Reading List

Thu Jun 27, 2019, 212 Words

Over the past month or two I’ve had several conversations with teammates where they’ve asked for my “reading list”. I read a lot, but there isn’t anything particularly special about the books I read. That being said, books are wonderful and always worth sharing, so here are the things I’ve read that have made a big impact on me. They’re mostly professional, but there are a few mind-expanding books thrown in for good measure.

Startup/ Business

  • Lean Startup
  • Four Steps to the Epiphany
  • The Goal
  • Phoenix Project
  • DevOps Handbook
  • High-Output Management
  • Management
  • Peopleware
  • Mythical Man-Month
  • Making Work Visible
  • Accelerate
  • Toyota Production System: Beyond Large-Scale Production
  • The Four Disciplines of Execution

Product Management

  • Design of Design
  • Design of Everyday Things
  • Inspired
  • The Joy of UX
  • Universal Principles of Design
  • The Best Interface is No Interface


  • Code Complete
  • Pragmatic Programmer
  • Release It!
  • Scalability Rules
  • Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs
  • The Architecture of Open Source Applications
  • Site Reliability Engineering
  • Pearls of Functional Algorithm Design
  • Purely Functional Data Structures

Personal Development

  • The Effective Executive
  • The Manager’s Path
  • On Writing Well
  • Pragmatic Thinking and Learning
  • The Coaching Habit
  • Ultralearning


  • Code
  • Dealers of Lightning
  • Black Swan
  • The Emperor’s New Mind
  • Axiomatic
  • Godel, Escher, Bach
  • Coders at Work
  • Thinking Fast, Thinking Slow
  • The Book of Why