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The title colors correspond to the genres, see line 2PUBLISHERREVIEWREADpagesLISTENED h:mnebookChildren book/YAGRAPHIC F/NFFICTIONHISTORICAL FICTIONSCI-FINON-FICMYSTERIESplays/poetryMALE A.FEMALE A.author nationalityBY SAME A.NEW AUTHOR//
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1. Exquisite Corpse, by Pénélope BagieuGallimard 1https://wordsandpeace.com/2018/01/04/book-review-exquisite-corpse/1124111French 11//1France 120151from the French 1Great! One last one!
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2. The Body in the Casket, by Katherine Hall PageHarperCollins/William Morrow 1https://wordsandpeace.com/2018/01/11/review-and-book-giveaway-the-body-in-the-casket/223812American 12//2US 1Massachussetts20171Max Dane presents A Birthday Party, Mine, Come As You Are -- Or Be Cast.
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3. Carnegie's Maid, by Marie BenedictSourcebooks 1https://wordsandpeace.com/2018/01/09/book-review-carnegies-maid/3288113American 22//3ClaraUS 2Pennsylvania 20182The gentle melody of a Christmas song lifted into the air of his study from the street below.
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4. The Master Key, by Masako TogawaPushkin 1https://wordsandpeace.com/2018/03/05/book-review-the-master-key/4198224Japanese 13//4Japan 119623from the Japanese 1On that day, the snow (unusual for April) which had fallen on the night before was still half an inch deep in the morning.
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5. Walking the Bones, by Randall SilvisSourcebooks 2https://wordsandpeace.com/2018/01/25/book-review-walking-the-bones/5464331American 33//5Ryan/JaymeUS 3Kentucky20184Shortly after entering the forest on the first day, midafternoon, Ryan DeMarco's cell phone went dark, battery depleted, and since he was no longer able to estimate his progress up the mountain by checking the time or the GPS, he stowed the phone in a pair of socks at the bottom of his backpack.
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6. La nuit n'est jamais complète, by Niko TackianScrineo 16264442French 24//6Chili 120161in French 1Ruta n.33. C'est ce qu'Arielle eut le temps d'apercevoir sur le petit panneau à moitié dissimulé par la poussière de la piste.
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7. L'armée furieuse, by Fred VargasAudiolib 1111:5855French 34//7LéoFrance 220111in French 2Il y avait des petites miettes de pain qui couraient de la cuisine à la chambre, jusque sur les draps propres où reposait la vieille femme, morte et bouche ouverte.
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8. Framed, by Leslie JonesWitness Impulse 1https://wordsandpeace.com/2018/02/12/review-and-book-giveaway-framed/736066American 45//8US 4Massachussetts20185An hour outside a metropolis of twelve million people, and we end up in the middle of nowhere.
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JANUARY TOTAL= 7 + 1 = 871936718 mn
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JAN average pages/day 62
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JAN average mn/day 23 mn
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9. Minced, Marinated, and Murdered, by Noel Balen and Vanessa BarrotLe French Book 1https://wordsandpeace.com/2018/02/19/book-review-minced-marinated-and-murdered/8160573French 45//9France 320176from the French 2The rhythmic thud of the knife hitting the wooden cutting board was the only sound in the kitchen as Clotide Bizolon chopped turnips well before sunrise.
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10. Only the Rain, by Randall SilvisThomas & Mercder 1917882RussellUS 520182Hey Spence. It's been a long time, brother.
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11. Go, by Kazuki KaneshiroAmazon Crossing 1https://wordsandpeace.com/2018/02/26/book-review-go/10167624Korean 1/ Japanese 26//10Japan 220182from the Japanese 2"Hawaii..." I was fourteen the first time my old man uttered that word in my presence.
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FEBRUARY TOTAL= 3 + 0 = 33505
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FEB average pages/day 18
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FEB average mn/day
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12. Look For Her, by Emily WinslowHarperCollins/William Morrow 2https://wordsandpeace.com/2018/03/08/review-and-book-giveaway-look-for-her/1127897American 57//11England 120187My mother picked the name Annalise for me because of a girl who was killed.
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13. Baby Monkey, Private Eye, by Brian SelznickScholastic Pres 11218615American 67//12cute20183Wait! Who is Baby Monkey?
