2020 -- A Year of Learning in Review

Similar to 2017, 2018, and 2019, I would like to take a few moments to reflect on my effort to continue my education. Here are the titles I read / took notes on during 2020. This does not count the many of the presentations, webinars, and documentaries consumed as part of my daily work. My final count was 31, down from 2019 when I completed 42; however, I did also read 59 Kindle samples and I’ve skimmed or read in detail another 64 items off DriveThruRPG. By way of comparison, in 2018 I completed 28 titles and in 2017 I completed 29. There is a thing as too much reading and I think I reached my saturation point this year.

AudioBooks / Lectures on YouTube
H.P. Lovecraft — The Nameless City
Clark Ashton Smith — The Colossus of Ylourgne
Michael Moorcock — Elric of Melnibone

AudioBooks on Audible
Simon Sinek — The Infinite Game
John Steakley — Armor
Scott Meyer — Run Program (not recommended)
Ian Fleming — Live and Let Die
Damien Lewis — The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare
Candice Millard — The River of Doubt
Marc Fennell — Nut Jobs: Cracking the Case
Simon Winchester — The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World
Armsden, Reid, and Macdonald — King of Sting: Australia’s Greatest Conman
John Carreyrou — Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
Ben Macintyre — The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War
Albracht and Wolf — Abandoned in Hell: The Fight for Vietnam’s Firebase Kate
William Butler Yeats — The Celtic Twilight

Michael Z. Lewin — Ask the Right Question
Fred Schwed — Where are the Customer’s Yachts? or A Good Hard Look at Wall Street
Norman Ohler — Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich
Avigdor Kahalani — The Heights of Courage
Peter Lynch — Beating the Street

Kindle/Apple Books
Walter Lippman — Public Opinion
Samuel R. Delany — Babel-17
Sullivan and Boches — Hey Whipple Squeeze This: The Classic Guide to Creating Great Ads
Amor Towles — A Gentleman in Moscow
Jim Paul and Brendan Moynihan — What I learned Losing a Million Dollars
Don and Alex Tapscott — Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies Is Changing the World
James Churchward — The Children of Mu [barely even usable as RPG fodder]
Lin Carter — Thongor and the Wizard of Lemuria
Morgan Daimler — Gods and Goddesses of Ireland: A Guide to Irish Dieties
Don Miguel Ruiz — The Four Agreements

Kindle Samples
Too many to list — I read 59 samples.

DriveThruRPG Titles
I bought 64 products, most of which I have at least skimmed with some that I’ve read in detail several times.