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

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Books read in 2014 Q1

Time flies! The first quarter of 2014 is behind us already. I am glad finally there is no snow on the ground, but the pollen in the air is causing some discomfort. Well, spring is coming no matter what! 🙂

I decided to post a list of books that I read each quarter. My goal is to finish (as opposed to start) reading 40 books in 2014. I managed to finish 10 in the first quarter, right on track to reach the goal if I can keep it up!

  1. The Redbreast by Jo Nesbo
  2. The English Assassin by Daniel Silva
  3. Can’t Remember What I Forgot: The Good News from the Front Lines of Memory Research by Sue Halpern
  4. The Man Who Planted Trees by Jean Giono
  5. The Feud: The Hatfields and McCoys: The True Story by Dean King
  6. The Litigators by John Grisham
  7. Monster by Frank Peretti
  8. Fingerprints of God: What Science Is Learning about the Brain and Spiritual Experience by Barbara Bradley Hagerty
  9. Nothing to Lose by Lee Child
  10. The Casual Vacancy by J.K.Rowling

I don’t regret spending time on any of these books, but none of them makes me want to highly recommend to others either. All in all, I learned some facts and enjoyed some stories. Hopefully I can recommend a book or two from the next quarter’s list…

Books 2014Q1