Top Ten Books with Geographical Terms in the Title

Top Ten Books
with Geographical Terms in the Title

TTT for September 12, 2022
#TopTenTuesday
 

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Funny, I thought I would quickly find 10 titles for this theme, just going through my list of books read by descending chronological order, but in fact, I had to go back to August 2021 to be able to find ten of them!

I’m happy with the diversity of geographical terms I harvested:
alley, archipelago, hollow, mountains, pond, river (2), street, village, woods

Top Ten Geographical terms

And here are the links to those I have reviewed:

Midaq Alley
The Archipelago of Another Life (review and read-along, with Q&A)
No Woods So Dark As These

At the Mountains of Madness
River of Stars
A River Runs Through It
The Village of Eight Graves

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

2021: September wrap-up

SEPTEMBER 2021 WRAP-UP

September was another great reading month, with progress on my own challenges:

  • I have already reached my reading goal for the year, which was 120 books. Seems like I need to raise the bar every year!
  • I’m almost done with listening to all of Hercule Poirot
  • Which allowed me a little break in my audio program: I then listened to a French audio, a long sequel I was really looking forward.
  • And I even just started listening to The Thirteenth Tale.
    This is actually BIG for me, as it is the title that has been for the longest time on my Goodreads TBR. When I say longest, I really mean it. This is the first title I added to my TBR 10 years ago, when I joined Goodreads. My goal is to focus more and more on these titles that I have meant to read for so many years
  • I posted my review of Lessons From Walden, so I now only have one review late for books I requested a year ago (through Edelweiss). Alas, there are many books I have read this year and never wrote a review for them, but at least I’ll be caught up soon with the books I had requested.
  • And yesterday, I celebrated my 11th blogiversary. Didn’t do anything special, beside preparing this post!!

These goals actually are not really reflected in the number of pages I have read this year. The reason being I’m currently reading two massive books (one is 900 pages or so), and I’m not done. So numbers of pages will be high next month when I’m done with these two books.

📚 Here is what I read in September:

12 books:
6 in print 
with 1,590 pages, a daily average of 53 pages/day
6 in audio
= 48H05
, a daily average of 1H36
(which is almost 20 minutes more than last month. And the reason being a lot of work in the garden, especially picking a lot of green beans, cutting them, and blanching them. Perfect activity for audio time!

5 in mystery:

  1. After the Funeral (Hercule Poirot #33), by Agatha Christie
  2. Hickory Dickory Dock (Hercule Poirot #34), by Agatha Christie
  3. Dead Man’s Folly (Hercule Poirot #35), by Agatha Christie
  4. Cat Among the Pigeons (Hercule Poirot #36), by Agatha Christie – these first 4 were as audiobooks, for The Classics Club
  5. Rider on the Rain, by Sébastien Japrisot – for the Books in Translation Challenge and for The Classics Club. My review will be live on October 4

2 in science-fiction:

  1. The Islanders, by Christopher Priest
  2. Constance, by Matthew FitzSimmons – read to prepare for the Virtual Crime Book Club (Zoom discussion on October 11)

2 in YA/Children’s Book:

  1. Les deux châteaux (N.E.O. #2), by Michel Bussi – French audiobook
  2. Kaleidoscope, by Brian Selznick

1 in historical fiction:

  1. Les Évaporés, by Thomas B. Reverdy – in French with one of my students

1 in literary fiction:

  1. Rue des boutiques obscures, by Patrick Modiano – in French another of my students. This is a reread
  2. Les Mystères de Paris, volume 1, by Eugène Sue – French audiobook, for The Classics Club. 

MY FAVORITE BOOKS THIS PAST MONTH

Rider on the Rain  Les Évaporés

READING CHALLENGES & RECAP

Classics Club: 80/137 (from November 2020-until November 2025)
Japanese Literature Challenge: 12 books
#20BooksofSummer21: 37/20 books
Total of books read in 2021 = 125/120 (104%)

Number of books added to my TBR this past month = 39

OTHER BOOKS  REVIEWED THIS PAST MONTH

Lessons From Walden Killer Come Back to Me

Trap For Cinderella

And two short reviews:

  The Village of Eight Graves The Madness of Crowds

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

Lessons From Walden

click on the cover to access my review

MOST POPULAR POST THIS PAST MONTH
– NON BOOK REVIEW –

Top Ten Books on my Fall 2021 To-read List

BOOK BLOG THAT BROUGHT ME MOST TRAFFIC THIS PAST MONTH

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please go visit, there are a lot of good things there!

TOP COMMENTERS 

Marianne at Let’s Read
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Come back on October 5
to see the books I plan to read in October

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How was YOUR month of September?

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

Top Ten Book Titles with Numbers In Them: French version

Top Ten Books Book
Titles with French Numbers In Them

TTT for September 14, 2021
#TopTenTuesday

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Fun! I suggested this theme for #TopTenTuesday on October 1st, 2019, and I realize it’s back!
So to avoid featuring some of the same books, I’m going to do what I did two years ago (picking numbers 1-10), but in French this time!

I’m listing books that I have read, and that you probably not have heard about, for the most part.

Please click on the covers to access my reviews in English
I added the English cover when I know the book is available in English

UN

Un Trou dans la toile

DEUX

Il était deux fois

TROIS

  trois-jours-et-une-vie three-days-and-a-life

QUATRE

Concerto pour quatre mains

CINQ

Cinq cartes brulées

 

SIX
I haven’t read this one yet, it’s on my TBR

The Sixth Extinction

 

SEPT

  La septième fonction du langage The Seventh Function of Language

HUIT

 Le Village aux huit tombes The Village of Eight Graves

NEUF
Neuf can mean 9, but also new!

The Song Peddler

DIX
I haven’t read this one yet either, on my TBR

  10.30 on a Summer Night

Have you read any of these?
Show me your list!