Books

In harmony with the tendency I have been following lately to share more things in the open so that they may be of use to other people out there, below are a collection of books that I am reading, books that I have read during the years, stuff that I have written and books that I would love to put my hands on. For more extense book reviews you can check my monthly digest series.

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Already Read

2017

  1. The Bands of Mourning: A Mistborn novel – Brandon Sanderson
  2. Essential Angular
  3. The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World’s Healthiest People – Dan Buettner
  4. TED Talk storytelling: 23 storytelling techniques from the best TED talks
  5. Sapiens: A Brief History of Human Kind – Yuval Noah Harari
  6. Search Inside Yourself – Chade Meng-Tan
  7. 1984 – George Orwell
  8. We are legion (We are Bob) – Dennis Taylor
  9. What to expect when your wife is expanding – Thomas Hill
  10. The passage – Justin Cronin
  11. Opportunities – Johan Eriksson
  12. Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads – Tim Wu
  13. How Google Works – Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg
  14. First Year (Black Mage Book 1) – Rachel E. Carter
  15. For We Are Many (Bobiverse #2) – Dennis Taylor
  16. Apprentice (Black Mage Book 2) – Rachel E. Carter
  17. Candidate (Black Mage Book 3) – Rachel E. Carter
  18. Deep work: Rules for focused success in a distracted work – Cal Newport
  19. Old Man’s War – John Scalzi
  20. Last Stand (Black Mage Book 4) – Rachel E. Carter
  21. Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
  22. The Ghost Brigades – John Scalzi
  23. The Road to Recognition – Seth Price, Barry Feldman
  24. Learning React: Functional Web Development with React and Redux – Alex Banks, Eve Porcello
  25. Pappalogi – Manne Forsberg
  26. Att föda utan rädsla – Susanna Heli
  27. Så här blir du miljönar i hängmatan – Per H Börjesson
  28. The New Evolution Diet: What our Paleolithic Ancestors Can Tell Us About Weight Loss, Fitness and Aging
  29. Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion and Purpose – Tony Hsieh
  30. Perennial Seller: The Art of Making and Marketing Work that Lasts – Ryan Holiday
  31. All These Worlds (Bobiverse #3) – Dennis E Taylor
  32. The Tattooed Ducchess (A Fire Beneath the Skin #2) – Victor Guischler
  33. A Painted Goddess – Victor Guischler
  34. Brain Rules for Baby: How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child – John Medina

2016

  1. Elantris – Brandon Sanderson
  2. The Design of Everyday Things: Revised edition – Don Norman
  3. Programming Interviews Exposed – John Mongan
  4. In the Plex – Steven Levy (re-read)
  5. Show Your Work – Austin Kleon
  6. Valve Handbook for New Employees (re-read)
  7. Daggerspell – Katharine Kerr
  8. Talk like TED – Carmine Gallo
  9. DarkSpell – Katharine Kerr
  10. The Bristling Woods – Katharine Kerr
  11. How To Shoot a Video That Doesn’t Suck – Steve Stockman
  12. Reactive Programming with Rx.js – Sergi Mansilla
  13. The Dragon Revenant – Katharine Kerr
  14. Work Rules! Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead – Laszlo Bock
  15. Total Recall: My Unbelivable Life Story – Arnold Schwarzenegger
  16. Screw it! Let’s do it! Lessons In Life – Richard Branson
  17. The Rise of Endymion – Dan Simmons
  18. Rich Dad, Poor Dad – Robert T. Kiyosaki
  19. Ego is the Enemy – Ryan Holiday
  20. The Dip – Seth Godin (re-read)
  21. Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill
  22. Sharp Ends: Stories From the World of the First Law – Joe Abercrombie
  23. Calamity – The Reckoners book 3 – Brandon Sanderson
  24. Poke The Box – Seth Godin
  25. The Ocean at the end of the lane – Neil Gaiman
  26. How to stay motivated – Zig Ziglar
  27. Anything you want: 40 lessons for the new entrepreneur – Derek Sivers
  28. Seveneves – Neal Stephenson
  29. Freedom – Daniel Suarez
  30. Uprooted – Naomi Novik
  31. All Marketers are Liars – Seth Godin
  32. Armada – Ernest Cline
  33. ng-book 2 – Nate Murray, Ali Lerner, Felipe Coury, Carlos Taborda
  34. Angular 2 Router – Victor Savkin
  35. Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance – Angela Duckworth
  36. Count Zero – William Gibson
  37. The Zen of e-book marketing – Guido Henkel
  38. The Trusted Advisor – David H. Maister, Charles H. Green, Robert M. Galford
  39. Functional JavaScript – Michael Fogus
  40. Spell or High Water – Scott Meyer
  41. The subtle art of not giving a fuck – Mark Manson
  42. Badass: Making users awesome – Kathy Sierra
  43. Ink Mage

