Reading List 2016

Last year I aimed for 15 books and ended up reading 18. I also let myself start almost a full month early, but the reality is I wasted more than a month not reading at all during the year. So this year I’m aiming for 20 books. Hitting those 20 books won’t really be so much about adding new reading time so much as keeping up the consistency month-to-month.

It also doesn’t hurt that I plan to read a ton of John Scalzi’s books and I read his stuff quickly. It’s fun material and his voice resonates so well with me I just never put the books down. I even put one of his non-fiction books on the list.

For the purposes of planning I don’t add books that are more technical / reference in nature. However if I do end up reading one of those cover-to-cover and writing a review of it (as it looks like will happen with at least one JavaScript book) I add it to the list later on.

These are in no particular order, and I edit the list as I go throughout the year:

  1. Dune by Frank Herbert
  2. Getting Things Done by David Allen
  3. Project Management For You by Cesar Abeid (late addition)
  4. Zoe’s Tale by John Scalzi
  5. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
  6. You’re Not Fooling Anyone When You Take Your Laptop to a Coffee Shop by John Scalzi
  7. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon (audio, late addition)
  8. Lock In by John Scalzi
  9. American Gods by Neil Gaiman
  10. Hug Your Haters by Jay Baer (late addition)
  11. Flow by Mihály Csíkszentmihályi (late addition)
  12. CivilWarLand in Bad Decline by George Saunders
  13. The Icarus Deception: How High Will You Fly? by Seth Godin
  14. The Human Division by John Scalzi
  15. The End of All Things by John Scalzi
  16. The Android’s Dream by John Scalzi
  17. Redshirts by John Scalzi
  18. A Beautiful Constraint by Adam Morgan and Mark Barden
  19. Setting the Table by Danny Meyer
  20. A More Beautiful Question by Warren Berger
  21. Notes From a Small Island by Bill Bryson
  22. Casino Royale by Ian Fleming
  23. Sheepfarmer’s Daughter by Elizabeth Moon
  24. Antifragile by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

By Alex

Web Developer and Fitness Coach in Louisville, KY

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