I haven't done a Reading List blog post in a few years now. I used to do them with some regularity but full off lately. Interestingly, I'm still reading about a book a week pretty consistently since I got the a Kindle . The Kindle is a direct one-way link between my wallet and Jeff Bezos' bank account. I've literally found myself reading the covers of books in airport bookstores then buying them on the Kindle. The battery life is insane (weeks) and since the last update, I can even use the 3G overseas.
I've been a big sci-fi reader my whole life, and recently I've felt I've been running out. I've read all the classics, re-read the classic classics, and enjoyed some of the recent releases. However, where I've really found innovation is in the "Young Adult Market." These books are mostly for the older teen set, and not just the ones that like vampires and werewolves. So much of Young Adult Fiction is Science Fiction, but while it's some of the most read fiction on the market today, it's not being formally recognized by the old guard, either critically or with awards.
Here's some of the books I've read in the last few months. Many are multi-part series. I recommend ALL these books. I've not included the ones that I've read that suck. That said, I pay attention to reviews and avoid the suck. I have had pretty good luck. I've read more great books and had more fun reading in the last year than I can remember in the last ten years.
Other great books I've read or re-read lately that I highly recommend.
Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. I am a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.
Disclaimer: The opinions expressed herein are my own personal opinions and do not represent my employer's view in any way.