Books to Read in 2016

Happy New Year, I wanted to start the new year off with a more analog topic.  I have been reading a lot of books recently, as much as you can with a 16 month old running around, but I got a bit of the reading bug and can’t get enough.

Books lists, everyone does them,  and a lot of people love them.  I thought it was an easy way for me to make myself read the books.  Just get it out there.  I also think its a great way to share good books.  I would appreciate any more recommendations for the new year.

Books I recommend that I read in 2015:

Soft Skills by John Sonmez
This is a great book, it is simple in its language, but it covers a lot and what it does cover is important.  This is the reason I started this blog, and you’ll see most of my books are non-programming.


Steal like an Artist by Austin Kleon

This is a book on inspiration, and how to “steal” that inspiration.


 Managing Oneself by Peter Ferdinand Drucker

This is a basic self improvement book, one of the first.  Its simple, short but has important points.




Books I plan on reading in 2016:

My goal this year is not so much programming, but I’ve taken a recent interest in both financial, management, and networking books.  This isn’t my complete list, but ones that I’ve already read in the new year and started reading.


 How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie

Classic book, I’ve already read part through and it still stands up.



  The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen R. Covey

Another classic book recommended to me from a real estate group.  My wife has been reading this one and I’ll pick this up next.


The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason

This is another classic, which I thought of a bit of a children’s book, or one that all young adults should be familiar with.


The Charisma Myth by Olivia Fox Cabane

Another book on networking, and sprucing up the ol’ charm.

Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

Hoping this book will make thyself smarter..  🙂


Applying Domain-Driven Design and Patterns: With Examples in C# and .NET by Jimmy Nilsson

I’ve had this book for a little while, but will try to refresh myself on the original Domain Driven Design book followed by this book.

The Geography of Genius: A Search for the World’s Most Creative Places from Ancient Athens to Silicon Valley by Eric Weiner

I read a previous book of this author and I like reading books mixed with history, geology and social sciences.  Hoping this will be another good read.


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