Earlier this year, I noticed some developers are making book lists on their blogs. Sillytech and Joost Ronkes Agerbeek’s lists are two of them. I have been keeping a private list of books I am reading and have read, but I think it will be useful to post the list online as well.
I plan on having a sidebar similar to what is on Games From Within. In the meantime, you can see a listing in this blog post.
Books I Am Currently Reading
- On Writing by Stephen King
Books I Have Read in 2005
- 100 Ways to Motivate Yourself by Steve Chandler (Audio Book)
- Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (ebook)
- C++ Coding Standards by Herb Sutter
- The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
- First Things First by Stephen Covey
- Getting Things Done by David Allen
- Live Without a Net by Lou Anders (Editor)
- The Object-Oriented Thought Process by Matt Weisfeld
- Ready for Anything by David Allen
- The Seven Habits of Effective People by Stephen Covey
- Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll (ebook)
Some people try to read at least one book a week. It’s the 18th week or so for the year, so I am about six books behind. I never actually set such a goal, of course, but I should. I’ve found that I can have much more intelligent conversations and tell much funnier jokes (at least to me) since I’ve started reading regularly. I have learned so much more than I would have if I had neglected the literature, and some of it, such as Getting Things Done, has changed my life in amazing ways.
I’ve found that I’ve been focusing on personal productivity a bit too much, so I’ve tried to add works of fiction to the mix. Besides science fiction, I’m interested in mystery novels as well, but I am not familiar with what is good outside of Sherlock Holmes and Hercules Poirot. Anyone have any suggestions?