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Book recommendations?

huddlespith profile image Amy Hudspith ・1 min read

Looking for book recommendations of any kind! Leave your faves below 📚

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Current readings:

 

Thinking fast and slow - a true masterpiece every developer can learn from. It help you to think critically.

You can check out my Dev.to article on the book:
dev.to/kethmars/how-i-learned-to-t...

 

I'll go big

  • in literal size
  • in florid, poetic verbosity of prose
  • in intricate backstory
  • in incredible, "larger than life" characters
  • in emotions it evokes (ever had a book make you cry and smile at the same time?)
  • in declaring it the greatest novel ever written:

Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

 
 

I just reread The Glass Castle, which is a unique & inspiring memoir. Next on my list is Pachinko which has been recommended a few times.

 

My absolute favorite:

Robert's Grave The white goddess from which I learn about Taliesin which in turn made me name my programming language Gwion.

I'd also advice reading Mircea Eliade Aspects du mythe (sorry I can't find it's name in english).

Anything by Selma Lagerlof.

Also look at the eerie similarities beetwen Eliade's Thirteen roses and Orhan Pamuk's Snow.

 

99 Bottles of OOP. It teachs a lot of design techniques with cool examples.

 

I hear The House At Pooh Corner is awfully nice.

 

'The Phoenix Project' is awesome!

 

The Pragmatic Programmer. It is so good, you may want to read it several times

 

There's a book that made me cry: Java Algorithms and Data Structures :D

 
 

Well that was a joke but you can learn about data structures on a more appropriate or efficient way 😂

 

I'm reading Defying Reality by David M Ewalt and loving it! I keep hearing myself saying "that's so cool!!" Ahen I learned about all the advances 🤣

 

Trust Me I'm Lying by Ryan Holiday was a really interesting read. It's crazy to get an inside look at how easy it is to manipulate the media.

 
  • Gut: Giulia Enders
  • Algorithms to Live By The Computer Science of Human Decisions: Brian Christian, Tom Griffiths
  • Psycho-Cybernetics Updated and Expanded: Maxwell Maltz
 
 

The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
Mindset by Carol Dweck
The Wise Heart by Jack Kornfield

These 3 books have really helped me in my creative pursuits and in life in general. :)

 

Eric Rise- Lean Startup

Very interesting book and she change my mind

 
  • 14 Habits of Highly Productive Developers
  • the power of the habit
 
 

14 Habits of Highly Productive Developers

 

For learning: The Mythical Man Month - I'm really enjoying this absolute beast. It's pretty old, but still relevant.

For entertainment: American Gods =P

 

Yes, I read American Gods a few years ago. It's incredible! (I heard there's a show based on it but I have not watched it yet)

 

How not to Die
7 habits of highly effective people
The Power of Habits
Think fast and slow
The Mysterious Affair at Styles

 

Zero to One
Think Fast and Slow
The Lean Startup