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2018 TBR Pile Reading Challenge

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So glad to see Adam at Roof Beam Reader back hosting this challenge!

Here are the 12 titles I plan on reading in 2018. These are all books that have been collecting dust on my shelves (not e-shelves) for quite a while…

5 in French:

  1. Le voyage d’Octavio, by Miguel Bonnefoy

  2. Gaspard, Melchior & Balthazar, by Michel Tournier

  3. Vendredi ou les limbes du pacifique, by Michel Tournier

  4. La vie mode d’emploi, by Georges Pérec

  5. Ensemble, c’est tout, by Anna Gavalda

3 by or about French authors, but in translation:

6. The Most Beautiful Book in the World, by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt
7. Total Chaos, by Jean-Claude Izzo
8. Looking for The Stranger, by Alice Kaplan

A classic:

9. The Bridge on the Drina, by Ivo Andric

2 by authors I enjoy a lot:

10. The Secret Lives of People in Love, by Simon Van Booy
11. Eventide, by Kent Haruf

New to me authors:
12. The Miniaturist, by Jessie Burton

Alternates:
13. Defy the Night, by Heather and Lydia Munn
14. Coffin Road, by Peter May

WILL YOU JOIN US IN THIS CHALLENGE?
WHAT TITLES OF YOUR TBR
ARE YOU PLANNING TO READ IN 2018?

 


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The Top 10 Books I Must Finally Read in 2015

The Top 10 Books
I Must Finally Read in 2015

Do you still try to make some resolutions in January? Even if you are pretty sure you won’t be able to keep them, that gives you a good feeling right?

And I have the feeling lots of us book bloggers and avid bookivores want to tackle once for all this insanely crammed TBR shelf.  Recently, David at The Quivering Pen even came up with a 200 book list to read in 5 years.

One year at a time for me. So sorting through the +/- 900 books currently on my TBR Goodreads shelf, here is my list of 10 books I must finally read in 2015. They are books I have repeatedly said I was going to read!

 

a la Recherche Du Temps Perdu - Vol.1/7: Du Cote de Chez Swann The Divine Comedy Stoner

1. A la recherche du temps perdu, by Marcel Proust – finish it finally, as I still have a book and a half to go out of the 7 books

2. The Divine Comedy, by Dante

3. Stoner, by John Edward Williams

Love in the Time of Cholera The Woman in White Cosmicomics

4. Love in the Time of Cholera, by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez

5. The Woman in White, by Wilkie Collins

6. Something by Ursula K. Le Guin

7. Cosmicomics, by Italo Calvino

The Art Forger Wanderlust: A History of Walking The Discovery of France: A Historical Geography from the Revolution to the First World War

8. The Art Forger, by B. A. Shapiro

9. Wanderlust: A History of Walking, by Rebecca Solnit

10. The Discovery of France: A Historical Geography from the Revolution to the First World War, by Graham Robb

 

Have you read any of these?
Which one would was your favorite?
For #6, which one would you recommend,
and why?
Have you prepared your list of the top 10 books
you must finally read this year?

2015 TBR Pile Reading Challenge

2015 TBRCLICK ON THE BANNER TO JOIN THIS CHALLENGE

I did miserably last year, 4/12, but I’m trying again this year, as one of my resolutions is to be even more picky when accepting books for tours or reviews. So that should leave me room for my TBR!

Here are the 12 titles I plan on reading. They need to have been published before 2014:

  1. Labyrinth, by Kate Mosse
  2. Vendredi ou les limbes du pacifique, by Michel Tournier
  3. Gaspard, Melchior & Balthazar, by Michel Tournier
  4. La vie mode d’emploi, by Georges Pérec
  5. Eventide, by Kent Haruf
  6. The Queen’s Lover
  7. The Bridge on the Drina
  8. The Illusion of Separateness
  9. The Poisoned Crown, by Maurice Druon
  10. In a Grove, by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa
  11. The Woman in White
  12. The Awakening, by Chopin

Alternates:

  1. Stoner
  2. The Art Forger

 


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