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2018

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This is my journey in books for 2018!

TOTALS
I read 16,525 pages across 57 books Img bookstack 72

Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke
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SHORTEST BOOK
52 pages
Letters to a Young Poet
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LONGEST BOOK
588 pages
Americanah
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Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
AVERAGE LENGTH
289 pages

MOST POPULAR
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The Golden Compass
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The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
Pen America Best Debut Short Stories 2018 by Yuka Igarashi
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LIN’S AVERAGE RATING FOR 2018
3.7

Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
HIGHEST RATED ON GOODREADS
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
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4.44 average
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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
Lin’s first review of the year
liked it
This work definitely requires much more academic context and guidance than I had for a full experience. Joyce is unapologetically, almost bravely undidactic — a thorough nonbeliever in setting the scene. (The contemporary analogy that comes to mind is Junot Diaz.) As such, much is lost on readers who are not familiar with 20th-century Jesuit gentrified white male culture: i.e. myself.

The cast of characters is abundant and motley, appearing and v
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LIN’S 2018 BOOKS
Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen
The Book of Other People by Zadie Smith
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë
Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
it was amazing
Sour Heart by Jenny Zhang
The Friend by Sigrid Nunez
A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
Autumn by Karl Ove Knausgård
Everyman by Philip Roth
A Feather on the Breath of God by Sigrid Nunez
it was amazing
The Best American Short Stories 2017 by Meg Wolitzer
Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life by Yiyun Li
Green Island by Shawna Yang Ryan
Persuasion by Jane Austen
The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
Panic in a Suitcase by Yelena Akhtiorskaya
Against Everything by Mark Greif
The Story of the Lost Child by Elena Ferrante
really liked it
Chemistry by Weike Wang
There There by Tommy Orange
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
Stories by Katherine Mansfield
The Warden by Anthony Trollope
Drown by Junot Díaz
Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke
The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
it was amazing
The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton
Journey to the End of the Night by Louis-Ferdinand Céline
The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark
The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
Aspects of the Novel by E.M. Forster
The Incendiaries by R.O. Kwon
Immigrant, Montana by Amitava Kumar
Pen America Best Debut Short Stories 2018 by Yuka Igarashi
it was amazing
Pastoralia by George Saunders
Ordeal by Innocence by Agatha Christie
The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
All the President's Men by Carl Bernstein
Dear America by Jose Antonio Vargas
Blue Nights by Joan Didion
For Rouenna by Sigrid Nunez
The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
The Driver's Seat by Muriel Spark
Everything Belongs to Us by Yoojin Grace Wuertz
The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai
The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman
Memento Mori by Muriel Spark
it was amazing
Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
So Many Olympic Exertions by Anelise Chen
Severance by Ling  Ma
really liked it
A Small Place by Jamaica Kincaid
Ring for Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse
Autumn by Karl Ove Knausgård
Lin’s last review of the year
really liked it
Yes, yes, the world stands shocked: the man who has pushed the definition of brutal honesty to new heights, charmed the pants off the international literary world, and consequently gotten sued by 18 members of his family — even he has a tender side.

And Knausgaard shares this tenderness with us in much of the same tone as his infamous Min Kamp series — that is, with a knack for slipping into intriguing existential tangents, and without
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2018 READING
CHALLENGE
Lin read 57 out of 50 books.
 
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