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My Year in Books
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The Book of Tea by Kakuzō Okakura
Shortest Book
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Longest Book

Average book length in 2018

1984 by George Orwell
Most Popular
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Worry Less, Live More by Robert J. Morgan
Least Popular
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Marissa’s average rating for 2018

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Highest Rated on Goodreads
4.51 average

The Europeans by Henry James

Marissa’s first review of the year

liked it
Binge listened to the Librivox recording of this last night. Light and entertaining, but by the end the characters had all grown tiresome. Most of them started out that way. The story keeps one's interest, but I wasn't particularly struck by anything in it. ...more

The Europeans by Henry James
Anthem by Ayn Rand
The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
The Sacred Enneagram by Christopher L. Heuertz
Shakespeare's Sonnets by William Shakespeare
The Whiskey Sea by Ann Howard Creel
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
it was amazing
The Saga of Gosta Berling by Selma Lagerlöf
The Magician's Assistant by Ann Patchett
The Heiress of Linn Hagh by Karen Charlton
Villette by Charlotte Brontë
The Book of Tea by Kakuzō Okakura
it was amazing
The Five Red Herrings by Dorothy L. Sayers
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
Thrush Green by Miss Read
The Irrational Season by Madeleine L'Engle
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Onward by Howard Schultz
The Maytrees by Annie Dillard
The Optimist's Daughter by Eudora Welty
The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
it was amazing
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
Glorious Ruin by Tullian Tchividjian
The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan
Changing My Mind by Zadie Smith
The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
A Thomas Merton Reader by Thomas Merton
The Glass Town Game by Catherynne M. Valente
it was amazing
The Shack by William Paul Young
The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck
My Life in Middlemarch by Rebecca Mead
God Help the Child by Toni Morrison
The Ponder Heart by Eudora Welty
The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
it was amazing
My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
Virgil Wander by Leif Enger
really liked it
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner
Home Cooking by Laurie Colwin
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Pilgrims and Other Stories by Elizabeth Gilbert
Worry Less, Live More by Robert J. Morgan
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
it was amazing
Slouching Towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
Inheritance by Dani Shapiro
Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
A Dangerous Collaboration by Deanna Raybourn
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
The Ensemble by Aja Gabel
1984 by George Orwell
really liked it
The Color Purple by Alice Walker

The Ensemble by Aja Gabel

Marissa’s last review of the year

liked it
I was super excited about this book. A foray into the world of classical musicians? Count me in. I enjoyed the structure of the book, and the musical aspects. I eventually came to like the characters and their stories-- once they got out of their twenties, anyway. (do I just not like reading about young people any more? Is that my problem?)

But there were some elements I didn't like, too. The way the story was told, I guess--the wordiness, the hy
2018 Reading Challenge Img rccompleted
Marissa read 65 out of 12 books.
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