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Last Updated: 10/23/2015

Currently Reading:
  • Fire & Ash (Rot & Ruin #4) by Jonathan Maberry
  • I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist -- Norman L. Geisler, Frank Turek and David Limbaugh -- My review (I am re-reading this repeatedly because there's so much to absorb.)
Just Finished:
  • Rot & Ruin (Rot & Ruin #1) by Jonathan Maberry
  • Dust & Decay (Rot & Ruin #2) by Jonathan Maberry
  • Flesh & Bone (Rot & Ruin #3) by Jonathan Maberry
Up Next:
  • ???
Bookshelf:
(in between other stuff)
  • Authenticity: What Consumers Really Want -- James H. Gilmore and B. Joseph Pine II
  • Fiction Writer's Workshop -- Josip Novakovich
  • Church: Uncommon -- Tony Dungy @tonydungy
  • The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership -- John C. Maxwell
  • Not So Big Remodelling -- Sarah Susanka and Marc Vassallo
  • Whatcha Gonna Do With That Duck by Seth Godin
Reading List:
I would certainly welcome donated copies of any of these books, or other books you'd like me to review as well as any recommendations you want to send my way.

-A- (Completed)


-B- (Completed)


-C- (Completed)


-D- (Completed)

  • Perfect Ruin  (Internment #1) by Lauren DeStephano (Completed/My Review)
  • Burning Kingdoms (Internment #2) by Lauren DeStephano (Abandoned/Mini-Review)

-E- (Completed)


-F- (Completed)


-G- (Completed)



-H- (Completed)



-I- (Completed)


-J- (Completed)

  • (none yet)

-K- (Completed)

  • Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions by Guy Kawasaki (Completed/My Review)

-L- (Completed)


-M- (Completed)



-N- (Completed)


-O- (Completed)


-P- (Completed)



-Q- (Completed)

  • (none yet)

-R- (Completed)


-S- (Completed)


-T- (Completed)


-U- (Completed)

  • (none yet)
-V- (Completed)


-W- (Completed)


-X- (Completed)

  • (none yet)

-Y- (Completed)


-Z- (Completed)

  • (none yet)

-A- (Want to Read)

  • Note: I am in the process of switching from alphabetical-by-title to alphabetical-by-author. So, needless to say, this is a bit of a mess right now.
  • The Samson Syndrome by Mark Atteberry
  • Admired: 21 Way to Double Your Value by Mark Thompson and Bonita Thompson
  • Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself by David Foster Wallace and David Lipsky (NF)
  • App Empire: Make Money, Have a Life, and Let Technology Work for You  by Chad Mureta
  • The Art of Choosing by Sheena Iyengar
  • The Art of War

-B- (Want to Read)

  • Choke: What the Secrets of The Brain Reveal About -- Getting It Right When You Have To by Stan Beilock
  • Contagious: Why Things Catch On by Jonah Berger (FC201304)
  • Lead Your Family Like Jesus by Ken Blanchard, Tricia Goyer, Phil Hodges
  • Communicating Design by Dan Brown
  • Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation by Tim Brown
  • Blah Blah Blah: What To Do When Words Don't Work by Dan Roam
  • Business Brilliant by Lewis Schiff

-C- (Want to Read)

  • The 5 Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman, Ross Campbell
  • Next by Michael Crichton
  • A World Gone Social by Ted Coine and Mark Babbit
  • About Face: The Essentials of Interaction Design by Alan Cooper
  • Lean Analytics: Use Data to Build a Better Startup Faster (Lean Series) by Alistair Croll
  • Parenting the Wholehearted Child by Jeannie Cunnion

-D- (Want to Read)

  • Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond
  • Wasted Prayer by Greg Darley
  • More Twisted by Jeffery Deaver
  • The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do In Life and Business by Charles Duhigg (Inc. 201203)
  • Design for Hackers -- Kadavy
  • Designing with the Mind in Mind: Simple Guide to Understanding User Interface Design Rules -- Jeff Johnson
  • Developing the Leader within You -- John C. Maxwell
  • Different: Escaping the Competitive Herd -- Youngme Moon
  • Dreams of Gods and Monsters (DSB #3) -- Laini Taylor
  • Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us -- Daniel Pink

-E- (Want to Read)

  • How Not to Be Wrong by Jodan Ellenberg (Bill Gates 2016)
  • The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Customer Development: A Cheat Sheet to The Four Steps to the Epiphany -- Brant Cooper and Patrick Vlaskovits
  • Evil Plans: Having Fun on the Road to World Domination -- Hugh MacLeod
  • Explore Everything: Place-hacking the City -- Bradley L. Garrett

-F- (Want to Read)

  • The Secret Place (Dublin Murder Squad) by Tana French
  • The 5 Love Languages Men's Edition -- Gary Chapman
  • 52 Things Daughters Need from their Dads -- Jay Payleitner
  • 57 Words that Changed the World -- Daryl Johnson
  • 59 Seconds: Think a Little, Change a Lot -- Richard Wiseman
  • Forbidden Places: Exploring Our Abandoned Heritage -- Sylvain Margaine
  • The Full Burn -- Kevin Conley
  • Future Perfect: The Case For Progress In A Networked Age -- Steven Johnson

-G- (Want to Read)

  • When Critics Ask by Norman Geisler
  • The Idea Factory by Jon Gertner
  • PASSION: The Bright Light of Glory by Louie Giglio
  • David & Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Leading Geeks by Paul Glen (recommended by Clay)
  • The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country's Foremost Relationship Expert by John M. Gottman and Nan Silver (author referenced in Brain Rules)
  • Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success by Adam Grant (Inc., April 2013)
  • Children of Eden by Joey Graceffa (read the jacket at Barnes & Noble)
  • The Magician by Lev Grossman

-H- (Want to Read)

