Publishers of technology books, eBooks, and videos for creative people

Home > Blogs > What authors are reading in 2012

What authors are reading in 2012

By  Jan 25, 2012

Topics: Peachpit Commons

We've officially entered the year 2012 and our authors are already making their reading lists for the year. Find out what they plan to read and share your list, too!

Lynda Felder, author of Writing for the Web: Creating Compelling Web Content Using Words, Pictures, and Sound, plans to read The Graveyard Book and Coraline, by Neil Gaiman, Let's Bring Back, by Lesley MM Blume, Flannery O'Connor: The Cartoons, and Snow White in New York by Fiona French.

Maria Langer, author of Dragon Dictate 2.5: Visual QuickStart Guide and Mac OS X Lion: Visual QuickStart Guide, as well as several other titles, will be reading the Steve Jobs biography and Richard Branson's new business book.

Dave Awl, author of Facebook Me! 2nd Edition, is re-reading a favorite novel by Russell Hoban, who passed away in December. He also hopes to read Incognito: the Secret Lives of the Brain by neuroscientist David Eagleman.

Scott Valentine, co-author of Real World Compositing with Adobe Photoshop CS4, plans to read The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun, edited by Christopher Tolkein, and is working through the Game of Thrones series. He hopes to tackle the Silmarillion later this year.

Maggie Mcnab, author of Design by Nature: Using Universal Forms and Principles in Design, is currently reading True History of the Kelly Gang: A Novel. Another favorite is Sophia's Body: Seeing Primal Paterns in Nature.

Tasra Dawson, co-author of Refocus: Cutting-Edge Strategies to Evolve Your Video Business, has a long reading list for 2012, which includes The Flinch, Start with Why, Uncertainty, Entreleadership, and The Coming Jobs War. She also plans to re-read The War of Art, Making Ideas Happen and Drive. She's currently listening to the audio version of Linchpin (for the seventh time) and Moonwalking with Einstein.

Sharon Steuer, author of The Adobe Illustrator CS5 Wow! Book, just finished Cutting for Stone and History of Love.


What do you plan to read in 2012? Which books are on the top of your list? Are any of your book choices tied to resolutions you've made?