Every year I set a goal for myself, and use goodreads.com to track my progress with reading. This year my goal was 12 books – one a month basically – and I ended up with 18! Last year, I made it to September for our beach trip and hadn’t even started a book! This year, I was a bit more intentional, getting two books in that were more inspirational, and two that were hilarious and didn’t require much thought. I also read a great deal for school – reading 14 books and literally hundreds of articles (including every article Skinner ever wrote I believe), so my leisure reading was still lower than years past, but overall numbers increased. Below are the books I read this year, and what’s on my next up list! See all of my book lists from previous years here.
(books in order from top row to bottom, going left to right on each row – not in any sort or order)
Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules | David Sedaris is just hilarious as are the authors’s pieces he’s chosen for this short book.
Present Over Perfect | Shauna Niequist nails it. I mean, this truly captured where my heart has been this year after reading Grace Not Perfection and is really preparing me for the upcoming year of paring down.
The Technology of Teaching Revisited | great read for BCBAs and teachers.
Walden Two | all my BCBA friends should read this if you have somehow escaped doing so already – good stuff.
The Morningside Model of Generative Instruction | great read for BCBAs and teachers.
Being Bright is Not Enough | if you are in or contemplating grad school you should read this.
25 Essential Sills & Strategies for the Professional Behavior Analyst | a BCBA must read.
Learning RFT | a great resource for BCBAs to broaden knowledge in the area of relational frame theory.
Research Methods in Behavior Analysis | interesting, though one of the lesser exhilarating books of the bunch.
Handbook of Applied Behavior Analysis | great resource for BCBAs at any stage.
Bringing out the Best in People | a great read for anyone in a supervisory role in any field.
Meaningful Differences in the Everyday Experience of Young American Children | fascinating study that BCBAs, teachers, and new parents would find interesting.
Research Methods in Applied Behavior Analysis | not to be confused with the similarly named book above, but on par with the vigor.
Evidence Based Education Methods | great read for BCBAs and teachers.
Single Case Research Designs | interesting, but really only for BCBAs.
Developmental Disabilities: Etiology, Assessment, Intervention, and Integration | very interesting but heavy on genetics. (pdf option)
Are You There Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea | I’ve long though she was pretty funny and actually found this on my kindle on a flight earlier this year after I finished another book.
The Best Yes | I ended my year on this book, and I am so glad I did. It has me ready to catapult into 2018 with wisdom in decision making and carving out a life of margin.
Books already on my nightstand to read in 2018 (on top of school of course) are as follows:
What did you read this year that is on the top of your recommendation list? Or what can you not wait to dive into? I would love to know!