Inspired by the book Apprenticeship Patterns I finally gave in and started a reading list. Actually I really wanted to do this earlier already, but the book pushed me over the edge. The magic of plausible numbers are very convincing, as they quote the following passage from Steve McConnell's Code Complete:
If you read even one good programming book every two months, roughly 35 pages a week, you’ll soon have a firm grasp on the industry and distinguish yourself from nearly everyone around you.
Who am I to argue with that?
So here I am, with a list what to read next, and my comments on the books I read. Note, that this list doesn't go into the past very far, and includes very few (or no?!) books I read prior to 2011. And: I reserve the right to also read non-programmer books.
The latest five finished books are listed here. The complete list of read and reviewed books is here.
- Reading: Crazy For The Storm
- Reading: The Mutt - How To Skateboard And Not Kill Yourself
- Reading: World War Z
- Reading: The Graveyard Book
- Reading: Why Does Software Cost So Much
These are the books (in no particular order) that I want to read next.
- "Die Taschen voll Wasser" by Finn-Ole Heinrich
- "Erzählung für einen Freund" by Halina Poświatowska
- "A Dance with Dragons" by George R. R. Martin
- "The Hundred-Foot Journey" by Richard C. Morais
- "Business Model Generation" by Alexander Osterwalder & Yves Pigneur
- "Pragmatic Programmer" by Dave Thomas
- "Der weite Weg nach Hause" by Rose Tremain
- "Founders at Work" by Jessica Livingston
- "Building Scalable Websites" by Cal Henderson
- "Das entschwundene Land" by Astrid Lindgren
- "Grenzen des Wachstums - Das 30-Jahre-Update" by Meadows, Randers, Meadows
- "The Shockwave Rider" by John Brunner
- "Rilke" by Hans Egon Holthusen
- "Väter und Söhne" by Iwan Turgenjew
- "Das Gehirn - Eine Einführung" by Michael O'Shea
- "The Creative Habit - Learn it and use it for Life" by Twyla Tharp