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My year in books
2019
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This is my journey in books for 2019!

TOTALS
I read 9,673 pages across 39 books Img bookstack 40

The Umbrella Academy #0 by Gerard Way
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SHORTEST BOOK
14 pages
The Umbrella Academy #0
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LONGEST BOOK
433 pages
How To Talk So Little Kids Will ...
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How To Talk So Little Kids Will Listen by Joanna Faber
AVERAGE LENGTH
248 pages

MOST POPULAR
314,887
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In the Woods
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In the Woods by Tana French
Introduction to OKRs by Christina Wodtke
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LEAST POPULAR
93
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Introduction to OKRs
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DAVE’S AVERAGE RATING FOR 2019
3.4

Shoe Dog by Phil Knight
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Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of NIKE
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4.45 average
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How To Talk So Little Kids Will Listen by Joanna Faber
Dave’s first review of the year
it was amazing
This was extremely useful - highly recommended for parents of small kids.

I found a lot of tips which seemed useful, and was often surprised by how smoothly they worked in real life. A few times after defusing annoying situations surprisingly easily, I turned around to my wife and pointed at myself with a smug look, like "check out the skills on this guy"!

Each section of the book tackles a different problem area, e.g. "food" (when kids refuse to
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DAVE’S 2019 BOOKS
Can't Hurt Me by David Goggins
it was amazing
Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull
How To Talk So Little Kids Will Listen by Joanna Faber
Shoe Dog by Phil Knight
Man Who Wanted to be Happy by Laurent Gounelle
You Need a Budget by Jesse Mecham
Introduction to OKRs by Christina Wodtke
Weinberg on Writing by Gerald M. Weinberg
The Everything Store by Brad Stone
Deep Work by Cal Newport
Good to Great by James C. Collins
The Test by Sylvain Neuvel
Warm Up by V.E. Schwab
Vicious by V.E. Schwab
Start with Why by Simon Sinek
Bad Blood by John Carreyrou
it was amazing
The Umbrella Academy #0 by Gerard Way
The Effective Executive by Peter F. Drucker
Turn the Ship Around! by L. David Marquet
How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big by Scott Adams
The Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
really liked it
The Cognitive Style of PowerPoint by Edward R. Tufte
Recovery by Russell Brand
In the Woods by Tana French
The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
Awareness by Anthony de Mello
Introducing Fractal Geometry by Nigel Lesmoir-Gordon
The Way to Love by Anthony de Mello
really liked it
Working by Robert A. Caro
Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu
The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff
Everyday Zen by Charlotte Joko Beck
The Coaching Habit by Michael Bungay Stanier
Stillness Is the Key by Ryan Holiday
The Chimp Paradox by Steve   Peters
The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson
Fleishman Is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner
really liked it
A Manual for Living by Epictetus
The Book of Joy by Dalai Lama XIV
Working by Robert A. Caro
Dave’s last review of the year
liked it
Fascinating insights on how Caro writes and interviews, and interesting snippets of the lives of Robert Moses and Lyndon Johnson.

Ironically for the mini-memoir of a perfectionist writer though, this felt quite slapdash and contained a lot of duplication. In fairness, the author calls it out fairly explicitly as a kind of stopgap in case he never gets to write an actual full autobiography.
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2019 READING
CHALLENGE
Dave read 41 out of 24 books.
 
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