Year of reading 2018
My top 14
To follow my tradition, here is part 1 of my yearly recap.
There is a total of : 3 parts
, with my usual categories, see here below favorites my
fun list with titles
With only 77 books read, this is my most pathetic year in the last decade.
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.
click on the covers to access either my review,
or the Goodreads page for the couple of titles I have not reviewed yet
DO YOU HAVE SOME FAVORITES
IN COMMON WITH MINE?
MORE FUN RECAP TOMORROW!
HAPPY NEW YEAR OF READING TO YOU!
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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:
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
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.
ANY SURPRISE IN YOUR YEAR IN BOOKS?
Ah, it’s about time! Here is finally a rather decent month of reading. With really nice titles as well!
Here is what I read in October:
7 in print
= with 2,373 pages, an average of 76.5 pages/daywith
2 in audio
= 27H27, an average of 53 mn/day
4 in fiction:
Unsheltered, by Barbara Kingsolver – ebook, for review
Killing Commendatore, by Murakami
Being There, by Jerzy Kosinski While Beauty Slept, by Elizabeth Blackwell –
2 in mystery:
On la trouvait plutôt jolie, de Michel Bussi-
Newcomer, by Keigo Higashino – for review. M y book review is supposed to be soon published on Criminal Element.
1 in historical fiction:
The Song Peddler of the Pont Neuf, by Laura Lebow – ebook, for review
1 in Nonfiction:
The Ship, the Saint, and the Sailor: The Long Search for the Legendary Kad’yak, by Bardley G. Stevens –
ebook, for review, review coming soon
1 in graphic novel:
99 Ways to Tell a Story: Exercises in Style, by Matt Madden
MY FAVORITES IN OCTOBER
READING CHALLENGES RECAP
MOST POPULAR BOOK REVIEW THIS PAST MONTH
click on the cover to access my review
MOST POPULAR POST THIS PAST MONTH
– NON BOOK REVIEW –
Born a Crime chapter 9-14:
read along at Book Bloggers International
BOOK BLOG THAT BROUGHT ME MOST TRAFFIC THIS PAST MONTH
please go visit
TOP COMMENTERS OF THE MONTH
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PLANS FOR NOVEMBER
Come back tomorrow
to see the books I plan to read in November!
How was YOUR month of October?
has created a Month In Review meme The Book Date
I’ll now be linking my monthly recap posts
Thanks Kathryn, great idea!
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