Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks - Dr. Seuss

This is a list of books I own. They are better organised by area over on Goodreads, but having a plain list on a single page is nice. Books I’ve liked a lot, or which have been an influence, are marked in bold. Ones with an ‘e’ are electronic, not so easily lent to friends. At the end is a subset of books I own related to my work in software; those are here due to the quality of writing, over purely technical content - Goodreads again has more complete lists.

I love books - when I was quite young it was some miles to the library and back again; each book brought back to read was a joy. Today one can carry maybe as many books on a device as perhaps were in that library. Reading is part of what makes us human; I doubt one can have enough books read or enough books to read.

Non-Fiction

  • The Climate Casino: Risk, Uncertainty, and Economics for a Warming World, William Nordhaus

  • A Programmer's Introduction to Mathematics, Jeremy Kun

  • Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth and Happiness, Richard Thaler, Cass Sunstein [e]

  • The Silk Roads, Peter Frankopan

  • The Ends of the World, Peter Brannen [e]

  • Misbehaving, Richard H. Thaler [e]

  • Reality is Not What it Seems, Carlo Rovelli [e]

  • Competing Against Luck, Clayton M. Christensen [e]

  • The Master Algorithm, Pedro Domingos

  • Doughnut Economics, Kate Raworth [e]

  • Leonardo Da Vinci, Walter Isaacson

  • Benjamin Franklin, Walter Isaacson [e]

  • Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson

  • Structures or Why Things Don't Fall Down, J.E. Gordon

  • The Calculus Lifesaver, Adrian Banner

  • The Elements of Statistical Learning, Trevor Hastie

  • Meditations, Marcus Aurelius

  • Networks, Crowds, and Markets, David Easley

  • Networks, Mark Newman

  • Capital in the Twenty-First Century, Thomas Piketty

    The Invention of Numbers, Peter J. Bentley

  • Data and Reality, William Kent

  • Mathematics, Jan Gullberg

  • Mathematics for the Nonmathematician, Morris Kline

  • Naming and Necessity, Saul Kripke

  • Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, Ludwig Wittgenstein

  • Philosophical Investigations, Ludwig Wittgenstein

  • Tools for Conviviality, Ivan Illich

  • Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies, Douglas R. Hofstadter

  • Aesthetics from Classical Greece to the Present, Monroe C. Beardsley

  • The Civil War: A Narrative: Fredericksburg to Meridian, Volume 2, Shelby Foote

  • Scientism: Philosophy and the Infatuation with Science, Tom Sorell

  • Modern Movements in Architecture, Charles Jencks

  • The Age of Alexander, Plutarch

  • The Elegant Universe, Brian Greene

  • Parts and Places: The Structures of Spatial Representation, Roberto Casati & Achille Varzi

  • Blind Watchmaker, Richard Dawkins

  • The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing, Richard Dawkins

  • The God Delusion, Richard Dawkins

  • On The Origin of Species, Charles Darwin

  • Life's Other Secret, Ian Stewart

  • Visions, Michio Kaku

  • Virtual Worlds, Benjamin Woolley

  • Stalingrad, Antony Beevor

  • Fearful Symmetry, Ian Stewart & Martin Golubitsky

  • Cultural Babbage, Francis Spufford

  • The Trouble with Computers, Thomas K. Landauer

  • Modern Architecture, Kenneth Frampton

  • The Google Story, David A. Vise

  • Softwar, Matthew Symonds

  • Understanding Intelligence, Rolf Pfeifer

  • Introduction to Mathematical Thinking, Keith Devlin [e]

  • Why Buildings Stand Up, Mario Salvadori

  • Why Buildings Fall Down, Matthys Levy

  • A Random Walk Down Wall Street, Burton G. Malkiel

  • Cognitive Surplus, Clay Shirky

  • Now and Then, Joseph Heller

  • Victory!, Brian Tracy

  • Mind Performance Hacks, Ron Hale-Evans

  • The Savoy Cocktail Book, Harry Craddock

  • Viral Loop, Adam L. Penenberg

  • How to Write a Damn Good Novel, James N. Frey

  • How to Write a Damn Good Novel II, James N. Frey

  • The Elements of Style, William Strunk Jr.

