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This list is just a yearly log, it’s not to be taken as a recommendation list. I’m constantly trying to expand my views so I read whatever calls my attention instead of looking for books that reinforce my current way of thinking.

2022

  • Ham on Rye by Charles Bukowski

2021

  • Deep Work by Cal Newport
  • Grit by Angela Duckworth
  • This is not a Drill by Extinction Rebellion
  • Like a Thief in Broad Daylight by Slavoj Žižek
  • MNT Reform Operator Handbook
  • Coding Democracy by Maureen Webb
  • How to be Yourself by Simon Doonman
  • Migrante by Marcos Antil
  • Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
  • Capitalist Realism by Mark Fisher
  • How to Be an Anticapitalist in the 21st Century by Erik Olin Wright

2020

  • On the Shortness of Life by Seneca
  • The Slavery of Our Times by Leo Tolstoy
  • Žižek’s Jokes: Did You Hear the One about Hegel and Negation? by Slavoj Žižek
  • Outgrowing God: A Beginner’s Guide by Richard Dawkins
  • Cult of the Dead Cow: How the Original Hacking Supergroup Might Just Save the World by Joseph Menn
  • Fierce Times (Tiempos recios) by Mario Vargas Llosa
  • Data & Goliath by Bruce Schneier

2019

  • The Brain Audit: Why Customers Buy by Sean D’Souza
  • Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
  • The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph by Ryan Holiday
  • Ego Is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday
  • How to Keep Your Cool: An Ancient Guide to Anger Management by Seneca
  • Letters from a Stoic by Seneca

2018

  • Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google? By William Poundstone
  • La magia del día a día (La magia del orden): Diario by Marie Kondo

2017

  • I Will Teach You to Be Rich
  • Ficciones by Jorge Luis Borges

2016

  • Practices of an Agile Developer: Working in the Real World by Venkat Subramaniam
  • Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
  • Evil Plans: Having Fun on the Road to World Domination by Hugh McLeod

2015

  • The Principles of Product Development Flow: Second Generation Lean Product Development by Donald G. Reinersten
  • Programming the Universe: A Quantum Computer Scientist Takes on the Cosmos by Seth Lloyd
  • Why Work Sucks and How to Fix It: No Schedules, No Meetings, No Joke–the Simple Change That Can Make Your Job Terrific by Cali Ressler

2014

  • Remote: Office Not Required by DHH
  • Body of Work
  • Zero to One by Peter Thiel

2013

  • Who’s there
  • Everybody is an expert
  • Practices of an Agile Developer
  • The Agile Samurai
  • The Cucumber Book
  • The power of full engagement
  • Stop Talking & Start Doing
  • In the Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives
  • The Best Damn Sales Book Ever
  • Lean In
  • Manage your day-to-day
  • 5 Elements of thinking
  • Steve Jobs

2012

  • Me 2.0: Build a Powerful Brand to Achieve Career Success
  • Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel H. Pink
  • Ignore Everybody: and 39 Other Keys to Creativity by Hugh MacLeod
  • Freedom, Money, Time and the Key to Creative success
  • Hackers and painter
  • Getting things done
  • The passionate programmer
  • Getting Started with Open Source
  • How to do what you love & earn what you’re worth as a programmer
  • _why poignant guide to ruby
  • Chris Brogan Personal Branding Guide
  • Find your first profitable Idea
  • 18 months, 2 blogs, six figures
  • Augmented Humanity
  • Minimalist Business
  • Minimalist guide

2011

  • The 4 hour Body
  • Thank you Economy
  • The concept of anxiety
  • The Hidden Link Between Adrenalin and Stress
  • The Power of Eye Contact
  • Poke the Box
  • Incrementa tu IQ financiero
  • Thrilled to Death
  • Anything You Want by Derek Sivers
  • The Magic of reality

2010

  • Escape from Cubicle Nation: From Corporate Prisoner to Thriving Entrepreneur by Pamela Slim
  • The Macintosh Way
  • Less
  • Making Ideas Happen
  • Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?
  • The Little Prince
  • The 4-Hour Work Week
  • Rework, Jason Fried and DHH

Some time before 2010

I didn’t track the books I read before 2010, so this is just a subset.

  • Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution by Steven Levy
  • Getting Real by Jason Fried and DHH
  • Crush It! By Gary Vaynerchuck
  • The Antichrist by Friedrich Nietzsche
  • The Bible
  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  • La Patria del Criollo by Severo Martínez Peláez
  • The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
  • Steppenwolf by Herman Hesse
  • The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • Faust by Goethe
  • For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway

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