I bought a Kindle paperwhite last year and noticed 2 things. First I read a lot more. Second, now my iPad’s only use is as 2nd monitor. Taking an idea from Bill Gates. Books I read in 2014.

  • Gamorrah - Roberto Saviano
  • Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time - Jeff Sutherland
  • Y: The Last Man - Brian K. Vaughan
  • World War Z - Max Brooks. If you like Studs Terkel, you’ll like this book too.
  • The Forever War - Joe Halderman
  • Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
  • The Giver - Lois Lowry
  • Liar’s Poker - Michael Lewis
  • World Corporation - King Camp Gillette. The creater of Gillette razors imagines a utopia in the early 1900’s. He proposes a new nation built on of a hydroelectric damn built over Niagra Falls. Gillette designs everything from city blocks to silverware for his new nation.

Not Bad:

  • Turn the Ship Around!: A True Story of Turning Followers into Leaders - L. David Marquet
  • The Compleat Angler - Izaak Walton
  • The Lean Startup - Eric Ries
  • Pro AngularJS - Adam Freeman
  • Ender’s Game - Orson Scott Card
  • The Mount - Carol Emshwiller. What if Aliens treated humans like Horses?
  • The Book of Muscle - Ian King
  • Hardcore Diaries - Mick Foley. NPR Interview here.

Meh:

  • Star Wars: Darth Plagiueis - James Luceno
  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins. Really liked the 1st book. 2nd book was ok. This was a struggle.