2014 – Happy New Year’s post

With so many friends and such posting book lists on Twitter, Facebook and their blogs, I thought I should do something original and post my favorites of 2013 and “to be read” list for the start of 2014.

What was awesome in 2013:
David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell. This guy can’t write a bad book. I did Audible on this one, and it’s the authors voice (usual for Malcolm). I can’t stop recommending this one, and I can’t stop saying “Awesome!” when I do.
Quiet, Susan Cain. I started this one on Audible, and finished it with a paperback after I saw Susan speak. She’s amazing in person, and her book will give you new insights into extroverts and introverts.
Decisive, Chip and Dan Heath. The brothers that brought us Made to Stick and Switch hit it out of the park again. Yeah, I read a lot of “how people think” books.
The Honest Truth About Dishonesty, Dan Ariely. This one touched my heart…okay, no. But like Malcolm G, Dan tells great stories and really shows you some new ways to interpret actions.
Help! For Writers: 210 Solutions to the Problems Every Writer Faces, Roy Peter Clark. I love good books on writing. Now I just need to get better at it…

Books I bought in 2013 but didn’t get through on Audible:
Smart Tribes, Christine Comaford. Eh…expected something different.
Die Empty, Todd Henry. This one started strong, but felt a bit repetitive.

My 2014 short list:
How to Blog a Book, Nina Amir. Saw it at Barnes and Noble last week. Looks like a must-have for me. Look at her website: how to blog a book
Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer, Roy Peter Clark. Just added this to the Nook yesterday.
Eat, Move, Sleep, Tom Rath. Looks interesting and someone somewhere recommended it. So it’s on my Audible wish list.
How to Deliver a TED Talk, Jeremy Donovan. Another recommendation that’s already on my Nook.

That’s it for now…Happy New Year!

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