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2019
My Year in Books
14,203
pages read
42
books read
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This is my journey in books for 2019!


Building Buildkite by Ben Christensen
Shortest Book
33
pages
Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin
Longest Book
916
pages

Average book length in 2019
338
pages

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
Most Popular
1,582,424
people also shelved
Super Nintendo Anthology by Florant Fourot
Least Popular
9
people also shelved

John’s average rating for 2019
3.8
3.8

Building Buildkite by Ben Christensen
Highest Rated on Goodreads
it was amazing
5.00 average

Creative Selection by Ken Kocienda

John’s first review of the year

really liked it
More of a generous 3.5 stars.

Definitely a worthwhile read for anyone doing product development or design.

It's kind of stuck in an uncomfortable halfway point between between a business autobiography and a product design manual. It's far, far stronger when it's in the autobiographical mode.
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JOHN’S 2019 BOOKS
Introducing Machiavelli by Patrick Curry
Creative Selection by Ken Kocienda
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
it was amazing
INSPIRED by Marty Cagan
Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James
Fed Up by Gemma Hartley
The Soul of a New Machine by Tracy Kidder
From Secret Ballot to Democracy Sausage by Judith Brett
Trust Me I'm Lying by Ryan Holiday
Tiamat's Wrath by James S.A. Corey
Shovel Knight by David L. Craddock
Metal Gear Solid by Ashly Burch
Star Wars by Timothy Zahn
Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin
it was amazing
Organizing Solutions for People with ADHD by Susan C. Pinsky
Building Buildkite by Ben Christensen
An Elegant Puzzle by Will Larson
Cribsheet by Emily Oster
ZACH-LIKE, A Game Design History by Zach Barth
Radicalized by Cory Doctorow
Delta-v by Daniel Suarez
Practice by Guy Rundle
Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
it was amazing
The Mom Test by Rob  Fitzpatrick
Bandwidth by Eliot Peper
Saga by Brian K. Vaughan
Steam Titans by William M. Fowler Jr.
Down Girl by Kate Manne
The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal
Understanding Michael Porter by Joan Magretta
Quarterly Essay 75 by Annabel Crabb
Super Nintendo Anthology by Florant Fourot
The Pleasant Profession of Robert A. Heinlein by Farah Mendlesohn
Cabin Porn by Zach Klein
it was amazing
How Asia Works by Joe Studwell
Rule of Capture by Christopher    Brown
The Grid by Gretchen Bakke
Let's Talk About Love by Carl Wilson
The Raven Tower by Ann Leckie
it was amazing
Electric Power System Basics for the Nonelectrical Professional by Steven W. Blume
Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky
Summerland by Hannu Rajaniemi

Rule of Capture by Christopher    Brown

John’s last review of the year

really liked it
This was really hard to put down. Think of it like better call saul meets william gibson.

Well plotted, occasionally drifts into clich or jargon. A weird book I'm glad exists.
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2019 Reading Challenge
2019 READING
CHALLENGE
John read 42 out of 52 books.
 
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