Saturday, December 31, 2016

2016 Book List

2016 Book List

At the end of every year I create a post from the year's readings. I like wrapping it up this way, with a few thoughts packaging up a specific section of time, and yes, a specific goal.  Every year I pledge to read 52 books, and once again I fell short in 2016 (17).  As usual, I have a number of things I could blame, but my key take-away this year is that I didn't make a plan to succeed.

I love to run, not as much because of the running, but because of the success I feel for having planned, trained, and completed a goal.  Well, this year I aim to approach my reading more like a marathon. I am going to make a plan, and follow it as best I can, and lets see if I don't get closer in 2017!

1What the Most Successful People Do Before BreakfastLaura VanderkamJanuary 6
2Shadows of SelfBrandon SandersonJanuary 20
3A Crown of SwordsRobert JordanFebruary 9
4The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de ZoetDavid MitchellMarch 23
5FirefightBrandon SandersonApril 3
6CalamityBrandon SandersonApril 10
7The Path of DaggersRobert JordanApril 30
8The Name of the WindPatrick RothfussMay 30
9The Bands of MourningBrandon SandersonJune 19
10A Man Called OveFredrik BackmanJuly 24
11Winter's HeartRobert JordanAugust 10
12Wednesday WarsGary D. SchmidtSeptember 16
13Five Dysfunctions of TeamPatrick LencioniSeptember 27
14Crossroads of TwilightRobert JordanOctober 5
15Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North KoreaBarbara DemickNovember 20
16The RithmatistBrandon SandersonNovember 27
17Knife of DreamsRobert JordanDecember 31