52 Books in 52 Weeks (What I Read in 2013)

Michael Fairley

01 Jan 2014

Like the past two years, I read a bunch of books. Unlike previous years, I kept a better pace (last year I finished multiple books on December 31st) and stopped in the middle of a few books that I wasn’t enjoying (they didn’t make it on this list).

  1. Think Stats (Free online)
  2. Green Mars
  3. The Big U
  4. Third Shift - Pact
  5. Think Bayes (Free online)
  6. The $100 Startup
  7. Effective Programming: More Than Writing Code
  8. The Martian
  9. Java Concurrency in Practice
  10. Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder
  11. Bayesian Adaptive Methods for Clinical Trials
  12. Third-Party JavaScript
  13. JavaScript: The Good Parts
  14. Pattern Recognition
  15. Spook Country
  16. Game Programming Patterns
  17. Zero History
  18. Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom (Free online)
  19. Understanding Computation: From Simple Machines to Impossible Programs
  20. Learn You Some Erlang for Great Good! (Free online)
  21. Eastern Standard Tribe (Free online)
  22. Little Brother (Free online)
  23. The Andromeda Strain
  24. Learning Modern 3D Graphics Programming
  25. Blue Mars
  26. Homeland (Free online)
  27. Programming Erlang: Software for a Concurrent World
  28. The Difference Engine
  29. Dust
  30. Start Small, Stay Small: A Developer’s Guide to Launching a Startup
  31. In the Beginning…was the Command Line
  32. With a Little Help (Free online)
  33. Virtual Light
  34. Burning Chrome
  35. Predictably Irrational
  36. Idoru
  37. The Casual Vacancy
  38. Smalltalk Best Practice Patterns
  39. Programming Elixir
  40. Bringing Down the House
  41. All Tomorrow’s Parties
  42. Programming Clojure
  43. A Fire Upon The Deep (My favorite of the year)
  44. A Deepness in the Sky
  45. Domain-Driven Design: Tackling Complexity in the Heart of Software
  46. The Innovator’s Dilemma
  47. Neuromancer
  48. Count Zero
  49. Mona Lisa Overdrive
  50. Ruby Under a Microscope: An Illustrated Guide to Ruby Internals
  51. Seeds of Change
  52. The Fault in Our Stars