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Actively Reading

  • Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin
  • The Source of Self-Regard: Essays, Speeches, Meditations by Toni Morrison
  • Writing for Software Developers by Philip Kiely
  • How To Solve It by G. Polya

Below are the books I’ve read since ~January 2019. I read books before then, but I wasn’t as dilligent about tracking them. Thanks to Marielle Foster for showing me the way!


YTD: 17

June 2020

  • The Source by James Michener

May 2020

  • Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie
  • Measure What Matters: How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock the World with OKRs by John Doerr, Larry Page

April 2020

  • Hawaii by James Michener
  • Joel On Software by Joel Spolsky
  • The Mythical Man Month by Frederick P. Brooks
  • REAMDE by Neal Stephenson

March 2020

  • The Imposter’s Handbook by Rob Conery
  • Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie
  • Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams by Tom DeMarco & Timothy Lister
  • Clean Code by Robert “Uncle Bob” Martin

February 2020

  • Heavy by Kiese Laymon
  • Uncanny Valley by Anna Wiener
  • One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest by Kesey

January 2020


Total: 35

December 2019

November 2019

October 2019

  • Letters from A Stoic by Seneca

September 2019

  • Obelisk Gate by NK Jemisin
  • Meditations by Marcus Aurelius (Hays translation)
  • The Manual by Epictetus (Torde translation)
  • What Unites Us by Dan Rather
  • Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu (Ursula K. Leguin translation)

August 2019

  • Fifth Season by NK Jemisin
  • Algebra of Happiness by Scott Galloway
  • The Stone Sky by NK Jemisin

July 2019

  • Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu (Charles Johnston translation)
  • The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Path to Power by Robert Caro
  • Upstream by Mary Oliver
  • Dog Song by Mary Oliver

June 2019

  • This America by Jill Lepore
  • The Pragmatic Programmer by Andrew Hunt & David Thomas
  • Thinking in Bets by Annie Duke

May 2019

  • Working by Robert Caro

April 2019

  • The World As I See It by Albert Einstein

March 2019

  • The Broken Kingdoms by NK Jemisin
  • The Kingdom of Gods by NK Jemisin
  • The Awakened Kingdom by NK Jemisin
  • Consider The Lobster by David Foster Wallace
  • This Is Water by David Foster Wallace

February 2019

  • The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
  • Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport
  • The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff
  • The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by NK Jemisin

January 2019

  • Death’s End by Cixin Liu
  • Atomic Habits by James Clear
  • The Color Purple by Alice Walker

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