My 2014 reading goals and list

As I mentioned in my “Books to Read in 2014” post, I did a lot of recreational reading during 2013. I’m planning to continue my reading binge in 2014. My goal is to finish at least 2 books per month and hit 25 (or more) for the year. I’d like to mix in a few more non-fiction, business books, too.

Since my Amazon wish list is currently over 60 items, I’m not going to have a hard time finding content. Here’s a look at the top 20 books I’m planning to read in the upcoming year.

  1. Ready Player One – Ernest Cline (completed – review posted)
  2. Crux – Ramez Naam (completed – review posted)
  3. The Circle – Dave Eggers (completed – review posted)
  4. Trust Me, I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator – Ryan Holliday (completed – review posted)
  5. Brilliance – Marcus Sakey (completed – review posted)
  6. One Second After – William R. Forstchen (completed – review posted)
  7. Outside In: The Power of Putting Customers at the Center of Your Business – Harley Manning, Kerry Bodine, Josh Bernoff (completed – review posted)
  8. Mr. Penumbra’s 24-hour Bookstore – Robin Sloan (completed – review posted)
  9. Who Owns the Future – Jaron Lanier (completed – review posted)
  10. Kill Decision – Daniel Suarez (completed – review posted)
  11. Lean UX: Applying Lean principles to Improve User Experience – Jeff Gothelp (completed – review posted)
  12. Wired – Douglas E. Richards (completed – review posted)
  13. Lean Analytics: Use Data to Build a Better Startup Faster – Alistair Croll, Benjamin Yoskovitz (completed – review posted)
  14. Counting from Zero – Alan B. Johnston (completed – review posted)
  15. Running Lean: Iterate from Plan A to Plan That Works – Ash Maurya (completed – review posted)
  16. The 5th Wave – Rick Yancey (completed – review posted)
  17. Behind the Cloud: The Untold Story of How Salesforce.com Went from Idea to Billion-Dollar Company and Revolutionized an Industry – Marc Benioff, Carlye Adler (completed – review posted)
  18. Trojan Horse – Mark Russinovich (completed – review posted)
  19. Robopocalypse – Daniel H. Wilson (completed – review posted)
  20. The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering, Anniversary Edition – Frederick P. Brooks (completed – review posted)

It’ll be interesting to see how disciplined I am in sticking to my reading list for the upcoming year. I’m sure a few titles will jump the queue. I just hope it’s not too many!

By the way. if you have any strong recommendations for my 2014 list based on what you see above, feel free to put them in the comments. Thanks!

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