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2016
My Year in Books
9,861
pages read
33
books read
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This is my journey in books for 2016!


Mooncop by Tom Gauld
Shortest Book
94
pages
They All Love Jack by Bruce Robinson
Longest Book
752
pages

Average book length in 2016
298
pages

The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
Most Popular
977,300
people also shelved
Empire of Fear by Andrew Hosken
Least Popular
763
people also shelved

Peter’s average rating for 2016
3.9
3.9

Pig Iron by Benjamin Myers
Highest Rated on Goodreads
4.35 average

Empire of Fear by Andrew Hosken

Peter’s first review of the year

it was amazing
Full of amazing insights into ISIS and the Middle East. Key takeaways:

1. ISIS’ brutality and savagery is terrifying.
2. Their plan is to create division: between Sunni and Shia, between muslims and kafir. Most of the popular media reactions help support those divisions.
3. The invasion of Iraq in 2003 was a catastrophic error, and has been followed by a sequence of equally catastrophic errors. War without proper planning is a mistake.

Recommended re
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PETER’S 2016 BOOKS
Undermajordomo Minor by Patrick deWitt
Empire of Fear by Andrew Hosken
it was amazing
Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer
Authority by Jeff VanderMeer
The Winter of Frankie Machine by Don Winslow
Tudors by Peter Ackroyd
Nemesis by Misha Glenny
The Dust that Falls from Dreams by Louis de Bernières
Patience by Daniel Clowes
The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
Munch by Steffen Kverneland
it was amazing
Filmish by Edward Ross
The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage by Sydney Padua
You Could Do Something Amazing with Your Life [You Are Raoul ... by Andrew Hankinson
The Cartel by Don Winslow
Acceptance by Jeff VanderMeer
Fight Club 2 by Chuck Palahniuk
Sweet Caress by William  Boyd
They All Love Jack by Bruce Robinson
Katherine Carlyle by Rupert Thomson
Pig Iron by Benjamin Myers
Slade House by David Mitchell
Normal by Warren Ellis
Beast by Paul Kingsnorth
Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesus by Chester Brown
it was amazing
Mooncop by Tom Gauld
The Inevitable by Kevin Kelly
Time Travel by James Gleick
His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet
Stranger Than We Can Imagine by John Higgs
it was amazing
If You Steal by Jason
Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
Everything Is Teeth by Evie Wyld

You Could Do Something Amazing with Your Life [You Are Raoul ... by Andrew Hankinson

Peter’s last review of the year

it was amazing
A phenomenal piece of true crime writing that tries to make the reader understand the context of Raoul Moat’s final days by putting you into his thoughts, in a second-person account. It works horribly well. At times you start to feel pity for Moat, until the editorial voice interrupts and points out the contradictions in his own account, and reminds you of his violent actions in the past.

I would put this up there with the writing of Gordon Burn
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