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I read 4,743 pages across 19 books Img bookstack 20

The Love Poems of Rumi by Rumi
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SHORTEST BOOK
64 pages
The Love Poems of Rumi
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LONGEST BOOK
400 pages
The Power
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The Power by Naomi Alderman
AVERAGE LENGTH
249 pages

MOST POPULAR
250,709
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An American Marriage
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An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
Koolaids by Rabih Alameddine
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LEAST POPULAR
705
people also read
Koolaids
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ANDREW’S AVERAGE RATING FOR 2019
3.8

Calling a Wolf a Wolf by Kaveh Akbar
HIGHEST RATED ON GOODREADS
Calling a Wolf a Wolf
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4.42 average
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The Elephant Vanishes by Haruki Murakami
Andrew’s first review of the year
really liked it
in these stories, cats, curses, elephants, women, fidelity, and monsters get lost or disappear //

ordinary, surreal, ennuitastic (i.e., most of the stories included characters who seemed listless or stuck or bored, yet there's a certain whimsical fantasticness to the stories that prevent the reader from being caught in that same ennui) //

mentions of sex and violence, occasional profanity, weirdness; we actually read "the little green monster" to
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ANDREW’S 2019 BOOKS
The Elephant Vanishes by Haruki Murakami
Love by Hanne Ørstavik
Borne by Jeff VanderMeer
it was amazing
The Power by Naomi Alderman
The Vegetarian by Han Kang
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund
Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
Calling a Wolf a Wolf by Kaveh Akbar
Chemistry by Weike Wang
it was amazing
The End We Start from by Megan  Hunter
The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea
Koolaids by Rabih Alameddine
Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee
There There by Tommy Orange
The Love Poems of Rumi by Rumi
The Secret Lives of People in Love by Simon Van Booy
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
The Friend by Sigrid Nunez
really liked it
The Friend by Sigrid Nunez
Andrew’s last review of the year
really liked it
An Enneagram 5* and a dog hang out after a suicide. //

allusive, melancholic, quiet //

Suicide, cruelty to pets, pet lust, descriptions of great dane poop //

4.1: 4.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 4.5 //

I was drawn to this novel by the way the narrator began by sharing an arresting anecdote from the exterior world. There's something about incorporating off-kilter story and knowledge from the so-called real world with the interior story of a novel that reaches me
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2019 Reading Challenge
2019 READING
CHALLENGE
Andrew David read 19 out of 33 books.
 
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