2013 preview: Reading

So the primary reading list for the upcoming year is finished and you can view it here. Last year was much the one before in terms of output (25) although I was a bit more strict on not finishing books I didn’t want to read further. As you can see I am starting the year with five books at the same time, books I started in December. Not a good sign, but then I got a lot of book gifts or added another interest (e.g. Sherlock Holmes after discovering the TV show “Elementary”).

I am looking forward to the book by Mitch Joel this year and also giving David Foster Wallace another try, reading Dave Eggers and learning more about VC (that’s hidden in the picture).

Reading came very much in waves last year, highly productive months vs. months where progress was painstakingly slow. The two biographies were work (Steve Jobs, Keith Richards) and 10 Days to Faster Reading was good in a way but tedious. The Richard Branson book was one you can skip and I was really glad for the new C.C. Chapman book to arrive to give me good excuse to shelve it.

As always, I’ll probably finish half of what is on this preliminary list and add 10 that I haven’t yet thought of. I suppose the best solution there would be to push for lots of reading time in the first three months and then just keep at it. We’ll see.