I am a complete book worm. Have been since I was little. Give me a good novel, and I can have it finished in just a few hours.
But, add in two children, a husband, a job and volunteer work and my reading is non-existent to start-and-stop. All the good reading ends up hanging out on my nightstand (as pictured above). There are so many books on my list to read!
I look forward to facilitating some of my reading via book clubs. We have a leadership reading group here at work. And, I hope to participate in a local women’s leadership book club, as well as Chris Brogan’s 2011 Business Book Club (get info by signing up for his newsletter). With a book club, there’s some type of accountability and that may be just what I need to get some of these books off my “to read” list and onto my “have read” list.
Here is the list of books I hope to read in 2011 either for the first time, finishing it or reading as a refresher (plus any others I discover along the way):
- Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
- Switch by Chip Heath and Dan Heath
- Brewing Up a Business by Sam Calagione
- Empowered by Josh Bernoff and Ted Schadler
- What Americans Really Want…Really by Dr. Frank I. Luntz
- The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman
- Making Ideas Happen by Scott Belsky
- The Communicators, Leadership in the Age of Crisis by Richard Levick with Charles Slack
- The Lost City of Z by David Grann
- Open Leadership by Charlene Li
- Unmarketing by Scott Stratten
- On The Mend by John Toussaint and Roger Gerard
- Marketing in the Groundswell by Charlene Li and Josh Bernoff
- The Geography of Nowhere by James Howard Kunstler
- The Rhythm of Life by Matthew Kelly
- Bowling Alone by Robert D. Putnam
- Digital Activism Decoded: The New Mechanics of Change by Mary Joyce
- Hands-On Social Marketing: A Step-by-Step Guide to Designing Change for Good by Nedra Kline Weinreich
- The Rational Optimist by Matt Ridley
- Branding Yourself by Erik Deckers and Kyle Lacy
- The Nature of Marketing by Chuck Brymer
- Slide:ology by Nancy Duarte
- The Art of Possibility by Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander
- Closing the Engagement Gap by Julie Gebauer and Don Lowman
- Viral Loop by Adam Peneberg
- Engage: The Complete Guide for Brands and Businesses to Build, Cultivate, and Measure Success in the New Web by Brian Solis
What will you be reading in 2011? Will you try the 26 book challenge? Want to join me in my reading list?