  • The Omega Objective by Wesley Hankins
  • Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari (Bill Gates 2016)
  • Thank You for Arguing: What Aristotle, Abraham Lincoln and Homer Simpson Can Teach Us About the Art of Persuasion by Jay Heinrichs
  • The Obstacle is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph by Ryan Holiday

-I- (Want to Read)

  • If You Build It, Will They Come? by Rob Adams
  • If You Want to Write by Brenda Ueland
  • Imagine by Jonah Lehrer (EW #1 non-fiction)
  • In Pursuit of Elegance by Matthew E. May (Inc. 201203)
  • Inbound Marketing: Get Found Using Google, Social Media, and Blogs by Brian Halligan

-J- (Want to Read)

  • Just Dad and Me by Erin Falligant and Susan Walsh (recommended by Lori)

-K- (Want to Read)

  • The Art of Social Media by Guy Kawasaki and Peg Fitzpatrick
  • The Internet is Not the Answer by Andrew Keen
  • What Technology Wants by Kevin Kelly
  • Dads and Daughters: How to Inspire, Understand and Support Your Daughter When She's Growing Up So Fast by Joe Kelly (recommended by Lori)
  • Between Heaven and Hell... by Peter Kreeft

-L- (Want to Read)

  • The Vital Question by Nick Lane (Bill Gates 2016)
  • Be the Dad She Needs You to Be by Kevin Leman
  • Raylan by Elmore Leonard
  • Monument 14 by Emmy Leybourne
  • A Bad Day for Sorry by Sophie Littlefield
  • Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams by Timothy Lister and Tom DeMarco
  • Max on Life -- Max Lucado

-M- (Want to Read)

  • The Life God Blesses by Gordon MacDonald
  • How High Will You Climb? by John C. Maxwell
  • How Successful People Lead by John C. Maxwell
  • The Power to Compete by Ryoichi Mikitani and Hiroshi Mikitani (Bill Gates 2016)
  • The Mesh: Why the Future of Business is Sharing -- Lisa Gansky
  • Mindset: The New Psychology of Success -- Carol Dweck (01/04/11)

-N- (Want to Read)

  • The Naked Presenter by Garr Reynolds
  • Networking is Not Working: Stop Collecting Business Cards and Start Making Meaningful Connections by Derek Coburn
  • Next Generation Leader by Andy Stanley
  • 9 Things Successful People Do Differently by Heidi Grant Halvorson
  • NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman

-O- (Want to Read)

  • Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers by Alexander Osterwalder
  • 100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People
  • The Org: The Underlying Logic of the Office -- Ray Fisman and Tim Sullivan (Inc., Dec. '12)

-P- (Want to Read)

  • The Cost of Bad Behavior by Christine Pearson, Christine Porath
  • What's Best Next by Matt Perman
  • Tech and the City: The Making of New York’s Startup Community by Alessandro Piol, Maria Teresa Cometto, and Fred Wilson
  • In Their Blood by Sharon Putts

-Q- (Want to Read)

  • Q -- Evan Mandery (Recommended by Tammie)

-R- (Want to Read)

  • As Little Design as Possible by Dieter Rams (FC, Dec. '12)
  • God is Just Not Fair by Jennifer Rothschild
  • Good Strategy, Bad Strategy by Richard P. Rumelt (Inc. July/Aug. 2011)
  • Me, Myspace and I: Parenting the Net Generation -- Larry Rosen
  • Rewired: Understanding the iGeneration and the Way They Learn -- Dr. Larry Rosen
  • REWORK (Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson) (06/16/11 - adv. in May 2011 Inc.)

-S- (Want to Read)

  • Business Brilliant by Lewis Schiff
  • Overwhelmed: Work, Love and Play when No One Has the Time by Brigid Schulte
  • Probable Cause by Theresa Schwegal
  • Below the Surface by Tim Shoemaker
  • Little Bets: How Breakthroughs Emerge from Small Discoveries by Peter Sims
  • Deep and Wide -- Andy Stanley (Recommended by Patrick)
  • Seveneves by Neal Stephenson (Bill Gates 2016)
  • Redefining Leadership by Joseph Stowell
  • Microcosmic God -- Theodore Sturgeon (03/29, while reading Groundswell)
  • The Simpsons: An Uncensored, Unauthorized History by John Ortved
  • Smile and Move by Sam Parker
  • Suddenly, A Knock on the Door by Etgar Keret

-T- (Want to Read)

  • Zero to One by Peter Thiel
  • Smart Cities: Big Data, Civic Hackers and the Quest for a New Utopia by Anthony M. Townsend
  • There But Not -- Jose Dรกvila
  • Think Twice -- Lisa Scottoline
  • The Thirteen Clocks -- James Thurber
  • The 360° Leader -- John C. Maxwell
  • Today Matters: 12 Daily Practices to Guarantee Tomorrow's Success -- John C. Maxwell
  • Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing -- Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman
  • Type: A Visual History of Typefaces and Graphic Styles (two volumes)
  • A 12-Month Guide to Better Prayer

-U- (Want to Read)

  • Up on the Roof - Alex McLean

-V- (Want to Read)

  • Visual Meetings: How Graphics, Sticky Notes and Idea Mapping Can Transform Group Productivity

-W- (Want to Read)

  • The Master Switch by Tim Wu
  • The Water's Edge by Karin Fossum
  • We Could Be Villains by Missy Meyer
  • Where Good Ideas Come From by Steven Johnson
  • Who Owns the Future? by Jaron Lanier
  • A Whole New Mind by Daniel Pink (NF)
  • Why Men Hate Going to Church by David Murrow

-X- (Want to Read)

  • (none currently)

-Y- (Want to Read)

  • The Shack by William P. Young

-Z- (Want to Read)

  • (none currently)