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2007 Reading List Wrap-Up

Last year I made it a New Years Resolution goal to read a book a week. I’ve actually had that goal for the past several years now but it wasn’t until this year that I started documenting all my reading so I’d actually know if I hit my mark. I did.

So if you ever want to know what a person like me reads, here you go. This list incorporates all my business and personal reading. The links will either go to my reviews of the books which I have already posted here on the blog or directly to the Amazon product page.

  1. How to Talk to a Liberal (If You Must): The World According to Ann Coulter, Ann Coulter
  2. The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John Maxwell
  3. Quantum Business, Bobbi DePorter with Mike Hernacki
  4. The Winning Attitude: Your Pathway to Personal Success, John C. Maxwell
  5. The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town, John Grisham
  6. The 7 Best Things Happy Couples Do…plus one, John and Linda Freil
  7. True North: Discovering Your Authentic Leadership, Bill George
  8. Developing the Leaders Around You, John C. Maxwell
  9. Viral Copy: Trading Words For Traffic, Brian Clark (30-page printout)
  10. Which Sells Best: A quick Start Guide to Testing for Retailers, Bryan Eisenberg & Anthony Garcia (45-page printout)
  11. Knock Knock, Seth Godin (41-page printout)
  12. How to Increase Keyword Saturation (Without Destroying the Flow of Your Copy, Karon Thackston (34-page printout)
  13. 365 Ways to Motivate and Reward Your Employees Every Day – With Little or No Money, Dianna Podmoroff
  14. Next, Michael Crichton
  15. Becoming a Person of Influence: How to Positively Impact the Lives of Others, John C. Maxwell & Jim Dornan
  16. No B.S. Business Success: The No Holds Barred Kick Butt Take No Prisoners Tough and Spirited Guide, Dan Kennedy
  17. A Mind for Pool: How to Master the Mental Game, Philip B. Capelle
  18. Persuasion Architecture: Persuading Customers When They Ignore Marketing, Future Now, Inc. (60-page printout)
  19. Coaching Your Kids to Be Leaders: The Keys to Unlocking Their Potential, Pat Williams and John Wooden
  20. Search Engine Ranking Factors V2, SEOmoz (43-page printed web page)
  21. The Professional’s Guide to Link Building, SEOmoz (40-page printout)
  22. Deception Point, Dan Brown
  23. The Conversion Expert’s Workbook, FutureNow
  24. Guerrilla Marketing: Secrets for Making Big Profits from Your Small Business , Jay Conrad Levinson
  25. The Professional’s Guide to Keyword Research, SEOmoz (70 page printout)
  26. The New Art of War, Tactics, and Power, Rodney Ohebsion
  27. How to Win Friends and Influence People, Dale Carnegie
  28. Save the Sale!, Bryan & Jeffrey Eisenberg (32 page printout)
  29. The Illustrated Guide to Building a Search Friendly Website, SEOmoz (35 page printout)
  30. Research-Based Web Design & Usability Guidelines, National Cancer Institute (73 page printout)
  31. A Business Case for Usability, E-Consultancy (18-page printout)
  32. Online Lead Generation (B2C) 2007, E-Consultancy (32-page printout)
  33. Blog Profits Blueprint, Yaro Starak (55-page printout)
  34. People’s History of the United States: 1492 to Present (P.S.), Howard Zinn
  35. The Usability Kit, Gerry Gaffney and Daniel Szuc (350 page binder)
  36. Leadership, Rudolph Giuliani
  37. Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus, Orson Scott Card
  38. Arrogance: Rescuing America From The Media Elite, Bernard Goldberg
  39. The Cluetrain Manifesto, Rick Levine, Christopher Locke, Doc Searls, David Weinberger
  40. Reframe Your Life: Transforming Your Pain into Purpose, Stephen Arterburn
  41. Breaking the Idols of Your Heart: How to Navigate the Temptations of Life, Dan B. Allender & Tremper Longman III
  42. Facing Your Giants: The God Who Made a Miracle Out of David Stands Ready to Make One Out of You, Max Lucado
  43. Think Biblically!: Recovering a Christian Worldview, John MacArthur
  44. The Power of Simple Prayer: How to Talk with God about Everything, Joyce Meyer
  45. Deliver First Class Web Sites: 101 Essential Checklists, Shirley Kaiser
  46. The Perfect Post: Advanced Writing Skills for Pro Bloggers, Bill Hilton (50-page printout)
  47. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference, Malcolm Gladwell
  48. S.H.A.P.E.: Finding and Fulfilling Your Unique Purpose for Life, Erik Rees
  49. Skin, Ted Dekker
  50. Freakonomics, Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner
  51. Social Media Daily, Michelle MacPhearson (26-page printout)
  52. Professional Search Engine Optimization w/PHP, Jaimie Sirovich and Cristian Darie
  53. The Top 10 Distinctions Between Millionaires and the Middle Class, Keith Cameron Smith
  54. Holy Discontent: Fueling the Fire That Ignites Personal Vision, Bill Hybels
  55. Teaching Sells: Forget everything you know about making money online… and start making some, Brian Clark (22-page download)
  56. Social Media Optimization Strategies, SEOmoz (55-page download)
  57. Angels & Demons, Dan Brown
  58. Do It Wrong Quickly, Mike Moran
  59. Seinfeld on Marketing: 7 Marketing Lessons From the Cast of “The Show About Nothing”, Bill Gammel (14-page download)
  60. Blink, Malcolm Gladwell
  61. Online Retail 2006: User Experience Benchmarks, E-Consultancy (85-page download)
  62. Crazies to the Left of Me, Wimps to the Right: How One Side Lost Its Mind and the Other Lost Its Nerve, Bernard Goldberg
  63. Search Engine Marketing Kit, Dan Thies & Dave Davies
  64. Personality Plus, Florence Littauer
  65. Viral Marketing and Linkbait on the Web, SEOmoz (46-page printout)
  66. The Shining, Stephen King

It’s quite the long list so I think this year I’ll start posting these reading lists monthly. If any of the links above are broken, just let me know so I can get it fixed. Happy reading in 2008!


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Stoney G deGeyter

Stoney deGeyter is the author of The Best Damn Web Marketing Checklist, Period!. He is the founder and CEO of Pole Position Marketing, a web presence optimization firm who's pit crew has been velocitizing websites since 1998. In his free time Stoney gets involved in community services and ministries with his bride enjoy and his children. Read Stoney's full bio.

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