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BOOKS JUST READ

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FICTION

Hear our Defeats

MYSTERY

The Plotters

NONFICTION

Are We French Yet

For the first 2 titles, click on the covers to access my review.
My review for Are We French Yet? will be live on February 6.
But I can already tell you my
VERDICT: Nice collections of funny and culturally aware vignettes highlighting how life can be enriched by being familiar with two cultures
Come back on January 28 to enter the giveaway!

CURRENTLY READING

FICTION

The Goose Fritz

CLASSIC

AUDIO

The Moonstone

The Goose Fritz: 
Two years ago, I was stunned by the quality of Sergei Lebedev’s writing in Oblivion. So I HAD to try his upcoming one (March 19). I just started. It’s related to Russian history.

Don Quixote:
Continuing to thoroughly enjoying this classic. Quite hilarious!

The Moonstone:
And still listening to this classic – 22 hours in audio. It really helps that the edition I chose has a cast of different narrators, it makes it easier to follow the different levels of the story. I think I know what’s going on with this mysterious precious stone, but I may be totally wrong!

BOOKS UP NEXT

FICTION

The Library of Lost and Found

MYSTERY

a deadly affection

AUDIO

HHhH

The Library of Lost and Found
“When Martha discovers a clue within a book that her grandmother may still be alive, she becomes determined to discover the truth. As she delves deeper into Zelda’s past, she unwittingly reveals a family secret that will change her life forever”.
Books? Library? Clues? I’m in!
By the author of The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper

A Deadly Affection:
Another book received during BEA in Chicago (2016!) that I have not read yet…
“In 1907 New York, a psychiatrist, Dr Genevieve Summerford, must prove her patient’s innocence…or risk being implicated in a shocking murder”. Should be good.

HHhH
“A seemingly effortlessly blend of historical truth, personal memory, and Laurent Binet’s remarkable imagination, HHhH—an international bestseller and winner of the prestigious Prix Goncourt du Premier Roman—is a work at once thrilling and intellectually engrossing, a fast-paced novel of the Second World War that is also a profound meditation on the nature of writing and the debt we owe to history”.
About time to read/listen to this book. I had so loved The Seventh Function of Language

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BOOKS RECEIVED THIS PAST WEEK

The Goose Fritz  The Plotters

The Goose Fritz:
release date March 19
I really enjoyed a lot this Russian author in Oblivion, so no hesitation. Plus New Vessel Press always publishes high quality books

The Plotters:
release date Jan 29
A quirky, thought-provoking Korean thriller? That’s for me!
I received these 2 ebooks through Edelweiss

BOOKS CHECKED OUT AT THE LIBRARY

  A Moveable Feast   Kingdom of the Blind  Visiting Tom  

A Moveable Feast:
For Classics Spin #19

Kingdom of the Blind:
The latest of this amazing series

Visiting Tom:
Picked for me by my public library staff, for a Winter Reading Challenge

BOOKS JUST READ

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FICTION

little culinary triumphs

AUDIO

Armada

For books currently reading and books up next, come back tomorrow for my December top books to read!

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Book beginnings: Oblivion

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Eiffel Tower Orange

 

Oblivion

I stand at the boundary of Europe. Here, every cliff above the ocean reveals the yellow bone of stone and the ocher-red soil, looking like flesh; the bone crumbles under the blows of the waves, the flesh of the soil devours the tide. The ocean is so vast that eyes cannot encompass it. Here, Europe ends; the shore recedes, as if the continent was drawing into itself.
book beginning

Oblivion,
by Sergei Lebedev

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My review

 

Eiffel Tower Orange

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