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TOTALS
I read 4,447 pages across 12 books Img bookstack 20

Diary of a Man in Despair by Friedrich Reck-Malleczewen
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SHORTEST BOOK
240 pages
Diary of a Man in Despair
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LONGEST BOOK
559 pages
The Secret History
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The Secret History by Donna Tartt
AVERAGE LENGTH
370 pages

MOST POPULAR
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Northanger Abbey
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Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
The Lever of Riches by Joel Mokyr
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The Lever of Riches: Technologic...
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SIDDHARTH’S AVERAGE RATING FOR 2019
4.3

Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! by Richard P. Feynman
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Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!: Adventures of a Curious Character
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4.28 average
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iGen by Jean M. Twenge
Siddharth’s first review of the year
liked it
This book isn't very revolutionary. There are some interesting points, there are a lot of interesting graphs.

Twenge has the unique problem of using "maybe" and "perhaps" a lot while talking about causation. Two examples:

We can't say for sure that smartphones are to be blamed, but the timing is very suspicious


As always, it is difficult to say for sure what the cause is in a trend over time


Her thesis in the book is that the generation she calls
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SIDDHARTH’S 2019 BOOKS
iGen by Jean M. Twenge
Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! by Richard P. Feynman
Eichmann in Jerusalem by Hannah Arendt
it was amazing
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
The Hot Zone by Richard Preston
Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
Diary of a Man in Despair by Friedrich Reck-Malleczewen
Z by Vassilis Vassilikos
it was amazing
The Box by Marc Levinson
The Lever of Riches by Joel Mokyr
The Lever of Riches by Joel Mokyr
Siddharth’s last review of the year
really liked it
Summary

The Lever of Riches is a great book. I think I say that about a lot of books though. Lever of Riches is a 3-part book. In the first part, Mokyr presents a concise history of Technological progress starting in 500 BC and ending around 915. In the second part, Mokyr compares the relative technological progress in three periods across time and space and the possible reasons (he touches on religion, culture, geography and national sentiment

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2019 Reading Challenge
2019 READING
CHALLENGE
Siddharth read 12 out of 25 books.
 
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