The List Of All The Books I Bought This Year (and 1 was given)

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This year has been a very unusual one for me. I completed the cycle of all that can happen to anyone in the corporate world. In 2011 I had been downsized out of job (same as being fired for someone else's mistake). In 2012 I quit the job that turned me to a Microsoft Excel guru for a bigger job. And this year I quit that job to start my own business. So I have been fired from a job; I have resigned one job to get another and I have quit a job to start my own business. I have had a taste of the general situations anyone can find himself in the corporate world.

But that is not what this post is about. In today's post I will be sharing with you the list of books I have bought this year. For me, reading and writing are like photography. They are the ways I take my own selfie and keep the memories I find special. I also was gifted one book this year, which I will mention too. And here we go.


  1. Visual Studio Tools for Office 2007: VSTO for Excel, Word, and Outlook (Microsoft Windows Development Series) by Eric Carter, Eric Lippert
  2. How to Succeed as an Independent Consultant by Herman Holtz, David Zahn
  3. Collected Works of Bernard Shaw by George Bernard Shaw
  4. The Complete Works of Mark Twain: The Novels, short stories, essays and satires, travel writing, non-fiction, the complete letters, the complete speeches, and the autobiography of Mark Twain by Mark Twain
  5. Oscar Wilde: Collection of 300 Classic Works with analysis and historical background (Annotated and Illustrated) by Oscar Wilde
  6. The Book on Writing by Paula LaRocque
  7. Journalistic Writing: Building the Skills, Honing the Craft by Robert M. Knight
  8. Balanced Scorecards and Operational Dashboards with Microsoft Excel by Ron Person
  9. Practical Node.js: Building Real-World Scalable Web Apps by Azat Mardan
  10. Pro AngularJS (Expert's Voice in Web Development) by Adam Freeman
  11. Mastering Web Application Development with AngularJS by Pawel Kozlowski, Peter Bacon Darwin
  12. Learning AngularJS for .NET Developers by Alex Pop
  13. Microsoft SharePoint 2013 App Development (Developer Reference) by Scot Hillier, Ted Pattison
  14. Professional SharePoint 2013 Administration by Shane Young, Steve Caravajal, Todd Klindt
  15. Professional SharePoint 2013 Development by Reza Alirezaei, Brendon Schwartz, Matt Ranlett, Scot Hillier, Brian Wilson, Jeff Fried, Paul Swider
  16. Learning SQL by Alan Beaulieu
  17. Predictive Analytics: Microsoft Excel by Conrad Carlberg
  18. Applied Predictive Modeling by Max Kuhn, Kjell Johnson
  19. Data Science for Business: What you need to know about data mining and data-analytic thinking by Foster Provost, Tom Fawcett
  20. Data Smart: Using Data Science to Transform Information into Insight by John W. Foreman
  21. Predictive Analytics For Dummies (For Dummies (Business & Personal Finance)) by Anasse Bari, Mohamed Chaouchi, Tommy Jung
  22. Decision Analytics: Microsoft Excel by Conrad Carlberg
  23. Statistical Analysis: Microsoft Excel 2010 by Conrad Carlberg
  24. R for Everyone: Advanced Analytics and Graphics (Addison-Wesley Data & Analytics Series) by Jared P. Lander
  25. Learn R in a Day by Steven Murray
  26. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
  27. Step By Step Bootstrap 3: A Quick Guide To Responsive Web Development Using Bootstrap 3 by Riwanto Megosinarso
  28. A Software Engineer Learns HTML5, JavaScript and jQuery: A guide to standards-based web applications by Dane Cameron
  29. A Smarter Way to Learn JavaScript: The new approach that uses technology to cut your effort in half by Mark Myers
  30. Pro ASP.NET MVC 5 (Expert's Voice in ASP.Net) by Adam Freeman
  31. Windows Phone 8 Unleashed by Daniel Vaughan
  32. Microsoft Visual Basic 2013 Step by Step (Step by Step Developer) by Michael Halvorson
  33. Beginning ASP.NET 4.5.1: in C# and VB (Wrox Programmer to Programmer) by Imar Spaanjaars
  34. The Valuation of Financial Companies: Tools and Techniques to Measure the Value of Banks, Insurance Companies and Other Financial Institutions (The Wiley Finance Series) by Mario Massari, Gianfranco Gianfrate, Laura Zanetti
  35. Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City by Brad Feld
  36. How to Win at the Sport of Business: If I Can Do It, You Can Do It by Mark Cuban
  37. The Lord of the Rings: One Volume by J.R.R. Tolkien
  38. HTML5 for Masterminds, Revised 2nd Edition by J.D. Gauchat
  39. Responsive Web Design with HTML5 and CSS3 by Ben Frain
  40. Rework by Jason Fried, David Heinemeier Hansson
  41. LE CAFÉ DU CANAL - Une histoire sentimentale (French Edition) by Michèle Abramoff
  42. Il faut tuer Léa Keller (Tom Valmer t. 1) (French Edition) by Daniel REZLAN
  43. L'ange gardien: Un thriller psychologique, un suspense magistral (French Edition) by John La Galite(Jean Michel Sakka)
  44. A la recherche du temps perdu (édition complète - 10 tomes, augmentée, illustrée et commentée) (French Edition) by Marcel Proust, Luc Deborde
  45. Honoré de Balzac : Oeuvres complètes - 101 titres La Comédie humaine (Nouvelle édition enrichie) (French Edition) by Honoré de Balzac
  46. Le Petit Prince (French Edition) by Antoine de Saint Exupéry
  47. Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers by Alexander Osterwalder, Yves Pigneur
  48. Le roman d'un jeune homme pauvre (Novel) (French Edition) by Octave Feuillet
  49. French Stories/Contes Francais: A Dual-Language Book (Dover Dual Language French) by Wallace Fowlie, Wallace Fowlie
  50. 20 Things I've Learned as an Entrepreneur by Alicia Morga
  51. Choose Yourself! by James Altucher, Dick Costolo
  52. The Start-up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career by Reid Hoffman, Ben Casnocha
  53. How I Raised Myself From Failure by Frank Bettger
  54. THE COLD CALLING SECRET: Discover the NEW ground-breaking cold calling techniques that get results! by Mark Boardman
  55. How To Write A Business Plan - A Complete Outline To Create A Concise And Profitable Business (Starting A Business, Writing A Business Plan, Business Plan Outline) by R.T. Williams
  56. How to Start a Business by Jason Nazar, Rochelle Bailis
  57. Bookkeepers' Boot Camp: Get a Grip on Accounting Basics (101 for Small Business Series) by Angie Mohr
  58. How To Do A Year's Worth of Bookkeeping in One Day: A Step-by-Step Guide for Small Businesses by Robin Davis, E.T. Barton
  59. The Art of Negotiating the Best Deal by The Great Courses
  60. Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson
  61. Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future by Peter Thiel, Blake Masters
  62. SPIN Selling: Situation Problem Implication Need-Payoff by Neil Rackham
  63. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin
  64. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
  65. Street Smarts: An All-Purpose Tool Kit for Entrepreneurs by Norm Brodsky, Bo Burlingham
  66. The Psychology of Selling by Brian Tracy
And those are the books I bought this year. Oh, there are three other books I bought that I don't want to include in this list: one was a memoir by Chelsea Handler that I found too vulgar I returned it; the other two are books on learning a skill I should have learned more than 6 years ago.

And as for the book I was gifted, it is: David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell.


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