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2019
My Year in Books
2,923
pages read
8
books read
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This is my journey in books for 2019!


Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson
Shortest Book
208
pages
Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson
Longest Book
572
pages

Average book length in 2019
365
pages

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Most Popular
1,664,748
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The Mind is Flat by Nick Chater
Least Popular
417
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Simon’s average rating for 2019
3.4
3.4

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Highest Rated on Goodreads
4.12 average

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Simon’s first review of the year

liked it
I’m a Tyson fan, but was expecting much more from this book. Perhaps that’s why I was disappointed. It’s not that the book is bad, it’s just that it feels very superficial after reading books like The Big Picture by Sean Carroll. For example, there’s only a brief mention of multiverse theories. It might be a good introduction to some people, but the topics for each chapter feel somewhat random, so even then, I wouldn’t recommend it. I think that ...more

SIMON’S 2019 BOOKS
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson
The Future of the Mind by Michio Kaku
The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man by John Perkins
really liked it
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig
The Mind is Flat by Nick Chater
How to Do Nothing by Jenny Odell
Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

How to Do Nothing by Jenny Odell

Simon’s last review of the year

liked it
I struggle to rate this book because it does contain some golden nuggets. Unfortunately, the writing is not my style, and the content dances around the core thesis in a way I found frustrating. It felt like the author got a topic that’s growing in popularity, addressed it directly as little as possible without causing people to request a refund, and took the rest of the book to put forward her thoughts, feelings, and opinions on tangential subjec ...more
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