Book Recommendation

2020 Recommendations

This is the list of 2020 best reads: 

2019 Recommendations

I've read 53 books in 2019 which is slightly better than 2018 which was 49 books, I will be trying to reach to 5 books a month which is been really challenging. Probably 2020. Anyhow, here is list of some of the books I have read in 2019 and I believe they are pretty good ones.

2018 and previous years Recommendations

Management and Leadership

1The Samurai MindChristopher Hellman
2Setting GoalsHarvard Business School Press
3Retaining EmployeesHarvard Pocket Mentor
4Coaching People: Expert Solutions to Everyday ChallengesHarvard Business School Press
5Leading by Example (Lessons Learned)Harvard Business School
6Leading Teams: Expert Solutions to Everyday ChallengesHarvard Business School
7Performance Appraisal: Expert Solutions to Everyday ChallengesHarvard Business School
8Business Model GenerationAlexander Osterwalder
9Blink: The Power of Thinking Without ThinkingMalcolm Gladwell
10Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition IrrelevantW. Chan Kim (Author), Renee Mauborgne (Author)
11The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big DifferenceMalcolm Gladwell
12Dealing with Darwin: How Great Companies Innovate at Every Phase of Their EvolutionGeoffrey A. Moore
13Inside the Tornado: Marketing Strategies from Silicon Valley\'s Cutting EdgeGeoffrey A. Moore
14Crossing the Chasm: Marketing and Selling High-Tech Products to Mainstream CustomersGeoffrey A. Moore
15The Innovator\'s Solution: Creating and Sustaining Successful GrowthChristensen and co-author Michael E. Raynor
16The Innovator\'s DilemmaClayton M. Christensen
17e-Democracy: A Group Decision and Negotiation Perspective (Advances in Group Decision and Negotiation)
18Harvard Business Review on Business Model Innovation (Harvard Business Review Paperback Series)Harvard Business School Press
19Harvard Business Review on Innovation
20Harvard Business Review on Organizational Learning
21Business Without Bosses: How Self-Managing Teams Are Building High- Performing CompaniesCharles C. Manz, Henry P. Sims
22Managing Change (Pocket Mentor)
23Change the Culture, Change the Game: The Breakthrough Strategy for Energizing Your Organization and Creating Accountability for ResultsRoger Connors, Tom Smith
24Change Management Masterclass: A Step-By-Step Guide to Successful Change ManagementMike Green
25Management Challenges for the 21st CenturyPeter F. Drucker
26Theory U: Leading from the Future as It EmergesC Otto Scharmer
27Choice and Change: The Psychology of Personal Growth and Interpersonal Relationships (7th Edition)April O'Connell, Vincent O'Connell, Lois-Ann Kuntz
28Strategic Management and Business AnalysisDavid Williamson, Peter Cooke, Wyn Jenkins, Keith Michael Moreton
29The Strategy-Focused Organization: How Balanced Scorecard Companies Thrive in the New Business EnvironmentRobert S. Kaplan, David P. Norton
30Strategy Maps: Converting Intangible Assets into Tangible OutcomesRobert S. Kaplan, David P. Norton
31The Balanced Scorecard: Translating Strategy into ActionRobert S. Kaplan, David P. Norton

Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)

1Enterprise Master Data Management: An SOA Approach to Managing Core InformationAllen Dreibelbis, Eberhard Hechler, Ivan Milman, Martin Oberhofer, Paul van Run, Dan Wolfson
2Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA): A Planning and Implementation Guide for Business and TechnologyEric A. Marks, Michael Bell
3Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) Governance for the Services Driven EnterpriseEric A. Marks
4SOA Governance: Achieving and Sustaining Business and IT AgilityWilliam A. Brown, Robert G. Laird, Clive Gee, Tilak Mitra
5SOA Design Patterns (The Prentice Hall Service-Oriented Computing Series from Thomas Erl)Thomas Erl
6Enterprise Service Bus: Theory in PracticeDavid Chappell
7Enterprise SOA: Service-Oriented Architecture Best PracticesDirk Krafzig, Karl Banke, Dirk Slama
8SOA in Practice: The Art of Distributed System Design (Theory in Practice)Nicolai M. Josuttis
9Mule in ActionDavid Dossot, John D'Emic, Dossot David, D'Emic John
10Service-Oriented Modeling (SOA): Service Analysis, Design, and ArchitectureMichael Bell
11Implementing SOA : Total Architecture in PracticePaul C. Brown


