The top 8 books to read in September 2019

Here are

The top 8 books
I plan to read in September 2019

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CURRENTLY READING

    Quichotte

Into The Night

Elder Leonid of Optina
I have a devotion to the Optina Fathers. This is book 1 in the series, as Father Leonid is the one who revived the practice of eldership in that monastery and made it blossom again.

Quichotte
Having just finished reading Don Quixote, I couldn’t resist but jump on the opportunity to read this one, especially as I hadn’t yet read any book by Salman Rushdie.

Into The Night
I just discovered Sarah Bailey, thanks to a blogger’s recommendation. Having read and joyed The Dark Lake, I want to read next one in the series.

READING NEXT

Secret Agent Brainteasers Civilizations

La grande escapade

Secret Agent Brainteasers
I requested several books in the Spring, but never got a chance to read them because of all my readings for MBI2019. So I’m trying to catch up. This one sounds really fun, and I should be able to finally read it this month.

Civilizations
I just realized Laurent Binet has a new book out. I enjoyed so much The Seventh Function of Language and HHhH!

La grande escapade
Bondel is another author I have recently enjoyed, with The 6:41 to Paris, and Exposed.

CURRENT AND NEXT AUDIOBOOKS

        Solaris Childhoods End

Solaris
I recently watched the movie, and then realized it was on my classic list.
I found an excellent audiobook recording on youtube. Did you know there are more and more audiobooks there? The narrator is so good at doing Snaut, just as maniac as the actor in the movie.

Now, this is the big announcement: Solaris is my 50th classic, to be done with my first list of 50 titles for Classics Club! I actually read them not in 5 years as requested, but in 4!
I can’t wait to show you my new list of 50 titles. Yes, of course I’m going to start a second list!

Childhood’s End
Another classic scifi. It’s actually on my list of alternates for my 2nd list of 50 classics for Classics Club.

CURRENT GIVEAWAYS

We have several giveaways listed on the homepage

And the upcoming treat: you may have noticed yesterday, that I now have 4,894 subscribers. There will be a surprise sent to my 5,000th subscriber and a giveaway for all of you who have been following me before today!

PLANS FOR SEPTEMBER

  • Reveal my 2nd list of 50 titles for Classics Club!
  • Reveal an award I recently received!
  • Post an interview with Silvia on Don Quixote!
  • Finish editing my Authors’ page

Eiffel Tower Orange

HAVE YOU READ
OR ARE YOU PLANNING TO READ
ANY OF THESE?
WHAT ARE YOUR READING PLANS FOR SEPTEMBER?

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Bout of Books 26 Day 4 recap

BOUT OF BOOKS 26

DAY 4 RECAP

BoutOfBooks26

#boutofbooks
Click on the logo to join the fun!

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized
by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple.
It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 19th
and runs through Sunday, August 25th in whatever time zone you are in.
Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, Twitter chats, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional.
For all Bout of Books 26 information and updates,
be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. 
– From the Bout of Books team

Here is what I read on DAY 4:

  1. The Dark Lake, by Sarah Bailey = 90 pages = FINISHED
  2. Don Quixote, by Cervantes = 14 pages
  3. Audiobook: Le mystère de la chambre jaune, by Gaston Leroux = FINISHED
    = 1H35, equivalent to 51 pages
  4. Audiobook: Surface, by Olivier Norek
    = 1H40, equivalent to 80 pages
    = total of 3H15
    Unbelievable how many things I can find to do around the house, just because I need the pretext to do manual work for more audio time: cleaning, ironing, gardening, painting, cooking. The house will be much cleaner at the end of Bout of Books week, lol!

Total for Day 4:  235 pages
TOTAL so far:  783/805

Going super well so far, but tonight I’m hosting our monthly block book club, so I won’t have as much time for reading. BUT I need to clean the house before they come, so that will be good for audio time!!

I also did 1 challenge:
– on Instagram, I posted about a favorite genre.

For those who are not on Instagram, a new favorite to me genre is techno-thriller. Any recommendations?

Be sure you enter my giveaway!

  booksbooksbooks

Here is what I read on DAY 3:

  1. The Dark Lake, by Sarah Bailey = 119 pages
  2. Don Quixote, by Cervantes = 14 pages
  3. Audiobook: Le mystère de la chambre jaune, by Gaston Leroux
    = 2H45, equivalent to 95 pages

Total for Day 3:  228 pages
TOTAL so far:  548/805

I also did 1 challenge:
– on Instagram, I posted about a favorite book cover

I wanted to do the other one, but forgot later in the day!
Anyway, I’m really happy with this reading week.

Be sure you enter my giveaway!

  booksbooksbooks

Here is what I read on DAY 2:

  1. The Dark Lake, by Sarah Bailey = 100 pages
  2. Quichotte, by Salman Rushdie = 16 pages
  3. Audiobook: Le mystère de la chambre jaune, by Gaston Leroux
    = 1H15, equivalent to 46 pages

Total for Day 2:  162 pages
TOTAL so far:  320/805

Humming along. I also managed to post a review yesterday, on Diary of a Murderer, an original collection of South Korean short stories.

