What did you read in 2011?

In addition to Amateur Radio I do get in a bit of reading. Figure one is never done learning, and learning from books is a necessary evil when access to the actual person speaking through the book isn’t possible. And of course fiction is great recreation, especially when written by the best storytellers.

In no significant order, here is my main reading accomplished in 2011. My log says this is just under 16,000 pages.

  1. Five Major Pieces to the Life Puzzle – Rohn, E. James
  2. How to Win Friends & Influence People in the Digital Age – Canada, Simon & Schuster
  3. Generational Dynamics: Forecasting America’s Destiny – Xenakis, John J.
  4. Hold on to Your NUTs: The Relationship Manual for Men – Levine, Wayne M.
  5. Castigo Cay – Bracken, Matthew
  6. Reamde – Stephenson, Neal
  7. Freemasons For Dummies – Hodapp, Christopher
  8. Survivors: A Novel of the Coming Collapse – Rawles, James Wesley
  9. Abuse of Power – Savage, Michael
  10. Never Mind The Track – Nazif, Sy
  11. Home Cheese Making: Recipes for 75 Delicious Cheeses – Carroll, Ricki
  12. Sustainable Preparedness – Reclaiming Noble Independence in an Unstable World – Meissner, Craig
  13. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Freemasonry – Morris, Brent
  14. Debt-Free U – Bissonnette, Zac
  15. Economics in One Lesson: The Shortest and Surest Way to Understand Basic Economics – Hazlitt, Henry
  16. Freedom (Daemon, #2) – Suarez, Daniel
  17. Daemon (Daemon, #1) – Suarez, Daniel
  18. The Secret – Byrne, Rhonda
  19. Three Hundred Zeroes: Lessons of the heart on the Appalachian Trail. (Volume 1) – Blanchard, Dennis R. *
  20. The 22 Immutable Laws of Branding: How to Build a Product or Service into a World-Class Brand – Ries, Al
  21. The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing – Ries, Al
  22. Obvious Adams: The Story of a Successful Business Man – Updegraff, Robert R.
  23. Acres Of Diamonds – Conwell, Russell H.
  24. Product Analysis Pricing – Jaques, Elliott
  25. Once Upon a Magic Night – Peterson, John A
  26. Differentiate or Die: Survival in Our Era of Killer Competition – Trout, Jack
  27. One More Day Everywhere: Crossing 50 Borders on the Road to Global Understanding – Heggstad, Glen
  28. I Am John Galt: Today’s Heroic Innovators Building the World and the Villainous Parasites Destroying It – Luskin, Donald
  29. 63 Documents the Government Doesn’t Want You to Read – Ventura, Jesse
  30. The Road Home – Baze, Andrew
  31. The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible: A Free Market Odyssey – Skoolland, Ken
  32. Dark Night of the Soul – Cruz, Juan de la
  33. The Crossley ID Guide: Eastern Birds – Crossley, Richard
  34. The Small House Book – Shafer, Jay
  35. Where’s the Birth Certificate?: The Case that Barack Obama is not Eligible to be President – Corsi, Jerome R.
  36. The Story of John Nightly – Taylor, Tot
  37. The Immortality Virus – Amsden, Christine *
  38. A strange manuscript found in a copper cylinder – Mille, James De
  39. How Full Is Your Bucket? Positive Strategies for Work and Life – Rath, Tom *
  40. StrengthsFinder 2.0 – Rath, Tom *
  41. Understanding Manhood in America – Davis, Robert G.
  42. Hologram of Liberty: The Constitution’s Shocking Alliance With Big Government – Royce, Kenneth W.
  43. Snakes in Suits: When Psychopaths Go to Work – Babiak, Paul
  44. The Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives – Mlodinow, Leonard
  45. How to Choose and Use Advisors: Getting the Best Professional Family Business Advice – Aronoff, John L. Ward Craig E.
  46. 30 Arduino Projects for the Evil Genius – Monk, Simon
  47. Stealth Antennas – Nichols, Steve
  48. Getting Started with Arduino – Banzi, Massimo
  49. Get Your Black Belt in Marketing: 81 Power Moves to Outperform, Outmaneuver, and Outsmart the Competition – Pervez, Ali
  50. Saint Leibowitz and the Wild Horse Woman – Jr., Walter M. Miller
  51. The ARRL Antenna Designer’s Notebook – Cake, Brian
  52. Farmer in the Sky – Heinlein, Robert A.
  53. No Country for Old Men – McCarthy, Cormac
  54. Unreasonable Inferences: The True Story of a Wrongful Conviction and its Astonishing Aftermath – Griesbach, Michael
  55. Zen and Now: on the Trail of Robert Pirsig and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance – Richardson, Mark
  56. Speed-Speed-Speedfreak – Farren, Mick
  57. Focus: A simplicity manifesto in the Age of Distraction – Babauta, Leo
  58. Adrift: Seventy-Six Days Lost at Sea – Callahan, Steven
  59. Djibouti – Leonard, Elmore
  60. Best Practices for Investment Committees – DiBruno, Rocco

Not everything I read is likely to be to your taste, and I certainly realize that I am blessed to have a high reading speed with good retention, but what did you read in 2011 and what would you recommend from those books?



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