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
DNFed in August!

8. Looking for The Stranger, by Alice Kaplan

A classic:

9. The Bridge on the Drina, by Ivo Andric – read

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
DNFed in January!
I tried the audio, I hated the voice of the narrator,
and I didn’t like the social milieu

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

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