This year, I slacked off on the reading for a few months earlier in the year. Ever committed to my reading goal, I’m stepping it up a notch. I plan to read one book a week. Two if I can really push myself. It depends on the length of the book too. Continuing to build endurance and exercise my favorite muscle!
Completed – 2013
Favorite titles are represented by a star. ★
- Start Something That Matters, by Blake Mycoskie | Great, and inspiring, way to start the new year. ★
- V Is for Vulnerable, by Seth Godin | Life Outside the Comfort Zone. A picture book for adults. So many gems. Shame vs Vulnerability. Break free and create art.
- Strengths Finder 2.0, by Tom Rath | Quick read. Interactive quiz included. ★ | Review
- Stumbling on Happiness, by Daniel Gilbert | Insightful book about how our minds actually work. Our memory isn’t a recording events but a fabrication of clues to rebuild what actually happened. Great case studies that illustrate his points. Discover that planning for future happiness is a paradox.
- Anything You Want, by Derek Sivers | Most enjoyable read. Sivers talks about starting cdbaby and the lessons learned along the way. Reminded me a bit of Blake Mycoskie in some ways. Once again, don’t try to find happiness (success) just let it happen. ★
- The Likeability Factor, by Tim Sanders | Majority of the book explained why it is good to be likable. Then at the end, gave steps on how to improve your personality. Much of it common knowledge.
- Bossypants, by Tina Fey | Such a good read and funny too. This memoir is a joy to read. Tina smartly recollects the lessons that she has learned along the way.
- Rich Food, Poor Food, by Jayson Calton, PhD, Mira Calton, Cn | Great resource on the best food to buy. If you are looking to find organic, GMO-free, whole foods then start with this book.
- The Icarus Deception, by Seth Godin | Felt like a continuation of Linchpin. Loved it. How to be a better artist. Don’t limit yourself. ★
- The Four Agreements, by Don Miguel Ruiz | Reread. Recommended by a good friend. I get something new out of it each time. ★
- Lean UX, by Jeff Gothelf and Josh Seiden | Highly advise reading if you are in the field. Really hit home on a few topics. Validating in a lot of ways too. On the right path. ★
- Ignore Everybody, by Hugh MacLeod | Got so much inspiration from this. Should reread every 3 months are so. Read it, create your art, and enjoy life. ★
- The Flinch, by Julien Smith | This should be read every month. Overcome “the flinch”, “the blerch“, and the “lizard brain“. Great notes, great homework, and truly inspiring read. ★