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:

  1. The Art of Deception: Controlling the Human Element of Security by Kevin D. Mitnick
  2. Beginning Spatial with SQL Server 2008 by Alistair Aitchison
  3. A User's Guide to the Brain: Perception, Attention, and the Four Theaters of the Brain by John J. Ratey
  4. Cesar's Way: The Natural, Everyday Guide to Understanding and Correcting Common Dog Problems by Cesar Millan
  5. Pro WPF in C# 2008 by Matthew MacDonald
  6. Professional ASP.NET MVC 1.0 by "The 4 Extended Foreheads" (Rob Conery, Scott Hanselman, Phil Haack, Scott Guthrie)
  7. Thinking in Pictures, Expanded Edition: My Life with Autism by Temple Grandin
  8. A Brief History of Time: The Updated And Expanded Tenth Anniversary Edition by Stephen Hawking
  9. jQuery in Action by Bear Bibeault, Yehuda Katz
  10. 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…

Be the Pack Leader: Use Cesar’s Way to Transform Your Dog … And Your Life by Cesar Millan

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.

Happy Reading!