52 Books: The 2nd Half of 2016

At the beginning of this year, 2016, I set a goal to read 52 books. Why I didn’t give myself 2 weeks off for vacation I don’t know. The number 52 sounded catchy. On December 10th, I’d made it to 43. If I add the books I read at, used for reference or just couldn’t bring myself to finish, the number is 47. With the holidays fast approaching and Christmas shopping and mailing of packages yet to be finished or even started, I’m calling this good enough. Enjoy!

My key takeaways for the 2nd half are:

Here’s the list of books that I read (and read at) for the 2nd half:

  1. Grand Trail by Alexis and Frédéric Bert
  2. Nowhere Near First by Cory Reese
  3. Beautiful Faces by Jane Davenport
  4. My Beer Year by Lucy Burningham
  5. The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor
  6. New Aging by Matthias Hollwich
  7. Bad Arguments by Ali Almossawi
  8. The Art of Communicating by Thich Nhat Hanh
  9. The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz
  10. Lexicon: A Novel by Max Barry
  11. You Learn by Living by Eleanor Roosevelt
  12. Running: A Love Story Jenn Shelton
  13. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot by Kim Barker
  14. The Drifter by Nicolas Petrie
  15. Run the World by Becky Wade
  16. Designing Great Beers by Ray Daniels (I used the 3 hops chapters in Part One to brew my Flowers American Pale Ale)
  17. Craft Beverage Business Management by Madeleine Pullman and John Harris (This was a textbook for a class I was taking through PSU. Sadly, I got too busy I didn’t finish the class, yet. However, I’m retaking it this winter.)
  18. Moments of Impact by Chris Ertel and Lisa Kay Solomon
  19. A More Beautiful Question by Warren Berger

You can read about the first 27 books here.