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 BOOKS JUST READ

Aug 16 just read

click on the covers to know more about them

CURRENTLY READING

Aug 16 currently reading

BOOKS UP NEXT

Aug 16 next

BOOKS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
FOR REVIEW

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

Merle – mystery

The Frenchman – mystery

Requiem in Yquem – mystery

Drawing Lessons – women’s fiction

CURRENT GIVEAWAYS

  August book of the month giveaway
available on France Book Tours

and for another chance of the same book:
The Secret of the Abbey

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Uncorked: My Year in Provence Studying Pétanque,
Discovering Chagall, Drinking Pastis,
and Mangling French

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That Spring in Paris

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The Crows of Beara

And this great book is only $1.99 in August.
Click on the cover to get it

Bonjour Kale cover

Remember also that on Monday Bout of Books 20 begins!
Great opportunity to meet lots of other book enthusiast,
share about your last favorites, and discover more!

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WHAT ABOUT YOUR READING?

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The top 12 Books to read in August 2017

Here are

The top 12 books I plan to read
in August!

 Click on the covers to know more

CURRENTLY READING

Bonjour Kale cover   Oswald 

paradise-lost    Regard du Ressuscité

Bonjour Kale
= for France Book Tours.
Oswald
= almost done!
Paradise Lost

= half done
Regard du Ressuscité
= unique Orthodox book in French on icons

READING NEXT

  Very French Christmas Cover  the secret-of-the-abbey cover

  Salt Creek   The Sorbonne Affair

Coffin Road    The Shadow Land


A Very French Christmas
= for France Book Tours
The Secret of the Abbey
= also for France Book Tours.
Author I enjoy a lot
Salt Creek
= received for review
The Sorbonne Affair
= latest novel received for review,
by an author I also enjoy a lot!
Coffin Road
= didn’t I get it at Book Expo 2016??
I did, I know, I know…
The Shadow Land
= maybe.
I have enjoyed several books by Kostova,
but hesitating on this one.
What do you think?


CURRENT AND NEXT AUDIOBOOKS

   L'homme à l'envers  The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper

L’homme à l’envers
= Planning to listen to as many as possible of Fred Vargas’s
books as audio. Alas, next volume in the series is onlyin print!
The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper
= got this at BEA in print,
but will end up listening to it
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HAVE YOU READ
OR ARE YOU PLANNING TO READ
ANY OF THESE?
WHAT ARE YOUR READING PLANS FOR AUGUST?

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2016: September wrap-up

September 2016 wrap-up

Wow, not too sure what happened, but September was an awesome reading month, actually my best so far this year as for number of books and pages read!
I have thus finished several reading challenges – though I still need to post my reviews of those!

Here is what I read in September:

13  books:
12 in print
with 2,851 pages, that is: 95 pages/day
+ 1 audiobook
with 11H11, that is: 22 mn/day

3 in mystery:

  1. The Madonna of Notre Dame, by Alexis Ragougneau
  2. Exit Strategy, by Colleen Cross – ebook that I translated into French
  3. Blood Wedding, by Pierre Lemaitre

3 in literary fiction:

  1. The Black Notebook, by Patrick Modiano – ebook
  2. Home of the Brave, by Katherine Applegate
  3. French Rhapsody, by Antoine Laurain

3 in nonfiction:

  1. James Joyce: Portrait of a Dubliner, by Alfonso Zapico – graphic “novel”
  2. Patristic Theology, by John Romanides
  3. Saint Innocent, Apostle to America, by Paul D. Garrett

4 in historical fiction:

  1. Katharina Luther, by Anne Boileau
  2. Café Budapest, by Alfonso Zapico – graphic novel
  3. The Empty Throne, by Bernard Cornwell – audiobook
  4. Historical mystery: Death at the Paris Exposition, by Frances McNamara
To recap in charts, inspired by The Book Date:
Book Formats:
Some books fall into a couple of categories
Print 10
E-Book 1
Audiobook 1
Published in 2016 6
Books for review 6

Genres Read

Nonfiction 3
Literary fiction 3
Historical fiction 4
Mystery 3

My favorites in September

       home-of-the-brave  Katharina Luther

 Reading Challenges recap

French Bingo: 35/25 – FINISHED
Audiobook: 9/10-15
Classics Club: 5/50 (until end of 2018)
Cloak and Dagger (Mysteries): 25/21-30
Ebook challenge: 25/25 – FINISHED
Historical fiction: 15/15 – FINISHED
Japanese literature: 3/5
New authors challenge: 37/50
New Release (2016): 32/16-30 – FINISHED
Nonfiction challenge: 11/11-15
Books in Translation: 23/12 – FINISHED
What’s in a Name: 3/6
Where Are You Reading?: 20/50 – to be finished in ??

Total of books read in 2016 = 74/100

Number of books added to my TBR in September= 14

Blog recap

  • I celebrated my 6th blogiversary last Thursday! For the occasion, there’s a great giveaway, open until Oct 5!
  • I posted my list for Classic Spins #14, that will be my first Classics Spin! I can’t wait Monday to know which book I need to read soon from that list. It’s neat to connect with new to me book bloggers through this spin
  • I hosted 1 guest-post
  • French Bingo 2016 has 34 reviews posted so far. Don’t forget to link your reviews!

  • I organized 3 giveaways. The one for October at France Book Tours is now available.
  • One big thing: I have decided to be even more picky at the books I accept to review, to have more time to read the books on my shelves and the ones I absolutely want to read. Along the same idea, I have started purging my Goodreads TBR. I’m down to 1,121, don’t laugh, I thing I have already deleted close to 200
  • And, not totally blog related, I have started working on my next book, it will be in the line of my first, but much bigger

Most popular book review in September

The Paris Librarian
click on the cover to access my review.

Most popular post last month
– non book review –

Blogiversary #6: giveaway and stats

Book blog that brought me
most traffic this past month

Flashlight Commentary

please go visit

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: Lucy at The Fictional 100 

8: Karen at Booker Talk

5: Elizabeth at Silver’s Reviews

3: Freda at Freda’s Voice

2: Katherine at I Wished I Lived In a Library

Blog milestones

1,453 posts
over 3,870 subscribers
over 121,00 hits

Plans for October

  • Keep purging my Goodreads TBR shelf
  • Spend time looking at blogs recommended by you, to choose a nicer look, and from there go to self-hosting, one day…

 

Come back on Monday
to see what 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!