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14. Monet, Itinerant of Light, by Salva Rubio (and EFA)NBM Graphic Novels 11311116Spanish 18//13France 4beautiful20174from the Spanish 1All right, Mr. Monet. Open your eyes. Perfect. Now don't move. No! Stop!
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15. Temps glaciaires, by Fred VargasAudiolib 2212:53102France 520153in French 3Plus que vingt mètres, vingt petits mètres à parcourir avant d'atteindre la boîte aux lettres, c'était plus difficile que prévu.
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16. I Let You Go, by Clare MackintoshBerkley 114447118English 19//14England 2
Wales 1
20142The wind flicks wet hair across her face, and she screws up her eyes against the rain.
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17. Portrait of a Murderer: A Christmas Crime story, by Anne MeredithPoisoned Pen Press 1https://wordsandpeace.com/2018/03/28/book-review-portrait-of-a-murderer-a-christmas-crime-story/152417129English 210//15England 319338Adrian Gray was born in May 1862 and met his death through violence, at the hands of one of his children, at Christmas, 1931.
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MARCH TOTAL= 5 + 1 = 651263773 mn
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MARCH average pages/day 40
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MARCH average mn/day 24 mn
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18. The Bridge on the Drina, by Ivo AndricUniv of Chicago Press 11631437Yugoslav 111//16Bosnia 119453from the Serbo-Croat 1For the greater part of its course the river Drina flows through narrow gorges between steep mountains or through deep ravines with precipitous banks. In a few places only the river banks spread out to form valleys with level or rolling stretches of fertile land suitable for cultivation and settlement on both sides.
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19. Ankaran Immersion, by Will WeisserDragon Moon P 117286818American 712//17Eviefantasy 120179"Did you hear that?" Evie pushed aside a branch and looked over the clearing.
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20. Nymphéas noirs, by Michel BussiAudiolib 3313:39139French 512//18FanetteFrance 620114in French 4Trois femmes vivaient dans un village.
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21. Gallic Noir, vol 1, by Pascal GarnierGallic Books 1183671410French 612//19France 7201810from the French 3The third streetlamp at the end of the road had suddenly gone out.
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22. Debout les morts, by Fred VargasAudiolib 448:011533 évangélistesFrance 819955in French 5Pierre, il y a quelque chose qui déraille dans le jardin, dit Sophia.
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APRIL TOTAL= 3 + 2 = 539671300
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APRIL average pages/day 32
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APRIL average mn/day 43 mn
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23. The Face of Another, by Kobo AbeVintage 1192389411Japanese 312//20Japan 319644from the Japanese 3At last you have come, threading your way through the endless passages of the maze.
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24. Resurrection Bay, by Emma ViskicPushkin 220288101610Australian 113//21Australia 1201711Caleb was still hodling him when the paramedics arrived.
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25. Un peu plus loin sur la droite, by Fred VargasAudiolib 557:32174France 919966in French 6Et qu'est-ce que tu fous dans le quartier?
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26. Something in the water, by Catherine SteadmanSimon & Schuster 121352111811English 314//22England 4201812Have you ever wondered how long it takes to dig a grave?
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27. The Word is Murder, by Anthony HorowitzHarper 122400121912English 414//23Anthony!England 5201813Just after eleven o'clock on a bright spring morning, the sort of day when the sunshine is almost white and promises a warmth that doesn't quite deliver, Diana Cowper crossed the Fulham Road and went into a funeral parlour.
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MAY TOTAL= 4 + 1 = 541278452 mn
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MAY average pages/day 41
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MAY average mn/day 14 mn
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28. Sans feu ni lieu, by Fred VargasAudiolib 667:46205France 1019977in French 7Le tueur fait une seconde victime à Paris. Lire p.6.
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29. Conan Doyle for the Defense, by Margalit FoxRandom House 12335213212American 815//24Margalit FoxScotland 1201814It was one of the most notorious murders of its age.
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30. Whose Body?, by Dorothy L. SayersBlackstone Audio 175:512113English 516//25England 619235"Oh, damn!" said Lord Peter Winsey at Picadilly Circus. "Hi, driver!"
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31. Coffin Road, by Peter MayQuercus 1243032213Scottish 117//26Peter MayTomScotland 2201615The first thing I am aware of is the taste of salt.
