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2018 TBR Pile Reading Challenge

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So glad to see Adam at Roof Beam Reader back hosting this challenge!

Here are the 12 titles I plan on reading in 2018. These are all books that have been collecting dust on my shelves (not e-shelves) for quite a while…

5 in French:

  1. Le voyage d’Octavio, by Miguel Bonnefoy

  2. Gaspard, Melchior & Balthazar, by Michel Tournier

  3. Vendredi ou les limbes du pacifique, by Michel Tournier

  4. La vie mode d’emploi, by Georges Pérec

  5. Ensemble, c’est tout, by Anna Gavalda

3 by or about French authors, but in translation:

6. The Most Beautiful Book in the World, by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt
7. Total Chaos, by Jean-Claude Izzo
8. Looking for The Stranger, by Alice Kaplan

A classic:

9. The Bridge on the Drina, by Ivo Andric

2 by authors I enjoy a lot:

10. The Secret Lives of People in Love, by Simon Van Booy
11. Eventide, by Kent Haruf

New to me authors:
12. The Miniaturist, by Jessie Burton

Alternates:
13. Defy the Night, by Heather and Lydia Munn
14. Coffin Road, by Peter May

WILL YOU JOIN US IN THIS CHALLENGE?
WHAT TITLES OF YOUR TBR
ARE YOU PLANNING TO READ IN 2018?

 


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Nonfiction November: Book Pairings

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Doing Dewey is organizing a fun month around nonfiction! Here is the topic for week 2, hosted by Regular Rumination:

Book Pairings:

This week, pair up a nonfiction book with a fiction title.
It can be a “If you loved this book, read this!”
or just two titles that you think would go well together.
Maybe it’s a historical novel and you’d like to get the real history
by reading a nonfiction version of the story.

Today, I’m offering you 4 novels paired with 4 nonfiction books, all related to France!
8 books I enjoyed a lot

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BOOK PAIRING #1
THE FRENCH REVOLUTION

 Marie Antoinette's Head    Madame Tussaud

BOOK PAIRING #2
WWII – THE RESISTANCE

 The Cost of Courage   Citadel

BOOK PAIRING #3
PARIS – LA SEINE RIVER

 Bridges of Paris   The Bookseller

BOOK PAIRING #4
PROVENCE

 Taking Root in Provence    Promise of Provence

HAVE YOU READ ANY OF THESE?
WOULD YOU HAVE ANOTHER
FRENCH BOOK PAIRING COMING TO MIND?

2015 – Books on France challenge – My list

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Here are some of the books on France I plan to read, not sure yet how it will work with the BINGO French Bingo 2015 card

  1. A3: The Last Campaign of Marianne Tambour, by David Ebsworth
  2. A3: The Keys of the Watchmen, by Kathleen C. Perrin
  3. A3: The Dream Lover, by Elizabeth Berg
  4. A3: The Sisters of Versailles, by Sally Christie
  5. A3: Everyone Has Their Reasons, by Joseph Matthews
  6. A3: The Lady Agnès Mystery, vol 1, by Andrea Japp
  7. A5, B2: The City of Blood, by Frédérique Molay
  8. B1: Journeys Through France and Life, by Glenda de Vaney
  9. B1: The Cost of Courage, by Charles Kaiser
  10. B3: That’s Paris – anthology published by Velvet Morning Press
  11. B3: Bridges of Paris, by Michael Saint James
  12. B3: The 6:41 to Paris, by Jean-Philippe Blondel
  13. B4: The Collector, by Anne-Laure Thiéblemont
  14. B5: The Witch of Painted Sorrows, by MJ Rose
  15. C3: Mayhem in Margaux, by Jean-Pierre Alaux and Noel Balen
  16. C4: Rodin’s Lover, by Heather Webb
  17. C5: Cognac Conspiracies, by Alaux and Balen
  18. D1: Mademoiselle Chanel, by C.W. Gortner
  19. D2: Montmartre Mysteries, by Jean-Pierre Alaux and Noel Balen
  20. D4: George’s Grand Tour, by Caroline Vermalle
  21. D5: Petite Confessions, by Vicki Lesage
  22. D5: French Illusions: From Tours to Paris, by Linda Kovic-Skow
  23. E1: Floats the Dark Shadow, by Yves Fey
  24. E1: The Bookseller, by Mark Pryor
  25. E1: The Crypt Thief, by Mark Pryor
  26. E2: Suspended Sentences, by Patrick Modiano
  27. E4: The French Sultana, by Zia Wesley
  28. E5: The Travels of Daniel Ascher, by Déborah Lévy-Bertherat
  29. E5: Sagan, Paris 1954, by Anne Berest
  30. E5: La septième fonction du langage, by Laurent Binet
  31. Labyrinth, by Kate Mosse
  32. La prisonnière, by Proust

Outside the list! 1. Race to Tibet, by Sophie Schiller – about French explorer Gabriel Bonvalot

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