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. Recommendations for new books to read are always welcome. 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, there is a section for “started but not finished” books at the bottom of the page.

See also the list of Books I Plan to Read, and the Amazon wishlist, and my Goodreads page.

In progress on paper
Betty Edwards, “Drawing on the right side of the brain” book and workbook
Gretchen Rubin “Better than before”

In progress on Audible
Jonah Berger, “Invisible Influence – The Hidden Forces That Shape Behavior”

Up next on paper:
Burt Dodson, “Keys to Drawing”

January 2017
The Constitution of the United States of America
Douglas Adams, “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency”
David Brin, “Sundiver”

March 2017
Larry Hendrick, “Xenophon’s Cyrus the Great – The Arts of Leadership and War”

April 2017
Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen, “Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well” (for QA book club)
Robert Sapolsky, “Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers”
Harry Frankfurt, “On Bullshit”
Timothy Snyder, “On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century”
Seth Godin, “The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit” (did not like this one at all)

May 2017
Benedict Jacka, “Fated” (Alex Verus #1)
Benedict Jacka, “Cursed” (Alex Verus #2)
Benedict Jacka, “Taken” (Alex Verus #3)
Benedict Jacka, “Chosen” (Alex Verus #4)
Benedict Jacka, “Hidden” (Alex Verus #5)
Benedict Jacka, “Veiled” (Alex Verus #6)

June 2017
Benedict Jacka, “Burned” (Alex Verus #7)
Benedict Jacka, “Bound” (Alex Verus #8)
Jim Butcher, “Proven Guilty” (Dresden Files #8)

July 2017
Jim Butcher, “White Night” (Dresden Files #9)
Fr Dominic Garramone, “Bake and Be Blessed”

August 2017
Michelle Tam, Henry Fong, “Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans”
Sachiko Umoto, “Illustration School: Let’s Draw Happy People”

September 2017
Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton and Sheila Heen, “Difficult Conversations” (for QA book club)

October 2017
Daniel O’Malley, “The Rook” (The Chequy Files #1)
Seneca, “Letters from a Stoic”

November 2017
Rowena Hart, “The Ashford Book of Rigid Heddle Weaving”
Liz Gipson “A Weaver’s guide to swatching”
Liz Gipson “Weaving made easy”

Audible books in 2017
Seneca, “Letters from a Stoic”
David Eagleman, “Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain”
Eric Barker, “Barking up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong”
Michael Bungay Stanier, “The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever”
Geoff Colvin, “Talent is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else”
Daniel H Pink, “Drive”
Peter C Brown “Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning”

Started, not finished
Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler, “Crucial Conversations”
Noah Levine, “Against The Stream”
Todd Henry, “Die Empty”
Robin Dreeke, “The Code of Trust:An American Counterintelligence Expert’s Five Rules to Lead and Succeed” (Audible version)
Cal Newport, “Deep Work”