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Sameer Vasta
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2018

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This is my journey in books for 2018!

TOTALS
I read 15,654 pages across 56 books Img bookstack 72

Distillery Cats by Brad Thomas Parsons
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SHORTEST BOOK
112 pages
Distillery Cats: Profiles in Cou...
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LONGEST BOOK
489 pages
Pachinko
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Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
AVERAGE LENGTH
279 pages

MOST POPULAR
347,570
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Little Fires Everywhere
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Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
My Escape from Slavery, and Reconstruction by Frederick Douglass
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LEAST POPULAR
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SAMEER’S AVERAGE RATING FOR 2018
4.3

Emergent Strategy by Adrienne Maree Brown
HIGHEST RATED ON GOODREADS
Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds
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4.48 average
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The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui
Sameer’s first review of the year
it was amazing
(Originally published on inthemargins.ca)

Growing up, I remember there being a series of accordion folders in my parents’ closet, each clearly labeled with the names of every single person in the family, most full and overflowing, all occupying a space where they could be easily found, easily accessed, and easily moved.

As I grew older, the folder with my name began to fill up as well. I learned at an early age that inside each of these accordion f
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SAMEER’S 2018 BOOKS
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
The Mothers by Brit Bennett
it was amazing
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
In Other Words by Jhumpa Lahiri
Distillery Cats by Brad Thomas Parsons
The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui
Reset by Ellen Pao
The Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan
The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen
Skim by Mariko Tamaki
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
it was amazing
Sex Object by Jessica Valenti
I'm Judging You by Luvvie Ajayi
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
The Idiot by Elif Batuman
Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
God Help the Child by Toni Morrison
My Escape from Slavery, and Reconstruction by Frederick Douglass
Tears We Cannot Stop by Michael Eric Dyson
Dark at the Crossing by Elliot Ackerman
A Kind of Freedom by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton
it was amazing
Tell the Truth & Shame the Devil by Lezley McSpadden
Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson
The King Is Always Above the People by Daniel Alarcón
The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
Zealot by Reza Aslan
A Boy in Winter by Rachel Seiffert
Brother by David Chariandy
it was amazing
Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Y. Dennis-Benn
The History of Bees by Maja Lunde
The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill
Stay with Me by Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀
What We Lose by Zinzi Clemmons
The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea
The Map of Salt and Stars by Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar
Getting Things Done by David    Allen
The Immortalists by Chloe  Benjamin
Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie
What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah
Citizen by Claudia Rankine
it was amazing
Do I Make Myself Clear? Why Writing Well Matters by Harold Evans
A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza
The Incendiaries by R.O. Kwon
The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer
American War by Omar El Akkad
it was amazing
The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma
The Power by Naomi Alderman
Number One Chinese Restaurant by Lillian Li
The Case Against Sugar by Gary Taubes
Gmorning, Gnight! by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward
Notorious RBG by Irin Carmon
Emergent Strategy by Adrienne Maree Brown
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline
it was amazing
Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie
Sameer’s last review of the year
really liked it
I’ve been thinking a lot about legacy and heritage recently. For the most part, this rumination has been centred on how to preserve and honor the past, but after recently reading Home Fire , I’ve been turned on to the opposite question: what happens if your legacy is something you want, you need to escape?

Kamila Shamsie’s novel is about many things—duty, family, modernity, and geopolitics among them—but a central concern revolves around the noti
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2018 READING
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Sameer Vasta read 56 out of 52 books.
 
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