For those who missed my last post, I am enaged in a reading competition with my good friend Erik Young (aka EPY) in 2010. I have had several requests to post my list of books I plan to read this year, so the list at the end of this post obliges those requests. I think you will find it pretty eclectic.
My list has 14 non-fiction selections and only 8 fiction selections; it started with NO fictions, but I really like to read fiction, so once I saw the deficiency, I added some I had been meaning to read for some time.
One of the fun aspects of this competition is the unexpected joy of being able to add more books to the list as I realize that my throughput is up – so I have started asking my friends for their SINGLE RECOMMENDATION (you can send multiple titles, but what is THE ONE you are recommending?) for a great read. As I read each book, I will write a short review and let you know who recommended which book and what they have to say about it, too.
Anyone else have a book suggestion for me?
Here is my INITIAL reading list for 2010:
|My Man Jeeves||PG Wodehouse|
|The Picture of Dorian Gray||Oscar Wilde|
|The Deportees||Roddy Doyle|
|I Am Charlotte Simmons||Tom Wolfe|
|Vanity Fair||William Makepeace Thackeray|
|The Fellowship of The Rings||JRR Tolkien|
|The Moving Toyshop||Edmund Crispin|
|Imitation of Christ||Thomas a Kempis|
|Going Rogue||Sarah Palin|
|What Matters Now||Seth Godin|
|Thomas Jefferson – A Life||Willard Sterne Randall|
|The Wealth of Nations||Adam Smith|
|Rule of St Benedict||St Benedict|
|Federalist Papers||Hamilton Madison Jay|
|Beyond the 120-Year Diet: How to Double Your Vital Years||Roy Walford|
|St Thomas Aquinas, The Dumb Ox||GK Chesterton|
|Small Arms Design and Ballistics||Townsend Whelen|
|The Committeeman After Five||James L MacNair|
|Pepys Diaries (just the first volume, for now)||Samuel Pepys|
|Democratizing Innovation||Eric von Hippel|