES
IN COMMON WITH MINE?

MORE FUN RECAP TOMORROW!

HAPPY NEW YEAR OF READING TO YOU!

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2016: July wrap-up

July 2016 wrap-up

I have the feeling insanity around our world makes me dive deeper into reading. So I read a lot in July, my best month so far this year:

Here is what I read in July:

12  books:
10 in print

with 2,573 pages, that is: 83 pages/day
+ 2 audiobooks
with 22H23, that is: 43 mn/day

4 in mystery:

  1. The Long Way Home, by Louise Penny – audio
  2. All is Not Forgotten, by Wendy Walker
  3. Too Dark to Sleep, by Dianne Gallagher
  4. Murder at the Lanterne Rouge, by Cara Black – audio

2 in literary fiction:

  1. The President’s Hat, by Antone Laurain – ebook
  2. The Eskimo Solution, by Pascal Garnier – ebook

2 in verse:

  1. Purgatorio, by Dante
  2. Revolting Rhymes, by Roald Dahl

2 in graphic “novels”:

  1. The Black Island, by Hergé
  2. Agatha: The Real Life of Agatha Christie, by Anne Martinetti – this is nonfiction

1 in historical fiction:

  1. Max Gate, by Damien Wilkins

1 in nonfiction

  1. Orthodox Spirituality, by Dumitru Staniloae

My favorites in July

 All is not Forgotten   The President's Hat

 Reading Challenges recap

French Bingo: 28/25 – FINISHED
Audiobook: 7/10-15
Classics Club: 4/50 (until end of 2018)
Cloak and Dagger (Mysteries): 19/21-30
Ebook challenge: 20/25
Historical fiction: 9/15
Japanese literature: 3/5
New authors challenge: 28/50
New Release (2016): 22/16-30
Nonfiction challenge: 8/11-15
Books in Translation: 18/12 – FINISHED
What’s in a Name: 3/6
Where Are You Reading?: 19/50 – to be finished in ??

Total of books read in 2016 = 55/100

Number of books added to my TBR in July = 12

Blog recap

  • I hosted 2 guest-posts
  • 5 of the 12 books I read were received for review
  • French Bingo 2016 has 17 participants and 23 reviews posted so far. It’s not too late to join. Don’t forget to link your reviews! And in case you are stuck, we have plenty of choices regularly updated.

  • I organized 5 giveaways. The one for August at France Book Tours is now available. There are 2 books to choose from, and I will pick 2 winners. Be sure to follow through email not to miss weekly giveaways.

Most popular book review in July

The Vegetarianclick on the cover to access my review

Most popular post last month
– non book review –

Freedom To Read Giveaway Hop

Book blog that brought me
most traffic this past month

Stuck in Books

please go visit

Top commenters of the month

Inspired by Becca at I’m Lost in Books!
and her Blogger Shout-Outs feature

= 1 point per month for the top 3.
The one who has the most points at the end of the year will receive a gift!
NB: just congratulating winners of giveaways does not count as a real comment 😉

7: Lucy at The Fictional 100 

6: Karen at Booker Talk

3: Freda at Freda’s Voice

3: Elizabeth at Silver’s Reviews

2: Katherine at I Wished I Lived In a Library

Blog milestones

1,396 posts
over 3,850 subscribers
over 116,700 hits

Plans for August

Start reading BEA copies I received for books to be released in September

 

Come back tomorrow
to see what I plan to read in August!

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How was YOUR month of  July?

Month in Review

Kathryn at The Book Date
has created a Month In Review meme
I’ll now be linking my monthly recap posts
Thanks Kathryn, great idea!

Book review: The Vegetarian

The Vegetarian

 

The Vegetarian

Author:
Han Kang
Translator:
Deborah Smith
from the Korean
Winner of the 2016
Man Booker International Prize

Publisher:
Hogarth/Crown Publishing

Release date:
2/2/2016
Pages:
192
ISBN:
9780553448184
available also as ebook and audiobook

Genre:
Literary fiction

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MY THOUGHTS ABOUT THIS BOOK

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I received The Vegetarian months ago through Blogging For Books. And of course, it got stuck on my shelf behind books to read urgently for tours and the like. I devoured it in no time, but then, it got stuck on my review list, so here it is finally, months after it received the Man Booker International Prize.

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