Booklist 2010

People who know me well know that I read a lot of books, but they may not know that I don't finish a lot of books. Starting today, I'm going to keep a running tally of all the books that I am reading, plan to read, or that I have read in 2010.

The whole idea behind this is to help me better assess how much information I am getting into my head and what it's about. It's not enough to just read things and learn from them. A person needs to set aside some time and think about that the effect that reading different things can have on your mind. Anyway, here are my lists, and, as I finish books, I'll move them from one list to another, hopefully finishing 50 this year, maybe 100. Who knows?! And, as they are finished, I hope to review them all, in my way.

Books finished in 2010

  1. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
    Finished January 21st
  2. Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card
    Finished January 25th
  3. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
    Finished January 30
  4. What the Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell
    Finished February 1
  5. The Surrogates: Flesh and Bone by Venditti and Weldele
    Finished February 5
  6. The Design of Everyday Things by Donald Norman
    Finished February 9
  7. The Black Swan by Nassim Taleb
    Finished February 15
  8. All you need is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka
    Finished February 16
  9. Mind: Introduction to Cognitive Science by Paul Thagard
    Finished February 24
  10. The Confidence Man by Herman Melville
    Finished March 1
  11. The Question V1 - by O'neil, Cowan, and Magyar
    finished March 12
  12. Usurper of the Sun - by Housuke Nojiri
    finished April 20
  13. Will Grayson, Will Grayson - by Green and Levithan
    finished May 1
  14. Simpsons/Futurama: Crossover Crisis - by Matt Groenig et al
    finished May 2
  15. The Investigation - by Stanislaw Lem
    finished May 4th
  16. Batman: The Long Halloween - by Loeb and Sale
    finished May 5
  17. Incognito - by Phillips and Brubaker
    finished May 15
  18. Boneshaker - by Cherie Priest
    finished May 16
  19. Solomon's Thieves - by Mechner, Pham, and Puvilland
    finished May 23
  20. Chew - by Layman and Guillory
    finished May 27
  21. Please - Fiction Ispired by The Smiths - Edited by Peter Wild
    finished May 30
  22. Kafka - R. Crumb and David Mairowitz
    finished June 14
  23. Sneaky uses for everyday things - Cy Tymony
    finished July ??
  24. Two Sisters - Matt Kindt
    finished July ??
  25. Superfuckers - James Kochalka
    finished July 24
  26. The Dark Game - Paul B. Janeczko
    finished July 20
  27. BB Wolf and the Three LPs - Arnold and Koslowski
    finished July 31
  28. Shift - Tim Kring and Dale Peck
    finished August 1

Books in progress

  1. Pop - Create the perfect pitch for . . . anything by Sam Horn
  2. The Hacker and the Ants by Rudy Rucker
  3. The Darkness that Comes Before by R. Scott Bakker
  4. The World is Flat by Thomas Friedman
  5. Morrissey and Marr: The Severed Alliance by Johnny Rogan
  6. Goldfinger by Ian Fleming
  7. The Simulacra by Philip K. Dick
  8. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  9. A User's Guide to the Brain by John Ratey
  10. Voices from the Street by Philip K. Dick
  11. Made to Stick by Heath and Heath
  12. Critical Path by R. Buckminster Fuller
  13. Telling Lies by Paul Ekman
  14. Positioning by Al Ries
  15. The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell
  16. The Portable Jung (Edited by Campbell)
  17. Comics and Sequential Art by Will Eisner

Books to read

  1. Judgment under Uncertainty: Heuristics and Biases by Kahneman and Tversky
  2. Choices, Values, and Frames by Kahneman and Tversky
  3. What's the matter with Kansas by Thomas Frank
  4. The Quants by Scott Patterson
  5. Relic by Preston and Child (I blame Ko)