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Siv
My year in books
2019
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This is my journey in books for 2019!

TOTALS
I read 14,689 pages across 48 books Img bookstack 72

Sea Prayer by Khaled Hosseini
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SHORTEST BOOK
48 pages
Sea Prayer
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LONGEST BOOK
587 pages
Echo
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Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan
AVERAGE LENGTH
306 pages

MOST POPULAR
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Nine Perfect Strangers
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Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty
Platform by Cynthia    Johnson
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LEAST POPULAR
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Platform: The Art and Science of...
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SIV’S AVERAGE RATING FOR 2019
3.3

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb
HIGHEST RATED ON GOODREADS
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed
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4.37 average
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The Clockmaker's Daughter by Kate Morton
Siv’s first review of the year
liked it
This book was like a meandering dream, weaving in and out of place and time, characters familiar and strange, each drawn and returning to a beloved house along the river. It's an ode to home, and one in particular, currently occupied by a lovely ghost.

I liked the book while between its cover but, as I shut them, I felt disappointed. Some of it was too predictable, some threads too neatly tied while others were left to dangle. I guess I felt like
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SIV’S 2019 BOOKS
The Clockmaker's Daughter by Kate Morton
I Owe You One by Sophie Kinsella
Two Steps Forward by Graeme Simsion
Almost Everything by Anne Lamott
The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer
it was amazing
Sea Prayer by Khaled Hosseini
The Curse of the Warmbloods by Suzanne Collins
Gregor and the Marks of Secret by Suzanne Collins
Gregor and the Code of Claw by Suzanne Collins
Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty
100 Days to Brave by Annie F. Downs
Outer Order, Inner Calm by Gretchen Rubin
Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver
The Editor by Steven  Rowley
really liked it
10% Happier by Dan   Harris
Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield
You Are a Badass Every Day by Jen Sincero
Just the Funny Parts by Nell Scovell
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb
Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone
Little Do We Know by Tamara Ireland Stone
Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis
Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto
it was amazing
Glory Happening by Kaitlin B. Curtice
The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman
Silence by Erling Kagge
Women in Sunlight by Frances Mayes
Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner
Art Matters by Neil Gaiman
The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron
it was amazing
Show Your Work! by Austin Kleon
Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney
A Circle of Quiet by Madeleine L'Engle
The Anti 9 to 5 Guide by Michelle Goodman
Platform by Cynthia    Johnson
The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker
The Rosie Result by Graeme Simsion
The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
Pax by Sara Pennypacker
it was amazing
The Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates
Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan
The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
Dear Evan Hansen by Val Emmich
You Think It, I'll Say It by Curtis Sittenfeld
The Last Romantics by Tara Conklin
The Power of When by Michael Breus
liked it
The Beautiful No by Sheri Salata
The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor
The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor
Siv’s last review of the year
liked it
I enjoyed all the studies that back up specific actions one can take to improve happiness. Just the encouragement that our brains are not fixed, that we can- despite natural temperament- affect our ongoing outlook, including happiness, made me feel better from the get-go. The book contains heavy emphasis on how happiness plays out (or too often, doesn't) at work, but the principles apply to daily life. I only wish each chapter concluded with a ...more
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