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2019
My Year in Books
8,387
pages read
30
books read
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This is my journey in books for 2019!


Uncanny Valley by Greg Egan
Shortest Book
54
pages
A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge
Longest Book
579
pages

Average book length in 2019
279
pages

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by John Tiffany
Most Popular
1,366,706
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Me, My Hair and the Rest by Oby Bamidele
Least Popular
14
people also shelved

Will’s average rating for 2019
3.6
3.6

Lighter than My Shadow by Katie Green
Highest Rated on Goodreads
4.38 average

Nudge by Richard H. Thaler

Will’s first review of the year

it was ok
This was okay, but a bit too US-centric and written to convince someone with very different starting assumptions about public services to mine. (For example, the chapters about health insurance could have been much shorter in the UK, at least for the time being.) I got the gist of their general point very early in the book, and the rest of the book mostly served as a series of anecdotes confirming that I don't want to live in the USA.

It would hav
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WILL’S 2019 BOOKS
Me, My Hair and the Rest by Oby Bamidele
Nudge by Richard H. Thaler
Lighter than My Shadow by Katie Green
it was amazing
The Expert System's Brother by Adrian Tchaikovsky
New Dark Age by James Bridle
A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge
Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang
Phoresis by Greg Egan
Uncanny Valley by Greg Egan
Caesar's Last Breath by Sam Kean
Before Mars by Emma Newman
Permafrost by Alastair Reynolds
Scrum by Jeff Sutherland
All Systems Red by Martha Wells
Artificial Condition by Martha Wells
Exhalation by Ted Chiang
it was amazing
Children of Ruin by Adrian Tchaikovsky
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by John Tiffany
A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe by Alex White
To Be Taught, If Fortunate by Becky Chambers
it was amazing
Rosewater by Tade Thompson
Invisible Planets by Hannu Rajaniemi
The Chinese Typewriter by Thomas S. Mullaney
Rogue Protocol by Martha Wells
Exit Strategy by Martha Wells
The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal
The Fated Sky by Mary Robinette Kowal
Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer
really liked it
Authority by Jeff VanderMeer
Acceptance by Jeff VanderMeer

Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer

Will’s last review of the year

really liked it
Pleasingly concise. It was a bit slow in places so that's probably for the best. I enjoyed this more than the Alex Garland adaptation, which I saw first, and enough to go straight on to Authority. ...more
2019 Reading Challenge Img rccompleted
2019 READING
CHALLENGE
Will read 30 out of 13 books.
 
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