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2017: September wrap-up

September 2017 wrap-up

Not too many books read this month, but a good average for my usual standard.

Here is what I read this past month:

8  books:
6 in print
with 1,559 pages, that is: 51 pages/day
+ 2 audiobooks
with 8H54, that is: 17 mn/day
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5 in mystery:

  1. Merle, by Angela Wren – ebook
  2. The Frenchman, by Lise McClendon – ebook
  3. Glass Houses, by Louise Penny
  4. The Hidden Keys, by André Alexis – audiobook
  5. Requiem in Yquem, by Jean-Pierre Alaux and Noel Balen – ebook

Fantasy/classic:

  1. The Golden Key, by George MacDonald – audiobook

Magical realism:

  1. Sourdough, by Robin Sloan – ebook

Orthodox dystopia/YA:

  1. Icon, by Georgia Briggs

 

My favorites in September

    Glass Houses  Icon

A few notes:

  1. It was really hard to pick up 2 favorites this month. I also enjoyed a lot The Hidden Keys, and the much expected Sourdough, by the author of Mr Penumbra’s 24-hour Bookstore

  2. As you know, I rarely read dystopia or YA, but Icon is UN-BE-LIE-VA-BLE: it was highly recommended by several people at Church. It is very unique, as it is is a REAL dystopia and YA novel, but with Christian Orthodox themes! So so well done!!

Reading Challenges recap

Classics Club: 24/50 (until end of 2018)
Back to the Classics Challenge: 6/6-12
Mount TBR: 16/48
Where Are You Reading?: 21/50 – to be finished in ??

Total of books read in 2017 = 87/100 – so 13 books ahead so far

Number of books added to my TBR in September= 17

Blog recap in September

  • I took part in Bout of Books 20. It was a success for me, with lots of pages read, and tons of bloggers visited, as I decided to volunteer as an Expert this year, which consists basically in encouraging and congratulating the participants as they go along

  • I organized 5 giveaways. The one for October at France Book Tours is now available.

  •  I celebrated my 7th blogiversary on September 29. The winner will be posted on Wednesday

Most popular book review in September

Rebecca

click on the cover to access my review.
Posted 5 years ago.
Yes, again the most viewed this month!!

Most popular post last month
– non book review –

Born a Crime: Chap 9-14 read-along

Book blog that brought me
most traffic this past month

Flashlight Commentary

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 😉

9: Karen at Booker Talk

9: Kristyn at Reading to Unwind

9: Lucy at The Fictional 100 

Blog milestones

1,690 posts
over 4,260 subscribers
over 141,500 hits

Plans for October

  • Catch up with tons of things. For instance, go back and finish The Divine Comedy!!

  • Implement recommendations received through the blogiversary survey

Come back on Monday 2
to see all the books I plan to read in October!

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How was YOUR month of  September?

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!

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WWW Wednesdays September 13

 

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WWW Wednesdays

 BOOKS JUST READ

JUST READ 9-13click on the covers to know more about them

CURRENTLY READING

CURRENT READ 9-13

BOOKS UP NEXT

UP NEXT 9-13

BOOKS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
FOR REVIEW

for some, no need of book blog,
Goodreads and Amazon reviews work

Drawing Lessons – women’s fiction
One Sip at a Time – travel memoir
= both tours have only 1 spot left!

CURRENT GIVEAWAYS

  September book of the month giveaway
available on France Book Tours

and for another chance to win
Requiem in Yquem, a cool mystery around French wine!
Requiem in Yquem

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Merle

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The Frenchman

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WHAT ABOUT YOUR READING?

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Frenglish gleanings week 13

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Frenglish gleanings
week 13

Frenglish? The links will be either in English or in French

Gleanings? Anything I found personally interesting and worthy of being shared with all my readers

books

ABOUT BOOKS

By the book, with Louise Penny

In Praise of Barbara Pym

100 Books Across America: Fiction and Nonfiction for Every State in the Union

The most famous book that takes place in every state

A Nonfiction Tour of America: 50 Books for 50 States

 

languages

ABOUT LANGUAGE

How to Speak Perfect Emoji, and Other Language Lessons

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DID YOU DISCOVER ANYTHING NEW HERE TODAY?
ANYTHING YOU RECENTLY DISCOVERED SOMEWHERE ELSE
AND THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE?

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