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

TOTALS
I read 4,070 pages across 11 books Img bookstack 20

Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino
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SHORTEST BOOK
165 pages
Invisible Cities
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LONGEST BOOK
828 pages
The Land of Painted Caves
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The Land of Painted Caves by Jean M. Auel
AVERAGE LENGTH
370 pages

MOST POPULAR
132,761
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The Three-Body Problem
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The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin
Memoirs of a Master Forger by Graham Joyce
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CARA’S AVERAGE RATING FOR 2019
4.5

Irish Mongrel Child by Ruby Cooper
HIGHEST RATED ON GOODREADS
Irish Mongrel Child
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4.50 average
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Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino
Cara’s first review of the year
it was amazing
This beautiful book turned my world upside down as both a reader and a writer. Italo Calvino overturned my certainty about the elements that fiction must have for it to work. For me, there is no way to categorize Invisible Cities except to call it genius - a word I don't use lightly.

At first, I voraciously spun through chapter after chapter, eager to see whether Calvino could keep surprising me with new visions of what a city could be if there
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CARA’S 2019 BOOKS
Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
Irish Mongrel Child by Ruby Cooper
Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino
it was amazing
Shanghai Girls by Lisa See
The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin
Memoirs of a Master Forger by Graham Joyce
New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson
Straight on Till Morning by Mary S. Lovell
The Land of Painted Caves by Jean M. Auel
A Decent Woman by Eleanor Parker Sapia
it was amazing
The Emigrants by Vilhelm Moberg
Straight on Till Morning by Mary S. Lovell
Cara’s last review of the year
really liked it
This is a difficult book to rate. I will say I'm glad I read it.

On one hand: Beryl Markham's West With the Night was my favorite memoir, a masterpiece that floored me. So I was excited when a friend gave me Straight on Till Morning because I was under the mistaken impression it was a sequel. I was disappointed to learn I was not to be treated to Markham's unique style again. Still, I soldiered on, and this biography did leave me all the more
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