I’ve always written one post per book, but now I’m ending up with a round up so I can start my 2014 reading and posting fresh. Here are some quick notes on my reading in the second half of the year.
The Faraway Nearby by Rebecca Solnit made me realize I need to read more of her work.
I’m also growing more interested in illustrated but not for children work. Lost Cat: A True Story of Love, Desperation, and GPS Technology by Caroline Paul and Wendy MacNoughton fell into this category — if you are a pet person, you’ll probably enjoy it.
I read several good things primarily for work: Victor Lombardi’s Why We Fail, Jeff Gothelf’s Lean UX, and Jan Chipchase’s Hidden in Plain Sight: How to Create Extraordinary Products for Tomorrow’s Customers. That’s right, I’m a user experience geek.
I read many illustrated children’s books — which in tend not to write about, though I think that will change next year. Standouts include My Father’s Arms Are A Boat, written by Stein Erik Lunde and illustrated by Øyvind Torseter and Lion vs Rabbit by Alex Latimer.
I have the feeling I am forgetting something. This is one of the problems in not writing about what I’m reading soon after I’ve finished it; something I can work to change next year. I’m already surrounded by books I want to read!