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Anthony Connolly
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2018

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This is my journey in books for 2018!

TOTALS
I read 15,615 pages across 35 books Img bookstack 40

MLA Handbook by Modern Language Association
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SHORTEST BOOK
160 pages
MLA Handbook
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LONGEST BOOK
3,600 pages
My Struggle I-VI
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My Struggle I-VI by Karl Ove Knausgård
AVERAGE LENGTH
446 pages

MOST POPULAR
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The Name of the Wind
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The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
The Collected Poems of E. Ethelbert Miller by E. Ethelbert Miller
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ANTHONY’S AVERAGE RATING FOR 2018
4.0

Elevations by Max McCoy
HIGHEST RATED ON GOODREADS
Elevations: A Personal Exploration of the Arkansas River
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4.71 average
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Are You Somebody? by Nuala O'Faolain
Anthony’s first review of the year
really liked it
Are You Somebody?
The Accidental Memoir of a Dublin Woman
By Nuala O’Faolain

A Chroidhe Dhil (beloved heart)

A possible thesis for this book, or, at least, a summation: “The world changed around Ireland, and even Ireland changed, and I was to be both an agent of change and a beneficiary of it” p. 3. She writes, “I didn’t see that until I wrote out my story.” A familiar refrain from memoirists who decide to stand back and look at their own lives, its
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ANTHONY’S 2018 BOOKS
Are You Somebody? by Nuala O'Faolain
Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
it was amazing
The Idiot by Elif Batuman
At Swim-Two-Birds by Flann O'Brien
Once Gone by Blake Pierce
The Glass Eye by Jeannie Vanasco
The Allyen by Michaela Riley Karr
The Islander. Complete and Unabridged A translation of An tOi... by Tomas O'Crohan
MLA Handbook by Modern Language Association
it was amazing
The Collected Poems of E. Ethelbert Miller by E. Ethelbert Miller
Shop Class as Soulcraft by Matthew B. Crawford
The Plains by Gerald Murnane
Elevations by Max McCoy
Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday
Warlight by Michael Ondaatje
A Long Retreat by Andrew Krivak
The Outsider by Stephen King
The Day on Fire by James Ramsey Ullman
Some Trick by Helen DeWitt
Room to Dream by David Lynch
it was amazing
Cult X by Fuminori Nakamura
Dune Messiah by Frank Herbert
Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse
The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai
Churchill by Paul Addison
The Long Take by Robin   Robertson
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
Fear by Bob Woodward
Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
it was amazing
The Dud Avocado by Elaine Dundy
Silence by Erling Kagge
Flights by Olga Tokarczuk
My Struggle I-VI by Karl Ove Knausgård
A Life of One's Own by Marion Milner
A Life of One's Own by Marion Milner
Anthony’s last review of the year
it was amazing
I always seemed to be looking for something – Marion Milner

When people are lost they often take to writing, especially to writing in journals. One of those people is Marion Milner. In 1926, Milner began to keep a diary, but not just any diary of day-to-day observations, but more an honest interrogation of what made her happy, what gave her life meaning and how she could learn from what she discovered. “This was because it had slowly become clear
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