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2018
My Year in Books
17,381
pages read
52
books read
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This is my journey in books for 2018!


Galatea by Madeline Miller
Shortest Book
37
pages
Michael Jordan by Roland Lazenby
Longest Book
720
pages

Average book length in 2018
334
pages

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Most Popular
2,494,062
people also shelved
THE MUGHAL EMPIRE by Anne Davison
Least Popular
20
people also shelved

Salman’s average rating for 2018
3.9
3.9

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
Highest Rated on Goodreads
4.62 average

The Code Book by Simon Singh

Salman’s first review of the year

it was amazing
This book is fantastic - a thrilling read that I couldn't put down for days. Firstly, do not judge it by its cover: It is not about "code" in the software sense and it is also perfectly approachable for the average reader! It talks about how secrets have been used throughout history, including how it basically changed the outcome of WWII. You can even follow along and learn how some of the encryption schemes work, as it is explained very simply. ...more

SALMAN’S 2018 BOOKS
Digital Gold by Nathaniel Popper
Basketball (and Other Things) by Shea Serrano
The Internet of Money Volume Two by Andreas M. Antonopoulos
it was amazing
Wind, Sand and Stars by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
The Code Book by Simon Singh
Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
The Arabian Nights by Anonymous
The Odyssey by Homer
THE MUGHAL EMPIRE by Anne Davison
Mastering Bitcoin by Andreas M. Antonopoulos
it was amazing
The Bitcoin Standard by Saifedean Ammous
Walkable City by Jeff Speck
Sword of Persia by Michael Axworthy
Dreams from My Father by Barack Obama
The Obesity Code by Jason Fung
THE LAST NIZAM by John Zubrzycki
Michael Jordan by Roland Lazenby
The Leavers by Lisa Ko
The Test of My Life by Yuvraj Singh
The Coaching Habit by Michael Bungay Stanier
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
it was amazing
So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
A Century Is Not Enough by Sourav Ganguly
Friend of a Friend . . . by David Burkus
The Phoenix Project by Gene Kim
Bad Blood by John Carreyrou
Dont Sweat the Small Stuff and Its All Small Stuff by Richard Carlson
Circe by Madeline Miller
it was amazing
Galatea by Madeline Miller
When Nietzsche Wept by Irvin D. Yalom
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden
The Swift Programming Language by Apple Inc.
Swift Algorithms & Data Structures by Wayne W. Bishop
A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza
Uprooted by Naomi Novik
Red Rising by Pierce Brown
Creative Selection by Ken Kocienda
Small Fry by Lisa Brennan-Jobs
The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty
Slugfest by Reed Tucker
The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
it was amazing
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
It Doesn't Have to Be Crazy at Work by Jason Fried
Red Notice by Bill Browder
The Problem With Software by Adam Barr
The Medium is the Massage by Marshall McLuhan
Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn
really liked it
Art Matters by Neil Gaiman
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Tales from the Brothers Grimm by Lisbeth Zwerger
The Purple Swamp Hen and Other Stories by Penelope Lively

Red Notice by Bill Browder

Salman’s last review of the year

liked it
Imtwresting story lost in a boring book

The first 1/3 of the book is quite good. After that, it deteriorates quite a bit and gets pretty boring. I skimmed the latter part of the book and generally found reading a couple sentences at the beginning and end of each chapter was similar to reading it in its entirety.

The real issue ultimately is that I never really felt empathy for the author. I am not sure why, but it meant I just didn't really care ab
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Salman Ansari read 52 out of 50 books.
 
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