Reading List
(Code, Anthro and Biz Included with a little fiction thrown in)


Although I refuse to have a list of formal new years resolutions, one thing I want this year is to read some of the books that I have already bought. I am not a woman that likes to shop, but I am unapologetic about spending money on books, physical and digital. I have so many that I have a hard time keeping up.

So this is the beginning of my reading list (I am sure that I will upgrade as the year goes on). I made this list by gathering books from around my house, and by looking up books that I have waiting for me in my kindle. My first observation is that I need to start reading more fiction(that will get added in as the year goes on, but I digress)!

Here is the list so far:

  1. Digital Ethnography–Natalie M. Undergerg and Elayne Zorn
  2. Cyborg Anthropology–Amber Case
  3. Networking is Not Working–Derek Coburn
  4. Never Eat Alone–Keith Ferrazzi
  5. The 4-Hour Workweek–Tim Ferris
  6. The Passionate Programmer–Chad Fowler
  7. Outliers–Malcolm Gladwell
  8. Reality is Broken–Jane McGonigal
  9. Learn to Program–Chris Pine
  10. Start With Why–Simon Sinek
  11. Ruby in A Day–Richard Wagstaff
  12. Achieve Anything In Just One Year–Jason Harvey
  13. Eloquent Ruby–Russ Olsen
  14. Everyday Scripting with Ruby–Brian Marick
  15. Peopleware–Tom DeMarco and Timothy Lister
  16. Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code–Martin Fowler and Kent Beck
  17. Smalltalk Best Practice Patterns–Kent Beck
  18. French Women For All Seasons–Mireille Guiliano
  19. Intro to Kant’s Anthropology–Michel Foucault
  20. Writing Culture–James Clifford and George E. Marcus
  21. The Memory of Running–Ron McLarty
  22. Branding Yourself–Erik Deckers and Kyle Lacy
  23. Relativity–Albert Einstein
  24. How to Start a Conversation and Make Friends–Don Gabor
  25. The Huffington Post Complete Guide to Blogging–The editors of the Huffington Post and Arianna Huffington
  26. Women, Work, and the Art of Savior Faire–Mireille Guilliano
  27. The Language Instinct–Steven Pinker
  28. A Brief History of Time–Stephen Hawking (and the reader’s companion as well)
  29. The Tipping Point–Malcolm Gladwell
  30. The Mentalist’s Handbook–Clint Marsh and Jeff Hoke
  31. Atonement–Ian McEwan
  32. On Writing–Stephen King
  33. The Savage Mind–Claude Levi-Strauss
  34. Stardust–Mary Gribbin and John Gribbin
  35. The Heart of Yoga–T. K. V. Desikachar
  36. The Universe In a Nutshell–Stephen Hawking
  37. Secrets of the Millionaire Mind–T. Harv Eker
  38. Shopgirl–Steve Martin

I will get started on one of these soon and hopefully fill in the some of this list with some fiction. I didn’t realize how much of nerd i was till I made this reading list!


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