I've many things I've mean to post, but being early-jan-going-on-mid-jan, I'd better post my annual summary of the year's reading.
Last year, I decreased my target number of books to read from 48 to 36, and then missed that by one, having read 35.
I read 16 works of fiction and 19 non-fiction books (about the same percentage as last year). Format-wise, 9 were audiobooks, 10 were paper-based, and 16 were e-books (e-books trending up for me, and audio books trending down probably due to lowering my target for the year.
Favorite non-fiction books of the year for me were: The Information, The Signal and The Noise, the Blind Giant, and Born to Run. Favorite works of fiction: Nexus, Wool, Metatropolis. (see links below)
Here's the list grouped by topic, asterisk next to recommended titles, two asterisks next to highly recommended books.
Good Strategy: Bad Strategy
The Coke Machine
Stewardship (haven't written review yet)
The American Way of Eating
Who Owns the Future
The Blind Giant**
Becoming a Supple Leopard*
First: What It Takes to Win
Love with a Chance of Drowning
The Hangman's Daughter (haven't written review yet)
Wool** (haven't written review yet, but it's good)
A Crack in Space
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (didn't bother writing review)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
The Technopriests BookOne