Reading / Listening To

Ahmed Musaad
Ahmed Musaad
Reading / Listening To
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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 foraging 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.

β€œBooks 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
πŸ“– Reading Now
πŸ“š On The Shelf


  • The Guardians by John Grisham | ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • The Rooster Bar by John Grisham | ⭐⭐⭐
  • The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win by Gene Kim, Kevin Behr, George Spafford Β | ⭐⭐⭐
  • Oath of Office by Marc Cameron | πŸ“–
  • Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman | πŸ“–
  • Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor | πŸ“š


  • Foundations of Information Security by Jason Andress | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Web Security for Developers by Malcolm McDonald (Review) | ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • The Practice of Network Security Monitoring by Richard Bejtlich | ⭐⭐⭐
  • Serious Cryptography by Jean-Philippe Aumasson | πŸ“š
  • Security Engineering: A Guide to Building Dependable Distributed Systems by Ross J. Anderson | πŸ“–
  • AWS Certified Security Study Guide by Marcello Zillo Neto, Gustavo A A Santana, Fernando Sapata, Mauricio Munoz, Alexandre M S P Moraes | ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • The Design of Everyday Things by Donald A. Norman | πŸ“–
  • Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics by Richard H. Thaler | πŸ“š
  • Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst by Robert M. Sapolsky | πŸ“š
  • Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman | πŸ“š
  • The Art of Logic: How to Make Sense in a World that Doesn't by Eugenia Cheng | πŸ“š
  • Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions by Dan Ariely | πŸ“š
  • Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell | πŸ“š
  • Making Work Visible: Exposing Time Theft to Optimize Work & flow by Dominica Degrandis | πŸ“–
  • Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism by Safiya Umoja Noble | πŸ“–
  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates | πŸ“–
  • How to Argue With a Racist: History, Science, Race and Reality by Adam Rutherford | πŸ“š
  • White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo | πŸ“š
  • How to Be Less Stupid About Race: On Racism, White Supremacy, and the Racial Divide by Crystal Marie Fleming | πŸ“š
  • How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi | πŸ“š
  • How Democracies Die: What History Reveals About Our Future by Steven Levitsky, Daniel Ziblatt | πŸ“š


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Risky Business
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