2021: June wrap-up

JUNE 2021 WRAP-UP

Already one month of Summer gone…
And I managed to post an amazing number of posts all this past month: only five!!
I finally took one week away, which hadn’t happen for two years, like for many of us. One week in the woods, no phone, no internet, just hiking and birding, total bliss.
So I didn’t do much reading either, hence the most pathetic number this month.

So far, for my #20BooksofSummer21, I have managed to read 9 books. So it sounds like I am on track. Except only 1 of these 9 were on my original list for the challenge, lol.

One of the five posts of this month was the conclusion of a fascinating buddy-read/readalong with Carol @ Cas d’intérêt on The Archipelago of Another Life (L’Archipel d’une atre vie) by Andreï Makine.

📚 Here is what I read in June:

10 books:
5 in print 
with 1,275 pages, a daily average of 42 pages/day
5 in audio
= 14H03
, a daily average of 28 minutes

5 in nonfiction:

  1. The Book of Baruch
  2. The Book of Lamentations
  3. The Book of Ezekiel
  4. The Book of Daniel – these 4 books were as audiobooks, for The Classics Club and the Books in Translation Challenge
  5. The Future of Buildings, Transportation, and Power, by Roger Duncan & Michael E. Webber

2 in mystery:

  1. Compartiments tueurs, by Sébastien Japrisot – readalong with a French student, read for The Classics Club
  2. The Grid, by Philip Kerr

2 in literary fiction:

  1. Nature humaine, by Serge Joncour – audiobook
  2. La Disparition, by Georges Perec – readalong with a French student

1 in historical fiction:

  1. The Apothecary Diaries, vol.1, by Natsu Hyuuga – manga

A few notes about these books:

  • Totally by chance, I read two books about smart architecture: one was the nonfiction by Roger Duncan & Michael E. Webber, which actually won the 1st prize in IndieReader Discovery Award for the Environment Category.
    And the other one by Kerr, as a techno-thriller. Fascinating theme!
  • With these four Bible books, I finished listening to the whole Old Testament. Listening to them all as a whole, without studying them this time nor focusing on their spiritual meaning, was a bit challenging and actually quite depressing in content. And now to the New Testament!

MY FAVORITE BOOKS THIS PAST MONTH

    Nature humaine    La Disparition 2

READING CHALLENGES & RECAP

Classics Club: 60/137 (from November 2020-until November 2025)
Japanese Literature Challenge: 12 books
#20BooksofSummer21: 8/20 books
Total of books read in 2021 = 82/120 (68%)

Number of books added to my TBR this past month = 9

NO OTHER BOOK  REVIEWED THIS PAST MONTH

GIVEAWAYS

The open giveaways are on my homepage

Books available for swapping

REVIEW COPIES AVAILABLE

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And we offer a Book Box!
And monthly raffle with a Newsletter
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MOST POPULAR BOOK REVIEW THIS PAST MONTH

Arsene Lupin

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MOST POPULAR POST THIS PAST MONTH
– NON BOOK REVIEW –

The top 7 books to read in June 2021

BOOK BLOG THAT BROUGHT ME MOST TRAFFIC THIS PAST MONTH

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Come back tomorrow
to see the books I plan to read in July

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How was YOUR month of June?

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