1Notes from the UndergroundFyodor Dostoyevsky
2The Story of a NobodyAnton Chekhov
3The GamblerFyodor Dostoevsky
4Answer to HistoryMohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi
5The Girl with the Dragon TattooStieg Larsson
6Memories of My Melancholy WhoresGabriel Garcia Marquez
7Rubaiyat of Omar KhayyamEdward Fitzgerald, Omar Khayyam
8How Not to Write a Novel: 200 Classic Mistakes and How to Avoid Them--A Misstep-by-Misstep GuideHoward Mittelmark, Sandra Newman
9Democracy in America (Signet Classics)Alexis de Tocqueville
10To Kill a Mockingbird: 50th Anniversary EditionHarper Lee
11Chasing Rumi: A Fable About Finding the Heart's True DesireRoger Housden
12The God DelusionRichard Dawkins
13No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of IslamReza Aslan
14The PilgrimagePaulo Coelho
15The AlchemistPaulo Coelho

Software Engineering

1Kanban and Scrum - making the most of bothHenrik Kniberg (Author), Mattias Skarin (Contributor)
2Lean Architecture: for Agile Software DevelopmentJames O. Coplien (Author), Gertrud Bjørnvig (Author)
3Systems Analysis and Design with UML Version 2.0: An Object-Oriented ApproachAlan Dennis, Barbara Haley Wixom, David Tegarden
4Continuous Delivery: Reliable Software Releases Through Build, Test, and Deployment Automation (Addison-Wesley Signature)Jez Humble, David Farley
5Code Generation in ActionJack Herrington
6Working Effectively with Legacy CodeMichael Feathers
7Coders at WorkPeter Seibel
8User Stories Applied: For Agile Software DevelopmentMike Cohn
9Pro JPA 2: Mastering the Java™ Persistence API (Expert's Voice in Java Technology)Merrick Schincariol, Mike Keith
10EJB 3 in ActionDebu Panda, Reza Rahman, Derek Lane
11Core J2EE Patterns: Best Practices and Design Strategies (2nd Edition)Deepak Alur, Dan Malks, John Crupi
1297 Things Every Software Architect Should KnowRichard Monson-Haefel
13Struts 2 in ActionDonald Brown, Chad Michael Davis, Scott Stanlick
14Open-Source ESBs in Action: Example Implementations in Mule and ServiceMixTijs Rademakers, Jos Dirksen
15Wicket in ActionMartijn Dashorst, Eelco Hillenius
16Flex 3 in ActionTariq Ahmed
17Java Open Source Programming: with XDoclet, JUnit, WebWork, HibernateJoseph Walnes, Ara Abrahamian, Mike Cannon-Brookes, Patrick A. Lightbody
18JBoss in Action: Configuring the JBoss Application ServerJavid Jamae, Peter Johnson
19Drools JBoss Rules 5.0 Developer's GuideMichal Bali
20Spring in ActionCraig Walls
21Spring Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach (Books for Professionals by Professionals)Gary Mak
22Java Persistence with HibernateChristian Bauer and Gavin King
23Continuous Integration: Improving Software Quality and Reducing RiskPaul Duvall, Steve Matyas, Andrew Glover
24Refactoring Databases: Evolutionary Database DesignScott W. Ambler, Pramodkumar J. Sadalage
25Refactoring to PatternsJoshua Kerievsky
26Analysis Patterns: Reusable Object ModelsMartin Fowler
27Patterns of Enterprise Application ArchitectureMartin Fowler
28Beautiful Architecture: Leading Thinkers Reveal the Hidden Beauty in Software DesignDiomidis Spinellis, Georgios Gousios
29Masterminds of Programming: Conversations with the Creators of Major Programming Languages (Theory in Practice (O'Reilly))Federico Biancuzzi, Shane Warden
30The Productive Programmer (Theory in Practice (O'Reilly))Neal Ford
31Beautiful Code: Leading Programmers Explain How They Think (Theory in Practice (O'Reilly))
32Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software CraftsmanshipRobert C. Martin
33Design Patterns Explained: A New Perspective on Object-Oriented DesignAlan Shalloway, James Trott
34Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing CodeMartin Fowler, Kent Beck, John Brant, William Opdyke, Don Roberts