November 2020 WRAP-UP
Phew, that was actually a busy month, reading-wise and otherwise, for instance with 3 new French students. In a way, I’m glad we are back in confinement, so less opportunity for distractions! And obviously, less chances to catch the virus.
I have FINALLY restarted a Newsletter. It has a small fee, but each month 11 subscribers will receive a book based on their favorite genres!
10 will receive an ecopy and 1 a print copy (as long as Bookdepositery ships to their country). If you haven’t signed up yet, here is the November Newsletter as a sample, with the form to subscribe near the end.
November is the month about Nonfiction, and I had a great time with this event.
📚 Here is what I read in November.
Actually more audiobooks (with record time this month!) than printed books, I guess this has become a trend for me in 2020, maybe due to Covid-19?
4 in print
= with 1,288 pages, a daily average of 42 pages/day
7 in audio
= 33H54, a daily average of 1H07
4 in mystery:
- Black Coffee, A Mystery Play in Three Acts, #7 by Agatha Christie – for The Classics Club
- Lord Edgware Dies, #9 by Agatha Christie – audio, for The Classics Club
- Écouter le noir, by various authors – French audio
- Murder on the Orient Express, #10 by Agatha Christie – audio, for The Classics Club
4 in nonfiction:
- The Book of Tobit – audio, for The Classics Club
- The Book of Judith – audio, for The Classics Club
- The Book of Esther – audio, for The Classics Club
- Ichi-F: A Worker’s Graphic Memoir of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, by Kazuto Tatsuta – graphic “novel”
1 in historical fiction:
- The Education of Delhomme: Chopin, Sand, & la France, by Nancy Burkhalter – for France Book Tours
1 in science fiction:
- To Hold Up the Sky, by Liu Cixin – ebook for review, received through Netgalley
1 in YA:
- La Chute du soleil de fer, by Michel Bussi – French audio
MY FAVORITE BOOKS THIS PAST MONTH
Actually this month both my favorites are French, and not yet translated.
Écouter le noir is a fascinating collection of thriller short stories, some actually almost horror, mostly based on the theme of deafness. A neat twist to these stories, by some authors I had never heard of. Very enjoyable collection!
As for La Chute du soleil de fer, this was really neat surprise: a YA fantasy (both genres I rarely read), by one of my favorite French authors. There was no way I was going to pass his latest novel, even if it was not in his usual mystery genre. And I am sure glad I took the plunge.
It’s set in Paris in a post-apocalyptic world, with two groups of teenagers and younger children. The adults are all gone. I loved these kids, and the settings, and how they try to make sense of what as survived form our world.
I can’t wait for next volume in the series!
READING CHALLENGES & RECAP
Classics Club: 2/137 (from November 2020-until November 2025)
Japanese Literature Challenge: 9 books read during the challenge + 7 since.
Total of books read in 2020 = 106/110
Number of books added to my TBR this past month = 20
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to see the books I plan to read in December,
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How was YOUR month of November?
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