Books

This is a history of the books I have read or am currently reading. I have listed these in a year-end review, but I thought some of you might want to see an actively updated list.

Currently Reading

Tools of Titans
Get Your Sh*t Together

2019

Fun

Artemis
Atlas Shrugged
Freakonomics
God’s Debris
Ready Player One
The Fellowship of the Ring
The Return of the King
The Two Towers

Personal Development

The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership
48 Laws of Power
Can’t Hurt Me
The Checklist Manifesto
Drive
Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance
How to Fight a Hydra
How to Talk to Anyone
The Introvert’s Edge
Letting Go
Life Unlocked
Me, Inc.
The Power of Habit
Presence
Radical Acceptance
Rejection Proof
Self-Discipline: Develop Good Habit. Achieve Your Goals.
The Richest Man in Babylon
The Top 10 Rules for Success
The Undefeated Mind

Software/Career

Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software
Beyond Legacy Code
Domain-Driven Design
Head First Design Patterns
The Imposter’s Handbook Season 2
The New One Minute Manager
Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture (Part 1, Part 2 is for reference)

2018

Blogging

From Zero to Thousands of Target Blog Subscribers in 60 Days

Personal Development

The 5 Second Rule
Algorithms to Live By
Antifragile
As a Man Thinketh
Be Obsessed Or Be Average
Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself
The Compound Effect
The New Kingmakers
The Power of Now
Presence
Principles
Psycho-Cybernetics
Secrets of the Millionaire Mind
Slipstream Time Hacking
So Good They Can’t Ignore You
Stop Being Lazy
The Subtle Are of Not Giving a F*ck
Unshakeable
Wait, What?
Willpower Doesn’t Work
Your One Word

Business

Crushing It!
The E-Myth Revisited
Zero to One

Fun

Fight Club
The Hobbit
The Sword of Shannara Trilogy
What If?

Health

The Plant Paradox

Software/Career

Clean Architecture
Curious Moon
Modern API Design with ASP.NET Core 2
Writing High-Performance .NET Code

2017

Biographical/Entertaining

Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
Living with a Seal (I laughed a lot on this one)

Business

EntreLeadership (Free gift from CodeStock)
The Phoenix Project

Health

The Obesity Code (Very informational if you struggle with weight read this one)

Parenting

The Kazdin Method for Parenting the Defiant Child

Personal Development

Think and Grow Rich
Boundaries
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
Deep Work

Software/Career

SOLID Principles Succinctly
.NET Core Succinctly
Little ASP.NET Core Book
The Imposter’s Handbook
The Complete Software Developer’s Career Guide