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The top 10 Books to read in March 2017

Here are

The top 10 books I plan to read
in March!

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CURRENTLY READING

a-prodigal-saint    paradise-lost

marie-antoinettes-darkest-days  enemies-of-versailles

A Prodigal Saint:
Father John of Kronstadt and the Russian People

= scholarly biography of the most well known 19th century Russian saint,
quite an eye-opener!
Paradise Lost
= enjoying it even more than I did decades ago,
because now I can see the connections/differences with the Divine Comedy.
Marie-Antoinette’s Darkest Days
= for a book tour organized by France Book Tours
The Enemies of Versailles
= awesome historical novel, for a tour organized by France Book Tours.
We still have a few ebooks available,
go right away if you want to reserve your spot!

READING NEXT

remnants  the-sun-king-conspiracy

the-lottery   la-nuit-sacree

Remnants
= received for review.
I can’t remember why I said yes,
it’s better be good!
The Sun King Conspiracy
= I couldn’t pass this offer!
The Lottery
= Classic on my TBR and
read with Catching up on Classics
La nuit sacrée

= TBR,
and to read with Travel the world with books (Morocco)


CURRENT AND NEXT AUDIOBOOKS

  adventures-of-sherlock-holmes  memoirs-of-sherlock-holmes

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
= my awesome audiobook project,
all Sherlock Holmes,
narrated by Simon Prebble
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
Eiffel Tower Orange

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

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The top 11 Books to read in February 2017

Here are

The top 11 books I plan to read
in Febuary!

 Click on the covers to know more

CURRENTLY READING

a-prodigal-saint   a-curious-collection-of-dates

a-forgers-life  The Muralist

A Prodigal Saint:
Father John of Kronstadt and the Russian People

= scholarly biography of the most well known 19th century Russian saint
A Curious Collection of Dates
= a fun book I won
= for every day of the year, I event related to Sherlock Holmes
A Forger’s Life
= a biography seen at the library
The Muralist
= finally!

READING NEXT

paradise-lost  born-a-crime

till-we-have-faces   flaubert

marie-antoinettes-darkest-days

Paradise Lost
= so excited to reread this for The Classics Club.
I totally fell in love with this book decades ago
Born a Crime
= a couple was so excited about this book,
and I realized BBI was organizing a readalong!
Till We Have Faces
= for my Church book club
Gustave Flaubert: The Ambiguity of Imagination
= for a book tour
Marie-Antoinette’s Darkest Days
= for a book tour organized by France Book Tours
= there are still some print copies available!

CURRENT AND NEXT AUDIOBOOKS

a-study-in-scarlet  trois-jours-et-une-vie

A Study in Scarlet
= for The Classics Club.
I have actually decided to listen to all of Sherlock Holmes.
I have chosen Simon Prebble as narrator.
Except for next audiobook,
I plan to listen to all SH stories,
as they were chronologically released
Trois jours et une vie
= responding to a promotional audiobook offer,
I was totally thrilled to see that for once,
some books were available in French.
The latest by Lemaitre!

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OR ARE YOU PLANNING TO READ
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WHAT ARE YOUR READING PLANS FOR FEBRUARY?

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Back to the Classics 2017 Reading Challenge

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In combination with my 2nd year in the Classics Club, I’m going to try to Back to the Classics Challenge in 2017.

The Challenge consists in covering between 6 to 12 of these categories, and the books must have been written by 1967, or posthumously published.
Right now I’m aiming at 9 titles, because there are others I plan to read this year for the Classics Club, but they can’t count here because they were published after 1967!

And here are the categories for the 2016 Back to the Classics Challenge.
I inserted in italics the book I plan to read for that category

1.  A 19th Century Classic – any book published between 1800 and 1899.
Walden (1854)

2.  A 20th Century Classic – any book published between 1900 and 1967.
The Screwtape Letters (1942), by C. S. Lewis

3.  A classic by a woman author.
Death Comes for the Archbishop (1927), by Willa Cather

4.  A classic in translation,  or in its original language or the original language.
Moderato Cantabile (1958) – read in French

5.  A classic published before 1800.
The Castle of Otranto

6.  A romance classic. I’m pretty flexible here about the definition of romance. It can have a happy ending or a sad ending, as long as there is a strong romantic element to the plot.

7.  A Gothic or horror classic. For a good definition of what makes a book Gothic, and an excellent list of possible reads, please see this list on Goodreads.
My Cousin Rachel

8.  A classic with a number in the title.
The Sign of Four

9.  A classic about an animal or which includes the name of an animal in the title.
The Hound of the Baskervilles

10. A classic set in a place you’d like to visit. It can be real or imaginary.
The Bridge on the Drina
(Bosnia)

11. An award-winning classic. Just mention in your blog post what award your choice received.

12. A Russian Classic. 2017 will be the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, so read a classic by any Russian author.
Oblomov

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