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2019
My Year in Books
16,909
pages read
52
books read
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This is my journey in books for 2019!


The Catastrophe by Luiz Eduardo de Oliveira (Leo)
Shortest Book
98
pages
Fall or, Dodge in Hell by Neal Stephenson
Longest Book
896
pages

Average book length in 2019
325
pages

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Most Popular
2,738,123
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Apollo to the Moon by Teasel E. Muir-Harmony
Least Popular
207
people also shelved

Jacob’s average rating for 2019
3.8
3.8

Saga, Vol. 9 by Brian K. Vaughan
Highest Rated on Goodreads
4.57 average

Circe by Madeline Miller

Jacob’s first review of the year

really liked it
This is beautifully written, and does a perfect job of capturing the awe and strangeness of mythology while telling an emotionally engaging story. There’s literally nothing about this book that I would wish different; however, I’m not sure it resonates with me personally quite enough to bump it up to five stars.

JACOB’S 2019 BOOKS
Circe by Madeline Miller
really liked it
Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty
The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage by Sydney Padua
Saga, Vol. 9 by Brian K. Vaughan
Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist
Paper Girls, Vol. 5 by Brian K. Vaughan
How Long 'til Black Future Month? by N.K. Jemisin
French Milk by Lucy Knisley
Political Liberalism by John Rawls
John Dies at the End by David  Wong
Meaning in Life and Why It Matters by Susan R. Wolf
Death's End by Liu Cixin
The Dialogues by Clifford V. Johnson
The Big Picture by Sean Carroll
it was amazing
Billions & Billions by Carl Sagan
Giant Days, Vol. 1 by John Allison
The Stranger by Albert Camus
Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami
American Vampire, Vol. 1 by Scott Snyder
Semiosis by Sue Burke
Up Jumps the Devil by Michael Poore
Stumptown, Vol. 1 by Greg Rucka
East of West, Vol. 1 by Jonathan Hickman
Midlife by Kieran Setiya
Paper Towns by John Green
it was amazing
Red Rising by Pierce Brown
Essentialism by Greg McKeown
Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain
Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
Exhalation by Ted Chiang
it was amazing
The Elegant Universe by Brian Greene
Diaspora by Greg Egan
Giant Days, Vol. 2 by John Allison
The Strangest Man by Graham Farmelo
The Renaissance Soul by Margaret Lobenstine
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
The Catastrophe by Luiz Eduardo de Oliveira (Leo)
Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West by Cormac McCarthy
it was amazing
Flight, Vol. 1 by Kazu Kibuishi
Apollo to the Moon by Teasel E. Muir-Harmony
Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff
Fall or, Dodge in Hell by Neal Stephenson
Range by David   Epstein
Educated by Tara Westover
An Excess Male by Maggie Shen King
Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell
Radiator Days by Lucy Knisley
Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
it was amazing
Embassytown by China Miéville
Infinite Powers by Steven H. Strogatz
Regarding the Pain of Others by Susan Sontag
Paper Girls, Vol. 6 by Brian K. Vaughan

Regarding the Pain of Others by Susan Sontag

Jacob’s last review of the year

really liked it
So far as we feel sympathy, we feel we are not accomplices to what caused the suffering. Our sympathy proclaims our innocence as well as our impotence. To that extent, it can be (for all our good intentions) an impertinent — if not an inappropriate — response.

What this book offers: interesting thoughts on how we relate to photos of suffering, and on the history of war photography; numerous references to morbid photos and films
What not to expe
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