Summer Reading

I try to get through a book a week below are a few recent reads organized by Category. I’m going to keep the commentary short as you can go to Amazon (via an affiliate link pls. to help fund the travel budget) and read all the extensive reviews in detail.

Business Books:


  • I was sceptical but got a lot from this book, Four Stars…Rising Strong by Brené Brown



Science Fiction:

  • Does a good job of modern scifi in the Harry Potter tradition. Three Stars…The Magicians: A Novel by Lev Grossman




The last few weeks has had me in: Miami, London, Helsinki, Chicago, and New York. So, I’m taking a week at home in VT to sleep in my own bed and wake up for runs with Odin. A few dinners catching up with old friends and getting my hands dirty with some projects will make a relaxing week.

I did get through several books on all my transatlantic flying:

  • Blah Blah Blah: What to Do When Words Don’t Work by Dan Roam – A good read on how to use the visual side of your brain.
  • The Start-up of You by Reid Hoffman and Ben Casnocha – Worth reading lots of useful tips an tricks. A must read for recent college graduates.
  • The Mill River Recluse by Darcie Chan – A reasonable piece of VT fiction.
  • Great by Choice by Jim Collins – Not Good to Great but still worth your time.
  • Behind the Cloud by Marc Benioff – I’d pass on all the minutia of how great SalesForce is but if you work in the cloud a book worth skimming.
  • Uncertainty: Turning Fear and Doubt into Fuel for Brilliance by Jonathan Fields – Ok.

Best Books of 2011

According to Amazon I made my way through 58 Kindle books this year and my best guess is about five hardcovers.  In no particular order here are ones worth reading: