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2018
My Year in Books
13,560
pages read
68
books read
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This is my journey in books for 2018!


Stephen Biesty's Trains by Ian Graham
Shortest Book
16
pages
The Fireman by Joe Hill
Longest Book
768
pages

Average book length in 2018
199
pages

World War Z by Max Brooks
Most Popular
794,895
people also shelved
Elliott's Rainbow Heart by Laura Wallbridge
Least Popular
6
people also shelved

Robert’s average rating for 2018
4.4
4.4

Dinosaur Atlas [AU/UK] by Lonely Planet Kids
Highest Rated on Goodreads
it was amazing
5.00 average

Sorcery for Beginners by Matt Harry

Robert’s first review of the year

it was amazing
Disclaimer: the author of Sorcery for Beginners is my editor. I’ve tried to be impartial here, and am confident I enjoyed the book regardless, but in the interests of transparency…

Sorcery for Beginners is an urban fantasy targeted primarily at a younger audience. However, in the same way Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Sorcerer’s Stone in the US) captured the imagination of many adults, SFB is also destined to have a wide appeal. It’s a
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ROBERT’S 2018 BOOKS
Sorcery for Beginners by Matt Harry
it was amazing
World War Z by Max Brooks
Aftermath by Chuck Wendig
The Creakers by Tom  Fletcher
The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson
Giraffes Cant Dance by Giles Andreae
Ragweed's Farm Dog Handbook by Anne Vittur Kennedy
How to Write Science Fiction & Fantasy by Orson Scott Card
The Octonauts Explore the Great Big Ocean by Meomi
Here We Are by Oliver Jeffers
Dinosaurs in My School by Timothy Knapman
Elements of Fiction Writing - Characters & Viewpoint by Orson Scott Card
it was amazing
Elliott's Rainbow Heart by Laura Wallbridge
The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
The Cow Who Fell to Earth by Nadia Shireen
Prince George and the Royal Potty by Caryl Hart
The Great Balloon Hullaballoo by Peter Bently
My Cat Likes to hide in Boxes by Eve Sutton
Hairy Maclary and Friends by Lynley Dodd
Scarface Claw, Hold Tight by Lynley Dodd
A Mighty Bitey Creature by Ronda Armitage
it was amazing
Kipper's Monster by Mick Inkpen
Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey
10, 9, 8 ... Owls Up Late! by Georgiana Deutsch
Tabby McTat [Paperback] [Jul 07, 2016] Scholastic by Julia Donaldson
Rise by Brian Guthrie
101 Collective Nouns by Jennifer Cossins
The Complete Adventures of Charlie and Mr. Willy Wonka by Roald Dahl
it was amazing
Artemis by Andy Weir
A Squash and a Squeeze by Julia Donaldson
The Fireman by Joe Hill
Roadwork by Sally Sutton
The Seclusion by Jacqui Castle
Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat, Are You Waking Up? by Bill Martin Jr.
Playtime With Monster by Michael    Yu
My T-Rex Has A Toothache by Elwyn Tate
Ocean Light by Nalini Singh
it was amazing
Iron and Magic by Ilona Andrews
Tokyo Ghoul, Tome 1 by Sui Ishida
Tokyo Ghoul, Vol. 2 by Sui Ishida
Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison
Tokyo Ghoul, Vol. 3 by Sui Ishida
Stephen Biesty's Trains by Ian Graham
Slinky Malinki's Christmas Crackers by Lynley Dodd
The Phantom Forest by Liz Kerin
Tsumiko and the Enslaved Fox by Forthright .
Harry and the Dinosaurs at the Museum by Ian Whybrow
Magic Triumphs by Ilona Andrews
it was amazing
A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas
Tokyo Ghoul, Vol. 4 by Sui Ishida
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
Red Rising by Pierce Brown
Demolition by Sally Sutton
Construction by Sally Sutton
LIFEL1K3 by Jay Kristoff
it was amazing
Armada by Ernest Cline
Kimiko and the Accidental Proposal by Forthright .
Redshirts by John Scalzi
Archangel's Prophecy by Nalini Singh
Diamond Fire by Ilona Andrews
Squish Squash Squeeze Book & CD by Tracey Corderoy
Secret Life of a Tiger by Przemysław Wechterowicz
Who Is Driving? by Leo Timmers
Old Man's War by John Scalzi
it was amazing
Shadow's Bane by Karen Chance
Cities Book, The [LP KIDS AU/UK] by Lonely Planet Kids
Dinosaur Atlas [AU/UK] by Lonely Planet Kids

Old Man's War by John Scalzi

Robert’s last review of the year

it was amazing
Old Man's War is a novel a friend of mine has been recommending for years and I finally made time to read it. The novel is the story of John Perry, a man who signed up to the Colonial Marines at seventy-five because they promised to make him young again. This is an intense, sprawling, tangled tale that rampages through an unfriendly galaxy.

I listened to the audiobook of this novel, narrated by William Dufris. I love this book and Dufris does an
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Robert Batten read 68 out of 35 books.
 
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