My 2020 Reading List

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 (Read)
  • Our Kind of Cruelty


  • The Phoenix Project: A Novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win (Read)
  • 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