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My Year in Books
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This is my journey in books for 2018!

Your Black Friend by Ben Passmore
Shortest Book
Pachinko by Lee Min-jin
Longest Book

Average book length in 2018

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Most Popular
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Do Beauty by Alan  Moore
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sarah’s average rating for 2018

The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman
Highest Rated on Goodreads
4.54 average

Unicorn Crossing by Dana Simpson

sarah’s first review of the year

really liked it
Things I love about Phoebe and her unicorn books:
1. Both her mother and father play video games together.
2. Endearing but never treacly depiction of female friendship (one of those females is a unicorn, but I'll take what I can get).
3. There's a glossary at the back, in case children don't know what a heretic or a platitude is.

I only wish the covers weren't so sparkly, because I feel like a four year old reading them.

Bloodchild by Octavia E. Butler
Unicorn Crossing by Dana Simpson
The Power by Naomi Alderman
it was amazing
Designing Agentive Technology by Christopher Noessel
Brown Girl in the Ring by Nalo Hopkinson
Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher
The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
Interviewing Users by Steve Portigal
Mythos by Stephen Fry
The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
This is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay
MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood
Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
it was amazing
No Is Not Enough by Naomi Klein
A Golden Age by Tahmima Anam
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman
Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman
The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
really liked it
TED Talks by Chris J. Anderson
Aya by Marguerite Abouet
100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know about People by Susan M. Weinschenk
Surviving AI by Calum Chace
Am I Normal Yet? by Holly Bourne
And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
We Love You, Charlie Freeman by Kaitlyn Greenidge
We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Ou... by Philip Gourevitch
Your Black Friend by Ben Passmore
Wonder by R.J. Palacio
The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
Dear Ijeawele by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The Unit by Ninni Holmqvist
How to be Champion by Sarah Millican
it was amazing
The Circle by Dave Eggers
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Sprint by Jake Knapp
Pachinko by Lee Min-jin
Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto
After the Banquet by Yukio Mishima
The Great Passage by Shion Miura
White by Kenya Hara
White Chrysanthemum by Mary Lynn Bracht
it was amazing
A River in Darkness by Masaji Ishikawa
The Bridegroom Was a Dog by Yōko Tawada
The Girl with Seven Names by Hyeonseo Lee
it was amazing
I Have the Right to Destroy Myself by Kim Young-ha
The Vegetarian by Han Kang
In Order To Live by Yeonmi Park
White Ghost Girls by Alice Greenway
Org Design for Design Orgs by Peter Merholz
The Tiger's Wife by Téa Obreht
El Deafo by Cece Bell
A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden by Jonas Jonasson
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
it was amazing
Design Is Storytelling by Ellen Lupton
The Power Paradox by Dacher Keltner
The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories by Ken Liu
Farrow & Ball by Joa Studholme
The Map of Salt and Stars by Zeyn Joukhadar
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
Weapons of Math Destruction by Cathy O'Neil
I Can't Date Jesus by Michael Arceneaux
really liked it
Through the Woods by Emily Carroll
Don't Make Me Think, Revisited by Steve Krug
Vox by Christina Dalcher
The Female Man by Joanna Russ
American War by Omar El Akkad
Look Who's Back by Timur Vermes
Do Beauty by Alan  Moore
Cunt by Inga Muscio
Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
Revolution for Dummies by Bassem Youssef
it was amazing
Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly
Backstab by Elaine Viets
The White Book by Han Kang
Rubout by Elaine Viets
The Pink Flamingo Murders by Elaine Viets
Doc in the Box by Elaine Viets
Do Lead by Les McKeown
Do/ Story/ by Bobette Buster
Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari
The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
it was amazing
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Do Disrupt by Mark Shayler
Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud
The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui
Other Minds by Peter Godfrey-Smith
The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
Mem by Bethany C. Morrow
it was amazing
The Politics of Design by Ruben Pater
All Systems Red by Martha Wells
When I Hit You by Meena Kandasamy
The Brand Gap by Marty Neumeier
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
How Not To Be a Boy by Robert Webb
Watchmen by Alan Moore
Creating a Brand Identity by Catharine Slade-Brooking

Watchmen by Alan Moore

sarah’s last review of the year

really liked it
I loved aspects of this—the world building, the moral ambiguity, the collapsing of time, then telling of multiple narratives across the same series of panels....

But you can definitely tell it was written in the eighties by a white dude, and that makes other parts of it rather cringe-worthy in a modern reading.
2018 Reading Challenge Img rccompleted
sarah semark read 100 out of 100 books.
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