2018 reading challenges

THE READING CHALLENGES I AM WORKING ON FOR 2018

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2018 TBR Pile Reading Challenge

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CLICK ON THE BANNER TO JOIN THIS CHALLENGE

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
DNFed in August!

8. Looking for The Stranger, by Alice Kaplan

A classic:

9. The Bridge on the Drina, by Ivo Andric – read

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
DNFed in January!
I tried the audio, I hated the voice of the narrator,
and I didn’t like the social milieu

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

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

 

 

Year of reading 2016 part 3

And after my list of 2016 favorites,
as well as my 2016 stats,
here is to a fun wrap up:

Year of reading 2016 part 3

There are a lot of those online, but these are my favorites. The idea is to finish the sentences and answer the questions exclusively with titles I read in 2016.

If you are intrigued by a title, just copy and paste it in the search button, and you will access the review.

– When I was younger I was : The Vatican Princess
– People might be surprised to discover that I’m: Michelangelo’s Ghost
– I will never be: The Queen of the Night
– At the end of a long day I need: French Rhapsody
– Right now I’m feeling: Too Close to the Edge
– Someday I want to: (be) The Madonna of Notre Dame
– At a party you’d find me: The Vegetarian
– I’ve never: (been) Red Handed
– I really don’t enjoy: Tainted Tokay
– In my next life I want to be: The Paris Librarian

– If you could go anywhere, where would you go: Café Budapest
– Your favorite form of transportation: Trip Through Your Wires
– Your best friend is: The Girl who Stayed
– You and your friends are: The Rivals of Versailles
– What’s the weather like: Blue Moon
– Favorite time of day: Le temps retrouvé
– If your life was: The House Between Tides
– What is life to you: The Pilgrim’s Progress
– Your fear: Oblivion
– What is the best advice you have to give: Bury Your Dead
– Thought for the Day: All is not Forgotten
– How I would like to die: Toward the Endless Day
– My soul’s present condition: The Long Way Home

I began the day with The White Cat and the Monk.
On my way to work I saw a Murder on the Quai
and walked by The Sacred Combe
to avoid (the) Thirsty Dragon,
but I made sure to stop at Max Gate.
In the office, my boss said : Too Dark to Sleep !
and sent me to research The Secret of the Old Clock.
At lunch with The Other Einstein,
I noticed The Black Notebook
under The Sword of the Maiden,
then went back to my desk, The Empty Throne.
Later, on the journey home, I bought The Collected Poems
because I have The President’s Hat;
then settling down for the evening, I picked up (the) Highland Steel
and studied Couple Mechanics
before saying goodnight to (the) Sleeping Giants.

I have so much fun with this every year!
Have you tried with the titles of the books you read in 2016?

READING CHALLENGES

In 2016, I participated in 12 Reading Challenges, and many virtual book tours.

I finished the following challenges. (Unfortunately, I’m far behind in my reviews. But you can see the titles I read for each challenge here.

  1. Audiobook Challenge: 13/10-15
  2. Books on France: 42/25
  3. Ebook Challenge: 31/25
  4. Cloak & Dagger: 29/21-30
  5. Historical fiction: 17/15
  6. New authors: 53/50
  7. New Release: 42/30
  8. Nonfiction: 15/15
  9. Books in Translation: 29/12
  10. I am very happy with my first year of The Classics Club, with 12/50 (I have until 2020 to reach 50)

I did not manage to finish the following challenges:

  1. What’s in a Name: 5/6
  2. Japanese Literature Reading Challenge: have not read anything!
  3. Still working on Where are you reading? (on all the States in the US) = currently 20/50
  4. I am very happy with my first year of The Classics Club, with 12/50

 

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AND NOW TO 2017

Here are the very few reading challenges I signed up for 2017

The emphasis will be on my TBR.
And my 2nd year in the Classics Club. Having done Dante this year, I may go back to Milton, among many other titles.

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Thanks again for following this blog!

Happy year of reading 2017 to each of you!

Please leave the link of your post in a comment
if you did some of that fun stuff
with the titles you read yourself in 2016