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Kars
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2016

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This is my journey in books for 2016!

TOTALS
I read 8,220 pages across 32 books Img bookstack 40

The Little Book on CoffeeScript by Alex MacCaw
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SHORTEST BOOK
62 pages
The Little Book on CoffeeScript
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LONGEST BOOK
714 pages
SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome
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SPQR by Mary Beard
AVERAGE LENGTH
257 pages

MOST POPULAR
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Between the World and Me
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Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Designing Conversational Interfaces by Alper Çuğun
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LEAST POPULAR
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KARS’S AVERAGE RATING FOR 2016
3.7

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
HIGHEST RATED ON GOODREADS
Between the World and Me
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4.44 average
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A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James
Kars’s first review of the year
it was amazing
What a wonderful book. Marlon James's ability to capture voices is something else. This is a sprawling novel, jumping across a large range of characters and covering several decades. The early sections excited me with the Godfather II-esque epicness of scope but towards the end I was disappointed to see it all sort of collapse in on itself. But reflecting on that gut reaction now I think maybe that was the intended effect.
KARS’S 2016 BOOKS
A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James
it was amazing
Wild Life by Molly Gloss
H Is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
The Little Book on CoffeeScript by Alex MacCaw
The Incal by Alejandro Jodorowsky
Hawkeye, Volume 3 by Matt Fraction
Roche Limit, Vol. 1 by Michael Moreci
Breaking Smart - Season 1 by Venkatesh Rao
Speak by Louisa Hall
Seeing Like a State by James C. Scott
Blood and Guts in High School by Kathy Acker
SPQR by Mary Beard
it was amazing
The Gervais Principle by Venkatesh G. Rao
Ice by Anna Kavan
Microinteractions by Dan Saffer
Lean UX by Jeff Gothelf
The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes
Design Sprint by Richard  Banfield
Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann
Encounters with the Archdruid by John McPhee
it was amazing
UX for Lean Startups by Laura Klein
Finite and Infinite Games by James P. Carse
Marx by Peter Singer
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit
Platform by Michel Houellebecq
Designing Conversational Interfaces by Alper Çuğun
The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
it was amazing
Nightwood by Djuna Barnes
Machine Learning for Designers by Patrick Hebron
Cosmopolitanism by Kwame Anthony Appiah
Cosmopolitanism by Kwame Anthony Appiah
Kars’s last review of the year
really liked it
Not perfect, the final chapter is a bit of a let down in particular even though I understand why Appiah is reluctant to offer specific advice for how to be cosmopolitan.

But the preceding chapters are a convincing argument for a worldview that embraces a world in which identities can't be boiled down to just one thing and where cultural change is not something to be feared.

One specific thing that stuck with me is that when it comes to living wel
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2016 Reading Challenge
2016 READING
CHALLENGE
Kars read 32 out of 36 books.
 
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