What are You Reading This Year?



Among my other interests, I do like to read. Usually each year it is a mix of technical, novels, historical and business books. I’d set myself a challenge of finishing a book each week for 2011, which isn’t as much as it first seems. Being blessed with a good reading speed helps, and a balance between types of books makes it fun.

If you want to look over my bookshelf, anything recent is listed at http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/2272032

The “Goodreads” system is quite a step up from the notebooks which I had kept since Junior High School. Some day I will backfill my Goodreads list from my notebook and about ten large crates of books in storage.

By title and author is list of Books read so far in 2011 in alphabetical title order (as of August 2011):

  1. The 22 Immutable Laws of Branding: How to Build a Product or Service into a World-Class Brand, Ries, Al
  2. The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing, Ries, Al
  3. 30 Arduino Projects for the Evil Genius, Monk, Simon
  4. 63 Documents the Government Doesn’t Want You to Read, Ventura, Jesse
  5. Acres Of Diamonds, Conwell, Russell H.
  6. Adrift: Seventy-Six Days Lost at Sea, Callahan, Steven
  7. The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible: A Free Market Odyssey, Skoolland, Ken
  8. The ARRL Antenna Designer’s Notebook, Cake, Brian
  9. The Crossley ID Guide: Eastern Birds, Crossley, Richard
  10. Daemon (Daemon, #1), Suarez, Daniel
  11. Dark Night of the Soul, Cross, St. John of the
  12. Differentiate or Die: Survival in Our Era of Killer Competition, Trout, Jack
  13. Djibouti, Leonard, Elmore
  14. The Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives, Mlodinow, Leonard
  15. Economics in One Lesson: The Shortest and Surest Way to Understand Basic Economics, Hazlitt, Henry
  16. Farmer in the Sky, Heinlein, Robert A.
  17. Focus: A simplicity manifesto in the Age of Distraction, Babauta, Leo
  18. Freedom (Daemon, #2), Suarez, Daniel
  19. Get Your Black Belt in Marketing: 81 Power Moves to Outperform, Outmaneuver, and Outsmart the Competition, Pervez, Ali
  20. Getting Started with Arduino, Banzi, Massimo
  21. Hologram of Liberty: The Constitution’s Shocking Alliance With Big Government, Royce, Kenneth W.
  22. How Full Is Your Bucket? Positive Strategies for Work and Life, Rath, Tom
  23. How to Choose and Use Advisors: Getting the Best Professional Family Business Advice, Aronoff, John L. Ward Craig E.
  24. I Am John Galt: Today’s Heroic Innovators Building the World and the Villainous Parasites Destroying It, Luskin, Donald
  25. The Immortality Virus, Amsden, Christine
  26. No Country for Old Men, McCarthy, Cormac
  27. Obvious Adams: The Story of a Successful Business Man, Updegraff, Robert R.
  28. Once Upon a Magic Night, Peterson, John A
  29. One More Day Everywhere: Crossing 50 Borders on the Road to Global Understanding, Heggstad, Glen
  30. Product Analysis Pricing, Jaques, Elliott
  31. The Road Home, Baze, Andrew
  32. Saint Leibowitz and the Wild Horse Woman, Jr., Walter M. Miller
  33. The Secret, Byrne, Rhonda
  34. The Small House Book, Shafer, Jay
  35. Snakes in Suits: When Psychopaths Go to Work, Babiak, Paul
  36. Speed-Speed-Speedfreak, Farren, Mick
  37. Stealth Antennas, Nichols, Steve
  38. The Story of John Nightly – Part 1, Taylor, Tot
  39. A strange manuscript found in a copper cylinder, Mille, James De
  40. StrengthsFinder 2.0: A New and Upgraded Edition of the Online Test from Gallup’s Now, Discover Your Strengths, Rath, Tom
  41. Three Hundred Zeroes: Lessons of the heart on the Appalachian Trail, Blanchard, Dennis R.
  42. Understanding Manhood in America, Davis, Robert G
  43. Unreasonable Inferences: The True Story of a Wrongful Conviction and its Astonishing Aftermath, Griesbach, Michael
  44. Where’s the Birth Certificate?: The Case that Barack Obama is not Eligible to be President, Corsi, Jerome R.
  45. Zen and Now: on the Trail of Robert Pirsig and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Richardson, Mark

I’ve added Italics for those amateur Radio related or connected.

You can find my reviews and ratings at the Goodreads link.

What are you reading this year, and of course anything you can recommend would be appreciated!

NOTE on August 21st I did add a few crates of books I had previously read to my Goodreads list.  WIll put up the next batch later this year.



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