  • Roget's Thesaurus, Bartlett's

  • How to Reassess Your Chess, Jeremy Silman

  • Need to Know? Chess, Collins

  • What the CEO Wants You to Know, Ram Charan

  • Beginner's Chinese, Yong Ho

  • Beating the Dow, Michael O'Higgins

  • What Management Is, Joan Magretta

  • Basic Writings, Martin Heidegger

  • The Question Concerning Technology and Other Essays, Martin Heidegger

  • The Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence, Margaret A. Boden

  • The Philosophy of Artificial Life, Margaret A. Boden

  • Logic, Wilfrid Hodges

  • Metalogic: An Introduction to the Metatheory of Standard First Order Logic, Geoffrey Hunter

  • The Mystery Of Consciousness, John Searle

  • Pragmatism, William James

  • The Nature of the Universe, Lucretius

  • Discourse on Method and Other Writings, Descartes

  • Derivatives, Wilmott

  • The Sea of Disappointment: Thomas Kinsella's Pursuit of the Real, Andrew Fitzsimons

  • The Second World: Empires and Influence in the New Global Order, Parag Khanna

  • The Merck Manual of Medical Information, Merck

  • Engineering Design: III, M.H.A. Kempster

  • The American Legislative Process: Congress and the States, William J. Keefe

  • How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way, Stan Lee

  • Design in Context: History, Application and Development of Design, Penny Sparke

  • Discovering Design: Explorations in Design Studies, Richard Buchanan

  • Design Since 1945, Peter Dormer

  • Design History and the History of Design, John A. Walker, Judy Attfield

  • Manual of British Standards in Engineering Drawing and Design, BSI

  • Technical Illustration, Judy Martin

  • Drawing for 3-Dimensional Design, Alan Pipes

  • Mechanical Illustrations, Bijutsu Shuppan-Sha

  • Dungeons & Dragons Core Rulebook Collection 3.5, Jonathan Tweet

  • From Eternity To Here, Sean Carroll

  • The Age of Spiritual Machines, Ray Kurzweil

  • Selected Writings, Jean Baudrillard

  • The Laws of the Web, Bernardo A. Huberman

  • The Future Of Software, Derek Leebaert

  • Human Values and the Design of Computer Technology, Batya Friedman

  • The Alliance, Reid Hoffman [e]

  • Originals, Adam M. Grant [e]

  • Cooking With Herbs & Spices The Christmas Season (1980) , Gil Evans

  • The Field Guide to Understanding Human Error, Sidney Dekker

  • Drift Into Failure, Sidney Dekker

  • Measure What Matters, John Doerr [e]

  • Thinking in Systems, Donella H. Meadows [e]

  • Gravitas, Caroline Goyder [e]

  • Prediction Machines, Ajay Agrawal, Joshua Gans, Avi Goldfarb [e]

  • Mastering the Dynamics of Innovation, James M. Utterback

  • Artificial Minds, Stan Franklin

  • Factfulness, Hans Rosling, Anna Rosling Rönnlund, Ola Rosling [e]

  • High Growth Handbook, Elad Gil [e]

  • The Decision Checklist, Sam Kyle [e]

  • Team of Teams, Stanley McChrystal [e]

  • Accelerate, Nicole Forsgren [e]

  • It Doesn't Have to Be Crazy at Work, Jason Fried [e]

  • Swipe to Unlock, Parth Detroja [e]

  • Blitzscaling, Reid Hoffman [e]

  • Project to Product, Mik Kersten [e]

  • A History of Western Philosophy, Bertrand Russell

  • A Hundred Years of Philosophy, John Passmore

  • One Mission, Chris Fussell [e]

  • The Book of Why, Judea Pearl [e]

  • On Writing Well, William Zinsser

  • The Economist Style Guide, The Economist

  • Bayes' Rule, James V. Stone

  • Calculus Made Easy, Silvanus Phillips Thompson [e]

  • Algebra, Hugh Neill

  • Lean Enterprise, Jez Humble

  • The Information, James Gleick [e]

  • Chaos, James Gleick

  • When, Daniel H. Pink [e]

  • Homo Deus, Yuval Noah Harari [e]

  • Sapiens, Yuval Noah Harari [e]

  • Drive, Daniel H. Pink

  • How to Do Things with Words, J.L. Austin

  • Platform Ecosystems, Amrit Tiwana [e]

  • Probability for the Enthusiastic Beginner, David Morin [e]

  • Linear Algebra, Kuldeep Singh [e]

  • Antifragile, Nassim Nicholas Taleb [e]

