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2019
My Year in Books
19,103
pages read
66
books read
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This is my journey in books for 2019!


The Manual by Epictetus
Shortest Book
66
pages
For the Record by David  Cameron
Longest Book
744
pages

Average book length in 2019
289
pages

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Most Popular
5,577,471
people also shelved
The short guide to environmental policy by Carolyn Snell
Least Popular
4
people also shelved

David’s average rating for 2019
3.9
3.9

Sustainable Energy – without the hot air by David J.C. MacKay
Highest Rated on Goodreads
4.33 average

Data and Goliath by Bruce Schneier

David’s first review of the year

liked it
Although it’s now quite out of date (always a challenge for books describing and commenting on current technology), this is a detailed but easy to read discussion of the challenges and potential solutions to issues surrounding security and privacy.

If you don’t know much about the topic I’d recommend reading this because it covers almost everything. But if you consider yourself up to date on modern privacy challenges then there’s not really anythi
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DAVID’S 2019 BOOKS
Data and Goliath by Bruce Schneier
We by Yevgeny Zamyatin
The Course of Love by Alain de Botton
it was amazing
The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work by Alain de Botton
Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
Mountains of the Mind by Robert Macfarlane
Relationships by The School of Life
Tyrant by Stephen Greenblatt
Silence by Erling Kagge
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
She Comes First by Ian Kerner
Virtual History by Niall Ferguson
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
In Praise of Shadows by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki
it was amazing
The Story of the Jews by Simon Schama
On the Shortness of Life by Seneca
Painting as a Pastime by Winston S. Churchill
Northern Lights by Philip Pullman
If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face? by Alan Alda
Do Humankind's Best Days Lie Ahead by Steven Pinker
The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman
it was amazing
Travellers in the Third Reich by Julia Boyd
The Limits to Growth by Donella H. Meadows
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
World Order by Henry Kissinger
Sunfall by Jim Al-Khalili
Why Nations Fail by Daron Acemoğlu
A History of Judaism by Martin Goodman
An Autobiography by R.G. Collingwood
How Will Capitalism End? Essays on a Failing System by Wolfgang Streeck
The Manual by Epictetus
The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman
it was amazing
Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
Competing Against Luck by Clayton M. Christensen
Energy by Vaclav Smil
Statistics without Tears by Derek Rowntree
The Absent Superpower by Peter Zeihan
it was amazing
Environmental Economics by Stephen     Smith
Sustainability by Jeremy L. Caradonna
Islam and the Future of Tolerance by Sam Harris
Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
The Ecology Book by D.K. Publishing
The short guide to environmental policy by Carolyn Snell
Conclave by Robert   Harris
Environmental Law by Elizabeth Fisher
The Second Sleep by Robert   Harris
The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories by Ken Liu
Dark Age Ahead by Jane Jacobs
Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto, Vol. 1 by Nami Sano
Intermediate Environmental Economics by Charles D. Kolstad
Exhalation by Ted Chiang
it was amazing
Mr Godley's Phantom by Mal Peet
Our Common Future by World Commission on Environ...
Environmental Economics by Barry C. Field
Haven't You Heard? by Marie Le Conte
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
it was amazing
The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr.
The Knowledge by Lewis Dartnell
Steering the Craft by Ursula K. Le Guin
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
Japanese Society by Robert J. Smith
The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Sustainable Energy – without the hot air by David J.C. MacKay
it was amazing
Billion Dollar Whale by Tom         Wright
For the Record by David  Cameron

For the Record by David  Cameron

David’s last review of the year

liked it
I read half of this and listened to the other half whilst travelling - credit to David Cameron for reading the entirety of his audiobook. I also think it was a good move to record his thoughts on tape every month whilst he was in office. There is always a danger of "mis-remembering" events to suit your own narrative and so having a proper record of your thoughts at the time helps to avoid that.

Partially. Whilst Cameron does provide his opinions o
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