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2016
My Year in Books
7,465
pages read
21
books read
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This is my journey in books for 2016!


Ice Station by Ruth Slavid
Shortest Book
96
pages
Augustine by Robin Lane Fox
Longest Book
688
pages

Average book length in 2016
355
pages

On the Road by Jack Kerouac
Most Popular
691,413
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Ice Station by Ruth Slavid
Least Popular
61
people also shelved

James’s average rating for 2016
4.3
4.3

The Christian Imagination by Willie James Jennings
Highest Rated on Goodreads
4.50 average

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
David Foster Wallace by David Foster Wallace
H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
The World of Yesterday by Stefan Zweig
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
The Christian Imagination by Willie James Jennings
it was amazing
Augustine by Robin Lane Fox
Zero K by Don DeLillo
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. ...more
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