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32. Alex Rider, Stormbreaker, by Anthony HorowitzPenguin1/Puffin 1252342232AlexEngland 720006When the doorbell rings at three in the morning, it's never good news.
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JUNE TOTAL = 3 + 2 = 588913:37
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JUNE average pages/day29
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JUNE average mn/day27 mn
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33. Elder Sebastian of Optina, by Tatiana TorstensenSt Herman26473314Russian 118//27Russia 1/ Kazakhstan 119995from the Russian 1We dedicate this volume of the Optina Elder Series on St. Sebastian of Optina and Karaganda to the memory of a humble, distant Optina disciple, Father Archimandrite Mitrophan Manuilov, who knew Fr. Sebastian at the time of the shameful liquidation of Optina by the God-hating communists.
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34. Smoking Kills, by Antoine LaurainGallic Books 227224514French 718//28France 11funny201816from the French 4Looking back over the slightly dizzying landscape of my life, I would say that before the events that turned it upside down, I was an unremarkable man, bordering on the dull.
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35. Ceux qui vont mourir te saluent, by Fred VargasAudiolib 785:20246France 1219948in French 8Les deux jeunes gens tuaient le temps dans la gare centrale de Rome.
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JULY TOTAL = 2 + 1 = 36975:20:00
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JULY average pages/day22
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JULY average mn/day10 mn
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36. Journal de mon voyage d'Amérique, by Louis-PhilippeFlammarion28154415French 819//29US 517977in French 9Nous sommes partis de Philadelphie ce matin à midi, nous trois et Beaudoin: tous à cheval.
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37. The Romanov Empress, by CW GortnerBallantine2943114216American 919//30Russia 2201817"We should dress alike," I said on that afternoon when life changed forever.
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38. The Mystery of Three Quarters, by Sophie HannahHarperCollins/William Morrow 330368152515English 619//31England 8201818Hercule Poirot smiled to himself as his driver brought the motorcar to a stop with satisfying symmetry.
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39. Defy the Night, by Heather and Lydian MunnKregel Publications 31311316American 1020//32PâqueretteFrance 1320146"I just didn't know war was going to be so boring," I said.
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40. Le temps est assassin, by Michel BussiAudiolib 8915:17262France 1420169in French 10- Clo? Clo?
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AUGUST TOTAL = 4 + 1 = 5126415:17
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AUGUST average pages/day40
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AUGUST average mn/day29
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41. The Piano Shop on the Left Bank, by Thad CarhartRandom House 232268517American 1121//33France 1520007Along a narrow street in the Paris neighborhood where I live sits a little store front with a simple sign stenciled on the window: "Desforges Pianos: outillage, fournitures."
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42. The Lady Killer, by Masako TogawaPushkin 33322416272Japan 4196319from the Japanese 4She was on the second floor of the bar, seated alone in a box seat and gazing down onto the first floor.
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43. Democracy in Chains, by Nancy MacLeanPenguin 2/Random House 31010:54617American 12US 6201710As 1956 drew to a close, Colgate Whitehead Darden Jr., the president of the University of Virginia, feared for the future of his beloved state.
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44. Love and Invention, by Benjamin ConstableLe Déliirum34318618English 721//34AbbasFrance 16201820Writing this down is how I get out of here and when you get that kind of pressure, putting words on a page is the hardest thing in the world because you know that if you mess it up you're going to be stuck here forever.
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45. Fear: Trump in the White House, by Bob WoodwardSimon & Schuster 235357719American 1322//35US 720188In early September 2017, in the eighth month of the Trump presidency, Gary Cohn, the former president of Goldman Sachs and the president's top economic adviser in the White House moved cautioously toward the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office.
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46. Point Blank, by Anthony HorowitzPenguin 3362743283AlexEngland 9
France 17
20019Michael J. Roscoe was a careful man.
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SEPTEMBER TOTAL = 5+1 = 6144110:54
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SEPTEMBER average pages/day48
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SEPTEMBER average mn/day21 mn
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47. Unsheltered, by Barbara KingsolverHarper 23748017718American 1422//36US 18201821"The simplest thing would be to tear it down," the man said. "The house is a shambles."
