What I’ve been reading so far in 2017

In 2017 I’ve started a lot of books, but unfortunately I have way too many in progress. I’m hitting many of the same topics from last year with a recent focus on engineering management as reading some new books published on the Pacific War. Courtesy of Kindle Prime I’ve been reading (or re-reading, in the case of 1984) some novels as well as reading some political narratives from Overdrive. Of the books I’ve mentioned below, if I had to pick my 3 favorites it would The Managers Path (which if you follow me on twitter you’ve probably already seen a lot of positive comments and reviews), Coral Comes High (a 1st person account of one of the early phases of the Battle of Peleliu, which I read numerous books on last year) and The Night Bird (a mystery thriller that I couldn’t put down).

Management & Business
Managing Humans: Biting and Humorous Tales of a Software Engineering Manager, Michael Lopp

The Manager’s Path: A Guide for Tech Leaders Navigating Growth and Change, Camille Fournier

Building a DevOps Culture, Mandy Wall

The Machine That Changed the World: The Story of Lean Production — Toyota’s Secret Weapon in the Global Car Wars That Is Now Revolutionizing World Industry, James Womack and Daniel T. Jones

Military History
From Makin to Bougainville: Marine Raiders in the Pacific War, Jon T. Hoffman

Coral Comes High: U.S. Marines and the Battle for The Point on Peleliu
George P. Hunt

Novels
Overwatch: A Thriller. Matthew Bentley

The Last Paradise. Antonio Garrido, Simon Bruni

1984. George Orwell

The Night Bird (Frost Easton Mystery Book 1) Brian Freeman

Current Events & Politics
Double Down: Game Change 2012. John Heilemann and Mark Halperin.

Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq, 2003 to 2005
Thomas E. Ricks