Review: The Ten Types of Human by Dexter Dias

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Title: The Ten Types of Human: Who We Are and Who We Can Be
Author: Dexter Dias
Publisher: Windmill Books
Publication Date: 1st August 2018
Pages: 816
Genres: Non-Fiction, Science, Psychology

Rating: ★★★★★

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This book was a Christmas present that I might not have picked up myself but I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it and how interesting and thought-provoking I found it.

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Review: Straight Outta Crawley: Memoirs of a Distinctly Average Human Being by Romesh Ranganathan

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Title: Straight Outta Crawley: Memoirs of a Distinctly Average Human Being
Author: Romesh Ranganathan
Publisher: Transworld Digital
Publication Date: 4th October 2018
Pages: 272
Genres: Non-Fiction, Comedy

Rating: ★★★★☆

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I actually listened to the audiobook of this which was read by Romesh himself. It turned out to be a very funny and interesting listen with many laugh-out-loud moments.

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Review: A Map of the Invisible: Journeys Into Particle Physics by Jon Butterworth

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Title: A Map of the Invisible: Journeys Into Particle Physics
Author: Jon Butterworth
Publisher: Random House UK, Cornerstone
Publication Date: 5th October 2017
Pages: 289
Genres: Non-Fiction, Science, Physics

Rating: ★★★★★

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*I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

A Map of the Invisible: Journeys into Particle Physics was an excellent introduction to some of the most complex ideas in particle physics for a non-expert.

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My Top Ten Books of 2018

Happy New Year! Unfortunately I have been a bit absent from my blog recently. After moving back to the UK in September I haven’t found time in my new routine to fit it in. One of my new year’s resolutions is definitely to carve out some time for blogging during my weekly routine.

Now onto the topic of this post. I wanted to look back at last year’s reading and select my top ten books as I did last year. It was a much harder task this time round as I gave 17 books a five-star rating in the last year but I was able to select the ones that stood out the most for me. So in chronological reading order my top ten books of 2018 were:

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Review: In Order To Live by Yeonmi Park

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Title: In Order To Live
Author: Yeonmi Park
Publisher: Penguin
Publication Date: 25th September 2015
Pages: 273
Genres: Non-FictionAutobiographyMemoir

Rating: ★★★★★

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I highly recommend this harrowing tale from Yeonmi Park who is a North Korean defector. The book was difficult to read in parts due to the terrible things described but it was definitely inspiring.

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