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2018: February wrap-up

February 2018 wrap-up

I have to admit, this is a record… of my worst reading month EVER!!
I have started a few other books than the ones listed here, so next month my average should be higher.
But the main reason for this low record is my now many commitments at church, especially with the Great Lent going on.

Here is what I read this past month:

3  books:
3 in print – yes only 3 and I didn’t manage to finish 1 audiobook!!
with 505 pages, that is a pitiful 18 pages/day

2 in mystery!

  1. Minced, Marinated, and Murdered, by Noel Balen and Vanessa Barrot – ebook
  2. Only the Rain, by Randall Silvis

1 in liteary fiction:

  1. Go, by Kazuki Kaneshiro  – ebook

My favorite in February    

Only the Rain

Reading Challenges recap

Classics Club: 21/50 (until end of 2020) or 30/59!
The 2018 TBR Pile Challenge: 0/12
Where Are You Reading?: 21/50 – to be finished in ??

Total of books read in 2018= 11/100

Number of books added to my TBR in February= 34

Most popular book review in February

the-other-einstein

click on the cover to access my review.

Most popular post last month
– non book review –

Born a Crime
chapters 9-14 read-along at
Book Bloggers International

Book blog that brought me
most traffic this past month

That Artsy Reader Girl

Top commenters of the month

Karen at Booker Talk

Kristyn at Reading to Unwind

Freda @Fredalicious

Blog milestones

1,768 posts
over 4,480 subscribers
over 150,950 hits

Plans for March

Nothing special, just trying to combine more reading with Church activities!

Come back tomorrow
to see all the books I plan to read in March!

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How was YOUR month of  January?

Month in Review

Kathryn at The Book Date
has created a Month In Review meme
I’ll now be linking my monthly recap posts
Thanks Kathryn, great idea!

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5 out of 100 notable books of 2017

5 out of 100 notable books of 2017

The New York Times has recently released their list of 100 Notable Books of 2017
I was curious to compare it with my lists.

ON MY READ SHELF
(100 books so far this year)

Out of 100, I only read 1!:

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ON MY TBR SHELF

FICTION

  A Separation    Six Four

 

NONFICTION

  The Future is History    Looking for The Stranger

 

What about you?
Have you read any of these 5 books?
How many of the 100 Notable Books
have you read?
Which one do you think
I should ABSOLUTELY read?

 

Nonfiction November: My Year 2017 in Nonfiction

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#NonficNov

Click on the logo to see the detailed schedule

As every year, a bunch of really cool bloggers are co-hosting Nonfiction November.
Here is the topic for week 1:

Your Year in Nonfiction:

Take a look back at your year of nonfiction and reflect on the following questions:
What was your favorite nonfiction read of the year?
What nonfiction book have you recommended the most?
What is one topic or type of nonfiction you haven’t read enough of yet?
What are you hoping to get out of participating in Nonfiction November?

First of all, here is the recap of the nonfiction I have read (the links will send you to my review when it’s posted):

Biographies:

  1. A Forger’s Life, by Sarah Kaminsky
  2. Born a Crime, by Trevor Noah
  3. Marie Antoinette’s Darkest Days, by Will Bashor
  4. Manderley Forever, by Tatiana de Rosnay
  5. The Madeleine Project, by Clara Beaudoux
  6. Bonjour Kale, by Kristen Beddard
  7. Audubon, on the Wings of the World, by Fabien Grolleau
  8. A Prodigal Saint: Father John of Kronstadt and the Russian People, by Nadieszda Kizenko

About books:

  1. The World Between Two Covers, by Ann Morgan
  2. The Novel of the Century: The Extraordinary Adventure of les Misérables, by David Bellos

About nature:

Unseen City, by Nathanael Johnson

Orthodox spirituality:

  1. Amour Sans Limites, by Lev Gillet
  2. To Open One’s Heart, by Michel Evdokimov
  3. The Typikon Decoded, by Job Gretcha
  4. The River of Fire, by Alexandre Kalomiros
  5. Le Regard du Ressuscité, by Archimandrite Gabriel

16 books so far.
By the end of the year, I also plan to read or finish reading:

  1. A Taste of Paris, by David Downie
  2. Man of God: Saint John of Shanghai & San Francisco, by Peter Prekrestov
  3. The Sherlock Holmes Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained), by DK Publishing
  4. A Curious Collection of Dates: Through the Year with Sherlock Holmes, by Leah Guinn, Jaime N. Mahoney
  5. Chronicles of a Liquid Society, by Umberto Eco

    What was your favorite nonfiction read of the year?

The World Between Two Covers    The Novel of the Century

Click on the covers to read my detailed reviews
I had to pick 2 titles!

What nonfiction book have you recommended the most?

      Manderley

Plus of course the top 2

What is one topic or type of nonfiction
you haven’t read enough of yet?

As usual, current issues!

What are you hoping to get out
of participating in Nonfiction November?

Get acquainted with more nonfiction readers and good titles unknown to me.

WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE NONFICTION THIS YEAR?

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