January 1st, 2013

2012 in Books: 60 Books Read This Year

Looking back at my 2012 year, I realized that I completed 60 books in those 12 months.  I do love to read, but I didn’t realize I read that many books this year (and I have to admit, I am proud of myself). I thought I would share my top five reads in each of three categories. The links are to my reviews on Goodreads.

Business books (or, what I consider books that I can apply to my business):

  1. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
  2. Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything by Joshua Foer
  3. Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative by Austin Kleon
  4. The Sketchnote Handbook: The Illustrated Guide to Visual Note Taking by Mike Rohde
  5. The tasti D-lite Way: Social Media Marketing Lessons for Building Loyalty and a Brand Customers Crave by BJ Emerson

Other non-fiction books:

  1. Fearless: The Heroic Story of One Navy SEAL’s Sacrifice in the Hunt for Osama Bin Laden and the Unwavering Devotion of the Woman Who Loved Him by Eric Blehm
  2. Townie: A Memoir by Andre Dubus III
  3. The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright
  4. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
  5. Mississippi Mud: Southern Justice and the Dixie Mafia by Edward Humes

Fiction books:

  1. Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan
  2. Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
  3. Canada by Richard Ford
  4. Maine by Courtney J. Sullivan
  5. A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers

If you follow me over on Goodreads, you can keep up with the books as I read them. I am thinking I will set a goal for 75 books read in 2013.

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