Books for Winter Reading (Part I)

Books for Winter Reading (Part I)


Around this time of year, I like to make a list of newly released books to read during the cold winter months. There are so many new and interesting authors releasing new works each year that a check list makes it more likely I will read some of them.

The problem is my P/R ratio: purchased to read book ratio. Out of all of the many interesting books we all buy each year, we only end up reading some of them. Not counting travel or cookbooks, my Amazon order history tells me I bought 51 books in 2017 (so far); I have read 21 of them. My P/R ratio is 2.43.

In prior years, my ratio was much lower. Thanks to Masters in Business, I often read books by guests. Over time, this turned into a collection of desirable but unread books.

I aim to fix that. My usual run of new books for winter will be next month; today, I went to my own bookshelf, pull 10 missed opportunities. These are either unread, unfinished, or due to be re-read.

These are not merely the classics – you don’t need me to tell you to read “A Random Walk Down Wall Street” – instead, these may be a bit off the beaten path. I’ll bet most readers have missed many of these. Let’s jump right in:

 

Continues at: Winter Reading



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