Book List

This is my personal reading list. It mostly contains books that both are on my shelves, and are somewhat timeless. Sure, there are great books about transient things and technologies, but I don’t feel like updating my recommendations that often. These recommendations should remain valid for the foreseeable future! Enjoy.

Oh, and I try to keep my Goodreads profile in synch, to a degree.

TLDR: My recommendations

These are books that I keep around on my bookshelf, and that I would most usually recommend to people. Further down the page are tiny reviews of these books. Then there’s also a section with several “Special Cases”, books with important caveats.

In alphabetical order:

Reviews of recommended books

Stay tuned for the (re)introduction of my mini-reviews for these books!

Miscellaneous mentions

For better or for worse, here are some books that were worth a special mention, but did not make my list of recommended books.

Books with caveats

  • Clean Code
  • The Clean Coder
  • Smart & Gets Things Done
  • Building Microservices
  • Agile Retrospectives
  • Writing Effective Use Cases
  • Code Complete, 2nd edition
  • Never Split the Difference

Good but not great

  • The Design of Everyday Things
  • Agile Software Development
  • Test-Driven Development
  • The Mom Test
  • Escaping the Build Trap
  • Beyond the Prototype
  • Inspired
  • 100 Things (Every Designer Needs to Know about People)
  • Sapiens