October 2010 Reading List

Another month is almost in the books (pun intended)!  With the weather getting colder (at least here in Chicago), I’m finding myself indoors a lot more, so hopefully that means I’ll have time to get through more books soon.  With that said, work is still busy, and unfortunately reading always takes a back seat to my work (both my “9 to 5” work and my work that I discuss here on this blog).

Like September’s reading list, October’s is also fairly light.

Here are a couple books I hope to read this month:

1) Trust Agents: Using the Web to Build Influence, Improve Reputation, and Earn Trust by Chris Brogan

2) The Knack: How Street-Smart Entrepreneurs Learn to Handle Whatever Comes Up by Norm Brodsky

If you’ve read or are currently reading any of the books listed here, please share your comments.  I’d love to see what everyone else thinks about these books, especially before I read them.  If you have suggestions for next month’s reading list, please share those too!  As always, you can check out my past reading lists by clicking the Reading link on the top menu.

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4 Responses to “October 2010 Reading List”

  1. I just came across your blog, and having a monthly reading list is an excellent idea. I wish I could commit to reading at least one book a month, but I’ve been struggling to finish reading them.

    I went through the previous months to make sure I was going to suggest a duplicate, but I think you would like Nicholas Carr’s latest book, “The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brain.” Something similar which will create a better understanding of modern internet business is Jeff Jarvis’ “What Would Google Do.” I was a bit surprised not to have seen any of Seth Godin’s books on your reading lists. Maybe you’ve read them all already?

    Do you prefer reading the physical book, eBook, or do you listen on Audible? I’m changing my reading habits over to eBooks and Audible, myself.


    Eric G. Reply:

    Hey James, thanks for stopping by and commenting! I know what you mean about struggling to read a book each month – I often find myself way too busy to finish all the books on my list.

    Surprisingly, I haven’t read any of Seth Godin’s books, but now that you mention it, I’ll be sure to include them on my upcoming lists because I’ve heard they are good (I just haven’t gotten around to them yet). Thanks for the other book suggestions too – I’ll definitely keep those in mind when I work on next month’s list.

    I still prefer to read physical books, but maybe one day if I get an iPad or Kindle, I’ll consider making the switch to reading books electronically. How are you liking eBooks and audio books so far?


  2. I use the Kindle app on my Android phone to read when I have breaks where nothing is going on (like waiting in a doctor’s office). That way I always have content I want to read, rather than picking up something in hopes of finding something interesting. With audio books, I use Audible.com and listen to books while I go for a walk.


    Eric G. Reply:

    Sounds pretty good. I should check out the Kindle app for the iPhone one of these days and see how I like reading books on it. I’ve heard Audible.com is great too – I suppose one day I’ll get around to checking it out!


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