CLICK ON THE BANNER TO JOIN THIS CHALLENGE 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:
Le voyage d’Octavio, by Miguel Bonnefoy
Gaspard, Melchior & Balthazar, by Michel Tournier
Vendredi ou les limbes du pacifique, by Michel Tournier
La vie mode d’emploi, by Georges Pérec
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
13. Defy the Night, by Heather and Lydia Munn – read
14. Coffin Road, by Peter May – read
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WHAT TITLES OF YOUR TBR
ARE YOU PLANNING TO READ IN 2018?
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is organizing a fun month around nonfiction! Here is the topic for week 2, hosted by Doing Dewey : Regular Rumination
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
BOOK PAIRING #2
WWII – THE RESISTANCE
BOOK PAIRING #3
PARIS – LA SEINE RIVER
BOOK PAIRING #4
HAVE YOU READ ANY OF THESE?
WOULD YOU HAVE ANOTHER
FRENCH BOOK PAIRING COMING TO MIND?
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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
A3: The Last Campaign of Marianne Tambour, by David Ebsworth
A3: The Keys of the Watchmen, by Kathleen C. Perrin
A3: The Dream Lover, by Elizabeth Berg
A3: The Sisters of Versailles, by Sally Christie
A3: Everyone Has Their Reasons, by Joseph Matthews
A3: The Lady Agnès Mystery, vol 1, by Andrea Japp
A5, B2: The City of Blood, by Frédérique Molay
B1: Journeys Through France and Life, by Glenda de Vaney
B1: The Cost of Courage, by Charles Kaiser
B3: That’s Paris – anthology published by Velvet Morning Press
B3: Bridges of Paris, by Michael Saint James
B3: The 6:41 to Paris, by Jean-Philippe Blondel
B4: The Collector , by Anne-Laure Thiéblemont
B5: The Witch of Painted Sorrows, by MJ Rose
C3: Mayhem in Margaux, by Jean-Pierre Alaux and Noel Balen
C4: Rodin’s Lover, by Heather Webb
C5: Cognac Conspiracies, by Alaux and Balen
D1: Mademoiselle Chanel, by C.W. Gortner
D2: Montmartre Mysteries, by Jean-Pierre Alaux and Noel Balen
D4: George’s Grand Tour, by Caroline Vermalle
D5: Petite Confessions, by Vicki Lesage
D5: French Illusions: From Tours to Paris, by Linda Kovic-Skow
E1: Floats the Dark Shadow, by Yves Fey
E1: The Bookseller, by Mark Pryor
E1: The Crypt Thief, by Mark Pryor
E2: Suspended Sentences, by Patrick Modiano
E4: The French Sultana, by Zia Wesley
E5: The Travels of Daniel Ascher , by Déborah Lévy-Bertherat
E5: Sagan, Paris 1954, by Anne Berest
E5: La septième fonction du langage, by Laurent Binet Labyrinth, by Kate Mosse
La prisonnière, by Proust
Outside the list! 1. Race to Tibet, by Sophie Schiller – about French explorer Gabriel Bonvalot