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In Progress

  • Introduction to Algorithms
  • Code Complete: A Practical Handbook of Software Construction by Steve McConnell


  • The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time by Arianna Huffington
  • The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac
  • Calming the Emotional Storm: Using Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills to Manage Your Emotions and Balance Your Life by Sheri Van Dijk
  • Bossypants by Tina Fey
  • Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future by Peter Thiel
  • Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry
  • How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
  • The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by BrenĂ© Brown
  • How Did I Get Here?: Finding Your Way to Renewed Hope and Happiness When Life and Love Take Unexpected Turns by Barbara De Angelis
  • Essentialism by Greg McKeown
  • The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg
  • Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation by Steven Johnson
  • The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses by Eric Ries
  • The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It by Michael E. Gerber
  • The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers by Ben Horowitz
  • The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
  • On Writing by Steven King
  • The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Zen and the Art of Motorcylce Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig


  • Soft Skills: The Software Developer’s Life Manual by John Sonmez
  • Pro Vim by Mark McDonnell
  • The Ruby Programming Language by David Flanagan and Yukihiro Matsumoto
  • Programming Ruby 1.9 & 2.0 by Dave Thomas
  • Build Awesome Command-Line Applications in Ruby by David Copeland
  • Head First Java (2nd Edition) by Kathy Sierra and Bert Bates
  • Effective Java - 2nd Edition by Joshua Bloch
  • RESTful Web Services with Dropwizard by Alexandros Dallas


  • Remote by David Heinemeier Hansson and Jason Fried
  • Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg
  • The Elements of Typographic Style by Robert Bringhurst


  • Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship by Robert C. Martin
  • The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master by Andrew Hunt and Dave Thomas
  • Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture by Martin Fowler


  • Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software by The “Gang of Four”, Erich Gamma, Richard Helm, Ralph Johnson, and John Vlissides
  • PHP Objects, Patterns and Practice by Matt Zandstra
  • JavaScript the Good Parts by Douglas Crockford
  • High-Performance JavaScript by Nicholas Zakas
  • JavaScript Patterns by Stoyan Stefanov
  • Secrets of the JavaScript Ninja by John Resig
  • Adaptive Web Design by Aaron Gustafson


  • Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris
  • Dry: A Memoir by Auguesten Burroughs
  • I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell by Max Tucker
  • Killing Yourself to Live by Chuck Klosterman


  • The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann Emmanuel Wyss


  • We’ve Got Blog: How Weblogs are Changing Our Culture by Editors of Perseus Publishing
  • The Speed of Trust by Stephen M. R. Covey


  • The Simple Truth by David Baldacci


  • Getting Things Done by David Allen
  • The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, Is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal by Jim Loehr


  • Type & Layout: How Typography and Design Can Get Your Message Across-Or Get in the Way by Colin Wheildon
  • The 22 Immutable Laws of Branding by Al Ries and Laura Ries


  • The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan
  • The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X and Alex Haley
  • For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
  • Inferno by Dante Alighieri

1998 and before

  • Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
  • On The Road by Jack Kerouac
  • Christian Counseling by Gary R. Collins, Ph.D
  • The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
  • Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  • Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
  • Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer


I can’t remember the exact year that I read these books.

  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  • Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson
  • HTML 4 For Dummies Ed Tittel
  • JavaScript & DHTML Cookbook by Danny Goodman and Scott Markel
  • Search Engine Optimization For Dummies by Peter Kent
  • Rich Dad Poor Dad Robert Kiyosaki
  • The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman
  • The Total Money Makeover: A Provel Plan for Financial Fitness by Dave Ramsey
  • Things a Little Bird Told Me: Confessions of the Creative Mind by Biz Stone
  • Beat the Reaper by Josh Bazell
  • Catch 22 by Joseph Heller (abandoned)