  • Reliable Knowledge, John M. Ziman

  • Feynman Lectures On Computation, Richard Feynman

  • Failure is Not an Option, Gene Kranz

  • The Essays of Warren Buffet, Lawrence A. Cunningham

  • Critical Path, R. Buckminster Fuller

  • More Secrets of Consulting, Gerald M. Weinberg

  • Objects of Desire: Design and Society Since 1750, Adrian Forty

  • Radical Focus, Christina Wodtke

  • Normal Accidents, Charles Perrow

  • Style, Joseph M. Williams

  • The Sense of Style, Steven Pinker

  • The Language Instinct, Steven Pinker

  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Peter F. Drucker

  • My Years with General Motors, Alfred P. Sloan Jr.

  • Operations Management, Shim & Siegel

  • Quick Guide to Business Formulas, Schaum

  • An Introduction to General Systems Thinking, Gerald M. Weinberg

  • Sources of Power, Gary Klein

  • Patterns of Software, Richard P. Gabriel

  • Product Development for the Lean Enterprise, Michael N. Kennedy

  • The Essential Drucker, Peter F. Drucker

  • Getting Things Done, David Allen

  • The Laws of Simplicity, John Maeda

  • Start with No, Jim Camp

  • Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World, Jack Weatherford

  • Life on the Screen, Sherry Turkle

  • The Road to Reality, Roger Penrose

  • Collapse, Jared Diamond

  • Guns, Germs, and Steel, Jared Diamond

  • Millennium, Tom Holland [e]

  • Causality, Judea Pearl

  • Probabilistic Reasoning in Intelligent Systems, Judea Pearl

  • An Introduction to Genetic Algorithms, Melanie Mitchell

  • Being Digital, Nicholas Negroponte

  • Culture On The Brink, Gretchen Bender

  • Interactive System Design, William Newman

  • Scale, Geoffrey West [e]

  • Code, Lawrence Lessig

  • The Prince, Niccolò Machiavelli

  • Six Easy Pieces, Richard Feynman

  • QED, Richard Feynman

  • Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!, Richard Feynman

  • Avoca Cafe Cookbook, Hugo Arnold

  • Real Cooking, Nigel Slater

  • A Year of Good Eating, Nigel Slater

  • The Kitchen Diaries, Nigel Slater

  • The Christmas Chronicles, Nigel Slater

  • Calculus, Morris Kline [e]

  • The Nature of Mathematical Modeling, Neil Gershenfeld

  • The Silver Spoon, Phaidon Press

  • A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, Kate L. Turabian

  • Designing the User Interface, Ben Shneiderman

  • Radical Candor, Kim Malone Scott [e]

  • I Sing the Body Electronic, Fred Moody

  • Breaking Windows, David Bank

  • Showstopper!, G. Pascal Zachary

  • Seizing the Enigma: The Race to Break the German U-boat Codes, 1939-1943, David Kahn

  • The Retreat of Western Liberalism, Edward Luce [e]

  • Learning from First Responders, Dylan Richard [e]

  • Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman

  • The Product Manager's Desk Reference, Steven Haines

  • Dice Games Properly Explained, Reiner Knizia

  • The Innovator's Solution, Clayton M. Christensen

  • The Innovator's Dilemma, Clayton M. Christensen

  • Does IT Matter?, Nicholas Carr

  • The Penguin Encyclopedia Of Card Games, David Parlett

  • Lean in, Sheryl Sandberg

  • The Checklist Manifesto, Atul Gawande [e]

  • Zero to One, Blake Masters [e]

  • The Hard Thing About Hard Things, Ben Horowitz [e]

  • Thing Explainer, Randall Munroe

  • Platform Scale, Sangeet Paul Choudary [e]

  • Superbosses, Sydney Finkelstein [e]

  • Good Strategy Bad Strategy, Richard P. Rumelt [e]

  • Information Rules, Carl Shapiro & Hal Varian

  • The Age of the Platform, Phil Simon [e]

  • Warfighting, A.M. Gray

  • Ant Encounters, Deborah M. Gordon [e]

  • Proactive Risk Management, Preston G. Smith

  • Six Degrees, Mark Lynas

  • The Lean Startup, Eric Ries [e]

