My Top Ten Series in 2022

My Top Ten Series in 2022
TTT for November 8, 2022

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The topic for Top Ten Tuesday today is Series I’d Like to Start/Catch up on/Finish.
It was a good opportunity for me to check what series I have been reading from this year so far.
I realize I have read books from 21 series, which is more than I thought. According to my stats, that’s 33% of my total reads so far.

I have read an entire series (5 books) – see below The Once and Future King.
Six series I have decided to stop after reading only 1 or 2 books.

I have happily continued 6 series. So my post will focus on these.
And to make 10, I will pick 3 series among the 8 I have started this year and that sound very promising.

My series will be very different from most posts I have the feeling, so I’m sure you can discover some great ones here.
Three are classics in English, and the others are in French, or translated from the Japanese or the Chinese. They all have at least one book available in English translation.

Click on covers to read my reviews on learn more about these books

1. The series I have started and finished this year: 5 audiobooks
The Once and Future King, by T. H. White
The Once and Future King series

2-7: Series I have enjoyed continuing in 2022

 Les nouvelles enquêtes de Maigret Gataca  L'Aiguille creuse 

The Inspector Maigret series by Georges Simenon has 75 books.
I’m currently reading #20 with one of my French students.

The Sharko & Henebelle series by Franck Thilliez has 12 titles.
I have read 5.

The Arsène Lupin series by Maurice Leblanc has 18 novels (plus 39 short stories and 5 plays). I have read 2 novels.

NOA  The Daughter of Time Malice

The 9 series by Marc Levy has 3 titles so far, and I have read them all.
Here is a short review of volume 2.

The Inspector Alan Grant series by Josephine Tey has 6 books.
I have read 2.

The Kyoichiro Kaga series by Keigo Higashino has 10 books,
though only three have been translated into English so far.
I have read two, and just got the third on Netgalley!

8-10: Series I started in 2022 and want to continue

The Three Body Problem  Les Fourmis Fer-de-Lance

The Remembrance of Earth’s Past Series by Cixin Liu has 4 books so far.
La Saga des Fourmis by Bernard Werber has 3 books.
The Nero Wolfe series by Rex Stout has 47 books, and they are all highly rated.
That should keep me busy for a while.


Have YOU read
or are YOU planning to read any of these?
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2022: October wrap-up


What? Already at the door of November? Can we slow down please?
Well, the good thing with November, is there are lots of fun book blogging events. I’ll talk to you more about this tomorrow.

For now, let’s focus on October. Talking about blogging events, I joined the team of coordinators for the weekly meme Mailbox Monday, as Velvet of Vvb32reads decided to step down.
So the dynamic trio is now Martha of Reviews by Martha’s Bookshelf, Serena of Savvy Verse & Wit, and myself.
In case you don’t know yet, “Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week.” For sure it can be dangerous for your TBR, but it’s also a great chance to discover blogs you may not have heard about, and have your own blog discovered by others!

I took some time of silent retreat at the beginning of October, and somehow, it got heard to go back to lots of blogging after that. Plus my teaching schedule is more dense these weeks. So I haven’t posted much, BUT I have kept up the reading, with some fabulous discoveries.

I read and listened to a satisfying number of books this month.
And I am only 6 books away form reaching my 2022 goal of 120 books.
It was fun participating in The 1929 Club – I read three books for that.

📚 Here is what I read in October:

13 books:
8 in print 
with 1,606 pages, a daily average of 51 pages/day
5 in audio
= 38H32
, a daily average of 1H14/ day

6 in mystery:

  1. The Roman Hat Mystery (Ellery Queen Detective #1), by Ellery Queen – audio
  2. Maigret (Maigret #19), by Georges Simenon
  3. The 39 Steps, by John Buchan – audio
  4. NOA (9 #3), by Marc Levy – French audio
  5. The Piccadilly Murder, by Anthony Berkeley
  6. The Leathenworth Case (Mr Gryce #1), by Anna Katharine Green – audio

4 in  nonfiction:

  1. Beginning to Pray, by Anthony Bloom
  2. Absolutely on Music, by Haruki Murakami and Seiji Osawa
  3. Cliffs Notes on The Sound and the Fury, by James Roberts
  4. Revenge of the Librarians, by Tom Gauld – cartoons

2 in literary fiction:

  1. Paris-Briançon, by Philippe Besson – French audio
  2. The Sound and the Fury, by William Faulkner

1 in poetry:

  1. Selected Poems, by Rainer Maria Rilke


The Sound and the Fury The Leavenworth Case


Classics Club: 14/150 (from September 2022-until September 2027)
Japanese Literature Challenge: 9/12 books – During the year: 14
2022 TBR Pile Reading Challenge: 10/12 books
2022 books in translation reading challenge
: 24/10+

Total of books read in 2022 = 114/120 (95%)
Number of books added to my TBR this past month = 8



  NOA   Paris-Briançon  



The Sound and the Fury

click on the cover to access my review


The top 7 books to read in October 2022


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Come back tomorrow to see the titles I’ll be reading in November
How was YOUR month of October?


Nicole at Feed Your Fiction Addiction
has created a Month In Review meme
where you can link your monthly recap posts
Thanks Nicole!

Top Ten Books related to France and Paris in July

Top Ten Books related to France

TTT for July 19, 2022

Paris in July 2022 – Day 14
Co-hosted by Readerbuzz and Thyme For Tea

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This is a freebie this week, so I decided to list the last 10 books I read that have some type of connection with France – topic, nationality of the author, language.

Click on the picture to access my shelf,
where you can easily access more details on each book.

Top 10 Books related to France

Have YOU read
or are YOU planning to read any of these?
Please leave the link to your own post,
so I can visit.