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Reading Roundup: October 2010

Here’s a selection of the books that I found interesting this month:

  • The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest by Stiegg Larson-  The final installment in the trilogy, and perhaps the best of all three.
  • Working Together:  Why Great Partnerships Succeed by Michael Eisner-  An insightful book by the former head of Disney on how partnerships can help people exceed far more than they would on their own.
  • Introverts in the Church:  Finding Our Place in an Extroverted Culture by Adam McHugh
  • The Leadership Ellipse:  Shaping How We Lead By Who We Are by Robert Fryling
  • Tokyo Year Zero by David Peace.  The first in Peace’s planned trilogy on Japan.  A crime novel set in Japan after the end of WWII that follows a detective on the hunt for a serial killer.  Very well done.
  • Heroes, Villains, and Velodromes:  Chris Hoy & Britain’s Cycling Revolution by Richard Moore.  Another great cycling book by Moore, this one on how Britain revamped its coaching and management staff to return to the top of track cycling.  It also helped to have a talented track rider like Chris Hoy.
  • The Art of Non-Conformity by Chris Guillebeau
  • Da Bears:  How the 1985 Monsters of the Midway Became the Greatest Team in NFL History by Steve Delsohn.  A very good book on the inner workings of the ’85 Bears.
  • Silence of the Grave by Arnaldur Indridason.  Good crime novel from Iceland.
  • The Hollywood Economist by Edward Jay Epstein.  Insightful book on how movies are financed.
  • The Drama of Scripture:  Finding Our Place in the Biblical Story by Michael Goheen and Craig Bartholomew.  Superb book.  The authors make the case that the Bible is one unified story broken up into 6 acts.  Compelling and interesting.
  • The Ones Who Hit The Hardest:  The Steelers, The Cowboys, the ’70’s, and the Fight For America’s Soul by Chad Millman.  A breezy book on the Steelers-Cowboys rivalry of the ’70’s.  This book mainly touched on the highlights and didn’t seem to delve into the depth of their histories.
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