This isn’t the post I had planned for this week, but thanks to a failed automatic upgrade of one of the WordPress plugins this site uses I had to restore a back up of the site which destroyed a lot of the post meant for this week. Thankfully NodeHost does automatic backups every day and the restore process is super simple.
On the positive, it gives me a chance to try out something new. I am going to list the books that I read last year. For the ones that are available on Amazon, I am using affiliate links just to see what happens. A lot of these books come from John Sonmez’s book reviews playlist. Without further adieu here is the list broken out by rough category.
Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
Living with a Seal (I laughed a lot on this one)
EntreLeadership (Free gift from CodeStock 2 years ago)
The Phoenix Project
The Obesity Code (Very informational if you struggle with weight read this one)
The Kazdin Method for Parenting the Defiant Child
Think and Grow Rich
Triggers: Creating Behavior That Lasts
Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It
Banish Your Inner Critic
The Energy Bus
Eat That Frog!
The 10X Rule
Peak Secrets from the new Science of Expertise
Moonwalking with Einstein
SOLID Principles Succinctly
.NET Core Succinctly
Little ASP.NET Core Book
The Imposter’s Handbook
The Complete Software Developer’s Career Guide
The Phoenix Project is at the very top of my list from 2017 it uses a story to teach lean concepts from an IT perspective. I which I could get everyone in my company to read this book.
The Energy Bus helped me adjust my perspective and have a more positive outlook on life. If you have any issues with negativity check it out.
The 10X Rule is pretty high on my list as well. This book will get you taking action toward your goals if you follow its advice.
If you have any recommendations leave a comment as I am always looking to add new books to my backlog.
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Bought a few of them. Thanks for sharing!
Awesome! Let me know what you think. Or if you have any recommendations.
Two ones I finished recently that I enjoyed are:
The Obstacle is the way (Ryan Holliday)
The subtle are of not giving a f*ck (Mark Manson)
Added both to my list. Thank you, Jerrie!