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Books I read in 2010

2010 is over and, like last year, here’s what I read during the year:

January

nothing…

February

Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business

March

The Talent Code: Greatness Isn't Born. It's Grown. Here's How.

April

The Definitive Book of Body LanguageThe Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the DarkThe Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four MealsExtreme Programming Explained: Embrace Change (2nd Edition) (XP Series)The Best That Money Can't Buy: Beyond Politics, Poverty, & WarBeing Logical: A Guide to Good Thinking

May

The Now Habit: A Strategic Program for Overcoming Procrastination and Enjoying Guilt-Free PlayThe Count of Monte Cristo (Penguin Classics)

June

Secrets of Consulting: A Guide to Giving and Getting Advice SuccessfullyHow We DecideThe Ten-Day MBA 3rd Ed.: A Step-By-Step Guide To Mastering The Skills Taught In America's Top Business SchoolsBrain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School (Book & DVD)The Elements of Computing Systems: Building a Modern Computer from First Principles

July

Millennium Volume 2 La fille qui rêvait d'un bidon d'essence et d'une allumette The girl who dreamed of a can of gasoline and a match (French Language)The Road (Oprah's Book Club)Basic Economics 3rd Ed: A Common Sense Guide to the EconomyIn Defense of Food: An Eater's ManifestoThe Four Steps to the EpiphanyEat to Live: The Revolutionary Formula for Fast and Sustained Weight LossThe Alchemist

August

Understanding Comics: The Invisible ArtDracula

September

High Performance Web Sites: Essential Knowledge for Front-End EngineersAtlas ShruggedEven Faster Web Sites: Performance Best Practices for Web DevelopersLooking Backward 2000-1887 (Oxford World's Classics)Dismantling the Empire: America's Last Best Hope (American Empire Project)Flow: The Psychology of Optimal ExperienceCouchDB: The Definitive Guide: Time to Relax (Animal Guide)

October

Catch-22Millenium: Vol 3Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451: The Authorized AdaptationRuby Best Practices

November

Information Dashboard Design: The Effective Visual Communication of DataUncle Tom's Cabin: Or, Life Among the Lowly (The John Harvard Library)The New PeoplemakingLolita

December

Scalable Internet ArchitecturesEssential SNMP, Second EditionDomain-Driven Design: Tackling Complexity in the Heart of Software

Notes

I read 42 books in 2010. That’s 8 books more than last year, or a 23% increase. I’m not sure how representative that is, however. It seems that, on average, I read about 3 books a month.

Out of those 42 books, 16 were audio books. (38%)

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