Thursday, December 15, 2011

2011 Year In Review: Books I Read (or Reading)

Books I read this year:
  1. Effective Fundraising
  2. Starbucks Experience
  3. Life Makeovers
  4. Zen by the Brush
  5. Collaboration
  6. The Eco Chick Guide to Life
  7. Damn Why Didn't I write That?
  8. Twenties Girl
  9. How to Speak Like a Pro
  10. The Family of Woman
  11. Iowa 24/7
  12. Quite Moments Devotional Journal
  13. Mini Shopaholic
  14. The Fashionista Files
  15. A Year of Creativity
  16. The Fashion Book
  17. In Style Instant Style
  18. Easter Ideals
  19. Wherever You Go There you Are
  20. Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life
  21. Great Gifts in 30 Minutes or Less
  22. Adobe Classroom in a Book-Flash
  23. Adobe Classroom in a Book-Dreamweaver
  24. Looking Up 
  25. 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
  26. 101 Ways to Say Merry Christmas
  27. Vital Friends
  28. Crucial Conversations
  29. Crucial Confrontations
  30. The Influencer
  31. How to Say It
  32. The Artist's Way
  33. My First Business Book of Ethics
  34. My First Business Book of Etiquette
  35. The NOW Revolution

Books on my Kindle:

  1. Learn Absolute French
  2. The New Oxford Dictionary
  3. Barron's French English Dictionary
  4. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
  5. The Art of War
  6. The Cleveland Clinic Guide to Pain
  7. Don't Die DragonFly
  8. Serial
  9. Top Thought Leaders Share their Best Innovation Ideas
  10. Predictable Magic: Unleash the Power of Design Strategy to Transform Your Business
  11. Do you Matter? How Great Design Will Make People Love Your Company
  12. Making Strategy Work: Leading Effective Execution and Charge
  13. Invisible Forces and Powerful Beleifs
  14. Critical Thinking: Tools for Taking Charge of your Professional and Personal Life
  15. Selling to Big Companies
  16. CK-12 Advanced Probability and Statistics
  17. Tribal Knowledge: Business Wisdom (Brewed from the Grounds of Starbucks Corporate Culture)
  18. The Counte of Monte Christo
  19. Firms of Endearment: How World Class Companies Profit from Passion and Purpose
  20. Write for Life, Revised and Updated: Healing Body, Mind and Spirit through Journal Writing
  21. Kaplan Technical Writing: A Writing Resource for Technical Writers at ALL Levels
  22. Apples are Square: Thinking Differently about Leadership
  23. Angel of Death Row: My Life as a Penalty Defense Lawyer
  24. Sharp Grammar: Building Better Grammar Skills
  25. Circle of Friends: Cookbook-25 Meatloaf Recipes
  26. 25 Languages Phrase Book: German, French, Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese, Italian, Greek, etc.
  27. Fools Rush In
  28. The World Set Free
  29. How to Speak Like a Pro
  30. Oxford Dictionary of English
  31. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  32. Pride and Prejudice
  33. War and Peace
Books I am Reading Right Now on my Kindle:

  1. Peace from Broken Pieces
  2. Sun Stand Still
  3. Chiczofrennia: Crazy is an Art Form
  4. Safe Haven
  5. Social Media Marketing
  6. How to Say It at Work
  7. Three Weeks with my Brother
  8. The Secrets of Economic Indicators: Hidden Clues to Future Economic Trends, etc
  9. How to Say It: Grantwriting
  10. Overconnected: The Promise and Threat of the Internet
  11. The Right Brain Business Plan
  12. Poke the Box
In 2011 I read or am finishing up to 80 books.

Challenge for 2012 is 100books.

I also just found a load of books in boxes that I will be putting up on shelves today, so who knows what kind of things will peak my reading desire. A blog I found recently through another friend mentions why you should be with women who read. I found it very cute and agreed with everything they said. Read this little blog post and I think you will agree.


Quotes from the Blog...Click on the Link to READ the whole post and be amazed...

Date a girl who reads. She’s the one lovingly looking over the shelves in the bookstore, the one who quietly cries out when she finds the book she wants.She’s the girl reading while waiting in that coffee shop down the street.It’s easy to date a girl who reads. Give her books for her birthday, for Christmas and for anniversaries. Give her the gift of words, in poetry, in song. Give her Neruda, Pound, Sexton, Cummings. Let her know that you understand that words are love. Understand that she knows the difference between books and reality but by god, she’s going to try to make her life a little like her favorite book.Fail her. Because a girl who reads knows that failure always leads up to the climax. Because girls who understand that all things will come to end. That you can always write a sequel. That you can begin again and again and still be the hero. That life is meant to have a villain or two.If you find a girl who reads, keep her close.You will smile so hard you will wonder why your heart hasn’t burst and bled out all over your chest yet. You will write the story of your lives, have kids with strange names and even stranger tastes. She will introduce your children to the Cat in the Hat and Aslan, maybe in the same day. You will walk the winters of your old age together and she will recite Keats under her breath while you shake the snow off your boots. Date a girl who reads because you deserve it. You deserve a girl who can give you the most colorful life imaginable.

Or better yet, date a girl who writes.