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Which books are you reading right now? 📚

rizwanjavaid profile image Rizwan⚡️ ・1 min read

“I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.” - Groucho Marx

You know that moment a book grabs a hold of you and won’t let you go? Recently I experienced that amazing feeling as I started reading Why We Sleep - Unlocking The Power of Sleep and Dreams by Matthew Walker, PhD. This book is an eye-opener and has helped me understand the importance of sleep in our lives.

For example, learning about the two factors Sleep pressure and circadian rhythm that regulate our sleep cycles and the impact they have on functions such as memory, learnability, and decision making.🤯 This should be required reading for everyone in the tech industry where lack of sleep is a badge of honor.

Your turn. 👇🏼

I would love to know which books are you reading right now and if what you love about the book?

Cheers! 😊


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Lynne Finnigan

"Why We Sleep" is on my to read list, I might need to read it next!

Currently reading a few books:

  • A Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
  • On Solitude by Michel De Montaigne
  • Junk DNA by Nessa Carey
  • Tribe of Mentors by Tim Ferriss
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Desi

I'm about halfway through Brotopia by Emily Chang, but I had to take a break from reading it because I got so angry. It should be required reading for any man in the tech industry.

I'm about to finish SHOUT by Laurie Halse Anderson, then after that, I'll dig into Elenor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman.

After I finally finish Brotopia, I'm starting on Technically Wrong by Sara Wachter-Boettcher, because apparently I just want to be really, really upset by the industry.

I also listen to a lot of audiobooks - most recently was No Happy Endings by Nora McInerny, which was lovely.

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Kaleb M

I just finished the first 3 books of the Mistborn trilogy, it was a fantastic series of ups and downs, fantasy, and character development. I've been reading through Refactoring and The Millionaire Mind back in forth, both are great reads for two important areas of my life - development and lifestyle!

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Jon Wood

I just finished Coders and thought it was absolutely amazing. It goes into some interesting history of programming and also into some pretty disturbing trends that programmers are going through these days.

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Florian Rand

My current reading list:

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Jorge Castro

I like to sleep, I'm a bit sloth, and I can sleep everywhere, even in a noisy place.

What am I reading?. Lights novels, such as The Legendary Moonlight Sculptor, it's about a poor teen that found he could earn money(and feed his family) by playing a virtual online game. However, he must work hard for it. It's pretty much about economics rather gaming. How popular is it? 53 volume so far. 😮 (in comparison, Harry Potter has 7 volume and Lord of the Rings are 6 books).

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Rizwan⚡️ Author

I wish I could sleep in a noisy place. Wow, 53 volumes! That's amazing. The novel sounds very interesting, will have to check it out.

Thanks for sharing. :)

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Tamara Temple

I read voraciously, at least in some people's views.

My reading falls into 2 distinct categories lately:

  1. Sci-Fi / Fantasy, especially the latter; Seanan McGuire, Nnedi Okorafor, Tananarive Due, N.K. Jemisin, Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, and a whole lot of others.
  2. Racism, oppression, books by authors of colour, Ta-nehesi Coates, Ijeoma Oluo, Toni Morrison, Yolo Akili, and lots more

But to take what is the point here, what books am I reading pertaining to my profession: practically none at this point. The last book on programming was actually a re-read of "The Pragmatic Programmer" which is still I book I felt I was writing in my head as I was reading it. I just finished "Close to the Machine" by Ellen Ullman, which was great, but wasn't insightful for me, since I'd pretty much met all the people she talked about in one form or another.

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Rizwan⚡️ Author

Reading outside our professions is important to become better at what we do. Thanks for sharing. 😀

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Nikola Stojaković

Accelerated C++. Quite good book (although it teaches C++98). One of the rare books which don't teach C++ as "C with Classes".

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Patrick Kilter

The Warhammer 40k "Horus Heresy" series :D

But since I have kids, I barely make any progress

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Rizwan⚡️ Author

Getting reading time is definitely a challenge with kids. I try to wake up much earlier than the family to get some reading time. The struggle is real! 😉

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Hamida

I am currently reading Jean Paul Sartre's No Exit along with a commentary explaining the book and Jean's mindset.
I find it quite entertaining

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Rizwan⚡️ Author

That’s a great way to help understand the context around the book. 👍🏼

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Subramanian 😎

I just got started with The Book!