Top Ten Books with Dynamic Duos

Top Ten Books with Dynamic Duos

TTT for February 21, 2022
#TopTenTuesday
 

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For this one, I have used two interpretations:
two names in the title and/or two persons on the cover!

Please click on the book covers to access my reviews
or the relevant page

  The Little Wooden Robot Monet and Oscar  

  Hikikomori Because of Winn-Dixie  

  Trap for Cinderella Hard-boiled wonderland  

  Summer of Reckoning The Missing Sister  

  Crenshaw Lady Clementine

Have YOU read any of these?
Any great books you have read, that fit this meme?
Please leave the link to your own list,
so I can visit.

Top Ten New-to-Me Authors I Discovered in 2021

Top Ten New-to-Me Authors I Discovered in 2021

TTT for January 25, 2022
#TopTenTuesday
 

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In 2021, I read books by 105 different authors. 53 were new to me authors, so choosing the top ten was not easy.
Here are these authors (in the chronological order of discovery), with the book that made me want to read more by them.

There’s a bit of everything, including French and Japanese authors, classics and brand new books, thrillers, science-fiction, middle-grade, and poetry!
I hope some of these inspire you and make you discover new terrific authors!

Please click on the book covers to access my review
or the Goodreads page

#1 – Yukio Mishima
The sound of waves

#2 – Edogawa Rampo
The Black Lizard

#3 – James M. Cain
Double Indemnity
#4 – Sébastien Japrisot
Rider on the Rain
#5 – Michel Crichton
The Andromeda Strain
#6 – Robert MacFarlane
The Lost Spells#7 – Sylvain Forge
Tension extrème#8 – Diane Setterfield
the thirteenth tale
#9 – Neal Stephenson
Termination Shock
#10 – Kate DiCamillo
The Beatryce Prophecy

Have YOU read any of these?
Any recommendations by these authors?
Please leave the link to your own list,
so I can visit.

2021: November wrap-up

NOVEMBER 2021 WRAP-UP

Phew, November was a busy month for book bloggers, with #Nonficnov and #NovellasinNovember (and many more events I didn’t participate in), plus the readalong I co-hosted on The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie.
After 19 months, I also managed to finish my personal project of listening to all of Hercule Poirot novels and short stories collections – I will talk to you more about this another day.
I also got back into the groove of posting Orthodox notes at least every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

📚 Here is what I read in November:

12 books:
7 in print 
with 1,701 pages, a daily average of 56 pages/day
5 in audio
= 31H42
, a daily average of 1H03

7 in mystery:

  1. Third Girl (Hercule Poirot #40), by Agatha Christie
  2. The Hallowe’en Party (Hercule Poirot #41), by Agatha Christie
  3. Elephants Can Remember(Hercule Poirot #42), by Agatha Christie
  4. Curtain (Hercule Poirot #44), by Agatha Christie
  5. The Harlequin Tea Set (Hercule Poirot #46), by Agatha Christie – these first 5 were as audiobooks, for The Classics Club
  6. Le Port  des brumes (Inspecteur Maigret #12), by Georges Simenon – read with a French student. Counts for The Classics Club
  7. A Man Lay Dead, by Ngaio Marsh – Classics spin for The Classics Club

3 in literary fiction:

  1. Le Créa, by Jean-Marc Soyez – a reread in French
  2. The Invention of Morel, by Adolfo Bioy Casares – a novella, read for #NovellasinNovember
  3. The Satanic Verses, by Salman Rushdie – for the readalong I cohosted

2 in nonfiction:

  1. Murakami T: The T-Shirts I Love, by Haruki Murakami
  2. The Kingdom of God, by Archbishop Dmitri Royster

MY FAVORITE BOOKS THIS PAST MONTH

  The Invention of Morel Le Créa

READING CHALLENGES & RECAP

Classics Club: 94/137 (from November 2020-until November 2025)
Japanese Literature Challenge: 12 books
#20BooksofSummer21: 37/20 books
Total of books read in 2021 = 150/120 (125%)

Number of books added to my TBR this past month = 34 (17 of which are nonfiction added thanks to #nonficnov! A dangerous event for our TBRs, as you can see)

OTHER BOOKS  REVIEWED THIS PAST MONTH

Double Identity new cover  The Sleeping Car Murders

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!
PERFECT gift – original and affordable
2 books per month for a low price!!

MOST POPULAR BOOK REVIEW THIS PAST MONTH

Double Identity new cover
click on the cover to access my review

MOST POPULAR POST THIS PAST MONTH
– NON BOOK REVIEW –

Nonfiction November: My year 2021 in Nonfiction

BOOK BLOG THAT BROUGHT ME MOST TRAFFIC THIS PAST MONTH

Let’s Read
please go visit, there are a lot of good things there!

TOP COMMENTERS 

Marianne at Let’s Read
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Come back tomorrow
to see the books I plan to read in December!

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How was YOUR month of November?

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