Top Ten Books related to France and Paris in July

Top Ten Books related to France

TTT for July 19, 2022
#TopTenTuesday
 

Paris in July 2022 – Day 14
#ParisinJuly
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.

Paris in July 2022: Day 7

Paris in July 2022 (Bigger Sunset)

Paris in July 2022
#ParisinJuly
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Day 7

And this is my last post on the 26 French books I have read so far this year.
Actually a lot of these I have listened to.

Click on the covers to read my full review,
or get more details on the books

Read in June:

Liberty Bar Le Horla

Liberty Bar
This volume is unique, because so far in the series, the story always took place in cold, rainy, greyish, and gloomy places.
This time we are in Southern France, and it is hot and sunny, on the very bright Riviera. I realize Simenon is just as good with that type of ambiance!

Le Horla et autres nouvelles
Each time I reread Maupassant (1850-1893), I’m amazed at the modernity of his writing, especially in the first short story, le Horla.

Le Crépuscule des fauves Le Grand Meaulnes

Le Crépuscule des fauves
A mystery about white hackers, with tons of scary details about alas not fictional corruption at the level of governments and banks, among other things.

Le Grand Meaulnes
Quintessentially French? All about ambiance.

And I just started the upcoming English translation of another book by Foenkinos:

The Martins

HAVE YOU READ THESE BOOKS?
OR BOOKS BY THESE AUTHORS?

2022: June wrap-up

JUNE 2022 WRAP-UP

Reading many books (8 right now) at the same time is fun, but then while you are in the middle of them, the statistics don’t reflect the effort, lol. They will eventually.
I was expecting bigger numbers this month, but I have so many books in process right now…

The good news is I’m currently 9 books ahead of schedule (57% done) to read 120 books this year.

📚 Here is what I read in June:

9 books:
6 in print 
with 1,386 pages, a daily average of 46 pages/day
3 in audio
= 25H03
, a daily average of 50 minutes/ day

4 in mystery:

  1. The Red House Mystery, by A. A. Milne – audiobook, counts for The Classics Club
  2. Liberty bar (Maigret #17), by Georges Simenon – read with a French student,
    counts for The Classics Club
  3. The Bride Wore Black, by Cornell Woolrich – counts for The Classics Club
  4. Le Crépuscule des fauves, by Marc Levy – French audiobook

2 in nonfiction:

  1. Thomas Jefferson’s Crème Brûlée: How a Founding Father and His Slave James Hemings Introduced French Cuisine to America, by Thomas J. Craughwell
  2. Beginning to Pray, by Anthony Bloom – Orthodox spirituality

2 in fiction:

  1. Le Horla et autres nouvelles, by Guy de Maupassant  – a reread, read with a French student, counts for The Classics Club
  2. Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, by Gabrielle Zevin – received for review

1 in historical fiction:

  1. So Big, by Edna Ferber – audiobook, counts for The Classics Club

This month, absolutely no hesitation to pick 2 winners:

MY FAVORITE BOOKS THIS PAST MONTH

The Bride Wore Black So Big

READING CHALLENGES & RECAP

Classics Club: 124/137 (from November 2020-until November 2025)
Japanese Literature Challenge: 9/12 books – During the year: 10
2022 TBR Pile Reading Challenge: 4/12 books
2022 books in translation reading challenge
: 16/10+

Total of books read in 2022 = 68/120 (57%)
Number of books added to my TBR this past month = 11

 OTHER BOOKS  REVIEWED THIS PAST MONTH

  Le voyage d'Octavio A Raisin in the Sun Stuart Little  

BOOK RECEIVED FOR REVIEW

Human Nature

Human Nature, by Serge Joncour
US publication date: 8th September 2022
by Gallic/Belgravia Books

MOST POPULAR BOOK REVIEW THIS PAST MONTH

In Praise of Shadows

click on the cover to access my review

MOST POPULAR POST THIS PAST MONTH
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The top 8 books to read in June 2022

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Come back tomorrow to see the titles I’ll be reading in July

How was YOUR month of June?

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