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2019
My Year in Books
10,186
pages read
30
books read
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This is my journey in books for 2019!


Citizen by Claudia Rankine
Shortest Book
169
pages
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
Longest Book
544
pages

Average book length in 2019
339
pages

The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
Most Popular
770,693
people also shelved
The Jewish Wedding Now by Anita Diamant
Least Popular
266
people also shelved

Sam’s average rating for 2019
3.9
3.9

A Practical Wedding Planner by Meg Keene
Highest Rated on Goodreads
4.42 average

The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson

Sam’s first review of the year

liked it
I wanted to love this more than I did: a The Westing Game-style puzzle with protagonists of color, told in several time periods a la Holes? I'm in! Unfortunately, I thought it moved too slowly and was longer than it needed to be. My students were as sold by "a puzzle mystery that has a lot in common with Holes!" as I was, but so far it's come back "meh, couldn't get into it."

I liked it enough to finish it, and I was glad I did. The last third fin
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SAM’S 2019 BOOKS
The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson
New Kid by Jerry Craft
it was amazing
On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
One Perfect Day by Rebecca Mead
Tiny Infinities by J.H. Diehl
A Fierce and Subtle Poison by Samantha Mabry
This Girl Is Different by J.J.  Johnson
A Practical Wedding Planner by Meg Keene
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
it was amazing
Like Vanessa by Tami Charles
The Jewish Wedding Now by Anita Diamant
Midsummer's Mayhem by Rajani LaRocca
The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater
Hurricane Child by Kacen Callender
On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
The Book of Boy by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
The Companions by Sheri S. Tepper
Citizen by Claudia Rankine
In Calabria by Peter S. Beagle
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg
The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
A People's Future of the United States by Victor LaValle
Between Two Skies by Joanne O'Sullivan
Anger Is a Gift by Mark Oshiro
it was amazing
The Journal of Best Practices by David    Finch
That Inevitable Victorian Thing by E.K. Johnston
The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge by M.T. Anderson
Shatter the Sky by Rebecca Kim Wells
it was amazing
Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak

Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak

Sam’s last review of the year

it was ok
What if The Outsiders, but four times as long and ten times as slow? I started it because I liked both Zusak's other books, and I love nonlinear storytelling. I was into it for a chunk in the middle, mostly Michael's and Penny's backstories. I finished it because I wanted to know what the "big secret" was and the writing style meant I couldn't just flip to the end. I do not recommend you do the same, if you are wondering whether you should finish ...more
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