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
Benedict Jacka, “Marked” (Alex Verus #9)
Michael J Gelb, “The Art of Connection: 7 Relationship-Building Skills Every Leader Needs Now”
Angela Duckworth, “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance” (Audible)

Queued up next:
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”
Morten Hansen, “Great at Work: How Top Performers Do Less, Work Better, and Achieve More”
Todd Henry “Herding Tigers”
Mikael Krogerus and Roman Tschäppeler, “The Decision Book: Fifty Models for Strategic Thinking (Fully Revised Edition)”
Mary Oliver, “A Poetry Handbook”
Alan Richardson, “Dear Evil Tester”

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)

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”