hi friends, I am sharing here my list of books that I read in 2012. Most of them I’ve finished in the kindle version and I am also sharing some of my views about them. I hope you enjoy. Also feel free to share your recommendations with me at firstname.lastname@example.org
|Sarah’s Key (finished on 5-Dec-2012) |
A 10 year-old girl is brutally arrested with her family by the French/Nazi police; before she is taken as prisoner she locks her younger little brother in a cupboard thinking that she will be back within a few hours. Incredibly emotional, glorious story, tear-jerker!
The Life of Pi (finished on 15-Nov-2012)
Is Not About the Bike (2nd reading)
Presenting to Win: The Art of Telling Your Story, Updated and Expanded Edition
The Maverick and His Machine: Thomas Watson, Sr and the Making of IBM
The Hunger Games (Book I)
|Catching Fire (Book II) |
The second book, of The Hunger Games trilogy, our hero Katniss is the centre of a political dispute and a puppet in a crowd controlling manipulation via TV. I just can’t tell more without risking spoil the story. This book is much better than 1st one, IMHO.
|Mockingjay (Book III) |
The final book of The Hunger Games trilogy. A revolution is going on and tells a story about wars, more dead kids and sacrifices. High stakes at play for a group of very deceiving people, conflicting personal desires, population needs, and power plays. A great finish to the trilogy.
|Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography |
A very unique looks of the most brilliant minds of our century. Tells the story behind the Apple-juggernaut and the very conflicting, polarizing and, more often than not, brutal personality of Steve Jobs. A must-read book for everyone who wants to understand Steve, and to see that success is a very relative measure.
|The Jesus Incident |
Frank Herbert from Dune delivers another masterpiece. A group of people in another planet finding similarities to our life style and beliefs. Topics are: Religion, Jesus and God, Science, extra-terrestrial live, … very captivating storytelling. This is actually the 2nd book of a trilogy. I did not know that but I read it anyway and enjoyed through and through.
|Code Complete |
If you are an IT professional and care about the quality of your work, you must read this book; if you haven’t, do this as soon as you can. Discuss projects, timelines, deliverables, and dealing with the chaos of project managements. A classic never gets old.
|Linchpin: Are you indispensable? |
We live in a very competitive workplace, and everyday we have to make choices and sacrifices to keep moving forward. This book is about these choices and how they impact our future. Linchpins are those guys who find a way to do things when others think there's nothing can be done. Seth is challenging us to become linchpins.
By Edge Pereira