I really haven’t been reading enough books of the the last few years. Sure I read a ton of blogs and such online, but what about books? Books are nice, cohesive collections of information; at least most of the time. There are a lot of things I’d like to learn more about, both related to computers and not. So, sometime in January (this wasn’t a new years resolution, just a coincidence), I decided to try to read at minimum 12 books throughout the year. Basically, at least 1 book each month, and after seemingly falling behind a few times, to my surprise, it seems that I am on track.
Here’s the list of books that I’ve read so far this year in order of first to most recent:
- The Art of Deception: Controlling the Human Element of Security by Kevin D. Mitnick
- Beginning Spatial with SQL Server 2008 by Alistair Aitchison
- A User's Guide to the Brain: Perception, Attention, and the Four Theaters of the Brain by John J. Ratey
- Cesar's Way: The Natural, Everyday Guide to Understanding and Correcting Common Dog Problems by Cesar Millan
- Pro WPF in C# 2008 by Matthew MacDonald
- Professional ASP.NET MVC 1.0 by "The 4 Extended Foreheads" (Rob Conery, Scott Hanselman, Phil Haack, Scott Guthrie)
- Thinking in Pictures, Expanded Edition: My Life with Autism by Temple Grandin
- A Brief History of Time: The Updated And Expanded Tenth Anniversary Edition by Stephen Hawking
- jQuery in Action by Bear Bibeault, Yehuda Katz
- Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software by Charles Petzold
Keep in mind that it took me anywhere from 1 to 3 months to find the time to read some of these books.
The book I am currently reading is…
Wow, and to my surprise I’m currently on book number 11 for the year. Maybe I’ll be able to read a total of 12 or 13 books before the years end. I guess only time will tell.