50 book challenge results for 2004

I did manage to read just over 50 books during 2004. If I were feeling exceptionally compulsive, I could go back and complete reviews of all of them, but the value for that isn’t clear.

I expect to manage a comparable reading load in 2005. In the interests of making this blog a better back up brain for myself, I plan on keeping better running notes on the nonfiction titles as I read. Whether I bother to write up details for my fiction read remains to be seen.

One thing I plan to do over the next week or so is to identify the top five or so books that I found most valuable in 2004. For the record these are the books I fnished in 2004.

  1. Heinlein’s For Us the Living – 50 Book Challenge
  2. Christensen’s Innovator’s Solution – 50 Book Challenge
  3. David Allen’s Ready for Anything – 50 Book Challenge
  4. David Gerrold’s The Man Who Folded Himself – 50 Book Challenge
  5. Dan Brown’s Deception Point – 50 Book Challenge
  6. Dan Brown’s Digital Fortress – 50 Book Challenge
  7. Richard Morgan’s Altered Carbon – 50 Book Challenge
  8. John Brunner’s Shockware Rider – 50 Book Challenge
  9. Robert Wilson’s Chronoliths – 50 Book Challenge
  10. Bruce Sterling’s Zenith Angle – 50 Book Challenge
  11. John McPhee’s Curve of Binding Energy – 50 Book Challenge
  12. Lawrence Lessig’s Free Culture – 50 Book Challenge
  13. John Brunner’s The Sheep Look Up – 50 Book Challenge
  14. Greg Iles’s The Footprints of God – 50 Book Challenge
  15. Steven Johnson’s Mind Wide Open – 50 Book Challenge
  16. Anderson, Poul – For Love and Glory
  17. Charles Stross’s Iron Sunrise – 50 Book Challenge
  18. Brian Arkill’s LDAP Directories Explained – 50 Book Challenge
  19. Eric Meyer’s Cascading Style Sheets: The Definitive Guide, 2nd Ed – 50 Book Challenge
  20. Eric Meyer on CSS – 50 Book Challenge
  21. Gregory Dicum’s Window Seat – 50 Book Challenge
  22. Todd Carter’s Microsoft OneNote 2003 for Windows – 50 Book Challenge
  23. Dvorak and Pirillo’s Online! The Book – 50 Book Challenge
  24. Charles Stross’s Singularity Sky – 50 book challenge
  25. Elizabeth Moon’s Trading in Danger – 50 Book Challenge
  26. Austin, Robert – Artful Making: What Managers Need to Know About How Artists Work
  27. Cadenhead, Rogers – Radio UserLand Kick Start
  28. Caldwell, Ian – The Rule of Four
  29. Carr, Nicholas G. – Does IT Matter? Information Technology and the Corrosion of Competitive Advantage
  30. Hammond, Grant T. – The Mind of War: John Boyd and American Security
  31. Kelly, Kevin – Cool Tools
  32. Lakoff, George – Don’t Think of an Elephant: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate–The Essential Guide for Progressives
  33. Modesitt, L. E. – Archform: Beauty
  34. MORIARTY, CHRIS – Spin State
  35. Ringo, John – Emerald Sea
  36. Ringo, John – There Will Be Dragons
  37. Ringo, John – Cally’s War
  38. Stross, Charles – The Atrocity Archives
  39. Tharp, Twyla – The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life
  40. Wheaton, Wil – Just a Geek
  41. Wurman, Richard Saul – Information Anxiety 2
  42. Yamashita, Keith – Unstuck: A tool for Yourself, Your Team , and Your World
  43. Zackheim, Sarah Parsons – Getting Your Book Published for Dummies
  44. Bok, Derek Curtis – Universities in the Marketplace: The Commercialization of Higher Education
  45. Camp, Jim – Start with NO…The Negotiating Tools that the Pros Don’t Want You to Know
  46. Graham, Paul – Hackers and Painters: Big Ideas from the Computer Age
  47. Weber, David – The Shadow of Saganami (The Saganami Island)
  48. Brand, Stewart – How Buildings Learn; What Happens After They’re Built
  49. Kawasaki, Guy – The Art Of The Start: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide For Anyone Starting Anything
  50. Cussler, Clive – Black Wind
  51. Modesitt, L. E. – Flash
  52. LAMOTT, ANNE – Bird by Bird : Some Instructions on Writing and Life
  53. Stross, Charles – Toast
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