I also did 2 challenges:

– on Twitter, I proposed one title for Adaptation
– on Instagram, I posted about a favorite series

Be sure you enter my giveaway!

  booksbooksbooks

DAY 1 RECAP
NB: This is my 13th participation in #boutofbooks

Here is what I read on DAY 1:

  1. Elder Leonid of Optina = 20 pages
  2. Don Quixote, by Cervantes = 14 pages
  3. The Dark Lake, by Sarah Bailey = 68 pages
  4. Audiobook: Le mystère de la chambre jaune, by Gaston Leroux
    = 56 minutes, equivalent to 31 pages

Total for Day 1:  158 pages
TOTAL so far:  158/805

I’m super happy with Day 1, especially as I used one hour of my usual evening reading time to participate in the Twitter Chat!

I also did 2 challenges:

– on Twitter, Introduce yourself #insixwords
– on Instagram, currently reading

  • And I participated in the twitter chat. I enjoyed meeting a few new bloggers, and getting a couple of books recommendations. It was nice to have a few new questions.
    Every year we are asked how many boutofbooks we’ve participated in, and I never really know. So I took time to go through my blog, and the answer is BoutofBooks26 is my #13!
  • And posted a giveaway!!

SCHEDULE

Friday 8/23
I Want This Book

Saturday 8/24
Leave a Review

Sunday 8/25
Stretch Goal

Twitter Chats
(chats last approximately one hour)
TZC = Time Zone Conversion

Saturday: 10am CST (TZC)

Click on the logo to sign up

Here are the books I plan to read from. 

  1. Elder Leonid of Optina, by Fr Clement Sederholm
  2. Don Quixote, by Cervantes
  3. Quichotte, by Salman Rushdie
  4. The Dark Lake, by Sarah Bailey = FINISHED
  5. Secret Agent Brainteasers, by Sinclair McKay
  6. If You Cross the River, by Geneviève Damas
  7. Audiobook: Le mystère de la chambre jaune, by Gaston Leroux = FINISHED
  8. Audiobook: Surface, by Olivier Noreck

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Bout of Books 26 Day 3 recap

BOUT OF BOOKS 26

DAY 3 RECAP

BoutOfBooks26

#boutofbooks
Click on the logo to join the fun!

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized
by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple.
It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 19th
and runs through Sunday, August 25th in whatever time zone you are in.
Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, Twitter chats, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional.
For all Bout of Books 26 information and updates,
be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. 
– From the Bout of Books team

Here is what I read on DAY 3:

  1. The Dark Lake, by Sarah Bailey = 119 pages
  2. Don Quixote, by Cervantes = 14 pages
  3. Audiobook: Le mystère de la chambre jaune, by Gaston Leroux
    = 2H45, equivalent to 95 pages

Total for Day 3:  228 pages
TOTAL so far:  548/805

I also did 1 challenge:
– on Instagram, I posted about a favorite book cover

I wanted to do the other one, but forgot later in the day!
Anyway, I’m really happy with this reading week.

Be sure you enter my giveaway!

  booksbooksbooks

Here is what I read on DAY 2:

  1. The Dark Lake, by Sarah Bailey = 100 pages
  2. Quichotte, by Salman Rushdie = 16 pages
  3. Audiobook: Le mystère de la chambre jaune, by Gaston Leroux
    = 1H15, equivalent to 46 pages

Total for Day 2:  162 pages
TOTAL so far:  320/805

Humming along. I also managed to post a review yesterday, on Diary of a Murderer, an original collection of South Korean short stories.

I also did 2 challenges:

– on Twitter, I proposed one title for Adaptation
– on Instagram, I posted about a favorite series

Be sure you enter my giveaway!

  booksbooksbooks

DAY 1 RECAP
NB: This is my 13th participation in #boutofbooks

Here is what I read on DAY 1:

  1. Elder Leonid of Optina = 20 pages
  2. Don Quixote, by Cervantes = 14 pages
  3. The Dark Lake, by Sarah Bailey = 68 pages
  4. Audiobook: Le mystère de la chambre jaune, by Gaston Leroux
    = 56 minutes, equivalent to 31 pages

Total for Day 1:  158 pages
TOTAL so far:  158/805

I’m super happy with Day 1, especially as I used one hour of my usual evening reading time to participate in the Twitter Chat!

I also did 2 challenges:

– on Twitter, Introduce yourself #insixwords
– on Instagram, currently reading

  • And I participated in the twitter chat. I enjoyed meeting a few new bloggers, and getting a couple of books recommendations. It was nice to have a few new questions.
    Every year we are asked how many boutofbooks we’ve participated in, and I never really know. So I took time to go through my blog, and the answer is BoutofBooks26 is my #13!
  • And posted a giveaway!!

SCHEDULE

Tuesday 8/20
Adaptation Aspirations

Wednesday 8/21
Recreate Your Favorite Book Cover

Thursday 8/22
If This, Then That

Friday 8/23
I Want This Book

Saturday 8/24
Leave a Review

Sunday 8/25
Stretch Goal

Twitter Chats
(chats last approximately one hour)
TZC = Time Zone Conversion

Saturday: 10am CST (TZC)

Click on the logo to sign up

Here are the books I plan to read from. 

  1. Elder Leonid of Optina, by Fr Clement Sederholm
  2. Don Quixote, by Cervantes
  3. Quichotte, by Salman Rushdie
  4. The Dark Lake, by Sarah Bailey
  5. Secret Agent Brainteasers, by Sinclair McKay
  6. If You Cross the River, by Geneviève Damas
  7. Audiobook: Le mystère de la chambre jaune, by Gaston Leroux
  8. Audiobook: Surface, by Olivier Noreck

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