  • Why New Systems Fail, Phil Simon

  • The Principles of Product Development Flow, Donald G. Reinertsen

  • Boyd, Robert Coram

  • Take Charge Product Management, Greg Geracie

  • The Decision Book, Mikael Krogerus

  • Linked, Alberto Barabasi

  • Self-Organization in Biological Systems, Scott Camazine

  • The Systems Bible, John Gall

  • Do It Tomorrow and Other Secrets of Time Management, Mark Forster

  • Get Everything Done And Still Have Time to Play, Mark Forster

  • Labyrinths of Reason, William Poundstone

  • Prisoner's Dilemma, William Poundstone

  • Priceless, William Poundstone

  • How Would You Move Mount Fuji?, William Poundstone

  • The Three Meter Zone, J.D. Pendry

  • Introduction to Mathematical Logic, Elliott Mendelson

  • Inside the Tornado, Geoffrey A. Moore

  • The Society Of Mind, Marvin Minsky

  • Small Unit Leadership, Dandridge M. Malone

  • Turtles, Termites, and Traffic Jams, Mitchel Resnick

  • Management by Baseball, Jeff Angus

  • Goedel, Escher, Bach, Douglas R. Hofstadter

  • I Am A Strange Loop, Douglas R. Hofstadter

  • On Intelligence, Jeff Hawkins

  • Google's Pagerank and Beyond, Amy N. Langville

  • Real Options in Practice, Marion A. Brach

  • An Introduction to Statistical Learning, Gareth James

  • 1776, David McCullough

  • How to Solve It: Modern Heuristics, Zbigniew Michalewicz & David Fogel

  • Blink, Malcolm Gladwell

  • Never Split the Difference, Chris Voss

  • Superintelligence, Nick Bostrom [e]

  • The Beginning of Infinity, David Deutsch [e]

  • Velocity, Ajaz Ahmed [e]

  • The Signal and the Noise, Nate Silver [e]

  • The Art Of Business Value, Mark Schwartz

  • Young Stalin, Simon Sebag Montefiore

  • How to Solve It, George Pólya

  • The Republic, Plato

  • Critique of Pure Reason, Immanuel Kant

  • Fuzzy Thinking, Bart Kosko

  • On Writing, Stephen King

  • Life on the Screen, Sherry Turkle

  • Skywatching, David H. Levy

Fiction

  • Dracul, Dacre Stoker [e]

  • Murder on the Orient Express, Agatha Christie

  • The Name of the Rose, Umberto Eco [e]

  • Wool, Hugh Howey [e]

  • Shift, Hugh Howey [e]

  • Dust, Hugh Howey [e]

  • Down Cemetery Road, Mick Herron [e]

  • Books of Blood 1-3, Clive Barker [e]

  • Animal Farm, George Orwell

  • The Big Sleep and Other Novels, Raymond Chandler

  • Slow Horses, Mick Herron [e]

  • The Forever War, Joe Haldeman

  • The Mayor of Casterbridge, Thomas Hardy

  • Hawksmoor, Peter Ackroyd

  • The Princess Bride, William Goldman

  • If on a Winter's Night a Traveler, Italo Calvino

  • Picture This, Joseph Heller

  • The Táin, Thomas Kinsella

  • Around the World in Eighty Days, Jules Verne

  • The Martian Chronicles, Ray Bradbury

  • Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson

  • Ulysses, James Joyce

  • The Third Policeman, Flann O'Brien

  • At Swim-Two-Birds, Flann O'Brien

  • The Big Knockover, Dashiell Hammett

  • The Big Sleep, Raymond Chandler

  • The Trial, Franz Kafka

  • The Castle, Franz Kafka

  • The Periodic Table, Primo Levi

  • The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien

  • The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien

  • Great Expectations, Charles Dickens

  • Hard Times, Charles Dickens

  • A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens

  • Prey, Michael Crichton

  • Next, Michael Crichton

  • State of Fear, Michael Crichton

  • Eaters of The Dead, Michael Crichton

  • Pirate Latitudes, Michael Crichton

  • Shutter Island, Dennis Lehane

  • The Given Day, Dennis Lehane

  • Operation Red Jericho, Joshua Mowll

  • The Golden Compass, Philip Pullman

  • The Subtle Knife, Philip Pullman

  • The Amber Spyglass, Philip Pullman

  • Count Karlstein, Philip Pullman

  • Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Robert M. Pirsig

  • Lila, Robert M. Pirsig

  • Dracula, Bram Stoker

  • Frankenstein, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

  • I Am Legend, Richard Matheson

  • Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Susanna Clarke

  • Dune, Frank Herbert [e]

