Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.

Books are rated as tasted, swallowed, chewed and digested, can cook depending up on how well I have read them.

Tasted” implies I have a good overview. “Swallowed” implies I have gone through and thought about implementation details of some of the ideas. “Chewed and digested” implies I have gone through the implementation details of most of the ideas in the book. “can cook” implies I have read and referenced it multiple times.

Programming/Technical books

  1. Confident Ruby: 32 Patterns for Joyful Coding (swallowed)
  2. Practical Object-Oriented Design in Ruby: An Agile Primer (in-progress - tasting)
  3. Design patterns in Ruby
  4. Everyday Rails testing with Rspec
  5. Rebuilding Rails
  6. Ruby Under a Microscope
  7. How Linux works - What every super user needs to know - Brian Ward
  8. Exceptional Ruby: Master the Art of Handling Failure in Ruby by Avdi Grim
  9. The Web Application Hacker’s Handbook: Finding and Exploiting Security Flaws Note: One need not be an coder to find bugs. (Source: quora answer and link)

Non-programming books

  1. Thinking, Fast and Slow - Daniel Kahneman (tasted)
  2. One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way by Robert Maurer Ph.D (in progress - tasting)
  3. Games people play - Eric Berne
  4. I am Okay, You are Okay
  5. The Art of War by Sun Tzu
  6. Crucial Conversations by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler
  7. Critical Chain by Elyahu Goldratt
  8. The Innovators Dilemma by Clayton Christensen
  9. Scientific Advertising By Claude Hopkins.
  10. Only the Paranoid Survive by Andy Grove
  11. The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
  12. The Twenty Two Immutable Laws of Marketing by Al Ries and Jack Trout
  13. Traction by Gabriel Weinberg and Justin Mares
  14. Ask by Ryan Levesque
  15. Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
  16. The Millionaire Mind by Thomas J Stanley
  17. The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealthy
  18. Stop Acting Rich: …And Start Living Like A Real Millionaire
  19. Start with No - Jim Camp
  20. Mind Sculpture: Unlocking Your Brain’s Untapped Potential by Ian Robertson