It’s clear that 2010 was the year eBooks really took off with the popularity of the Kindle and iPad. I experimented with digital reading myself, taking in one book entirety on my iPhone, but ultimately I plan to read my long-form titles via good old ink on paper. I’m trying to make the time to read more, and feel good that every week I can make it through my favorite magazine, The New Yorker. On top of that I managed to read a little over one book a month this year, not terrible but I’d like to increase that in 2011.
There was a time when my stack of reading material was entirely non-fiction, perhaps because I was in more of a student mode. These days I feel like I’m learning considerably more about myself and the world through fiction and thus the mix below has evened out.
2010 books, in the order I read them:
Anathem — Neal Stephenson
A Gesture Life — Chang-rae Lee
Downtown Owl — Chuck Klosterman
The Future of the Internet, And How to Stop It — Jonathan Zittrain
Summer Blonde — Adrian Tomine
How We Are Hungry — Dave Eggers
Nowhere Man — Aleksandar Hemon
Sketching User Experiences — Bill Buxton
Understanding Privacy —Daniel J. Solove
Kafka on the Shore — Haruki Murakami
What He’s Poised to Do — Ben Greenman
The Island of the Colorblind — Oliver Sacks
Marshall McLuhan: You Know Nothing of My Work! — Douglas Coupland