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The Poppy War (The Poppy War, #1)
3.98
liked it
im always a sucker for harry potter esque school training/the coming up of someone who had special gifts but wasn't recognized til much later, and the ...more
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Dec 28, 2019
 
The City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy, #1)
4.15
it was amazing
fantastic fantasy story based in the middle east djinns, magic powers, love triangle, dark pasts, conspiracies, hidden enemies. ate it up, and ...more
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Dec 28, 2019
 
Refuse to Choose!: Use All of Your Interests, Passions, and Hobbies to Create the Life and Career of Your Dreams
4.08
it was amazing
i guess im at the age where self help books are actually helpful while i don't fully identify as a "scanner" as defined in the book, the book ...more
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Dec 28, 2019
 
How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy
3.88
really liked it
Big fan of Jenny since watching her talks at EyeO over the years. Resisting in place is a concept that doesn't come naturally to me - I'm either all ...more
Feb 02, 2020
Dec 28, 2019
 
The Unfolding of Language: An Evolutionary Tour of Mankind's Greatest Invention
4.19
it was amazing
v enjoyed this book as someone who likes to learn new languages and understand how words and grammar are formed.

i picked up this book as i was
...more
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Dec 28, 2019
 
How to Talk About Books You Haven't Read
3.38
really liked it
best way to read this book is the way the book recommends you to read: skim thru it, find interesting parts, then move on

this book helped me move away
...more
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Dec 28, 2019
 
Ninefox Gambit (The Machineries of Empire, #1)
3.82
liked it
this was a TOUGH read and ultimately i found book 2 a bit more interesting (and skipped around the book to find the interesting parts). the detail put ...more
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Dec 28, 2019
 
The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories
4.39
it was amazing
this is an amazing collection of short stories, written by an east asian author, the titular story are heartbreaking, and incredibly relatable for any ...more
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Dec 28, 2019
 
A Thousand Beginnings and Endings
3.77
liked it
i was so looking forward to another collection of short stories by asian authors (following me reading the paper menagerie), but this one fell a bit ...more
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Dec 28, 2019
 
The Tenth Muse
4.05
really liked it
**spoiler alert** this book did not go the way i thought it would (expected more focus on the mathematics setting/riemann hypothesis setup), but ...more
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Dec 28, 2019
 
Recursion
4.19
really liked it
**spoiler alert** very much reminded me of "all you need is kill" (manga that live die repeat/edge of tomorrow was based on), and i cant say i hate a ...more
not set
Dec 28, 2019
 
The Telling (Hainish Cycle #8)
3.91
really liked it
not my fav le guin, but the point of the story is still compelling in the way it made me reflect on how stories are told and if the reliability of ...more
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Dec 28, 2019
 
The Stone Sky (The Broken Earth, #3)
4.35
it was amazing
greatly enjoyed this series, its world-building, and potential for a v v v cool film/tv adaptation. would agree book 1/2 shined the most, but still ...more
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Dec 28, 2019
 
Foundryside (Founders, #1)
4.26
it was amazing
really enjoyed this new world build by the author the ideas of how magic is done in this universe are super fascinating, and the story is very ...more
not set
Dec 28, 2019
 
Radical Cities: Across Latin America in Search of a New Architecture
4.28
really liked it
v interesting case studies, to be sure, but almost a year after having read it, i have a hard time recalling the main takeaways. it might be my ...more
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Dec 28, 2019
 
An Excess Male
3.68
really liked it
i was pretty pumped by the setup, as someone who always enjoys non-western speculative fiction, but ultimately the story did not hit as hard as i was ...more
not set
Dec 28, 2019
 
Tools for Conviviality
4.07
really liked it
i know that the points in this book are good, but it's just really really quite dry to read. im at like 60% on kindle, prob wont pick it up again
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Dec 28, 2019
 
The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life
3.95
it was ok
apparently i read this book, but i have 0 recollection of its contents, which may tell you more about my memory than the book
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Dec 28, 2019
 
Friday Black
4.10
it was amazing
speculative fiction that hits incredibly hard, written from the black american perspective. really really enjoyed the read
not set
Dec 28, 2019
 
Ball Lightning
3.81
liked it
v much looked forward to this after the 3 body problem series, but just not the same scale of imagination for me. ...more
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Dec 28, 2019
 
A Tale for the Time Being
4.01
it was amazing
i was not expecting this story to be particularly interesting, but i finished it real quick. very enjoyable
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Dec 28, 2019
 
City of Stairs (The Divine Cities, #1)
4.11
it was amazing
2nd book I've read by RJB and so far so good! Really like his world building, and this book is no exceptions!
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Feb 02, 2020
 
Six Wakes
3.83
liked it
a totally competent murder mystery set in space, just wasn't particularly memorable
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Dec 28, 2019
 
The Kingdom of Copper (The Daevabad Trilogy, #2)
4.41
really liked it
not as strong as book 1 but im in for the ride
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Dec 28, 2019
 
Severance
3.88
liked it
a totally competent story, a chill weekend read
not set
Dec 28, 2019
 
The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth, #1)
4.30
it was amazing
dope speculative fiction~
not set
Dec 28, 2019
 
The Dark Forest (Remembrance of Earth’s Past, #2)
4.41
it was amazing
v existential
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Dec 28, 2019
 
Akata Witch (Akata Witch, #1)
4.06
it was amazing
yes more
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Dec 28, 2019
 
Exhalation: Stories
4.30
it was amazing
good shit
not set
Dec 28, 2019
 
The Three-Body Problem (Remembrance of Earth’s Past #1)
4.06
really liked it
yes
not set
Dec 28, 2019
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