My Reading Shelf

I was at the bookstore the other day, browsing, and as always, there was a book or two that I absolutely needed. Then I remembered  that I have a full “reading shelf” in my den, 6 feet away from my desk seat, filled with books that I have either bought and not started, started, gotten into quite a way or finished once and want to read again.

So I told myself that it does not make sense to buy these new books, just so I can put them at the end of the reading shelf. I am not allowed to buy any more books until I have read all of them and written a book report on each one here.

And this is on the shelf:

Title Author Comment
The Rules of Management  Richard Templar Started on an airplane, need to start over
Little Platinum Book of Cha-Ching Jeffrey Gitomer Need to finish and read again
Little Black Book of Connections  Jeffrey Gitomer Need to finish and read again
Blood Meridian Cormac McCarthy A novel, heavy, haven’t had the courage
John Adams David McCullough The famous biography, looking forward
Dreams from My Father Barack Obama Looking forward
The Audacity of Hope Barack Obama Almost done – the man has character
Sustaining Knock Your Socks Off Service Thomas K. Connellan Bought and put on the shelf
Turbo Strategy Brian Tracy Read once, need to read again
How to Become a Marketing Superstar Jeffrey J. Fox Read once, need to read again
Secrets of Great Rainmakers Jeffrey J. Fox Read once, need to read again
Guantanamo David Rose Tough read, need  to work through it
Chronicles Bob Dylan Not started, looking forward
The Search John Battelle Interesting, it’s about Google
The Choice is Yours John C. Maxwell Motivational sayings, one every night
Good to Great  Jim Collins Not started, looking forward
Purple Cow Seth Godin Read once, need to read again
The Customer Driven Company Richard C. Whiteley Started, but haven’t gotten very far
Winning Jack Welch Almost done  
Time Travelers Various Authors Short stories for entertainment
Eat, Pray, Love Elizabeth Gilbert Chelsea left this here
The Man Who Walked Through Time Colin Fletcher Not started, looking forward
The Intellectual Devotional  David S. Kidder A page every night before sleeping

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