2015

  1. RESTful Web APIs – Leonard Richardson, Mike Amundsen, Sam Ruby
  2. 100 Things Every Designer Should Know About People – Susan Weinschenk
  3. The Art of Letting Go – Leo babauta
  4. Test Driven Development: By Example – Kent Beck
  5. The Obstacle is the Way – Ryan Holiday
  6. 70-480: Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 – Rick Delorme
  7. The Man in the High Castle – Philip K. Dick
  8. Soft Skills: The Software Developer’s Life Manual – John Sonmez
  9. The War Of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles
  10. Half the World – Joe Abercrombie
  11. SMACSS: Scalable and Modular Architecture for CSS
  12. Snowcrash – Neal Stephenson
  13. The Left Hand Of God – Paul Hoffman
  14. The Last Four Things – Paul Hoffman
  15. The Beating of his Wings – Paul Hoffman
  16. Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time – Brian Tracy
  17. Solaris – Stanislaw Lem
  18. Princess Of Mars – Edgar Rice Burroughs
  19. Exam Ref 70-486: Developing ASP.NET MVC4 Applications – Willian Penberthy
  20. From Good To Great: Why some companies make the leap… and others don’t – Jim Collins
  21. Trust me, I am lying: Confessions of a media manipulator – Ryan Holiday
  22. Gods of Mars – Edgar Rice Burroughs
  23. Warlord of Mars – Edgar Rice Burroughs
  24. Speed Reading: How to double or triple your reading speed in just one hour -Justing Hammond
  25. Speed Reading for Beginners – James T. Rose
  26. Exam Ref 70-487: Developing Windows Azure and Web Services – Ryan de Kort Milton
  27. Endymion – Dan Simmons
  28. The Sell: The Secrets of Selling Anything to Anyone – Fredrik Eklund
  29. Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX and the quest for a fantastic future – Ashlee Vance
  30. Leap First: Create Work that Matters – Seth Goding
  31. Mindfulness, a Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantric World
  32. Master and Commander – Patrick O’Brian (6th time I read this book XD)
  33. Half a War – Joe Abercrombie
  34. Daily Rituals – How Artists Work – Mason Currey
  35. Firefight – The Reckoners – Brandon Sanderson
  36. F*** Anxiety – Robert Duff Ph.D
  37. Authority: Become an Expert, Build a Following and Gain Financial Independence – Nathan Barry
  38. I, Robot – Isaac Asimov
  39. 2001 Space Odyssey – Arthur C. Clarke
  40. Lean UX – Jeff Gothelf
  41. Debt Updated and Expanded: The First 5000 years – David Graeber
  42. Shadows of Zambula – Robert E. Horward
  43. 2010: Odyssey Two – Arthur C. Clarke
  44. Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time – Jeff Sutherland
  45. User-Centered Design: A Developer’s Guide to Building User Friendly Applications – Travis Lowdermilk
  46. The Martian – Andy Weir
  47. The Dungeoneers – Jeffery Russell
  48. Shadows of Self – Brandon Sanderson
  49. Money: Master the Game, 7 Easy Steps to Financial Freedom – Tony Robbins
  50. Programming JavaScript Applications – Eric Elliott

