Open Source: My reading list
This tweet on book lists by Stevan Popovic piqued my interest.
Interesting pattern I've noticed: the books that have been most recommended to me by people I know, I have often managed to only partially complete. pic.twitter.com/ir131Ia2H6
— StevanPopo (@StevanPopo) November 17, 2018
My reading list has always been a mix of random notes and a somewhat unwieldy Trello list.
Stevan’s version is built in Airtable, a product I’ve poked around with a fair bit (although haven’t found that really compelling use case for, as yet at least)
I thought it’d be worth borrowing/stealing his idea (thanks Stevan!) and moving my list into a similar format.
Steven has added a couple of interesting ideas;
1. The people who recommended a book to him, and how many of them recommended it. I’ve left that out for now, mainly as I can’t remember how I discovered most of my book list.
2: Whether the book is ‘Tree’, ‘Branch’ or ‘Narrative’. Explainer on that here
Most of the books in my list are non fiction – I probably read 15-20% fiction vs non fiction but this list seems to be probably be more useful for non fiction discoveries. Let’s see though.
I hope this is a useful little resource and there are some books on here that may be up your street. I’m happy to offer my opinion on any of the ones I’ve read before you go diving in.
I’ll keep updating the list every week or two with new finds – just let me know if you’d like to know when a new one is added and I’ll set up an email notification for you.