Completely different genre, but at the moment I’m reading Stephenson’s Cryptonomicon – great stuff if you’re into maths, cryptography and/or theoretical CS. Books I’ve liked that are on the same shelve are Ghost in the Wires, GCHQ and The Art of Deception
For some comic relief, anything by David Sedaris is just brilliant. If you’re into young-adult fiction (and you’ve already made your way through classics like the Harry Potter- and the Lord of the Rings series): I’ve recently read and enjoyed The Hunger Games (books are much better than the 1st movie!), The Maze Runner and the Divergent series.
In any books topic, the Hitchhikers Guide should be mentioned at least once Surrealistic awesomeness.
If you’re buying English books but you’re not in England or the US, I really recommend checking out The Book Depository. For the last 10 books I’ve bought they’ve been the cheapest on 9 of them
I am reading The Host by Stephanie meyer. The movie will be coming in march
“The Silmarillion” by Tolkien “Roadside Picnic” or “Piknik na obochine” by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky “Not time for the Dragons” or “Ne vremya dlya drakonov” by Nick Perumov and Sergey Lukyanenko “Nuclear Dream” or “Atomny Son” by Sergey Lukyanenko “Knights of Forty Islands” by Sergey Lukyanenko “Seekers of the Sky” by Sergey Lukyanenko
- Ask the Dust, by John Fante
- Hollywood, by Charles Bukowski
- Pulp, by Charles Bukowski
Science / Pop-Sci / Academic:
- The Collapse of Complex Societies (New Studies in Archaeology), by Joseph A. Tainter
- On Intelligence, by Jeff Hawkins and Sandra Blakeslee
- A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather than Nothing, by Lawrence M. Krauss
The Bukowski novels are as good as I expected them to be. What I didn’t expect was enjoying Ask the Dust so much.
On Intelligence was just ridiculous, and I mean that in a good way. Ridiculously good, and eye-opening. Made me realize that while I (and pretty much everyone else I know) tend to go around using the word “intelligent” willy-nilly, deep down I’ve never had a clue what it actually means. This little book cleared (not totally, but still a lot of) that up for me, and made me love science even more.
- Types and Programming Languages, by Benjamin C. Pierce
- A History of Mathematics, by Carl B. Boyer and Uta C. Merzbach
I’m not reading any fiction at the moment, but I’m in the mood for some dark sci-fi stuff, or some dark cold war-era espionage noir sort of thing. If anyone can recommend anything in that vein I’d appreciate it.
Actually, I might get into those George R. R. Martin books this year, since I recently started watching Game of Thrones and instantly became addicted. Holy guacamole what a great show. However, now I have to decide whether or not I want to somehow spoil myself the TV show watching experience by reading all the books!
Reading good old ‘David Copperfield’, before sir Terry Pratchett’s ‘Men at Arms’.
I tend to read a lot, but i’m kinda overflooded with work lately.
You should… must, read Terry Pratchett. I suggest you to start with ‘Guards, Guards’.
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill is the best one for self development. I’ve read the book 3 times.
no elite suggest I guess they don’t have time to read