2014

  1. How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life – Scott Adams
  2. The Opportunity Analysis Canvas – Dr. James V. Green
  3. The Stand – Stephen King
  4. Outliers, The Story of Success – Malcolm Gladwell
  5. Enders Game – Scott Orson Card
  6. LINQ pocket reference – Joseph Albahari, Ben Albahari
  7. Neverwhere – Neil Gaiman
  8. Masters of Doom – David Kushner
  9. The Pomodoro Technique 3rd ed (updated and revised) – Francesco Cirillo
  10. Daemon – Daniel Suarez
  11. NoSQL Distilled – Pramod J. Sadalage
  12. Start Small, Stay Small – Rob Walling
  13. Free-to-Play: Making Money From Games You Give Away – Will Luton
  14. Railsea – China Mieville
  15. Why Marketing Yourself is Important – John Somnez
  16. The Dip – Seth Godin
  17. On Writing – Stephen King
  18. The Way of Kings – Brandon Sanderson (re-read xD)
  19. The New Psycho-Cybernetics – Maxwell Maltz
  20. Seductive Interaction Design – Stephen P. Anderson
  21. Words of Radiance – Brandon Sanderson
  22. Warren Buffet’s Management Secrets – Mary Buffet
  23. Startup – Kevin Ready
  24. Drive, The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us – Daniel H. Pink
  25. The Millionaire Fastlane – MJ De Marco
  26. The Passionate Programmer – Chad Fowler
  27. Infinity Blade: Awakening – Steven Sanderson
  28. Half a King (Shattered Sea) – Joe Abercrombie
  29. The Lies of Locke Lamora – Scott Lynch
  30. How to Win at the Sport of Business – Mark Cuban
  31. Principles of Object Oriented JavaScript – Nicholas C. Zackas
  32. Red Seas Under Red Skies – Scott Lynch
  33. What I Learned From Failure – Reginald Braithwaite
  34. Purple Cow – Seth Godin
  35. The Republic of Thieves – Scott Lynch
  36. Shark Tank Jump Start Your Business – Michael Parrish DuDell
  37. The Crystal Shard – The Legend of Drizzt Book IV – R.A. Salvatore
  38. Steelheart – Brandon Sanderson
  39. Streams of Silver – The Legend of Drizzt Book V – R.A. Salvatore
  40. The Halfling’s Gem – The Legend of Drizzt Book VI – R.A. Salvatore
  41. The Legacy – The Legend of Drizzt Book VII – R.A. Salvatore
  42. How Google Works – Eric Schmidt
  43. Flow: The Psychology of the Optimal Experience – Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
  44. The Art of Unit Testing: 2nd edition – Roy Osherove
  45. Die Empty – Todd Henry
  46. Mindset: The New Psychology of Success – Carol Dweck
  47. Cirkeln – Sara B. Elfgren
  48. The Hacker Ethic: A Radical Approach to the Philosophy of Business – Pekka Himanen
  49. Off to Be a Wizard (Magic 2.0 Book 1) – Scott Meyer
  50. JavaScript Allongé – Reginald Braithwaite

2013

  1. Beginning Windows 8 Application Development, XAML edition – Kyle Burns
  2. Legion – Brandon Sanderson
  3. The Wheel of Time 14: A Memory of Light – Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson 1.. Notes to a Software Team Leader: Growing Effective Software Teams – Roy Osherove
  4. Pair programming Illuminated
  5. Assassin’s Apprentice – Robin Hobb
  6. How to Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie
  7. JavaScript the Good Parts – Douglas Crockford
  8. The 4 Hour Body – Timothy Ferris
  9. Royal Assassin – Robin Hobb
  10. The Second Foundation – Isaac Asimov
  11. Bigger, Leaner, Stronger – Michael Matthews
  12. Assassin’s Quest – Robin Hobb
  13. Your money or your life – Vicki Robin
  14. Made to stick
  15. The tipping point
  16. Start with the why
  17. Thinking, Fast and Slow – Daniel Kahneman
  18. Wool omnibus – Hugh Howey
  19. Kafka on the shore – Haruki Murakami
  20. I will teach you to be rich – Ramit Sethi
  21. The Icarus deception – Seth Godin
  22. The millionaire next door
  23. Så här kan alla svenska bli miljonärer – Per Håkan Börjesson
  24. Så här blev Warren Buffet världens rikaste person – Per Håkan Börjesson
  25. Så här får du et rikt liv som pensionär – Per Håkan Börjesson
  26. The Art of Agile Development – James Shore
  27. Rework – Jason Fried, David Heinemeier Hansson
  28. The first 20 hours – Josh Kaufman
  29. The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business – Josh Kaufman
  30. The Opinionated Software Developer – Shawn Wildermuth
  31. Without Their Permission – Alexis Ohanian
  32. Domain-Driven Design: Tackling Complexity in the Heart of Software – Eric Evans
  33. Eloquent JavaScript – Adam Freeman
  34. El puente de los asesinos – Arturo Pérez-Reverte
  35. The Secret – Rhonda Byrne

