A List of Books I Read in 2018

  • 2018 Goal: 25 BOOKS
  • 2018 Actual: 27 BOOKS

Books I read in 2018:

I spent 2018 trying to learn as quickly as I could for new roles: father of a 1-2 year-old, an engineering lead and manager, and director of engineering needing to contribute to product vision and roadmaps.

As a result, my book-reading was oriented towards that. I ended up re-reading Phoenix Project and Game Programming Patterns; they’re just so, so good and so applicable.

I rated 6 of the 27 books as 10s. The number of women I read this year was extremely low, unfortunately. Books on tech continue to be lackluster, and I rely on a layered approach of reading dozens of articles in order to figure out how to use new technologies. Info ops and the reporting on them are out in the open now — it would have been hard to imagine that stuff maybe 5 years ago.

Next year I’m going to have another child in the apartment, but I think my contributions at work will begin to hit a good stride and hopefully my team will begin to unlock its force multiplication effects.

As a result I’m going to just re-use my goal for 2019 at 25 books again.

And once again, if you can suggest books written by good journalists, I’d love to hear about them!