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James Smith
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2016

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This is my journey in books for 2016!

TOTALS
I read 7,323 pages across 21 books Img bookstack 40

Ice Station by Ruth Slavid
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SHORTEST BOOK
96 pages
Ice Station: The Creation of Hal...
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LONGEST BOOK
688 pages
Augustine: Conversions to Confes...
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Augustine by Robin Lane Fox
AVERAGE LENGTH
349 pages

MOST POPULAR
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On the Road
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On the Road by Jack Kerouac
Ice Station by Ruth Slavid
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LEAST POPULAR
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JAMES’S AVERAGE RATING FOR 2016
4.3

The Christian Imagination by Willie James Jennings
HIGHEST RATED ON GOODREADS
The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race
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4.52 average
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Montaigne by Stefan Zweig
James’s first review of the year
really liked it
A marvelous little study in which Zweig clearly casts Montaigne as a proto-Zweig. Also confirms that Montaigne, anticipating Rousseau, is the antithesis of Augustine--and yet also so close.
JAMES’S 2016 BOOKS
Montaigne by Stefan Zweig
The Elusive Embrace by Daniel Mendelsohn
On the Road by Jack Kerouac
it was amazing
The Last Interview and Other Conversations by David Foster Wallace
The World of Yesterday by Stefan Zweig
H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
The Givenness of Things by Marilynne Robinson
Ice Station by Ruth Slavid
The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt
Nobody's Fool by Richard Russo
Everybody's Fool by Richard Russo
Zero K by Don DeLillo
it was amazing
The Christian Imagination by Willie James Jennings
Augustine by Robin Lane Fox
Albert Camus by Olivier Todd
Imagine Me Gone by Adam Haslett
The Grand Tour by Adam O'Fallon Price
The Return of History by Jennifer Welsh
The Accidental Life by Terry McDonell
it was amazing
Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West by Cormac McCarthy
Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen
Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen
James’s last review of the year
really liked it
An autobio that is at once well-crafted yet raw; the voice is mature, measured, but still has the gravel of Springsteen's defiant underbite. I imagine there is another side to this story, but Springsteen seems generous even to those who might have disappointed him. In the end, the is a story of a father and a son and the chapter on his Father's death might be the best.
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