2012

  1. In the Plex – Steven Levy
  2. Getting Results the Agile Way – J.D. Meier
  3. The Lean Startup – Eric Ries
  4. Zen to Done – Leo babauta
  5. How to Negotiate – Robert Mayer
  6. The Alloy of Law: A mistborn novel – Brandon Sanderson
  7. 7 habits of highly effective people – Stephen R. Covey
  8. Why do we get fat? – Gary Taubes
  9. A Short Victorious War – David Webber
  10. Easyway to stop smoking – Allen Carr
  11. The Body Fat Solution – Tom Venuto
  12. The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins
  13. The Moder Scholar, A Way with Words I – Michael D.C. Drout
  14. The power of habits – Charles Duhigg
  15. Wine for Dummies – Ed McCarthy and Mary Ewing-Mulligan
  16. Tribes – Seth Godin
  17. Art of Readable code – Dustin Boswell and Trevor Foucher
  18. The pragmatic programmer – Andrew Hunt and David Thomas
  19. Catching Fire – Suzanne Collins
  20. Mockingjay – Suzanne Collins
  21. Stephen King – The dark tower (The wind through the KeyHole)
  22. What every body is saying – Joe Navarro
  23. Linchpin – Seth Godin
  24. Theory of fun – Raph Koster
  25. The Modern Scholar, A way with words II – Michael D.C. Drout
  26. Don’t make me think – Steve Krug
  27. Hyperion – Dan Simmons
  28. The Fall of Hyperion – Dan Simmons
  29. Extreme Programing Explained – Kent Beck
  30. Apprenticeship Patterns – Dave Hoover and Adewale Oshineye
  31. Warbreakers – Brandon Sanderson
  32. Effective Programming: More Than Just Code – Jeff Atwood
  33. Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great Esther Derby
  34. Field Of Dishonor – David Weber
  35. The Phoenix Guard – Steven Brust
  36. Five Hundred Years After – Steven Brust
  37. Foundation – Isaac Asimov
  38. Neuromancer – William Gibson
  39. Steve Jobs – Walter Isaacson
  40. Red Country (Joe Abercrombie)
  41. Refactoring (Martin Fowler)
  42. Windows Phone 7.5 Unleashed – Daniel Vaughan
  43. How an Economy Grows and Why it Crashes – Peter D. Schiff
  44. The 4 Hour Workweek – Timothy Ferris
  45. Temeraire: Tongues of Serpents – Naomi Novik
  46. Foundation And Empire – Isaac Asimov
  47. Practice Perfect: 42 Rules for Getting Better at Getting Better – Doug Lemov

2011

  1. The Art of unit testing – Roy Osherove
  2. Agile Principles, Patterns, and Practices in C# – Robert C. Martin
  3. Clean Code: A Handbook of Software Craftsmanship – Robert C.Martin
  4. The Clean Coder – Robert C. Martin
  5. Buiding Wealth: A beginner’s guide to securing your financial future
  6. On Basilisk Station – David Weber
  7. The Honor of the Queen – David Weber
  8. Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions – Guy Kawasabi
  9. Pro ASP.NET MVC 2 – Steven Sanderson
  10. A Dance With Dragons – George R.R. Martin
  11. The Wise Man’s Fear – Patrick Rothfuss
  12. Mistborn – Brandon Sanderson
  13. The Well of Ascension – Brandon Sanderson
  14. The Hero of Ages – Brandon Sanderson
  15. The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy – Douglas Adams
  16. The Restaurant At The End Of The Universe – Douglas Adams
  17. Life, The Universe And Everything – Douglas Adams
  18. So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish – Douglas Adams

And before…

For a complete lists of books that goes back in time to my tender childhood check my GoodReads profile.

Written

Treatises

To Read

  • Designed for Use
  • Pragmatic Thinking and Learning
  • Seven Databases in Seven Weeks
  • Technical Blogging
  • The Agile Samurai
  • [The Passionate Programmer][]
  • Coders At Work
  • Gamestorming
  • Software Estimation
  • Kanban from David Andersson
  • Practices of an Agile Developer
  • Software Craftsmanship
  • Designing for emotion
  • Code Complete
  • Universal Principles of Design
  • Out of our Minds (Ken Robinson)
  • Valve handbook
  • Personal Kanban
  • 97 things every programmer/softwareArchitect should know
  • Apress – Pro LINQ in C# 2010
  • Seven Languages In Seven Weeks
  • Lifehacker book
  • Beautiful code
  • Something about linux
  • Something about python as sys admin/hacking
  • Reactive Extensions
  • Behavior driven development or Machine Specification
  • A book apart design books
  • Martin Fowlers!!!!!
  • Pro Net Best Practices
  • Read about NuGet
  • Read book about .NET dependency injection
  • Agile Practices, Patterns and Principles in C#
  • Implementation Patterns –> Kent Beck
  • Agile NET Development with SCRUM
  • Digital Art in Photoshop
  • The idea book
  • Professional TDD, wrox
  • HTML5 Game Development
  • Test driven development, ken bent.
  • Presentation Zen
  • Learning how to draw in 30 days
  • MoxyLand
  • ZooCity
  • The Book Thief
  • Daggerspell series
  • Game of Thrones and Philosophy.
  • wikinomics, macrowikinomics
  • The Art of Intrusion: The Real Stories Behind the Exploits of Hackers, Intruders & Deceivers
  • The Art of Deception
  • David Allen – Making it all work, etc etc
  • The Natural Way To Draw

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