Top Ten Books with a Unit of Time In the Title

Top Ten Books with a Unit of Time In the Title

TTT for June 7, 2022
#TopTenTuesday
 

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For this list, I started from my latest reads and considered the prompt a bit loosely.

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

Top ten Tuesday_Unit of time

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

Year of reading 2021: Part 1 – My top 18

Year of reading 2021
Part 1
 My top 18

To follow my tradition, here is part 1 of my yearly recap.
There is a total of 3 parts:

  1. my favorites, with my usual categories, see here below
  2. my stats
  3. my fun list with titles

Last year, I wrote that 2020 was my best year of reading ever, with a total of 123 books. Well, this record totally exploded with 165 books read/listened to in 2021!
Not too sure what happened. We may find some elements of answers with my stats post on Wednesday.

The final choice here below is based on the quality of the book, on how it resonated with me and my own experience, and on how it stayed with me. Some of these books may actually have got only 4 out 5 Eiffel Towers at the time I read them.
And choosing from 163 books was not an easy exercise!

MY FAVORITES

click on the covers to access either my review,
or the Goodreads page for the titles I have not reviewed yet

PRINT COPIES

Fiction Historical Fiction NonFiction Mystery
Midaq Alley The Samurai's Garden The Code Breaker Rider on the Rain

EBOOKS​​​​

Fiction Historical Fiction NonFiction Mystery
L'Anomalie The Archipelago of Another Life Days of Reading The Black Lizard

AUDIOBOOKS​​​

Fiction              Historical Fiction NonFiction Mystery
      A Single Rose Rien ne t'efface

 

SCIENCE-FICTION
Klara and the Sun

POETRY
Haiku This Other World

PICTURE BOOKS
The Little Wooden Robot

CHILDREN BOOKS
The Beatryce Prophecy

YA
Les deux châteaux

MANGA
The Apothecary Diaries vol 1

SPIRITUAL BOOK
The Kingdom of God

BOOK COVER
The Lost Spells

Out of the 18, my favorite is A Single Rose.
I notice that 6 are in French (33%), and Michel Bussi manages to win in two categories!

DO YOU HAVE SOME FAVORITES
IN COMMON WITH MINE?

MORE FUN RECAP ON WEDNESDAY!

HAPPY NEW YEAR OF READING TO YOU!

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2021: October wrap-up

OCTOBER 2021 WRAP-UP

And again an awesome reading month, with some very short books as well as some very long ones!
If I keep my yearly average for this year, I will be able to read 164 books, which is about 50 more books than usual!

📚 Here is what I read in October:

13 books:
10 in print 
with 2,894 pages, a daily average of 93 pages/day
3 in audio
= 28H24
, a daily average of 54 minutes

5 in mystery:

  1. Double Sin and Other Stories (Hercule Poirot #38), by Agatha Christie
  2. The Clocks (Hercule Poirot #39), by Agatha Christie – these first 2 were as audiobooks, for The Classics Club
  3. La Danseuse du Gai-Moulin (Inspecteur Maigret #10), by Georges Simenon
  4. La Guinguette à deux sous (Inspecteur Maigret #11), by Georges Simenon – these 2 were read with a French student. They count for The Classics Club
  5. Double Identity, by Alison Morton – received for review through France Book Tours. This book is available for review (in your own time). My review will be live on Nov 10

3 in literary fiction:

  1. Speedboat, by Renata Adler
  2. A River Runs Through it, by Norman Maclean – these two were read for the #1976Club
  3. The Thirteenth Tale, by Diane Setterfield – audiobook

2 in poetry:

  1. Seeing into Tomorrow: Haiku, by Richard Wright
  2. Haiku: This Other World, by Richard Wright

2 in nonfiction:

  1. A Bird Watcher’s Guide to Blue Jays, by Katherine Ponka
  2. The New Testament, (new translation) by David Bentley Hart. For the Books in Translation Challenge and for The Classics Club.

1 in science-fiction:

  1. Termination Shock, by Neal Stephenson. My review will be live on Nov 11

MY FAVORITE BOOKS THIS PAST MONTH

  the thirteenth tale Haiku This Other World

READING CHALLENGES & RECAP

Classics Club: 86/137 (from November 2020-until November 2025)
Japanese Literature Challenge: 12 books
#20BooksofSummer21: 37/20 books
Total of books read in 2021 = 138/120 (114%)

Number of books added to my TBR this past month = 18

OTHER BOOKS  REVIEWED THIS PAST MONTH

The Hands On French Cookbook  Rider on the Rain

GIVEAWAYS

The open giveaways are on my homepage

Books available for swapping

REVIEW COPIES AVAILABLE

Posted on my homepage

And we offer a Book Box!
And monthly raffle with a Newsletter
(see sample with link to sign up)

MOST POPULAR BOOK REVIEW THIS PAST MONTH

A River Runs Through it
click on the cover to access my review

MOST POPULAR POST THIS PAST MONTH
– NON BOOK REVIEW –

The Classics Club: The Classics Spin #28

BOOK BLOG THAT BROUGHT ME MOST TRAFFIC THIS PAST MONTH

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Come back on November 3
to see the books I plan to read in November,
and all the wonderful blogging events
I will take part in!

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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!