Books I read and my ratings of them (out of 5 stars). Goal last couple years was to finish 12 books a year. Upping to 15 for 2016!
  1. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
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    ⭐️⭐️⭐️
  2. Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer
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    ⭐️⭐️⭐️
  3. Authority by Jeff Vandermeer
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    ⭐️⭐️⭐️
  4. Acceptance by Jeff Vandermeer
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    ⭐️⭐️⭐️ liked the premise and mystery of this trilogy but didn't feel like it really paid off in the end
  5. Going Clear by Lawrence Wright
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    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  6. A Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami
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    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  7. The 7 Ages of Paris by Alistair Horne
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    ⭐️ I gave up and did not finish this one. Some info was interesting but focused a lot on the infrastructure (literally) of Paris and hardly any on the royalty, people, culture in history of the city. Marie Antoinette came and went in a matter of pages!?
  8. The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
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    ⭐️⭐️⭐️
  9. Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari
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    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  10. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig
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    ⭐️ didn't finish this one either. Would've liked it if it was only about the journey and not the weird philosophizing
  11. A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
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    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ have been recommending this left and right and plan on reading again sometime
  12. The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick
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    ⭐️⭐️⭐️ lost a star for kind of non-ending
  13. The Paying Guests by Sara Waters
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    ⭐️⭐️⭐️
  14. Why Not Me? by @mindy Kaling
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    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ too short!!
  15. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
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    ⭐️⭐️⭐️
  16. The Big Short by Michael Lewis
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    ⭐️⭐️⭐️ interesting, but a lot went over my head. A short book with a lot of financial info packed in — I'd have to read a couple more times to really understand, but I think I'll watch the movie instead
  17. Works Well With Others by Ross McCammon
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    ⭐️⭐️⭐️ good anecdotes and nuggets of wisdom, but was hoping for/expecting something more in depth