Top 10 Books for 2006

Here are the best books I’ve read in 2006 in no particular order. Beware that not all of these books published this year, but rather they’re books I read.
* Emotional Design: Why We Love (or Hate) Everyday Things: I haven’t written this review yet as I just finished it. Reading Norman’s follow up to Design of Everyday Things makes me want to read the original, but got other books that have priority.
* Next to Me is a lovely autobiography about a British businessman who happens to have Parkinson’s.
* Book Yourself Solid is a solid book that prompted me to make changes to my marketing efforts.
Metaphorically Selling
* Metaphorically Selling shows how to take a fresh approach to giving presentations and selling.
* The Corporate Blogging Book contains everything anyone needs to know about business blogging including making the business case and case studies.
* Writing White Papers helped me feel more comfortable about doing white papers.
* Blogging for Business is an easy flowing read that also educates people about business blogging.
The Intellectual Devotional: Revive Your Mind, Complete Your Education, and Roam Confidently with the Cultured Class(Rough Cut)
* The Intellectual Devotional: Revive Your Mind, Complete Your Education, and Roam Confidently with the Cultured Class refreshed my memory on facts I vaguely recalled and provided details on things I didn’t know much about.
* The Street-Smart Writer provides me with security so I know where to go if I run into problems in the writing biz.
* Tie (Fiction) Snow Flower and the Secret Fan is one of few fiction books I read this year. The book enlightened me on the Chinese culture in an absorbing story. You Could Do Better is a chick-lit style story that makes a great beach read. What I liked about it was the author’s attention to detail on TV history and trivia.

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