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My Year in Books
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This is my journey in books for 2017!

Get Ready for CSS Grid Layout by Rachel Andrew
Shortest Book
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Longest Book

Average book length in 2017

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
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Front-End Style Guides by Anna Debenham
Least Shelved
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sarah’s average rating for 2017

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Highest Rated on Goodreads
4.49 average

Comfort Woman by Nora Okja Keller

sarah’s first review of the year

really liked it
This is not what I'd call an easy book to read, but the graphic depictions of violence never feel gratuitous or snuffy, the inherent sadness in the story never melodramatic. The writing itself is lyrical and rather lovely, even when describing terrible things—or maybe that's what makes the terrible things feel less gratuitous.

It definitely helps to have an understanding of the Japanese occupation of Korea, or at least a willingness to read Wikipe

The Diary of a Social Butterfly by Moni Mohsin
Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Comfort Woman by Nora Okja Keller
The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly by Sun-mi Hwang
Tongue by Kyung-ran Jo
Build Better Products by Laura Klein
Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta
it was amazing
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
Front-End Style Guides by Anna Debenham
The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives by Lola Shoneyin
Sozaboy by Ken Saro-Wiwa
The Palm-Wine Drinkard by Amos Tutuola
An Image of Africa by Chinua Achebe
it was amazing
Everything Good Will Come by Sefi Atta
The Laws of Simplicity by John Maeda
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling
The Book of Phoenix by Nnedi Okorafor
Beasts of No Nation by Uzodinma Iweala
Practical SVG by Chris Coyier
Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari
it was amazing
Just Enough Research by Erika Hall
Get Ready for CSS Grid Layout by Rachel Andrew
Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
JavaScript For Web Designers by Mat Marquis
The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea by Yukio Mishima
really liked it
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
milk and honey by Rupi Kaur
Stay with Me by Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀
The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu
Legend by Marie Lu
Well-Designed by Jon Kolko
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling
Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
Prodigy by Marie Lu
How to Lie with Statistics by Darrell Huff
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
it was amazing
No Longer at Ease by Chinua Achebe
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
Technically Wrong by Sara Wachter-Boettcher
Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely
The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler
it was amazing
Salt by Nayyirah Waheed
God Help the Child by Morrison Toni Morrison Slade
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
Ain't I a Woman by bell hooks
Nina is Not OK by Shaparak Khorsandi
In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez
Daring to Drive by Manal Al-Sharif
Great Ideas V Nationalism by Rabindranath Tagore
really liked it

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

sarah’s last review of the year

it was amazing
This is such an ambitious book structurally, changing to a new narrator every chapter and slowly tracing a path through history across two continents by traversing a family tree. Somehow, it actually works without making you feel disconnected from the characters or their stories—maybe aided by that common thread.

This was a book I could "feel inside of me".
2017 Reading Challenge Img rccompleted
sarah semark read 56 out of 52 books.
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