I love to read. I have more books on the go than I care to mention and, if you were to tally the money I’ve spent on books in the past year alone, in would be a four figure number.
As I write this, I am at the rink watching my son’s hockey practice and sitting next to a fellow parent reading a book on her Amazon Kindle. What an interesting device and one that could probably save my family’s budget a few dimes …. but that’s another story!
Following is a list of books I plan on reading in the first part of 2010.
- Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard (Amazon.com link) by Chip and Dan Heath. I really enjoyed their first book and was thrilled when I won an advance copy of Switch. I promised to not talk about the content until it launches in mid-February but I will say this … pre-order your copy today!
- Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us (Amazon.com link) by Daniel Pink. I love his first book and was intrigued when he spoke about his new book at a recent conference in southwest Minnesota. The book is being released and my pre-ordered copy is scheduled to arrive tomorrow!
- Linchpin: Are You Indispensable (Amazon.com link) by Seth Godin. I thoroughly appreciate the perspective Seth bring to the world. He as a knack to ask the right questions. He challenges me to think deeply about stuff. I also recommend his last book Tribes: We Need You To Lead Us.
- It’s Not Just Who You Know: Transform Your Life by Turning Colleagues and Contacts into Lasting, Genuine Relationships (Amazon.com) by Tommy Spaulding. Tommy is the former CEO of Up With People and the founder of Leaders Challenge. Tommy and I worked together as road staff for Up With People’s Cast E93 & Cast E94. I met with Tommy in June of 2008 and was reminded of his ability to inspire. If you’ve read Steve Farber’s Greater Than Yourself – you’ve met Tommy!
- What The Dog Saw: An Other Adventures (Amazon.com link) by Malcolm Gladwell. I love Gladwell’s ability to draw you in and get you to think deeply about a subject. What could be better than a collection of some of his greatest New Yorker articles.
These four titles on a the top of the list for the first part of 2010. I’m sure that other titles will be of interest as the year progress.
What will you be reading in 2010? Join the conversation by posting a comment below with a listing of some of the titles that are of interest to you!
On a side note… is there grant money available for someone who wants to get a Kindle?!?!? (wink! wink!)