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TOTALS
I read 55,521 pages across 199 books Img bookstack 360

Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
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SHORTEST BOOK
96 pages
Binti
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LONGEST BOOK
1,160 pages
The End
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The End by Karl Ove Knausgård
AVERAGE LENGTH
279 pages

MOST POPULAR
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Educated
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Educated by Tara Westover
The Last Word by Louis Kronenberger
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GRETCHEN’S AVERAGE RATING FOR 2018 it was amazing
5.0

The Hot Young Widows Club by Nora McInerny Purmort
HIGHEST RATED ON GOODREADS
The Hot Young Widows Club: Lessons on Survival from the Front Lines of Grief
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Up Country by Alden R. Carter
Gretchen’s first review of the year

This was a re-read, I love this book. For one thing, it's the story of being an Upholder child in a chaotic household.
GRETCHEN’S 2018 BOOKS
Johnson on Savage by Samuel Johnson
Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents by Lindsay C. Gibson
The Emotional Life of Your Brain by Richard J. Davidson
Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather
Past the Size of Dreaming by Nina Kiriki Hoffman
Dreaming the Beatles by Rob Sheffield
On a Pale Horse by Piers Anthony
Monkeys with Typewriters by Scarlett Thomas
The Devil's Cloth by Michel Pastoureau
Fall of Light by Nina Kiriki Hoffman
Roy G Biv by Jude Stewart
A Life of My Own by Claire Tomalin
Essays in Idleness by Donald Keene
The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather
The White Mountains by John Christopher
The Art of Description by Mark Doty
Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
When a Crocodile Eats the Sun by Peter Godwin
Archer's Goon by Diana Wynne Jones
Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor
Vacationland by John Hodgman
We Are All Made of Molecules by Susin Nielsen
The Scent of Desire by Rachel Herz
Vern Yip's Design Wise by Vern Yip
Believing in Magic by Stuart A. Vyse
Akata Warrior by Nnedi Okorafor
On Color by David Scott Kastan
Flush by Virginia Woolf
Organizing from the Inside Out by Julie Morgenstern
The Birds of the Air by Alice Thomas Ellis
Sweet Dreams by Michael Frayn
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes & Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
Clutter Busting by Brooks Palmer
All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders
My (Part-Time) Paris Life by Lisa Anselmo
Unclaimed Treasures by Patricia MacLachlan
The Scarecrows by Robert Westall
Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
A Landing on the Sun by Michael Frayn
The Machine-Gunners by Robert Westall
The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks
Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin
The 27th Kingdom by Alice Thomas Ellis
Golden Hill by Francis Spufford
The Black Cauldron by Lloyd Alexander
The Enchanted Places by Christopher Milne
It's Too Late Now by A.A. Milne
Dolly on Dolly by Dolly Parton
I Can't Complain by Elinor Lipman
Gone Dollywood by Graham Hoppe
Dolly by Dolly Parton
The Castle of Llyr by Lloyd Alexander
Why We Hurt by Frank T. Vertosick Jr.
Lives in Writing by David Lodge
Taran Wanderer by Lloyd Alexander
The Pilot's Wife by Anita Shreve
Chemistry by Weike Wang
Home by Nnedi Okorafor
Driven to Distraction at Work by Edward M. Hallowell, M.D.
Dawn of the New Everything by Jaron Lanier
The High King by Lloyd Alexander
300 Arguments by Sarah Manguso
Kids Like Us by Hilary Reyl
The Journal of Best Practices by David    Finch
The Night Masquerade by Nnedi Okorafor
Pain by Patrick Wall
The Designer's Dictionary of Color by Sean Adams
Ring of Swords by Eleanor Arnason
The Joy of the Snow by Elizabeth Goudge
Mistress Pat by L.M. Montgomery
The Bird in the Tree by Elizabeth Goudge
Jackson's Dilemma by Iris Murdoch
Like Brothers by Mark Duplass
The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson
Parker Pyne Investigates by Agatha Christie
Pilgrim's Inn by Elizabeth Goudge
Home Cooking by Laurie Colwin
Transit by Rachel Cusk
A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines by Janna Levin
Tom's Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce
Up Country by Alden R. Carter
The Last Word by Louis Kronenberger
One Hundred Names for Love by Diane Ackerman
The Heart of the Family by Elizabeth Goudge
Colorama by Cruschiform
Joyful by Ingrid Fetell Lee
A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
it was amazing
The Pedant in the Kitchen by Julian Barnes
My Story by Jo Malone
Educated by Tara Westover
it was amazing
So Close to Being the Sh*t, Y’all Don’t Even Know by Retta
Prairie Fires by Caroline Fraser
Joy Enough by Sarah McColl
Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor
The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne
Hot Milk by Deborah Levy
Line Color Form by Jesse Day
Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie
The Hot Young Widows Club by Nora McInerny Purmort
Gretchen’s last review of the year

A fascinating consideration of the question: how do you survive grief? It inspired me to listen to McInerny's podcast, "Terrible, Thanks for Asking."
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