Shortlist for 2012, see this article for background.
PLI/Abby Marks Beale – 10 Days to faster Reading(November)
- Georg Franck – Die Ökonomie der Aufmerksamkeit
- Thomas Klupp – Paradiso
- Nick Hornby – Juliet Naked
- Siri Hustvest – Enchantment of Lily Dahl
- Chris Brogan/Julien Smith – Trust Agents
Jack Falla – Home Ice(April) Minette Walters – The Breaker, dnf
- O’Reilly – Your Brain: The Missing Manual
- Charles Frazier – Thirteen Moons
- Harper Lee – To Kill a Mockingbird (*)
- Hanif Kureishi – The Buddha of Suburbia
- Richard Powers – Generosity
- Charles Bukowski – Ham on Rye
- Chip & Dan Heath – Switch
- Steven Levy – In the Plex
Walther Isaacson – Steve Jobs Biography(May) Eric Ries – The Lean Startup(April, Kindle for iPhone, Notes) Thomas Pletzinger – Gentlemen, wir leben am Abgrund(March, Kindle for iPhone) David Halberstam – Playing for keeps(May)
- Jonathan Lethem – Chronic City
- Don DeLillo – Underworld
- Gavin Menzies – 1421
- Jostein Gaardner – Sophie’s World
Andreas Eschbach – Eine Billion Dollar(July)
- Jaron Lanier – You’re not a gadget
Lee Child – A Wanted Man(September) Nassim Nicholas Taleb – Der Schwarze Schwan, dnf Howard Jacobson – No more Mr. Nice Guy(January) James Altucher – I was Blind but now I See(January, Kindle for iPhone)
- Tom Peters – Re-Imagine
Les McKeown – Predictable Success(February, Kindle for iPhone, Notizen) Marc Cuban – How to win at the sport of business(January, Kindle for iPhone, Notizen) Julien Smith – the Flinch(January, Kindle for iPhone, Notizen) Kevin Smith – Tough Shit(June, Kindle for iPhone, Notes) Peter Coughter – The Art of the Pitch(July) Nikki Sixx – The Heroine Diaries(September, Kindle for iPhone) E.L. James – Fifty Shades of Grey(August, Kindle for iPhone) Michael Lewis – The Big Short(August) Sammy Hagar – Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock(June, Kindle for iPhone) Keith Richards – Life(November) C. C. Chapman – Amazing Things Will Happen(December, Kindle for iPhone) Richard Branson – Like a Virgin(December, Kindle for iPhone) dnf Maximilian Buddenbohm – Das Rosinenbrötchen oder ‘es ist alles nur eine Phase’(December)
dnf=did not finish
Well, some readers have asked about reviews. I am not going to manage one for each book but maybe one-liners…
10 Days to faster reading: It took me almost 10 months. Why? Because it got boring after a while and I did make as much progress. There are some basic concepts though that did increase speed.
Home Ice: Great anecdotes on the sport of hockey.
Steve Jobs bio: missed opportunity
Eric Ries: Really great insights, highly recommended.
Gentlemen wir leben am Abrund: Review.
Halberstam: Playing for keeps. Great read, Halberstam is a great writer.
Eschbach: Ich mag das Buch, auch wenn mich das Ende jedes Mal enttäuscht.
Altucher: A wee bit overrated, a bit too much fluff.
Predictable Success: Very interesting concept, going to read the follow-up in 2013.
Cuban: I actually don’t remember it :-/
The Flinch: good but I liked Chapman better.
Tough shit: short but too long after the initial story
Art of the Pitch: highly recommended, great anecdotes and also some sensible advice
Heroine Diaries: loved it
Fifty Shades of Grey: read it, get over it.
Big Short: loved it, going to read more be Lewis.
Sammy Hagar: interesting life, no doubt.
Keith Richards big: never listened to the Stones before, will do now
Amazing thing will happen: loved it
Rosinenbrötchen: wahrscheinlich noch lustiger, wenn man das Blog nicht kennt, aber es war für viele U-Bahnfahrer wohl sehr lustig, mir beim Lesen zu zu schauen