I really slipped on my reading in 2011. I mean, in my defense, my pal Mark Twain took up most of the year, but still, I like to play the field, as it were. I can’t have all of my time dominated by one (super awesome) deceased dude.
I have crowdsourced some of these ideas from friends in Twitter-World and Facebook-Land. These goals are rather much on the aggressive side, but hey, that’s what this time of year is for, right? Setting yourself up for blasphemous amounts of disappointment in the coming year!
I’m organizing by month, so if you want to read along with me, hey – awesome!
Social Media ROI – Olivier Blanchard
OK, look, I’ve been meaning to read this book for, oh, a year? Yeah…a year. But I had to deal with Lincoln and Twain. They’re needy chaps.
Nerd Do Well – Simon Pegg
My brother got me this for my birthday, which is now 3 months past. Gotta get on that too. See above re: needy deceased dudes.
Google Plus for Business – Chris Brogan
There’s been a lot of buzz about this book, some positive, some negative. I want to read it myself and formulate my own opinions!
Likeable Media – Dave Kerpen
Just got this for Christmas, so I’ll only be a month behind. Anyways, I’ve heard a ton of good stuff about this book!
Social Media Strategist – Christopher Barger The March – E. L. Doctorow
I’ve had this on my shelf for maybe 3 years. Tres ridiculo.
How Remarkable Women Lead – Joanna Barsh and Susan Cranston
Let’s face it – February is a dreary month in Northeast Ohio. I’ll need something to light a fire under me bum!
No BS Social Media – Jason Falls and Erik Deckers
This book is getting a lot of good buzz from a lot of people I respect. I’ll be woefully behind unless I read ahead. Huh?
Dharma Bums – Jack Kerouac
I read On the Road quite a few year ago and really enjoyed it. Looking forward to my next adventure with good ole Jack.
Killer Angels – Michael Shaara
According to Brian Rice, I’ll love this book!
Mark Schaefer’s brand new bright and shiny book – name yet to be released!
Lincoln on Leadership – Donald T. Phillips
Lisa Petrilli mentioned this book in a blog some time ago. Reading a Lincoln book in April seems 100% fitting!
Things the Grandchildren Should Know – Mark Oliver Everett (“E”)
Autobiography of the lead singer of the Eels. My family has pretty much spoiled it for me, but what the hay!
Marketing in the Round – Geoff Livingston & Gini Dietrich
I don’t wanna freak these 2 out too much, but I’m really looking forward to this
Brand Against the Machine – John Morgan
Hearing really good things about this book, so…yeah!
Born Standing Up – Steve Martin
I adore Steve Martin. As they say on Twitter…#thatisall
The Place of the Lion – PG Wodehouse
This is a recommendation from Ken Mueller. I like Ken. My enjoyment is in his hands for this one!
How to be a Finance Rockstar – Nicole Fende
This’ll be out by then, right Nicole?
The Jews of Odessa – Steven Zipperstein
I have no idea how my family ended up in Cleveland, Ohio when they started in Odessa, Russia. Hopefully this book will help me out.
The Lady In The Tower: The fall of Anne Boleyn – Allison Weird
Since Queen Elizabeth I is one of my most favorite historical figures, learning about her mother intrigues me. So there you go.
Atlas Shrugged – Ayn Rand
Somehow I never had to read this in college. The time has come.
Point Omega – Don DelLillo
I’ve read a few DelLillo books, namely Libra and White Noise, and loved them. I have high expectations for this one!
The Silmarillion – JRR Tolkien
At this point, my waiting for The Hobbit will be getting to an unbearable state.
Folktales of the Native American – Dee Brown
I read this a long time ago, but it’s time to revisit it.
Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Trilogy – Stieg Larsson
Well, of course I’ll be super duper late to this party, but ciest la vie.
The Hobbit – JRR Tokien
Feverish desire for movie will now be setting in.
Switch – Chip Heath & Dan Heath
Yes, woefully late on this one too. I know, I know.
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy – JRR Tolkien
What did I miss?
Phew. That’s a lot of reading. I’d best get started.
How is your list looking for next year?
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