  • House of Leaves, Mark Z. Danielewski

  • The Dante Club, Matthew Pearl

  • The Ruins, Scott B. Smith

  • A Simple Plan, Scott B. Smith

  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl & Quentin Blake

  • Matilda, Roald Dahl & Quentin Blake

  • The BFG, Roald Dahl & Quentin Blake

  • The Witches, Roald Dahl & Quentin Blake

  • Coraline, Neil Gaiman

  • Catch-22, Joseph Heller

  • The Count of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas

  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Philip K. Dick

  • Blood Meridian, Cormac McCarthy [e]

  • The Road, Cormac McCarthy

  • No Country for Old Men, Cormac McCarthy

  • Altered Carbon, Richard K. Morgan

  • Ready Player One, Ernest Cline [e]

  • 1984, George Orwell

  • Tales Of Mystery & Imagination, Illustrated By Arthur Rackham, Edgar Allan Poe

  • Delphi Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe, Edgar Allan Poe [e]

  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, Lewis Carroll

  • Macbeth, William Shakespeare

  • Hamlet, William Shakespeare

  • Leviathan Wakes, James S.A. Corey [e]

  • Caliban's War, James S.A. Corey [e]

  • Abaddon's Gate, James S.A. Corey [e]

  • Cibola Burn, James S.A. Corey [e]

  • Nemesis Games, James S.A. Corey [e]

  • Babylon's Ashes, James S.A. Corey [e]

  • Persepolis Rising, James S.A. Corey [e]

  • Annihilation, Jeff VanderMeer [e]

  • Authority, Jeff VanderMeer [e]

  • Acceptance, Jeff VanderMeer [e]

  • The Day of the Triffids, John Wyndham

  • Provenance, Ann Leckie [e]

  • The Strain, Guillermo del Toro

  • The Fall, Guillermo del Toro

  • The Night Eternal, Guillermo del Toro

  • Necroscope, Brian Lumley

  • New York 2140, Kim Stanley Robinson [e]

  • Neverwhere, Neil Gaiman

  • American Gods, Neil Gaiman

  • Marvel 1602, Neil Gaiman & Andy Kubert

  • Batman: The Killing Joke, Alan Moore & Brian Bolland

  • Plastic Forks, Ted McKeever

  • The Walking Dead, Book One, Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore & Charlie Adlard

  • Judge Dredd: Every Empire Falls, Michael Carroll

  • Judge Dredd: Origins, John Wagner, Kevin Walker & Carlos Ezquerra

  • The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Alan Moore

  • The Peripheral, William Gibson [e]

  • Neuromancer, William Gibson [e]

  • Labyrinths, Jorge Luis Borges

  • The Shadow of the Wind, Carlos Ruiz Zafón

    Let the Great World Spin, Colum McCann

  • An Instance of the Fingerpost, Iain Pears

  • Mind Prey, John Sandford

  • Red Dragon, Thomas Harris

  • The Silence of the Lambs, Thomas Harris

  • Hannibal, Thomas Harris

  • The Descent, Jeff Long

  • Year Zero, Jeff Long

  • Thunder God, Paul Watkins

  • Only Forward, Michael Marshall Smith

  • One Of Us, Michael Marshall Smith

  • Spares, Michael Marshall Smith

  • The Straw Men, Michael Marshall

  • Blood of Angels, Michael Marshall

  • The Intruders, Michael Marshall

  • The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood

  • The Martian, Andy Weir [e]

  • Artemis, Andy Weir [e]

  • Ancillary Justice, Ann Leckie [e]

  • 11.22.63, Stephen King [e]

  • Carrie, Stephen King

  • Cell, Stephen King

  • Christine, Stephen King

  • Danse Macabre, Stephen King

  • The Dead Zone, Stephen King

  • Desperation, Stephen King [e]

  • Different Seasons, Stephen King

  • Doctor Sleep, Stephen King [e]

  • Everything's Eventual, Stephen King

  • Four Past Midnight, Stephen King

  • Full Dark, No Stars, Stephen King

  • Misery, Stephen King

  • The Mist, Stephen King

  • Night Shift, Stephen King

  • Nightmares and Dreamscapes, Stephen King

  • Needful Things, Stephen King

  • The Outsider, Stephen King [e]

