Earlier today, I read a piece by Esther Schindler covering a few non-IT books she recommended for coders.  Below is her list.

  1. "How Buildings Learn: What Happens After They're Built" by Stewart Brand
  2. "Shockwave Rider" by John Brunner
  3. "True Names" by Vernor Vinge
  4. "Bellwether" by Connie Willis
  5. "The Secrets of Consulting: A Guide to Giving and Getting Advice Successfully" by Gerald M. Weinberg
  6. "Neuromancer" by William Gibson
  7. "Burning Chrome" by William GIbson
  8. "The Adolescene of P-1" by T.J. Ryan
  9. "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress" by Robert Heinlein
  10. "Cryptonomicon" by Neal Stephenson
  11. "Snow Crash" by Neal Stephenson
  12. "Godel, Escher, Bach" vy Douglas R. Hofstadter
  13. "A Whack on the Side of the Head" by Roger von Oech
  14. "The Incomplete Enchanter" by L. Sprague DeCamp
  15. "Don't Forget Your Spacesuit, Dear" edited by Jody Lynn Nye
  16. "Virtual Leadership" by Jaclyn Kostner
  17. "Making Time Work for You" by Harold Taylor

I would also like to add a few more books that I've enjoyed reading.

  1. "Getting Things Done" by David Allen
  2. "Jim Cramer's Real Money" by James Cramer
  3. "Ready for Anything" by David Allen
  4. "Blink" by Malcolm Gladwell
  5. "Tipping Point" by Malcolm Gladwell

-Chris