My Reading List (2015)

After college, I resolved to read one book a month. It can be fiction, non-fiction, technical, business-oriented, or whatever as the goal was to always be absorbing and digesting new ideas and information, even just for fun. At, we have a bi-weekly bookclub based on the same idea.

If I’ve missed a good one I should read, please leave a comment below.

So here are the 40 books I completed in 2015:

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Jim Bernheimer

  • I really wasn’t sure about this series but after getting it a shot, I enjoyed it. For context, imagine Tony Stark is a jerk (surprise!) and a billionaire but not the genius behind his tech but an entire team with a few minor geniuses behind the scenes. This is the story of one of those minor geniuses.

Jim Butcher

  • The Dresden series is another good one where the things that go bump in the night are not only real but in active war with each other and the worst things on the edge of our reality. If you like Larry Correia, this is a different spin on it.

Larry Correia

Vox Day

  • I’ve been reading Vox Day in some way, shape, or form for over 10 years. Even when I disagree with him, I find his clarity of thought and analytical teardowns impeccable.. to the point where I usually come around and agree with him. This one is a play by play of what happens over and over again online, most recently in tech but I can see it coming elsewhere.

Marion G. Harmon

Ryan Holliday

Alan Janney

Kevin Mitnick

  • I’ve been a fan of Mitnick since he was in prison and have learned both the light and dark side due to his influence and activities. If you’re working in security – physical or software – you need to check this one out. Most of the time, the weak spot in security is not your tech but your people.

John O’Brien

Dave Ramsey

Matthew Russell

Logan Rutherford

Dr. Seuss

Daniel Suarez

  • I originally read Daemon from Suarez years ago and sincerely loved it. This book lives up to the high bar that first one set. Even better, I had the chance to meet him this past summer and chat with him sitting around a campfire. It was awesome.

John C. Wright

I have a few more books underway but didn’t finish them in 2015.

Note: People always ask me how I manage to read so much. I read most things via Kindle so I have everything everywhere and I read every night before I go to bed, an hour or two every weekend, and on down times when I travel (flights, waiting, in cabs).