A status update on my 50 book challenge.

I’ve been working on the reading side of the 50 book challenge fairly steadily. I’ve been less than diligent about posting mini-reviews as I go along. For my own purposes I wanted to take stock of what I have posted, what I’ve finished reading, and where I stand with the overall objective. Here’s a list of review that I’ve completed and posted.

  1. Heinlein’s For Us the Living – 50 Book Challenge
  2. Christensen’s Innovator’s Solution – 50 Book Challenge
  3. David Allen’s Ready for Anything – 50 Book Challenge

  4. David Gerrold’s The Man Who Folded Himself – 50 Book Challenge
  5. Dan Brown’s Deception Point – 50 Book Challenge
  6. Dan Brown’s Digital Fortress – 50 Book Challenge
  7. Richard Morgan’s Altered Carbon – 50 Book Challenge

  8. John Brunner’s Shockware Rider – 50 Book Challenge
  9. Robert Wilson’s Chronoliths – 50 Book Challenge
  10. Bruce Sterling’s Zenith Angle – 50 Book Challenge
  11. John McPhee’s Curve of Binding Energy – 50 Book Challenge
  12. Lawrence Lessig’s Free Culture – 50 Book Challenge
  13. John Brunner’s The Sheep Look Up – 50 Book Challenge
  14. Greg Iles’s The Footprints of God – 50 Book Challenge
  15. Steven Johnson’s Mind Wide Open – 50 Book Challenge
  16. Charles Stross’s Iron Sunrise – 50 Book Challenge
  17. Brian Arkill’s LDAP Directories Explained – 50 Book Challenge
  18. Eric Meyer’s Cascading Style Sheets: The Definitive Guide, 2nd Ed – 50 Book Challenge
  19. Eric Meyer on CSS – 50 Book Challenge
  20. Gregory Dicum’s Window Seat – 50 Book Challenge
  21. Todd Carter’s Microsoft OneNote 2003 for Windows – 50 Book Challenge
  22. Dvorak and Pirillo’s Online! The Book – 50 Book Challenge
  23. Charles Stross’s Singularity Sky – 50 book challenge
  24. Elizabeth Moon’s Trading in Danger – 50 Book Challenge

As far as books that I’ve finished but not posted reviews for yet, here’s that list:

  1. Austin, Robert – Artful Making: What Managers Need to Know About How Artists Work
  2. Cadenhead, Rogers – Radio UserLand Kick Start
  3. Caldwell, Ian – The Rule of Four
  4. Carr, Nicholas G. – Does IT Matter? Information Technology and the Corrosion of Competitive Advantage
  5. Hammond, Grant T. – The Mind of War: John Boyd and American Security
  6. Kelly, Kevin – Cool Tools
  7. Lakoff, George – Don’t Think of an Elephant: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate–The Essential Guide for Progressives
  8. Modesitt, L. E. – Archform: Beauty
  9. MORIARTY, CHRIS – Spin State
  10. Ringo, John – Emerald Sea
  11. Ringo, John – There Will Be Dragons
  12. Ringo, John – Cally’s War
  13. Stross, Charles – The Atrocity Archives
  14. Tharp, Twyla – The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life
  15. Wheaton, Wil – Just a Geek
  16. Wurman, Richard Saul – Information Anxiety 2
  17. Yamashita, Keith – Unstuck: A tool for Yourself, Your Team , and Your World
  18. Zackheim, Sarah Parsons – Getting Your Book Published for Dummies

Finally, I have, as is my typical practice, here is the group of books I am in the midst of reading. Unlikely that I will finish them all before year end, but quite likely that I will finish enough of them to hit my goal. Particularly as I have some long plane rides in my near future.

  1. Agans, David J. – Debugging: The Nine Indispensable Rules for Finding Even the Most Elusive Software and Hardware Problems
  2. Bok, Derek Curtis – Universities in the Marketplace: The Commercialization of Higher Education
  3. Camp, Jim – Start with NO…The Negotiating Tools that the Pros Don’t Want You to Know
  4. Cleaver, Jerry – Immediate Fiction : A Complete Writing Course
  5. Delisle, Marc – Mastering Phpmyadmin for Effective MySQL Management
  6. Downes, Larry – The Strategy Machine: Building Your Business One Idea at a Time
  7. Graham, Paul – Hackers and Painters: Big Ideas from the Computer Age
  8. KINDER, GEORGE – The Seven Stages of Money Maturity : Understanding the Spirit and Value of Money in Your Life
  9. Lorsch, Jay W. – Aligning the Stars
  10. McKee, Robert – Story: Substance, Structure, Style and The Principles of Screenwriting
  11. Mokyr, Joel – Gifts of Athena: Historical Origins of the Knowledge Economy
  12. Norman, Donald A. – Emotional Design: Why We Love (Or Hate) Everyday Things
  13. Pinker, Steven – The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature
  14. Ray, Michael – The Highest Goal: The Secret That Sustains You in Every Moment
  15. Raymond, Eric S. – The Art of UNIX Programming
  16. Ringo, John – The Hero
  17. Schneier, Bruce – Beyond Fear: Thinking Sensibly About Security in an Uncertain World
  18. Stross, Charles – Toast
  19. Weber, David – The Shadow of Saganami (The Saganami Island)
  20. Weill, Peter – IT Governance: How Top Performers Manage IT Decision Rights for Superior Results
  21. Wilson, Edward Osborne – Consilience : The Unity of Knowledge
  22. Wright, John C. – The Golden Age