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2019
My Year in Books
5,618
pages read
16
books read
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This is my journey in books for 2019!


The Death of Truth by Michiko Kakutani
Shortest Book
208
pages
Death's End by Liu Cixin
Longest Book
604
pages

Average book length in 2019
351
pages

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
Most Popular
1,388,352
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Making Things Right by Ole Thorstensen
Least Popular
90
people also shelved

James’s average rating for 2019
3.7
3.7

Death's End by Liu Cixin
Highest Rated on Goodreads
4.40 average

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson

James’s first review of the year

liked it
Pro: it’s always good to have someone remind you to evaluate your values and align your focus with them.

Con: cites no peer-reviewed research, yet tosses off bold claims.

Con: the writing makes the author seem like a jerk, especially his examples of hedonism. He can’t think outside his own point of view for more than 3 seconds.

JAMES’S 2019 BOOKS
Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat by Samin Nosrat
it was amazing
The Death of Truth by Michiko Kakutani
Making Things Right by Ole Thorstensen
Physics on the Fringe by Margaret Wertheim
The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin
Circe by Madeline Miller
The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R. King
Dust by Hugh Howey
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
The Dark Forest by Liu Cixin
it was amazing
Death's End by Liu Cixin
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
The New Geography of Jobs by Enrico Moretti
This Fight Is Our Fight by Elizabeth Warren
An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

This Fight Is Our Fight by Elizabeth Warren

James’s last review of the year

liked it
I love Elizabeth Warren. Her energy and ideas are inspiring. She’s a great Senator and she’d make a great President.

But this book is just a stump speech. There’s little supporting research (which isn’t to say its non-factual, just not supported).

She’s at her strongest her when she’s telling the stories of Americans she has met in her travels.
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