13 Books to read in October 2015

Here are

the 13 books I plan to read in October!

  • Some titles here below are déjà vus. As you may experience yourself as a book blogger, you make nice great plans, and then a secret messenger drops an awesome book you HAVE to read and review NOW, or you go to the library and can’t resist this brand new book on display… And here go your neat plans!

  • Already read/listened to #1-3

  • Currently reading #4 and 5. The latest by Kate Morton is as good as ever!

  • The next 6 are copies for review, 3 I could not resist from grabbing on Netgalley…

  • The last two are audiobooks – working my way down the titles of my favorite series!

Click on the covers to know more

ALREADY READ THIS MONTH!

Due to a LONG car trip, I already listened to:

 A Trick of the Light  Neverwhere 

Then I went to the library and could not resist picking up this book on display:

So You Don't Get Lost in the Neighborhood

I know, it’s kind of silly to be French and to read the Nobel Prize of literarture in translation, but it was there in front of my nose, and free to grab! Actually, when I left the library, I had already read a quarter of it!

CURRENTLY READING

The Homilies by Palamas  The Lake House

READING NEXT

Crypt Thief   The Little Paris Bookshop

Oswald   A Beautiful Blue Death

The Spider and the Stone  French Illusions from Tours

CURRENT AND NEXT AUDIOBOOKS

    A Rule Against Murder  The Brutal Telling

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

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2015: September wrap-up

September 2015 wrap-up

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September is long gone, but I as away from the cyber-sphere at the turn of the month, so here is finally my recap. It may be old news for you, but I feel the need to o it for my own records. And who knows, you may learn about a few books you have not heard about before

Here is what I read in September:

7  books.
= 6 books only, but with 1,625 pages, that is: 54.1 pages/day.
+ 1 audiobook = 9:45 hours, that is an average of  19 mn/day

4 in literary fiction:

  1. The 6:41 to Paris, by Jean-Philippe Blondel – ebook
  2. Bonjour tristesse, by Françoise Sagan – ebook
  3. Stoner, by John Williams – audiobook
  4. Sagan, Paris 1954, by Anne Berest

1 in children book, sort of:

  1. The Marvels, by Brian Selznick

1 in historical fiction

  1. Everyone Has Their Reasons, by Joseph Matthews

1 in nonfiction

  1. The Fictional 100, by Lucy Pollard-Gott

My favorites in September

      Everyone Has Their Reasons  The Marvels

The Fictional 100

Reading Challenges recap

French Bingo: 30/25 – DONE
Audiobook: 19/15 – DONE
Ebook challenge: 35/25 DONE
Historical fiction: 15/25
Japanese literature: 3/5
My Kind of Mysteries: 26/21-30
New authors challenge: 49/50
New Release (2015): 44/31-45
Nonfiction challenge: 9/16-20
TBR challenge: 5/12
Books in Translation: 21/12 DONE
What’s in a Name: 6/6 – DONE
Where Are You Reading?: 18/50 – to be finished in 2016?!

Total of books read in 2015 = 89/100

Number of books added to my TBR in September = 41

Blog recap

  • On September 29, I celebrated my 5th blogiversary! The giveaway winner will be announced soon!
  • To present a special book you should all read, I put together a literary quiz
  • I took part in #30Authors
  • 4 of the 7 books read were received for review.

  • 53 reviews posted so far for my French Bingo 2015 Challenge, don’t forget to link yours with the mr Linky widget.

  • I organized 6 giveaways in September. There’s always one going on at France Book Tours. Be sure to check the October Giveaway! 2 awesome books to choose from!

Most popular book review in September

Sagan Paris 1954

click on the cover to access my review

Most popular post last month
– non book review

Blogiversary #5

Book blog that brought me
most traffic this past month

The Book Wheel

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 😉

8: Katherine at I Wish I Lived In a Library
7: Denise @DeniseDuvall2
6: Lucy at The Fictional 100
4: Martha at MG’s French Lit Page
1: MarinaSofia at Finding Time To Write

Blog milestones

1,210 posts
over 3,350 subscribers
over 97,626 hits

Blog plans for September

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How was YOUR month of  September?

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

11 Books to read in September 2015

Here are

the 11 books I plan to read in September!

  • I’m still reading daily from the first two books listed here below. I should actually be able to finish and review the first one during this month!

  • Currently reading #3, The 6:41 to Paris, great contemporary French literary fiction

  • The next 4 are copies for review. I may be able to read a couple morethat I keep pushing back

  • The last two are audiobooks – I just started Stoner, than back to my favorite series!

Click on the covers to know more:

CURRENTLY READING

The Fictional 100 The Homilies by Palamas

  The 641 to Paris

READING NEXT

 Everyone Has Their Reasons  The Little Paris Bookshop

Oswald   Crypt Thief

  The Illusion of Separateness  Eventide 

CURRENT AND NEXT AUDIOBOOKS

  Stoner  A Rule Against Murder 

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