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Miriam
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2018

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This is my journey in books for 2018!

TOTALS
I read 20,886 pages across 54 books Img bookstack 72

Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer
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SHORTEST BOOK
195 pages
Annihilation
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LONGEST BOOK
835 pages
A Game of Thrones
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A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
AVERAGE LENGTH
386 pages

MOST POPULAR
2,456,102
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The Hobbit
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The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Worst Date Ever by Jane Bussmann
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LEAST POPULAR
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MIRIAM’S AVERAGE RATING FOR 2018
3.3

A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
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4.37 average
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Sex with Kings by Eleanor Herman
Miriam’s first review of the year
it was ok
Light and frothy like a mistress's undergarments, and just as useless.

The author photo shows a woman in courtly garb, WEARING A TIARA. She writes history from a woman's perspective. As I interpret this, she means that she writes about women, almost to the exclusion of the larger social and cultural forces at work. There's some discussion of marriage/adultery and the Church, wars, peasants, and taxes around the edges, but for the most part it's sn
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MIRIAM’S 2018 BOOKS
Sex with Kings by Eleanor Herman
Sex with the Queen by Eleanor Herman
The Vintage Bradbury by Ray Bradbury
really liked it
Adulthood Rites by Octavia E. Butler
Imago by Octavia E. Butler
Hit Makers by Derek   Thompson
Room by Emma Donoghue
Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan by Herbert P. Bix
American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Fantasyland by Kurt Andersen
The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
Strange Weather by Joe Hill
Names for the Sea by Sarah Moss
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
The Firebrand and the First Lady by Patricia Bell-Scott
it was amazing
Independent People by Halldór Kiljan Laxness
All By Myself, Alone by Mary Higgins Clark
Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne
Prelude to Foundation by Isaac Asimov
Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff
Foundation/Foundation and Empire/Second Foundation by Isaac Asimov
Play It As It Lays by Joan Didion
Slouching Towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion
The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin
The Annotated Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
it was amazing
The Beekeeper's Lament by Hannah Nordhaus
The Last Love Song by Tracy Daugherty
A Book of Common Prayer by Joan Didion
The White Album by Joan Didion
World War Z by Max Brooks
really liked it
I'll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara
Jar City by Arnaldur Indriðason
FantasticLand by Mike Bockoven
The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin
Theodore Rex by Edmund Morris
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Lafayette in the Somewhat United States by Sarah Vowell
really liked it
A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams by Sylvia Plath
Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer
The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi
The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery
Istanbul by Orhan Pamuk
Authority by Jeff VanderMeer
Missoula by Jon Krakauer
really liked it
Acceptance by Jeff VanderMeer
The Road to Jonestown by Jeff Guinn
Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King
One of Us by Åsne Seierstad
White Oleander by Janet Fitch
Kill Creek by Scott Thomas
Firestarter by Stephen King
The Worst Date Ever by Jane Bussmann
The Worst Date Ever by Jane Bussmann
Miriam’s last review of the year
liked it
It took me a long time to read this. I kept picking it up and reading a little and then not being able to go back to it. I think in part it's because of the contrast between her self-deprecating, first-world-problems humor and the horrible, awful, absurd situation in Uganda.

There are some things to like here, though. How she goes from dissatisfied and shallow to aware of the massive, circular problems at the root of the whole Kony mess. If people
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