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

TOTALS
I read 10,241 pages across 25 books Img bookstack 40

Kill or be Killed, Vol. 4 by Ed Brubaker
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SHORTEST BOOK
144 pages
Kill or be Killed, Vol. 4
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LONGEST BOOK
928 pages
Washington: A Life
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Washington by Ron Chernow
AVERAGE LENGTH
409 pages

MOST POPULAR
2,974,582
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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of...
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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
The Clio Project by Mark Roberts
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LEAST POPULAR
47
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BJ’S AVERAGE RATING FOR 2019
4.0

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
HIGHEST RATED ON GOODREADS
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
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4.56 average
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The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
BJ’s first review of the year
really liked it
OVERALL: Three and a half stars out of five; The Handmaid’s Tale makes the reader sick to the stomach about the idea of a world so unjust, yet not all that far removed from our own.

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Early last year, my wife started watching the Hulu version of The Handmaid's Tale. I was in the room while it was on, and slowly but surely I found myself being pulled into the story with her. The show was brutal, depressing, and yet oddly riveting. I wanted to know
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BJ’S 2019 BOOKS
The Early Middle Ages by Philip Daileader
it was amazing
Turning Points in Medieval History by Dorsey Armstrong
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham
The Brief History of the Dead by Kevin Brockmeier
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
The Far Field by Madhuri Vijay
The Martian by Andy Weir
Circe by Madeline Miller
The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
No Ordinary Time by Doris Kearns Goodwin
it was amazing
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
The Clio Project by Mark Roberts
King, Kaiser, Tsar by Catrine Clay
The Longest Night by Gavin Mortimer
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
Washington by Ron Chernow
Missoula by Jon Krakauer
The Storm Before the Storm by Mike Duncan
Kill or be Killed, Vol. 4 by Ed Brubaker
it was amazing
Queen of Scots by John Guy
Hero of the Empire by Candice Millard
The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
The Martian by Andy Weir
BJ’s last review of the year
it was amazing
OVERALL: Four and a half out of five stars; The Martianis thesurprisingly upbeat tale of a person who survives for years after being accidentally stranded on Mars. The book is engaging, positive, and makes you remember to take stock of what you have (literally), especially when things are at their darkest.

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The Martianis yet another book that I came to only after having already seen the big-screen adaptation. The movie was good, clean fun, and
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2019 Reading Challenge
2019 READING
CHALLENGE
BJ B read 26 out of 50 books.
 
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