June 7th, 2020

2018 Summary

I set myself the goal of posting all my 2018 and 2019 reviews before the end of 2020. So far, so good!

1. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood – 324 pages
2. Twelve Sharp
by Janet Evanovich - 413 pages
3. The Lexus and the Olive Tree
by Thomas Friedman - 382 pages
4. Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House
by Michael Wolff - 310 pages
5. Strayapedia
by Dominic Knight - 232 pages
6. Mindset - Updated Edition: Changing the way you think to fulfil your potential
by Dr. Carol S. Dweck - 288 pages
7. Lean Mean Thirteen
by Janet Evanovich - 309 pages
8. The Road
by Cormac McCarthy - 307 pages
9. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
by Mark Manson - 210 pages
10. Theories of International Politics and Zombies: Revived Edition
by Daniel W. Drezner - 191 pages
11. The Square and the Tower: Networks, Hierarchies and the Struggle for Global Power
by Niall Ferguson - 536 pages
12. Fearless Fourteen
by Janet Evanovich - 308 pages
13. The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet
by Becky Chambers - 402 pages
14. The Death of Expertise: The Campaign against Established Knowledge and Why It Matters
by Tom Nichols - 248 pages
15. A Shiver of Light
by Laurell K. Hamilton - 380 pages
16. The Lessons of Terror: A History of Warfare against Civilians - Why it Has Always Failed, and Why it Will Fail Again
by Caleb Carr - 259 pages
17. Finger Lickin’ Fifteen
by Janet Evanovich - 373 pages
18. The Illustrated Man
by Ray Bradbury - 281 pages
19. Culture Smart! Finland: the essential guide to customs & culture
by Terttu Leney - 165 pages
20. Twitterature: The World’s Greatest Books Retold Through Twitter
by Alexander Aciman & Emmett Rensin - 145 pages
21. The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable
by Nassim Nicholas Taleb - 435 pages
22. Sizzling Sixteen
by Janet Evanovich - 309 pages
23. A Closed and Common Orbit
by Becky Chambers - 364 pages
24. The Help
by Kathryn Stockett - 451 pages
25. The Hiding Place
by Corrie Ten Boom with John and Elizabeth Sherrill - 241 pages
26. The House of the Seven Gables
by Nathaniel Hawthorne - 224 pages
27. Smokin’ Seventeen
by Janet Evanovich - 306 pages
28. Record of a Spaceborn Few
by Becky Chambers - 358 pages
29. Artemis
by Andy Weir - 305 pages
30. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
by Neil DeGrasse Tyson - 208 pages
31. Patriot Games
by Tom Clancy - 616 pages
32. Explosive Eighteen
by Janet Evanovich - 305 pages

Performance against goals:


32 / 50 books. 64% done!


10185 / 15000 pages. 68% done!

Performance against last year:


32 / 29 books. 110% done!


10185 / 11698 pages. 87% done!

Top 5 books (including re-reads):
5. Artemis
4. The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet
3. The Help
2. A Closed and Common Orbit
1. Record of a Spaceborn Few

Interesting facts
Improvement on last year: 3 books (-1,513 pages)
Library books: 0
Non-fiction: 13
Most read author: Janet Evanovich - 7 books/2,323 pages
Books with a sci-fi/fantasy element: 8
Re-reads: 0
Sequels/not the first in a series: 11
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