Books Read 2012

This year I read even more books than last, going from 32 to 40. As with last year, there were a number of e-books mixed in, especially a bunch from David DuChemin’s Craft & Vision website.

Non-Fiction Book of the Year (General)


In the non-fiction category, House of Rain is a compelling history of the ancient Anasazi culture in the southwest.

Non-Fiction Book of the Year (Technical)


In work-related reading, there can be no other choice beside the Big Nerd Ranch Guide to iOS Programming. There’s a good reason that almost every programming post I made this year tied back to this book.

Fiction Book of the Year


For fiction, the nod goes to the sci-fi classic Dune. How I made it this long without reading the book is a mystery.

The Complete List

Non-Fiction

  1. Kandinsky
  2. On Writing Well
  3. iOS Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide, 2nd ed.
  4. Denver Art Museum: Highlights from the Collection
  5. Programming in Objective-C, 2nd Ed.
  6. What to Expect the Toddler Years
  7. Belvedere Museum
  8. The Palgrave Concise Historical Atlas of the Balkans
  9. The Balkans: from Constantinople to Communism
  10. Touchpoints
  11. Rework
  12. The Power of Less
  13. George Harrison: Living in the Material World
  14. Rijksmuseum Amsterdam: The Masterpieces Guide
  15. House of Rain
  16. Walker Evans Signs
  17. Making It All Work

e-books

  1. Vision is Better
  2. Venice, The Print & The Process
  3. Vision in Motion
  4. Top 10 Common HDR Mistakes
  5. The Magic of Black & White, Part 3- Nine Photos
  6. Iceland Print & Process
  7. Top Sights Travel Guide: Cologne
  8. Top Sights Travel Guide: Frankfurt
  9. Aachen- your ebook city guide
  10. Close to Home
  11. Vision Driven
  12. Alexander III and Zoe
  13. Light & Land
  14. Essays on Inspiration

Fiction

  1. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  2. The Power that Preserves
  3. Through the Looking Glass
  4. Fate of the Jedi: Outcast
  5. The Wizard of Oz
  6. Dune
  7. Siri & Me: A Modern Love Story

e-books

  1. Lost Tribe of the Sith #7: Pantheon
  2. Lost Tribe of the Sith #8: Secrets