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2019 Reading Re-Cap

Looking back over what I've read this year, I feel like 1) This year has been LONNNGGGGG. 2) Some of the books I read were SO good, I can't believe they have only been a part of my life for less than a year!?! So here are some stats, highlights, and other thoughts. Goal: to read 52 books -- Actual: 88 books. A little over half by women. Only about 12% by people of different racial or ethnic backgrounds than me, though (not counting a couple works in translation by European authors.) So that could stand to improve. About 1/3 were audio books, I think only 6 were actual paper books. The rest were e-books. Some of my best author discoveries this year were: Wendell Berry, Kent Haruf, and Mary Oliver -- HOW have I only just read these authors this year, you ask? No idea. None. I read Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry and fell in love. Plainsong and Eventide by Kent Haruf, and I've been holding off on his other ones because his oerve is small and I'll be sad when I ru

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