  • Pet Sematary, Stephen King

  • The Stand, Stephen King

  • 'Salem's Lot, Stephen King

  • The Shining, Stephen King

  • Skeleton Crew, Stephen King

  • The Talisman, Stephen King

  • The Tommyknockers, Stephen King

  • Under the Dome, Stephen King

  • Mr. Mercedes, Stephen King [e]

  • Finders Keepers, Stephen King [e]

  • End of Watch, Stephen King [e]

  • The Gunslinger, Stephen King [e]

  • The Waste Lands, Stephen King [e]

  • The Drawing of the Three, Stephen King [e]

  • Carrion Comfort, Dan Simmons

  • Handling the Undead, John Ajvide Lindqvist

  • Let the Right One In, John Ajvide Lindqvist

  • Harbor, John Ajvide Lindqvist

  • The Quantum Thief, Hannu Rajaniemi [e]

  • The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown

  • Deception Point, Dan Brown

  • The Lost Symbol, Dan Brown

  • Inferno, Dan Brown [e]

  • Baudolino, Umberto Eco [e]

  • Ender's Game, Orson Scott Card [e]

  • The Ritual, Adam Nevill [e]

  • Use of Weapons, Iain M. Banks

  • The Algebraist, Iain M. Banks

  • The Interpretation of Murder, Jed Rubenfeld

  • The Tenderness of Wolves, Stef Penney

  • World War Z, Max Brooks

  • Drood, Dan Simmons

  • The Passage, Justin Cronin

  • The Twelve, Justin Cronin [e]

  • Every Dead Thing, John Connolly

  • Dark Hollow, John Connolly

  • The Killing Kind, John Connolly

  • The White Road, John Connolly

  • The Black Angel, John Connolly

  • The Unquiet, John Connolly

  • The Reapers, John Connolly

  • The Lovers, John Connolly

  • The Whisperers, John Connolly

  • The Wrath of Angels, John Connolly [e]

  • The Wolf in Winter, John Connolly [e]

  • A Song of Shadows, John Connolly [e]

  • A Time of Torment, John Connolly [e]

  • A Game of Ghosts, John Connolly [e]

  • The Woman in the Woods, John Connolly [e]

  • Bad Men, John Connolly

  • The Gates, John Connolly

  • Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantel

  • Halting State, Charles Stross

  • The Apocalypse Codex, Charles Stross [e]

  • The Fireman, Joe Hill [e]

  • NOS4A2, Joe Hill [e]

  • Gorky Park, Martin Cruz Smith

  • Wolves Eat Dogs, Martin Cruz Smith

  • Three Stations, Martin Cruz Smith

  • Rose, Martin Cruz Smith

  • Snow Crash, Neal Stephenson [e]

  • Reamde, Neal Stephenson

  • Seveneves, Neal Stephenson [e]

  • Anathem, Neal Stephenson

  • The Diamond Age, Neal Stephenson

  • Three Seconds, Anders Roslund, Börge Hellström

  • The Innocent, Harlan Coben

  • Man Gone Down, Michael Thomas

  • Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, John Berendt

  • The Bone People, Keri Hulme

  • The Pillars of the Earth, Ken Follett

  • Birdsong, Sebastian Faulks

Programming & Computer Science

  • Managing Gigabytes, Ian H. Witten

  • Paradigms of Artificial Intelligence Programming, Peter Norvig

  • Artificial Intelligence A Modern Approach, Peter Norvig & Stuart Russell

  • Speech and Language Processing, Dan Jurafsky

  • On Lisp, Paul Graham

  • Programming Pearls, Jon L. Bentley

  • Dive Into Python, Mark Pilgrim

  • Writing Solid Code, Steve Maguire

  • UNIX Network Programming, Volume 1, W. Richard Stevens

  • Beep, Marshall T. Rose

  • Expert C Programming, Peter van der Linden

  • A Little Java, a Few Patterns, Matthias Felleisen

  • The Practice of Programming, Brian W. Kernighan

  • The Algorithm Design Manual, Steve S. Skiena

  • Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs, Harold Abelson

  • The Little Schemer, Daniel P. Friedman

  • The C Programming Language, Brian W. Kernighan

  • Code Complete, Steve McConnell

  • Bandit Algorithms, John Myles White

  • Computer Architecture, John L. Hennessy

  • How to Write Parallel Programs, Nicholas Carriero