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TOTALS
I read 7,628 pages across 32 books Img bookstack 40

A World Class Transportation System by Charles L. Marohn Jr.
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SHORTEST BOOK
58 pages
A World Class Transportation Sys...
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LONGEST BOOK
480 pages
Spinning Silver
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Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
AVERAGE LENGTH
238 pages

MOST POPULAR
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The Night Circus
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The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
A World Class Transportation System by Charles L. Marohn Jr.
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SALMAN’S AVERAGE RATING FOR 2019
4.0

Refactoring UI by Adam Wathan
HIGHEST RATED ON GOODREADS
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4.72 average
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Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!  Adventures of a Curious C... by Richard P. Feynman
Salman’s first review of the year
liked it
The first half is fantastic. Feynmans curiosity and "question everything" mentality is fresh and exciting. He helps one develop a sense of wonder as he talks about his schooling and work. If the book ended there, it may well have been a 5-star book.

...Then he starts talking about women. A lot. He talks about his own "adventures" trying to pick up showgirls, and keeps going and going about his interactions and failings with trying to pick up
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SALMAN’S 2019 BOOKS
Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!  Adventures of a Curious C... by Richard P. Feynman
I'd Rather Be Reading by Anne Bogel
Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
Fifth Business by Robertson Davies
it was amazing
Calypso by David Sedaris
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden
The Courage to Be Disliked by Ichiro Kishimi
it was amazing
Siddhartha's Brain by James Kingsland
Darth Vader and Son by Jeffrey Brown
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli
Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach
Illusions by Richard Bach
Human Transit by Jarrett Walker
Streetfight by Janette Sadik-Khan
Refactoring UI by Adam Wathan
it was amazing
The Dalai Lama's Cat by David Michie
Silence by Thich Nhat Hanh
Exhalation by Ted Chiang
A Beginner's Guide to Japan by Pico Iyer
Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud
Goodbye, Things by Fumio Sasaki
A World Class Transportation System by Charles L. Marohn Jr.
Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed
Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
it was amazing
The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
Silence by Thich Nhat Hanh
Salman’s last review of the year
liked it
Good overall, but maybe not earth-shattering as a read. I have already been thinking deeply along this line lately, so it kind of just reinforced some thinking.

Some highlights:
- It reinforces the need for us to create space in our lives, so we can be there for others
- It has some good meditation mantras at the end of each chapter
- It emphasizes the importance of applying mindfulness in any moment throughout the day, rather than just when you sit
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2019 READING
CHALLENGE
Salman Ansari read 32 out of 30 books.
 
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