Books Read in 2013

I thought it might be useful for students and others to know which books I read during 2013. Here is the list in chronological order. Note that I only list those books I have finished (I have many others in progress). I try to read one book a week. The operative word is try. Obviously, books are eBooks unless otherwise noted. I am curious if you have read any of these or if you have others you think I should have read this year. Add your thoughts to the comments below.

January, 2013

February, 2013

March, 2013

April, 2013

May, 2013

June, 2013

July, 2013

August, 2013

September, 2013

October, 2013

  • The Human Face of Big Data by Rick Smolan and Jennifer Erwitt [yes, this is a paper book; it has a lot of augmented reality features.]

November, 2013

December, 2013

Total number of books read in 2013: 46

Ok, I didn’t make one per week, but I was relatively close. That being said, I am interested in whether you found this list useful or not. I look forward to your comments.

5 thoughts on “Books Read in 2013”

  1. That is a great list of reading material. Thank you for sharing. Best wishes for 2014 to you.

  2. Hi! Great list of reading material. I am working with a team on a web redesign project and many of these books will come handy.

    Thanks and Happy New Year!

  3. Hi Sue and Larry:
    I am glad you both found this list useful. Thinking about doing something similar this year.
    Best always,

  4. As usual Mark you really got me thinking, I read a lot, and have used mostly RSS feeds to stay on top of things. But a solid foundation comes from a well written book, whether it be an expose of an API, or the obsessions of Steve Jobs.

    I know you recommend students obtain a subscription which is a great idea. I would suggest those who desire more, a Safari Online Books account. Pricey, but they may offer educational institutions/students a discount – I am not sure.

    I know I have greatly benefited from it professionally. In my current job, there is nothing that is not thrown my way – .net MVC apps, Drupal, WordPress, straight php, and if I didn’t know jQuery and CSS fundamentals as taught at ICC like the back of my hand I wouldn’t be able to continue to be effective.

    Reading outside of the discipline of web development relieves stress for me as well and gets mind open again.

    For anyone interested, my current reads are “Drupal 7 Views 3 Cookbook”, “The Pragmatic Programmer”, and re-reading “Jobs”.

  5. Hi Larry:
    Excellent feedback. Yes, I have a Safari account (no educational discount that I am aware of, sigh). I use it a great deal.
    Best always,

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