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  1. Ben Aaronovitch: Rivers of London & Moon over Soho

    I usually shy away from reading a series of books in a quick succession. The reason is two fold. In the first place, ...

  2. Martin Bjergegaard, Jordan Milne: Winning Without Losing: 66 Strategies for Succeeding in Business While Living a Happy and Balanced Life

    I picked Winning Without Losing based on a recommendation in The Year of Living Danishly. I generally shy away from p...

  3. Rob Temple: Very British Problems Abroad

    Trying to choose between accepting another couple’s dinner invitation or swimming the 1,056 miles back to shore. B...

  4. Kris Broholm: Polyglot Beginnings: The Right Mindset for Learning a New Language

    Every time I get interested in something, I find some podcasts on the topic to listen to. When I started learning lan...

  5. Henrik Pontoppidan: Lucky Per

    Reading about Denmark pointed me in the direction of actual Danish literature which is apparently best exemplified by...

  6. Peter V. Brett: The Skull Throne

    Long sagas are very common in the fantasy genre. Some are quite modest (Lord of the Rings is a brief trilogy), some a...

  7. Helen Russell: The Year of Living Danishly: Uncovering the Secrets of the World's Happiest Country

    OK, Helen Russell’s The Year of Living Danishly is the last one about Denmark for a while.Since I’ve read a few books...

  8. Helen Dyrbye, Steven Harris, Thomas Golzen: Xenophobe's Guide to the Danes

    Danish is the Xenophobe’s Guide I actually wanted to read and I jumped into it right after finishing the Czech one. I...

  9. Petr Berka, Aleš Palán, Petr Šťastný: Xenophobe's Guide to the Czechs

    While being on a red-white wave of all things Danish, I stumbled upon Xenophobe’s Guide to the Danes. I’ve read sever...

  10. Miroslav Žamboch & Tomáš Bartoš: Turbulentní vesmír

    Turbulentní vesmír was yet another Christmas gift in the form of a thin paperback book with a rather D or E level cov...

  11. Matt Ridley: The Rational Optimist

    The Rational Optimist by Matt Ridley is one of the books that should come with a punching bag with the author painted...

  12. Jeff Johnson: Designing with the Mind in Mind: Simple Guide to Understanding User Interface Design Rules

    I received Designing with the Mind in Mind as yet another Christmas present. I wasn’t expecting this one, so it came ...

  13. William Ritter: Jackaby

    Jackaby by William Ritter was yet another Christmas present requiring some reading. I got a nice hardcover edition in...

  14. Henrik Kniberg: Lean from the Trenches: Managing Large-Scale Projects with Kanban

    I have a long list of books to read from technology, development, project management and related fields. One of those...

  15. Ellen Gottesdiener, Mary Batchelder Gorman: Discover to Deliver: Agile Product Planning and Analysis

    For once, I can say that I actually heard about Discover to Deliver book on the Software Engineering Radio. I tend to...

  16. Valerie Freiová: Štěstí.cz

    Štěstí.cz is not the kind of book I usually read but I got a coupon from Palmknihy after Christmas, picked out some b...

  17. James S.A. Corey: Abaddon's Gate

    It’s been a little over a year since I’ve read The Caliban’s War by James S.A. Corey, the second installment in the T...

  18. Tony Juniper: What Has Nature Ever Done For Us

    I heard about What Has Nature Ever Done For Us by Tony Juniper on The Guardian Science Weekly podcast, or at least I ...

  19. Geraint Anderson: Cityboy

    My girlfriend lent me Cityboy by Geraint Anderson a while back when I was low on recreational books. Where she got it...

  20. Phillip Zimbardo: The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil

    I’ve read The Lucifer Effect in two runs with quite a lot of time in between. The reasons are simple: The Lucifer Eff...

  21. Katherine Addison: The Goblin Emperor

    The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison has been nominated for pretty much every fantasy award in existence for best ...

  22. Malcolm Gladwell: Outliers

    I’m very suspicious of books which have superlative blurbs on the cover, because, often, I find them to be over-hyped...

  23. Glenford J. Myers: The Art of Software Testing

    I’m not completely sure how I stumbled onto this book, but since testing takes up a huge chunk of my work day I decid...

  24. David Mitchell: Cloud Atlas

    Cloud Atlas is a hard book to describe; it has six parts, multiple voices, many layers, several themes a range of sty...

  25. Joe Abercrombie: Half the World

    Half the World is the second book in the Shattered Sea series by Joe Abercrombie. It continues with the characters in...

  26. Steven Strogatz: Sync: The Emerging Science of Spontaneous Order

    Steven Strogatz is a great popularizer of maths and science in general: he’s a good story teller and can relate rathe...

  27. Jared Diamond: Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

    Guns, Germs and Steel is a giant book both in the number of pages and in scope. Diamond presents and argues his theor...

