reading

Last Updated: 05/28/2018


Currently Reading


  • An Unwelcome Quest by Scott Meyers
  • The Power of Moments by Chip Heath and Dan Heath
  • The Secret Lives of Color by Kassia St. Clair
  • I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist by Norman L. Geisler, Frank Turek and David Limbaugh by My review (I am re-reading this repeatedly because there's so much to absorb.)


Just Finished


  • Spell or Highwater by Pam Brondos
  • The Last Remnant by Pam Brondos
  • On the Meldon Plain by Pam Brondos
  • Gateway to Foreline by Pam Brondos
  • Good Clean Fun by Nick Offerman (Abandoned)
  • Q by Evan Mandery (Abandoned)
  • Cruel Crown (Red Queen Novellas) by Victoria Aveyard
  • King's Cage (Red Queen #3) by Victoria Aveyard
  • Rot & Ruin (Rot & Ruin #1) by Jonathan Maberry
  • Dust & Decay (Rot & Ruin #2) by Jonathan Maberry
  • Flesh & Bone (Rot & Ruin #3) by Jonathan Maberry
  • Fire & Ash (Rot & Ruin #4) by Jonathan Maberry
  • Red Queen (Red Queen #1) by Victoria Aveyard
  • Glass Sword (Red Queen #2) by Victoria Aveyard
  • After On: A Novel of Silicon Valley by Rob Reid
  • The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig
  • Powerless (The Hero Agenda Book 1) by Tera Lynn Childs, Tracy Deebs
  • The Twelve (The Passage #2) by Justin Cronin
  • The City of Mirrors (The Passage #3) by Justin Cronin
  • Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick
  • Fix ('Mancer) by Ferrett Steinmetz
  • A Long, Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan
  • Deadline (Newsflesh #2) by Mira Grant
  • Blackout (Newsflesh #3) by Mira Grant


Up Next


  • Find Your Why by Simon Sinek (birthday gift from Lori)


Bookshelf

(in between other stuff)

  • Authenticity: What Consumers Really Want by James H. Gilmore and B. Joseph Pine II
  • Fiction Writer's Workshop by Josip Novakovich
  • Church: Uncommon by Tony Dungy @tonydungy
  • The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell
  • Not So Big Remodelling by Sarah Susanka and Marc Vassallo
  • Whatcha Gonna Do With That Duck by Seth Godin


-A- (Want to Read)

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Names of God by ?
  • If You Build It, Will They Come? by Rob Adams
  • The Samson Syndrome by Mark Atteberry
  • The Art of War

-B- (Want to Read)

  • Choke: What the Secrets of The Brain Reveal About by Getting It Right When You Have To by Stan Beilock
  • Contagious: Why Things Catch On by Jonah Berger (FC201304)
  • Empowered: Unleash Your Employees by Josh Bernoff and Ted Schadler
  • Lead Your Family Like Jesus by Ken Blanchard, Tricia Goyer, Phil Hodges
  • NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman
  • Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brené Brown (Malas @ Activision)
  • Rising Strong: How the Ability to Reset Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brené Brown (Malas @ Activision)
  • Communicating Design by Dan Brown
  • Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation by Tim Brown

-C- (Want to Read)

  • Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration by Ed Catmull and Amy Wallas (Malas @ Activision)
  • Forgotten God by Francis Chan
  • The 5 Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman, Ross Campbell
  • The 5 Love Languages Men's Edition by Gary Chapman
  • Now You're Thinking by Judy Chartrand
  • Next by Michael Crichton
  • A World Gone Social by Ted Coine and Mark Babbit
  • About Face: The Essentials of Interaction Design by Alan Cooper
  • The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Customer Development: A Cheat Sheet to The Four Steps to the Epiphany by Brant Cooper and Patrick Vlaskovits
  • Lean Analytics: Use Data to Build a Better Startup Faster (Lean Series) by Alistair Croll
  • Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
  • Parenting the Wholehearted Child by Jeannie Cunnion

-D- (Want to Read)

  • There But Not by Jose Dávila
  • 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, Harrison @ Spokeo)
  • Lead Employees to Success by Wendy Duncan
  • Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck (01/04/11)
-E- (Want to Read)

  • How Not to Be Wrong by Jodan Ellenberg (Bill Gates 2016)
  • Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products by Nir Eyal and Ryan Hoover (Scott @ Spokeo)
-F- (Want to Read)

  • Just Dad and Me by Erin Falligant and Susan Walsh (recommended by Lori)
  • The Secret Place (Dublin Murder Squad) by Tana French
  • The Water's Edge by Karin Fossum
  • Prayer by Richard Foster
  • REWORK by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson (06/16/11 - adv. in May 2011 Inc.)
  • The Full Burn by Kevin Conley
  • Future Perfect: The Case For Progress In A Networked Age by Steven Johnson

-G- (Want to Read)

  • The Mesh: Why the Future of Business is Sharing by Lisa Gansky
  • Explore Everything: Place-hacking the City by Bradley L. Garrett
  • 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)
  • Tales of the Revolution by Seth Godin
  • Working with Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman (Malas @ Activision)
  • 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)
  • The Autistic Brain by Temple Grandin
  • 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
  • Genius by Leopoldo Gout (recommended by Ellie)

-H- (Want to Read)

  • Inbound Marketing: Get Found Using Google, Social Media, and Blogs by Brian Halligan
  • 9 Things Successful People Do Differently by Heidi Grant Halvorson
  • 24 Hours that Changed the World by Adam Hamilton
  • The Omega Objective by Wesley Hankins
  • Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari (Bill Gates 2016, Malas @ Activision)
  • Thank You for Arguing: What Aristotle, Abraham Lincoln and Homer Simpson Can Teach Us About the Art of Persuasion by Jay Heinrichs
  • The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida
  • The Creative Priority: Driving Innovative Business in the Real World by Jerry Hirshberg and Elina D. Nundelman
  • The Obstacle is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph by Ryan Holiday
  • The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers by Ben Horowitz (Malas @ Activision)

-I- (Want to Read)

  • The Art of Choosing by Sheena Iyengar

-J- (Want to Read)

  • 57 Words that Changed the World by Daryl Johnson
  • Designing with the Mind in Mind: Simple Guide to Understanding User Interface Design Rules by Jeff Johnson

-K- (Want to Read)

  • Design for Hackers by Kadavy
  • 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)
  • Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike by Phil Knight (Malas @ Activision)
  • Between Heaven and Hell... by Peter Kreeft

-L- (Want to Read)

  • The Vital Question by Nick Lane (Bill Gates 2016)
  • Imagine by Jonah Lehrer (EW #1 non-fiction)
  • Be the Dad She Needs You to Be by Kevin Leman
  • Raylan by Elmore Leonard
  • Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt by Michael Lewis (Malas @ Activision)
  • 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 by Max Lucado
  • Thinking with Type by Ellen Lupton

-M- (Want to Read)

  • The Life God Blesses by Gordon MacDonald
  • Forbidden Places: Exploring Our Abandoned Heritage by Sylvain Margaine
  • How High Will You Climb? by John C. Maxwell
  • How Successful People Lead by John C. Maxwell
  • Developing the Leader within You by John C. Maxwell
  • In Pursuit of Elegance by Matthew E. May (Inc. 201203)
  • Up on the Roof by Alex McLean
  • Evil Plans: Having Fun on the Road to World Domination by Hugh MacLeod
  • Southern California: An Island on the Land by Carey McWilliams
  • Imaginary Jesus by Matt Mikalatos
  • The Power to Compete by Ryoichi Mikitani and Hiroshi Mikitani (Bill Gates 2016)
  • Different: Escaping the Competitive Herd by Youngme Moon
  • City Observed: Los Angeles by Charles Moore and Peter Becker
  • App Empire: Make Money, Have a Life, and Let Technology Work for You by Chad Mureta
-N- (Want to Read)

  • Networking is Not Working: Stop Collecting Business Cards and Start Making Meaningful Connections by Derek Coburn

-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 by Ray Fisman and Tim Sullivan (Inc., Dec. '12)

-P- (Want to Read)

  • The Cost of Bad Behavior by Christine Pearson, Christine Porath
  • 52 Things Daughters Need from their Dads by Jay Payleitner
  • What's Best Next by Matt Perman
  • Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel Pink
  • Enlightenment Now by Steven Pinker (Bill Gates recommendation 2018)
  • Tech and the City: The Making of New York’s Startup Community by Alessandro Piol, Maria Teresa Cometto, and Fred Wilson
  • Read This Before Our Next Meeting by Al Pittampalli
  • Do the Work by Steven Pressfield
  • In Their Blood by Sharon Putts

-Q- (Want to Read)

  • (none currently)

-R- (Want to Read)

  • As Little Design as Possible by Dieter Rams (FC, Dec. '12)
  • The Naked Presenter by Garr Reynolds
  • Blah Blah Blah: What To Do When Words Don't Work by Dan Roam
  • Me, Myspace and I: Parenting the Net Generation by Larry Rosen
  • Factfulness by Hans Rosling (Bill Gates recommendation 2018)
  • Rewired: Understanding the iGeneration and the Way They Learn by Dr. Larry Rosen
  • God is Just Not Fair by Jennifer Rothschild
  • Good Strategy, Bad Strategy by Richard P. Rumelt (Inc. July/Aug. 2011)

-S- (Want to Read)

  • Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg (Malas @ Activision)
  • 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
  • Overcoming Perfectionism by Ann Smith
  • The Flinch by Julien Smith
  • Deep and Wide by Andy Stanley (Recommended by Patrick)
  • Next Generation Leader by Andy Stanley
  • Seveneves by Neal Stephenson (Bill Gates 2016)
  • Redefining Leadership by Joseph Stowell
  • Microcosmic God by 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 Notes on Start-Ups, or How to Build the Future by Peter Thiel and Blake Masters (Inc. + Malas @ Activision)
  • Admired: 21 Way to Double Your Value by Mark Thompson and Bonita Thompson
  • Smart Cities: Big Data, Civic Hackers and the Quest for a New Utopia by Anthony M. Townsend
  • Think Twice by Lisa Scottoline
  • The Thirteen Clocks by James Thurber
  • The 360° Leader by John C. Maxwell
  • Today Matters: 12 Daily Practices to Guarantee Tomorrow's Success by John C. Maxwell
  • Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing by 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)

  • If You Want to Write by Brenda Ueland

-V- (Want to Read)

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

-W- (Want to Read)

  • Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself by David Foster Wallace and David Lipsky (NF)
  • Mindless Eating by Brian Wansink
  • 59 Seconds: Think a Little, Change a Lot by Richard Wiseman
  • The Master Switch by Tim Wu
  • 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)

  • (none currently)

-Z- (Want to Read)

  • (none currently)

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-I- (Completed)


-J- (Completed)

  • (none yet)

-K- (Completed)

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

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-M- (Completed)



-N- (Completed)


-O- (Completed)


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-Q- (Completed)

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-T- (Completed)


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