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2019
My Year in Books
22,054
pages read
77
books read
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This is my journey in books for 2019!


If They Come for Us by Fatimah Asghar
Shortest Book
128
pages
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig
Longest Book
540
pages

Average book length in 2019
286
pages

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Most Popular
1,858,732
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Fearless Cities by Barcelona En Comu
Least Popular
151
people also shelved

Natalie’s average rating for 2019
4.2
4.2

Seven Fallen Feathers by Tanya Talaga
Highest Rated on Goodreads
4.54 average

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts by Gabor Maté

Natalie’s first review of the year

it was amazing
Definitely one of the best books I’ve ever read. A lesson in flexing your compassion muscles when it seems impossible, and a vision of empathetic and evidence-based policy making (however fantastical that may seem). Presents harsh but bulletproof critiques of the American war on drugs and the way it has infected drug policy even outside of the US. Condemns Canadian political parties and law enforcement for clinging to ideology at the expense of e ...more

NATALIE’S 2019 BOOKS
Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult
We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter
Valley of Genius by Adam  Fisher
In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
No One Cares About Crazy People by Ron Powers
it was amazing
A Philosophy of Software Design by John Ousterhout
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig
Beartown by Fredrik Backman
Whiskey & Ribbons by Leesa Cross-Smith
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
it was amazing
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
What is Not Yours is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi
The Leavers by Lisa Ko
A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory
Eloquent Rage by Brittney Cooper
it was amazing
Seven Fallen Feathers by Tanya Talaga
All the Names They Used for God by Anjali Sachdeva
This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel
Black Panther by Roxane Gay
The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui
The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory
I Am Woman by Lee Maracle
Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi
Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata
A Woman Is No Man by Etaf Rum
it was amazing
If They Come for Us by Fatimah Asghar
How We Get Free by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
Hunger by Roxane Gay
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
Miles from Nowhere by Nami Mun
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Lot by Bryan Washington
In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts by Gabor Maté
it was amazing
Everyone Knows You Go Home by Natalia Sylvester
The Break by Katherena Vermette
Heavy by Kiese Laymon
Women Talking by Miriam Toews
The Lost Ones by Sheena Kamal
Nonviolent Communication by Marshall B. Rosenberg
Onigamiising by Linda LeGarde Grover
The Collected Schizophrenias by Esmé Weijun Wang
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
it was amazing
The Source of Self-Regard by Toni Morrison
If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin
Disappearing Earth by Julia  Phillips
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls by Anissa Gray
Thick by Tressie McMillan Cottom
Monkey Beach by Eden Robinson
Heart Berries by Terese Marie Mailhot
it was amazing
Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi
So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia by Elizabeth Catte
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi
Women, Race & Class by Angela Y. Davis
All About Love by bell hooks
Democracy May Not Exist, But We'll Miss It When It's Gone by Astra Taylor
it was amazing
Breathe by Imani Perry
Highway of Tears by Jessica McDiarmid
Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde
I'm Telling the Truth, but I'm Lying by Bassey Ikpi
Sabrina & Corina by Kali Fajardo-Anstine
Fearless Cities by Barcelona En Comu
Go Ahead in the Rain by Hanif Abdurraqib
Freedom Is a Constant Struggle by Angela Y. Davis
How We Fight For Our Lives by Saeed Jones
We Are Never Meeting in Real Life. by Samantha Irby
it was amazing
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson
We Have Always Been Here by Samra Habib

We Are Never Meeting in Real Life. by Samantha Irby

Natalie’s last review of the year

it was amazing
This book had moments of too real and moments that made me cry laugh (and sometimes they were the same moments). This book sparked more real joy than anything else I read this year.
2019 Reading Challenge Img rccompleted
2019 READING
CHALLENGE
Natalie read 77 out of 50 books.
 
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