The books I liked in 2022
I noticed Bryan shared the top books he read in 2022 so I figured I might do the same.
American Gods by Neil Gaiman. Interesting characters and mythology. Excellent writing by Neil Gaiman as usual.
The Princess Bride by William Goldman. I’ve always liked the movie but hadn’t gotten around to read the book. I didn’t realise the whole abridged thing was part of the gag.
Staff Engineer: Leadership Beyond the Management Track by Will Larson. Well-written, insightful, and highlights the responsibility that good Staff+ Engineers sign up for.
Electrify: An Optimist’s Playbook for Our Clean Energy Future by Saul Griffith. Compelling argument about what actually matters in terms of individual action for climate change and how large an impact that can actually have. Was very influential about how I think about this now.
The Peripheral and Agency by William Gibson. As typical with Gibson, very confusing to start and then hooks you in with interesting characters and concepts.
A Spy’s Guide to Thinking by John Braddock. Short, entertaining read using CIA scenarios and examples to introduce the DADA (Data Analysis Decision Action) thinking model.