Agile Testing: Order to read the chapters in

So I recently started reading Agile Testing (Crispin & Gregory) and was planning to just go through it chapter by chapter from the start to the end - you know, like other books. But I keep seeing lil things in the margin saying “read more about this topic in chapter n” and it got me wondering, is there an alt order for reading the book?

Like, if your goal is x then read in the order 1,2,3,7,8,9,4,5,6
If your goal is y then read in the order 1,2,3,4,7,8,6,5,9

If not, does anyone who read it have a recommendation for where to go to get value from day 1? I’m not sure that I will have time to read all of this book in the next few weeks, so would like to do it in small iterations that each deliver value (see what I did there? hehe)

Also, I got a little desk shelf thing for holding all the books and general tat that had been cluttering up my desk as loose mess, and now everything is gloriously tidy.


Thanks, that was really helpful.