Monday, January 13, 2014

2013 in Books (continued)

I've many things I've mean to post, but being early-jan-going-on-mid-jan, I'd better post my annual summary of the year's reading.

Last year, I decreased my target number of books to read from 48 to 36, and then missed that by one, having read 35.

I read 16 works of fiction and 19 non-fiction books (about the same percentage as last year). Format-wise, 9 were audiobooks, 10 were paper-based, and 16 were e-books (e-books trending up for me, and audio books trending down probably due to lowering my target for the year.

Favorite non-fiction books of the year for me were: The Information, The Signal and The Noise, the Blind Giant, and Born to Run. Favorite works of fiction: Nexus, Wool, Metatropolis. (see links below)

Here's the list grouped by topic, asterisk next to recommended titles, two asterisks next to highly recommended books.

Good Strategy: Bad Strategy
The Coke Machine

Overdressed*  (haven't written review yet, but it's good)
Stewardship (haven't written review yet)


The American Way of Eating

The Information**
Who Owns the Future
The Blind Giant**

Becoming a Supple Leopard*
First: What It Takes to Win

Love with a Chance of Drowning

The Hangman's Daughter (haven't written review yet)
Wool** (haven't written review yet, but it's good)
A Crack in Space
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (didn't bother writing review)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (didn't bother writing review)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Graphic Novels
The Technopriests BookOne


Bloons tower defense 5 said...

Let’s keeps out flash games for your child the best time relax: | happy wheels the game free | | games for kids are safe space for kids!

Let’s keep are safe place to play the very best free games for kids! Please click: | |

Bloons tower defense 5 said...

you can find your favorite flash games like at happy wheels the games free | games for kids |

$1 web hosting plans said...

I would like to say thanks for this wonderful information.Well written & I appreciate your work.

Ngoc Nguyen said...

Put your business online by building an eCommerce website or mobile app and sell products 24/7.
healthcare mobile app developer

Ngoc Nguyen said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Anonymous said...

nice post
Dell Customer Support Number

jhonsmith royal said...

What a discussion on the best topic in this post, For this I contumely Come to your site for know best information, Will this is the best job on your site, I hope you continue giving us such types of information which help us more.
Latest Coupon

brunagari said...

really good
jobbörse südwestfalen

Unknown said...

www0413cheap oakley sunglasses
packers jerseys
michael kors uk
ecco sandals
ralph lauren polo
mulberry handbags
fitflops shoes
louboutin shoes
nike blazer pas cher
air huarache

patsm00re18 said...

Looking for a armour games when you are feeling alone and bored. have armour games, you can play it now!

LyricSoUp said...

Get Latest 2 Oldest Lyrics Updates at Our Home LyricSoUp, We are making a big Database of Lyrics, We Have Many Variations of Lyric Languages. You Can Explore Lyrics by Artists, Album & by Songs Name. If you don't find any lyrics on Our website You Can Request us for that Easily by Contact us.

samira said...

آهنگ های علی یاسینی

آهنگ جدید علیرضا طلیسچی

آهنگ های میثم ابراهیمی

افشین آذری c9d27a2

samira said...

آهنگ جدید محسن چاوشی

بابک جهانبخش

دانلود اهنگ

دانلود آهنگ جدید c9d27a2

samira said...

دانلود آهنگ جدید دانلود آهنگ جدید -28@

chennaidesire said...

We have the call girls which are ready to give satisfaction on their bed. We provide an ONCALL OR INCALL SERVICE to our customers. Now, book our escorts girl.
Escorts in aerocity
karol bagh Escorts
Escorts in vasant vihar
uttam nagar Escorts service
south ex Call Girls

Quickgunz said...

3D Architectural Design || 3D Architectural Design company
Quickgunz Pvt Ltd is the finest 3D Architectural Design company provider company in India. We create 3D Architectural designs which can easily be visualized on laptops or computer screens. This Company has a team of expert 3D designers who develop 3D aerial view, 3D walkthroughs, 3D Buildings,3d apartments, 3d townships, Business Park, highways, and many more 3D Architectural Designs.
3D Architectural Design Company
3D Architectural Design Company In India

samira said...

دانلود آهنگ های تولدت مبارک دخترم و عاشقانه شاد دخترم تاج سرم آهنگ تولدت مبارک دخترم jafar-6@

دانلود آهنگ جدید said...

دانلود جدید ترین آهنگ های علی یاسینی آهنگ علی یاسینی jafar-19@

samira said...

دانلود آهنگ جدید ایرانی و ریمیکس شاد جدید غمگین ترکیه ای خواننده معروف آهنگ جدید jafar-182@