Currently Reading

This page is to keep track of books I’m reading, to ensure I don’t have six unfinished books in progress, and to remind me to finish the ones I’ve started. I’m always reading or re-reading something, re-reads are in italic. I have over 10 years reading activity logged. Everything under a month is a book that I finished reading that month, there is also a section for “started but not finished” books at the bottom of the page.

I have an Amazon wishlist, and a Goodreads page too.

In progress

  • David Burns, “The Feeling Good Handbook”
  • Martin Edwards (editor), “Capital Crimes: London Mysteries” (British Library Crime Classics)
  • James Clear, “Atomic Habits”

Queued up next:
Morten Hansen, “Great at Work: How Top Performers Do Less, Work Better, and Achieve More”
Todd Henry “Herding Tigers”
Mary Oliver, “A Poetry Handbook”
Alan Richardson, “Dear Evil Tester”
Jennifer Kahnweiler, “The Introverted Leader: Building on Your Quiet Strength”
Dacher Keltner, “The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence”

January 2018
Chris Voss and Tahl Raz, “Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It”

February 2018
Jocko Willink and Leif Babin, “Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win”
Jim Collins, “Good to Great”
Andy Weir, “The Martian”

March 2018
Liz Gipson, “Handwoven Home”
Liz Gipson, “Weaving Made Easy”
Sam Sheridan, “The Fighter’s Mind”
Douglas Adams and John Lloyd “The Deeper Meaning of Liff”

April 2018
Richard A. Knaak, “Black City Saint”
Daniel Coyle, “The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups” (Audible)
Cy Wakeman, “No Ego: How Leaders Can Cut the Cost of Workplace Drama, End Entitlement, and Drive Big Results”
Daniel Pink “When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing” (Audible)
Douglas Noll, “De-escalate: How to Calm an Angry Person in 90 Seconds or Less”
Benedict Jacka, “Fated” (Alex Verus #1)

May 2018
Kim Scott, “Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity” (Audible)
Benedict Jacka, “Cursed” (Alex Verus #2)
Benedict Jacka, “Taken” (Alex Verus #3)
Benedict Jacka, “Chosen” (Alex Verus #4)
Benedict Jacka, “Hidden” (Alex Verus #5)
Patrick Lencioni, “The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else In Business”
Benedict Jacka, “Veiled” (Alex Verus #6)
Benedict Jacka, “Burned” (Alex Verus #7)

June 2018
Benedict Jacka, “Bound” (Alex Verus #8)
Jim Butcher, “Brief Cases”
Tom Rath, “Strengthsfinder 2.0 – Discover your Clifton Strengths”
Adam Alter, “Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked” (Audible)
Leonard Mlodinow, “Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior” (author’s last name pronounced “Ma-lah-DI-nov,” according to p27 of this book)

July 2018
Jenny Lawson, “Furiously Happy”
Benedict Jacka, “Marked” (Alex Verus #9)
Patrick Lencioni, “The Ideal Team Player: How to Recognize and Cultivate The Three Essential Virtues”
Patrick Lencioni, “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable”
Vic James, “Gilded Cage” (Dark Gifts #1)
Kim Scott, “Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity”
Dan Roam, “Draw to Win: A Crash Course on How to Lead, Sell, and Innovate With Your Visual Mind”
Ed Catmull and Amy Wallace, “Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration” (Audible)

August 2018
Benedict Jacka, “Marked” (Alex Verus #9)
Angela Duckworth, “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance” (Audible)
Agatha Christie, “Murder on the Orient Express”
Mira Grant, “Into the Drowning Deep”
Michael J Gelb, “The Art of Connection: 7 Relationship-Building Skills Every Leader Needs Now”

September 2018
Douglas Stuart, “The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Improbable Prisoner”
Anthony Horowitz, “Magpie Murders”
Shawn Achor, “Big Potential: How Transforming the Pursuit of Success Raises Our Achievement, Happiness, and Well-Being” (Audible)
Agatha Christie, “And Then There Were None”
Agatha Christie, “Murder is Easy”
Craig Hinton, “Doctor Who, the Missing Adventures: The Crystal Bucephalus”
Agatha Christie, “Ordeal by Innocence”
Paul Cornell, “Doctor Who, the Missing Adventures: Goth Opera”
Christopher Fowler, “Full Dark House” (Bryant and May #1)

October 2018
Agatha Christie, “Miss Marple: The Complete Short Stories”
Sarah Knight, “The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck: How to Stop Spending Time You Don’t Have with People You Don’t Like Doing Things You Don’t Want to Do”
Tasha Eurich, “Insight: Why We’re Not as Self-Aware as We Think, and How Seeing Ourselves Clearly Helps Us Succeed at Work and in Life”
Clare Mackintosh, “I See You”

November 2018
CJ Sansom, “Dark Fire” (Matthew Shardlake #2)
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes”

Started, not finished
Lisa Feldman Barrett, “How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain” (Audible)
Nate Silver, “The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail – But Some Don’t” (Audible)
Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, “Freakonomics, revised edition” (Audible)
Jordan Ellenberg, “How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking” (Audible)
Roald Dahl (editor), “Roald Dahl’s Book of Ghost Stories”
James Martin, SJ, “Between Heaven and Mirth”
Ronald Malfi, “Bone white”
Jacqueline Winspear, “Maisie Dobbs” (Maisie Dobbs #1)
Sue Grafton, “A is for Alibi” (Kinsey Milhone #1)
Alan Alda, “If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?: My Adventures in the Art and Science of Relating and Communicating” (Audible)