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48. On la trouvait plutôt jolie, de Michel BussiAudiolib 91114:35293LeyliFrance 18
Morocco 1
201711in French 11"Qu'est-ce qui ne va pas, Leyli? Vous êtes jolie. Vous avez trois jolis enfants. Bamby, Alpha, Tidiane. Vous vous en êtes bien sortie.
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49. The Song Peddler of the Pont Neuf, by Laura LebowSettecento Press 13824718419American 1522//37France 19201822The old man heard the mob before he saw it -- a hundred or more voices, most of them unemployed journeymen from the jewelry and goldsmith shops around the Place Dauphine, swarming up the quai des Morfundus toward the Pont Neuf.
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50. 99 Ways to Tell a Story: Exercises in Style, by Matt MaddenPenguin 439203220American 1623//38200510Template: What time is it? It's 1:15. Thanks! What the hell was I looking for anyway?
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51. Newcomer, by Keigo HigashinoMinotaur Books 1403423021Japanese 423//39KagaJapan 5201823from the Japanese 5"Thank goodness it's finally a bit cooler. It's only June, for goodness' sake."
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52. Killing Commendatore, by MurakamiKnopf 141681822Japanese 523//40the painterJapan 6best fiction print201811from the Japanese 6Today when I awoke from a nap the faceless man was there before me.
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53. Being There, by Jerzy KosinskiGrove Press 142140923Polish 123//411ChanceUS 19197012It was Sunday.
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54. While Beauty Slept, by Elizabeth BlackwellTantor Audio 11212:521020American 1724//42Elisefantasy 2201413She has already become a legend.
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55. The Ship, the Saint, and the Sailor: The Long Search for the Legendary Kad'yak. by Bardley G. StevensAlaska Northwest Books4328019824American 1825//43US 20Alaska201824On a Spring day in 1861, the Kad'yak set sail from Kodiak, Alaska, bound for San Francisco with a shipload of ice.
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OCTOBER TOTAL = 7 + 2 = 9237327:27:00
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OCTOBER average pages/day76.5
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OCTOBER average mn/day53 mn
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56. The Clockmaker's Daughter, by Kate MortonAtria Books 144482521Australian 225//44England 10201814We came to Birchwood Manor because Edward said that it was haunted.
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57. Love in lowercase, by Francesc MirallesPenguin 5452241125Spanish 226//45SamuelSpain 1201015from the Spanish 2In no time at all the year was going to end and the new one was about to begin.
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58. The Blue, by Nancy BilyeauEndeavour Quill 14643020622American 1926//46GenevièveEngland 11
France 20
best histfic ebook201825Amiability has never been counted more important in a woman's character than it is today.
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59. Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life, by Hector Garcia and Francesc MirallesPenguin 647185926Spanish 327//47Japan 7201616from the Spanish 3This book first came into being on a rainy night in Tokyo, when its authors sat down together for the first time in one of the city's tiny bars.
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60. Ne lâche pas ma main, by Michel BussiAudiolib 10139:45314ChristosLa Réunion 1201312in French 12- Je monte une seconde à la chambre.
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61. Skeleton Key, by Anthony HorowitzPenguin 7/Puffin 2483274324England 12
Cuba 1
Russia 3
200217Night came quickly to Skeleton Key.
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62. Little Culinary Triumphs, by Pascale PujolEuropa Editions 149224211223French 928//48France 21funny201826from the French 5If Karine Becker had known better how to use the rhythm method, none of the following story would ever have happened.
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63. Armada, by Ernest ClineRandom House Audio 41411:50227American 2028//492ZackUS 21
Moon 1
201518I was staring out the classroom window and daydreaming of adventure when I spotted the flying saucer.
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NOVEMBER TOTAL = 6 + 2 = 8187221:35:00
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NOVEMBER average pages/day62.4
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NOVEMBER average mn/day43 mn
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64. The Shadow Land, by Elizabeth KostovaBallantine 250477724American 2128//50Alexandra, BobbyBulgaria 1best histfic print201727Sofia, the year 2008. The month of May, impeccable Spring weather,and the goddess Capitalism sitting on her long-since-tawdry throne.
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65. Kingdom of the Blind, by Louise PennyMinotaur Books 2513893325Canadian 128//51Canada 1201819Armand Gamache slowed his car to a crawl, then stopped on the snow-covered secondary road.
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