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2018
My Year in Books
2,778
pages read
11
books read
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This is my journey in books for 2018!


Being Peace by Thich Nhat Hanh
Shortest Book
129
pages
The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene
Longest Book
452
pages

Average book length in 2018
252
pages

Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
Most Popular
1,424,208
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The Art of Communicating by Thich Nhat Hanh
Least Popular
16,914
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Andrew’s average rating for 2018
4.1
4.1

White Rage by Carol  Anderson
Highest Rated on Goodreads
4.48 average

Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

Andrew’s first review of the year

it was amazing
I didn't mean to read this at the moment, but once I started it, it was hard to put down. Meditations, which is essentially a collection of pithy statements, is really accessible and addictive ("just one more"). Some of my takeaways / favorite quotes:

Focus on the present task at hand.

"Concentrate every minute ... on doing what's in front of you with precise and genuine seriousness, tenderly, willingly, with justice. And on freeing yourself from a
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ANDREW’S 2018 BOOKS
Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
it was amazing
$2.00 a Day by Kathryn J. Edin
The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene
Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
Crucial Conversations by Kerry Patterson
The Way of Zen by Alan W. Watts
The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
Being Peace by Thich Nhat Hanh
White Rage by Carol  Anderson
The Art of Communicating by Thich Nhat Hanh

Crucial Conversations by Kerry Patterson

Andrew’s last review of the year

I read this for work. It was ok. There was some valuable information, but this information was hidden behind acronyms, branding, and phrases that are intended to make it more accessible and sell it as a process. But in my opinion, this only made it more confusing and felt forced. A denser, more straightforward, version would be more appealing to me, as the core concepts seem reasonable.
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