  28. Ben H. Winters: The Last Policeman

    Like many sci-fi and fantasy books I read, I heard about The Last Policeman by Ben H. Winters on The Incomparable (ep...

  29. Kay Xander Mellish: How to Live in Denmark: A humorous guide for foreigners and their Danish friends

    How to Live in Denmark is a dead-tree form of the blog and podcast of the same name. Mellish is an American living in...

  30. Hugh Howey: Dust

    Dust is the last book in the Silo series by Hugh Howey. I’ve written about the previous book, Shift in January. While...

  31. Libor Machala: Agent JFK 35: Vlci severu

    OK, this will be short: Agent JFK 35: Vlci severu is terrible, I’d dare to say the worst in the whole series! I’ve re...

  32. Tessa de Loo: The Twins

    A friend of mine recommended The Twins by a Dutch author Tessa de Loo to me. She praised the book for being a rivetin...

  33. Lynne Truss: Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation

    I came to Eats, Shoots & Leaves by following a rabbit hole started in a footnote in Zaft’s Esperanto. It was avai...

  34. Sylvan Zaft: Esperanto: A Language for the Global Village

    I have to admit that I’m biased: I like both Esperanto itself as well as what it aims for ever since watching Red Dwa...

  35. David Brin: Existence

    There’s a lot that can be said about Existence by David Brin. A lot has been said in the reviews on GoodReads; they’r...

  36. Ha-Joon Chang: 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism

    I picked up this book because I’ve heard praise of another book by this author but this one was available at the publ...

  37. Ian Tregillis: Bitter Seeds

    There was a short story called What Doctor Gottlieb Saw by Ian Tregillis in 2/2015 issue of XB-1 magazine which I rea...

  38. Gerd Gigerenzer: Risk Savvy: How to Make Good Decisions

    Risk Savvy: How to Make Good Decisions by Gerd Gigerenzer is an excellent book and I have to recommend it to everyone...

  39. Seth Grahame-Smith: Unholy Night

    Seth Grahame-Smith is an American author who specializes in alt-history novels with fantasy elements. I like some fan...

  40. Christopher Moore: Practical Demonkeeping

    I’ve really enjoyed The Incomparable podcast since the very first episode because it discusses a lot of fantasy/sci-f...

  41. Conflict between FactoryGirl and Rake tasks

    I’m riding the wave and getting into Docker. So far, it seems like an excellent tool. My first experiment was running...

  42. Caleb Doxsey: An Introduction to Programming in Go

    In my effort to better myself at my job, I try to learn new things about programming, SW development and related issu...

  43. Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, Kenneth Cukier: Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think

    Recently a lot of people around me have been reading Big Data; since it’s a nice buzzword I was looking forward to re...

  44. Tom Rob Smith: Child 44

    My girlfriend lent me Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith because my to-read list was dangerously short and, most importantly, ...

  45. Amy Poehler: Yes Please

    After lot of scepticism I got into Parks & Rec game late. The first season managed to repulse me several times be...

  46. V. S. Ramachandran: Mozek a jeho tajemství aneb pátrání neurologů po tom, co nás činí lidmi

    V. S. Ramachandran is a well-known figure in the field of popular neuroscience. To get a taste, you can watch his TED...

  47. Levitt & Dubner: Think Like a Freak

    I’ve read the previous books by Levitt & Dubner and I’ve listened to the Freakonomics podcast for years now. Quit...

  48. Randal Munroe: What If

    Randal Munroe’s What If has been on top of every chart imaginable and people love it. There’s nothing of substance I...

  49. Miroslav Žamboch: In Nomine Sanguinis

    The newest book from Miroslav Žamboch called In Nomine Sanguinis takes place in the same world as In Visio Extremis. ...

  50. Nassim N. Taleb: Fooled by Randomness

    I have to admit I haven’t been reading too much in the last few weeks. It’s not surprising. I generally read in batch...

  51. Joe Abercrombie: Half a King

    Actually, I’ve read Half a king some time ago but haven’t gotten around to jotting anything down. Simply put, it’s an...

  52. Gang of Four: Desing Patterns

    Last week I finished an older book Design Patterns by GoF. It’s one of the bibles of SW development and I had never r...

  53. Kent Beck: Extreme Programming

    Extreme Programming by Kent Beck is hardly a new book. XP and other agile methodologies have been rehashed over and o...

  54. Nate Silver: Signal and Noise

    The most recent addition to my read shelf on GoodReads is a thick book called Signal and Noise by Nate Silver. Due to...

  55. Julie Nováková: Bez naděje (Agent JFK, #34)

    Bez naděje by Julie Nováková is the book in the Agent JFK series which bears number 34. As setup in the previous book...

  56. Hugh Howey: Shift

    Shift is a post-apocalyptic novel by Hugh Howey set over the next several centuries near Atlanta. The book itself con...

  57. Lindsey Stirling in Prague

    Yesterday, on October 20, 2014, we went to the first Lindsey Stirling concert in Prague. We’ve been looking forward t...