Usually I make a book list like this one from last year where I categorize and pick out all the books that I've enjoyed reading over the last 12 months. This year, I've been looking through all of the titles that I have read, listened to, and/or reviewed summaries of (via my Blinkist subscription). There were some that were so amazing that I read them multiple times and took away action items that have changed my life. Those are the ones I want to share with you here.

Some of these are technical and some, non-technical; all of them are inspiring IMO.

Here are my top 10:

  1. Engineering Management for the Rest of Us, by Sarah Drasner
  2. Building a Second Brain, by Tiago Forte
  3. Let My People go Surfing, by Yvon Chouinard
  4. Infinite Game, by Simon Sinek
  5. Fundamentals of Software Architecture: An Engineering Approach, by Mark Richards
  6. Building Microservices, by Sam Newman
  7. The Making of a Manager: What to Do When Everyone Looks to You, by Julie Zhuo
  8. The First 90 Days, Updated and Expanded: Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter, by Michael Watkins
  9. Go H*ck Yourself: A Simple Introduction to Cyber Attacks and Defense, by Bryson Payne

UPDATE: I remove one book here as it came out that the claims made in the book were false.

What are your favorite books? Let me know in my Discord chat!

Have a great new year everyone 🎊  🎆  🥳