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2017
My Year in Books
8,737
pages read
21
books read
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This is my journey in books for 2017!


The Laws of Medicine by Siddhartha Mukherjee
Shortest Book
96
pages
The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by William L. Shirer
Longest Book
1,280
pages

Average book length in 2017
416
pages

Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
Most Popular
1,235,958
people also shelved
The PhD Grind by Philip J. Guo
Least Popular
1,366
people also shelved

Jaseem’s average rating for 2017
4.1
4.1

Annihilation of Caste by B.R. Ambedkar
Highest Rated on Goodreads
4.70 average

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy

Jaseem’s first review of the year

it was ok
Finished reading the ministry of utmost happiness and needless to say, I'm utmost disappointed. PS: Spoilers ahead.

Most importantly, my beloved author is dead. RIP to whoever wrote God of small things. That imagination is gone. The elements of magical realism is completely missing. This is an activist ranting about every cause she can think of and somehow weaving a story around it.

Transgender inequality. Godra massacre. Castism and sexism in Ke
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JASEEM’S 2017 BOOKS
India Unbound by Gurcharan Das
Zen Pencils by Gavin Aung Than
Zen Pencils by Gavin Aung Than
Annihilation of Caste by B.R. Ambedkar
Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
The Idea Factory by Jon Gertner
it was amazing
The PhD Grind by Philip J. Guo
The Laws of Medicine by Siddhartha Mukherjee
The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman
Liar's Poker by Michael   Lewis
The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by William L. Shirer
it was amazing
The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
Einstein by Walter Isaacson
രണ്ടാമൂഴം | Randamoozham by M.T. Vasudevan Nair
Cosmos by Carl Sagan
Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
The Complete Stories, Volume 1 by Isaac Asimov
it was amazing
The Last Mughal by William Dalrymple

The Last Mughal by William Dalrymple

Jaseem’s last review of the year

really liked it
William Dalrymple tells a story of deep melancholy and despair. He portrays the bitter final days of the Mughal dynasty and the last of the house of Timur. The events that lead to the mutiny of 1857 and how that led to the end of one of the most celebrated dynasties of the world. Spoilers ahead.

The first of the aha moments happened when I got a better sense of the timeline. I had this impression that the Mughals did have some amount of power till
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2017 Reading Challenge
2017 READING
CHALLENGE
Jaseem read 21 out of 52 books.
 
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