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2020
My Year in Books
10,213
pages read
33
books read
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This is my journey in books for 2020!


Happy Days by Samuel Beckett
Shortest Book
48
pages
2666 by Roberto Bolaño
Longest Book
1,128
pages

Average book length in 2020
309
pages

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
Most Popular
1,389,488
people also shelved
Buddhism by Richard A Gard
Least Popular
7
people also shelved

Sean’s average rating for 2020
3.5
3.5

The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
Highest Rated on Goodreads
4.37 average

Babel-17 by Samuel R. Delany

Sean’s first review of the year

liked it
What sets Babel-17 apart from others in this genre is that it is a poetic exploration of language—how it shapes our thoughts, our actions, and our relationships—but is disguised as a sci-fi novel. The central character, Rydra Wong, is an accomplished poet whose work is adored across the five known galaxies, who is telepathic, a polyglot, and has a strong sense of self. The novel tangentially explores sexuality, body transformation, and interperso ...more

SEAN’S 2020 BOOKS
Babel-17 by Samuel R. Delany
Delta of Venus by Anaïs Nin
The Bad Seed by William March
Bird Box by Josh Malerman
The Fourth Hand by John Irving
Who We Are and How We Got Here by David Reich
When Harry Met Sally by Nora Ephron
it was amazing
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee
Deliverance by James Dickey
Fodor's Alaska by Fodor's Travel Publications...
Tim and Pete by James Robert Baker
Mr Stone And The Knights Companion by V.S. Naipaul
really liked it
The Key by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki
Buddhism by Richard A Gard
The Piano Teacher by Elfriede Jelinek
Scoundrel Time by Lillian Hellman
Burnt Offerings by Robert Marasco
Happy Days by Samuel Beckett
Lonely Planet Croatia by Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Berlin by Lonely Planet
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
The Dog Stars by Peter Heller
The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi
2666 by Roberto Bolaño
Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler
really liked it
Zone One by Colson Whitehead
Lord John and the Private Matter by Diana Gabaldon
The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert
Hedwig and the Angry Inch by John Cameron Mitchell
it was amazing
The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
Cakes and Ale by W. Somerset Maugham

Cakes and Ale by W. Somerset Maugham

Sean’s last review of the year

really liked it
Maugham gives us an under-the-covers look at a writer's life at a certain period in England as the literary landscape was changing. HIs novel is seasoned with autobiographical details, including his being an orphan raised in the country by his conservative aunt and uncle, his attraction and daliances with "unsavory" people, and his having attended medical school before becoming an author. Also included are thinly disguised (and not terribly flatt ...more
2020 Reading Challenge
2020 READING
CHALLENGE
Sean Meriwether read 33 out of 50 books.
 
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