I loved reading when I was a kid; I spent all my allowances and most of my free time reading books and magazines; it was my hobby, my escape and my way of staying sane. As I became older, I read less and less until I stopped reading anything except for college books and technical references.
Reading helped me relax by allowing me to disconnect and drift into a unique world, be it a historical story or an endless flow of Arabic poems, reading helped me a lot and so I have been trying to read again. I will take some time before I get back to my old habits, but I will get there.
If you are looking for something to read, This post lists the books I will read this year. Monitor it as I will definitely add more books and some personal ratings.
“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.”
― Charles W. Eliot
- The Guardians (Finished)
- Our Kind of Cruelty
- The Design of Everything (Currently Reading)
- Between the World and Me
- Algorithms of Oppression, How Search Engines Reinforce Racism
- The Art of Logic: How to Make Sense in a World that Doesn't
- Predictably Irrational
- How to Argue With a Racist: History, Science, Race and Reality
- White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism
- How Democracies Die
- How to Be Less Stupid About Race: On Racism, White Supremacy, and the Racial Divide
- Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics
- Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst
- How to Be an Antiracist
- Outliers: The Story of Success
- The New Silk Roads: The Present and Future of the World
- Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration
- Coders at Work: Reflections on the Craft of Programming
- The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering