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.

ANY SURPRISE IN YOUR YEAR IN BOOKS?

 

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2018: October wrap-up

October wrap-up

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:

9 books:
7 in print 
with 2,373 pages, an average of 76.5 pages/day
2 in audio
with 27H27, an average of 53 mn/day

4 in fiction:

  1. Unsheltered, by Barbara Kingsolver – ebook, for review
  2. Killing Commendatore, by Murakami
  3. Being There, by Jerzy Kosinski
  4. While Beauty Slept, by Elizabeth Blackwell – audio

2 in mystery:

  1. On la trouvait plutôt jolie, de Michel Bussi- audio
  2. Newcomer, by Keigo Higashino – for review. My book review is supposed to be soon published on Criminal Element. 

1 in historical fiction:

  1. The Song Peddler of the Pont Neuf, by Laura Lebow – ebook, for review

1 in Nonfiction:

  1. 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:

  1. 99 Ways to Tell a Story: Exercises in Style, by Matt Madden

MY FAVORITES IN OCTOBER

Killing Commendatore  Newcomer

READING CHALLENGES RECAP

Classics Club: 24/50 (until end of 2020) or 36/62!
The 2018 TBR Pile Challenge: 3/12, but none reviewed yet !!
Where Are You Reading?: 21/50 – to be finished in ??

Total of books read in 2018= 55/100

Number of books added to my TBR this past month= 35

MOST POPULAR BOOK REVIEW THIS PAST MONTH

Killing Commendatore

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

Sophisticated Dorkiness
please go visit

TOP COMMENTERS OF THE MONTH

Kristyn at Reading to Unwind

Karen at Booker Talk

Judy at Keep the Wisdom

BLOG MILESTONES

I finally changed the theme of my blog on October 24!!
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over 4,540 subscribers
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PLANS FOR NOVEMBER

Come back tomorrow
to see the books I plan to read in November!

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How was YOUR month of October?

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!

Mailbox Monday October 29

Mailbox Monday2 It's Monday! What Are You Reading2 WWW Wednesdays 2

Mailbox Monday,
It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
and WWW Wednesdays

BOOK RECEIVED THIS PAST WEEK

The only woman in the room
The Only Woman the Room

The upcoming (January 15)  historical novel
on Hedy Lamarr, by Marie Benedict.
I know nothing about Lamarr, but I admire the author.
See for instance my review of Carnegie’s Maid.
I received the book through Netgalley

BOOKS JUST READ

click on the covers to know more about them

FICTION

Being There

MYSTERY

Newcomer

FICTION

Killing Commendatore

CURRENTLY READING

FICTION

The Clockmaker's Daughter

NONFICTION

The Ship the Saint and the Sailor

AUDIO

While Beauty Slept

The Clockmaker’s Daughter:
I’m about half done, and a bit disappointed compared to her previous books. The problem is, I am a bit confused between the many characters, who’s who? I rushed into it without taking notes, that didn’t help! Hopefully, things will nicely come together.

The Ship, the Saint, and the Sailor:
There’s actually not much on the saint, which was my main reason for picking the book. However, all the details about finding this boat wreck are fascinating.

While Beauty Slept:
I’m almost done listening to this great twist on Sleeping Beauty.

BOOKS UP NEXT

HISTORICAL FICTION

The Blue

FICTION

Love in lowercase

AUDIO

Ne lache pas ma main

The Blue:
intrigued by the upcoming book by Bilyeau, author of The Tapestry

Love in lowercase:
This is unbelievable how you get drawn to a book – how one thing leads to the next, which is incidentally a main theme of that book!
It sounds like a saga:

  • I finished Newcomer by Higashino, and was so raving about it, my husband asked me if he should read it. I actually encouraged him to read first The Devotion of Suspect X
  • He devoured it in no time, but was disappointed by the ending, and asked if there were Japanese novels with happy endings
  • So I googled “Japanese novels with happy endings”, and found an article highlighting this book: Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life.
  • We went to the library and picked it up. It was written by 2 authors. I was curious to see what else they had written.
  • I ended up requesting a book by the first author: A Geek in Japan
  • A book by the second author was at my library: Love in lowercase. I read the synopsis and sounded really good.
  • I opened my Goodreads and realized it was on my TBR! So I picked it up!!

Ne lâche pas ma main:
Next in my Michel Bussi‘s audiobooks binge

CURRENT GIVEAWAYS

UNTIL OCT 31

Smoking Kills

UNTIL NOV 3

ALYCAT

WHAT ABOUT YOUR READING?