Books read in 2015 Q2

I was pretty busy this past quarter, but somehow I managed to finish 13 books! Now with 24 books under my belt, I might even try to shoot for 50 this year, considering how many on-going ones I have at the moment. 🙂

Here is the list for 2015 Q2:

  1. The Aviators: Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, and the Epic Age of Flight by Winston Groom
  2. I’m a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America after Twenty Years Away by Bill Bryson
  3. The Elephant Vanishes by Haruki Murakami
  4. The Brethren by John Grisham
  5. The Wisdom of Crowds by James Surowiecki
  6. The Map That Changed the World by Simon Winchester
  7. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
  8. Rabbit Redux by John Updike
  9. Big Data and Hadoop by WAGmob
  10. Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
  11. A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis
  12. The Bone Garden by Tess Gerritsen
  13. Crusader’s Cross by James Lee Burke

Additionally, in an effort to make space in the house, part of my goal is to read books from the shelves. This is on track – 5 books in this list are, although I decided to keep 4… 🙂 But I did get rid of one other book without reading it…

It is a bit difficult to come up with “top 3” from this list. The only ones I don’t like are 8 and 13. Keep reading…

Books 2015Q2


Books read in 2014 Q2

Another quarter has passed… I can’t believe half of 2014 is already behind us! I read 12 books in the past three months, well on my way to finish 40 books this year. If I can keep it up, I might even reach 50! Here is the list of 12:

  1. Never Go Back by Lee Child
  2. Blindman’s Bluff by Faye Kellerman
  3. Pilgrim’s Regress by C.S.Lewis
  4. Kate Remembered by A. Scott Berg
  5. Adrenaline by Jeff Abbott
  6. Innocent by Scott Turow
  7. Void Moon by Michael Connelly
  8. David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell
  9. Zero Day by David Baldacci
  10. The Passage by Justin Cronin
  11. High Plains Tango by Robert James Waller
  12. GDP: A Brief but Affectionate History by Diane Coyle

Four non-fictions and eight fictions. Again, none of them makes me really want to recommend to others… ‘David and Goliath’ is interesting but not as good as the other books from Gladwell. ‘The Passage’ is so big that it should count as 3 books. ‘GDP’ tells us the history, details, and challenges of this measure that we hear about all the time but nobody seems to know how it is calculated.

Going forward, I plan to read more informative non-fictions rather than entertaining fictions. That would be a better use of my time. Will report back in 3 months. In the meantime, happy reading!

Books 2014Q2