Jon Preece

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Published on Jan 01, 2015 · 5 minute read.

Last year I set out to try and diversify myself and learn new things. I have focused primarily on software development for at least the last 13 years, and this year I wanted to do something different. I shied away from reading software development books and started reading sci-fi books, books of historical importance, fantasy, and yes the occasional development book when I felt the urge. Here are some of the books I read during 2014 (in no particular order);

There are 21 books listed above (1 or 2 have been excluded for personal reasons). How did I manage to read so many books in 1 year? The key is consistency. Read for between 1-2 hours a day, and try not to stop reading mid-chapter where possible. Reading is good for the mind and is an excellent way of relaxing and destressing, which is very important for your general health and wellbeing. Sorry I know there are a lot of Amazon affiliate links in this post…but every author gets one of these a year! :)


Jon Preece

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I am Jon Preece, an experienced website and software developer from the United Kingdom, based in Manchester.

Throughout my 10+ year professional career I have worked in many sectors, including; e-commerce, financial services, marketing, healthcare, travel and accountancy. Get in touch via Twitter.