About reading books

I invest a significant part of my free time in reading to improve my skills, be aware of new technologies and ideas, and practice languages. I use GoodReads to log my book reading but keep it also here.

I wrote an explanation of my reading methodology; read it here.

Reading now

Last updated: Sun, Jun 05, 2022

This is what I’m reading now:

Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business
Charles Duhigg
Chanson douce
Leïla Slimani
Apprenticeship Patterns: Guidance for the Aspiring Software Craftsman
Dave Hoover
Fundamentals of Software Architecture: An Engineering Approach
Mark Richards

Sometimes you will see that I’m reading six books simultaneously. That is entirely normal, and it is because I read different kinds of books in different situations. I read before bed a novel in French or English. There will also be a couple of technical books, one for work and another to expand horizons. You will find, as well, an audiobook that I listen to on the go and a teens book that I read together with my son Pau at night. Exceptionally this year, I will be reading four graphic novels that Pau will recommend. You will find more in this post “On reading books”.

Read on 2022

Here are my reads so far this year!

22
English: 17
French: 1
Catalan: 3
Spanish: 1

On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction
William Zinsser
★★★★★
The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups
Daniel Coyle
★★★★☆
The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom
Miguel Ruiz
★★★☆☆
The Power of Writing It Down: A Simple Habit to Unlock Your Brain and Reimagine Your Life
Allison Fallon
★★★★★
Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World
David Epstein
★★★★★
Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery
Scott Kelly
★★★★☆
Brand New Boy
David Almond
★★★★★
Haikyû!!, vol. 3
Haruichi Furudate
★★★★☆
The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement
Eliyahu M. Goldratt
★★★☆☆
Sooner Safer Happier: Patterns and Antipatterns for Organizational Agility
Jonathan Smart
★★★★☆
Unlocking the Keto Code: The Revolutionary New Science of Keto That Offers More Benefits Without Deprivation (The Plant Paradox Book 7)
Steven R. Gundry
★★★☆☆
Agile Conversations: Transform Your Conversations, Transform Your Culture
Douglas Squirrel
★★☆☆☆
A Radical Enterprise: Pioneering the Future of High-Performing Organizations
Matt K Parker
★★★★★
Python Testing with Pytest: Simple, Rapid, Effective, and Scalable
Brian Okken
★★☆☆☆
La vie est un roman
Guillaume Musso
★★★★★
Basil, el ratolí superdetectiu
Eve Titus
★★★☆☆
No Rules Rules: Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention
Reed Hastings
★★★★★
Super Learning: Advanced Strategies for Quicker Comprehension, Greater Retention, and Systematic Expertise
Peter Hollins
★★★☆☆
The Culture Map: Decoding How People Think, Lead, and Get Things Done Across Cultures
Erin Meyer
★★★★☆
Coaching Agile Teams: A Companion for ScrumMasters, Agile Coaches, and Project Managers in Transition
Lyssa Adkins
★★★★★
L'illa de Paidonèsia
Oriol Canosa
★★★★☆
My Hero Academia 1 (My Hero Academia, #1)
Kohei Horikoshi
★★★☆☆

Read on 2021

50
English: 37
French: 4
Catalan: 6
Spanish: 3

Nowhere Girl
Magali Le Huche
★★★★☆
The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win
Gene Kim
★★★★★
Haikyû!!, vol. 1 (ハイキュー!! / Haikyū!!, #1)
Haruichi Furudate
★★★★☆
The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right
Atul Gawande
★★★☆☆
Le Petit Nicolas
René Goscinny
★★★★☆
Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life
Nir Eyal
★★★★☆
The Longest Race: A Lifelong Runner, an Iconic Ultramarathon, and the Case for Human Endurance
Ed Ayres
★★★★★
Sarah (La Brigade des Cauchemars, #1)
Franck Thilliez
★★★★☆
Vers la beauté
David Foenkinos
★★★★★
Diet Cults: The Surprising Fallacy at the Core of Nutrition Fads and a Guide to Healthy Eating for the Rest of US
Matt Fitzgerald
★★★★☆
Hola, micos!
Oriol Canosa
★★★☆☆
The Baltimore Boys
Joël Dicker
★★★★☆
The Lost Art of Running: A Journey to Rediscover the Forgotten Essence of Human Movement
Shane Benzie
★★★☆☆
Combine: Asynchronous Programming with Swift
Shai Mishali
★★★☆☆
SwiftUI by Tutorials
Antonio Bello
★★★☆☆
Doing Agile Right: Transformation Without Chaos
Darrell Rigby
★★★☆☆
Brisca
Andreu Martín
★★★☆☆
Programming IOS 14
Matt Neuburg
★★★★★
The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life That Matters
Emily Esfahani Smith
★★★★☆
The Talent Code: Unlocking the Secret of Skill in Sports, Art, Music, Math, and Just About Everything Else
Daniel Coyle
★★★★☆
Personality Isn't Permanent: Break Free from Self-Limiting Beliefs and Rewrite Your Story
Benjamin P. Hardy
★★★☆☆
El pianista cec
David Puertas Esteve
★★★★☆
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
J.K. Rowling
★★★☆☆
The Productivity Project: Accomplishing More by Managing Your Time, Attention, and Energy
Chris Bailey
★★★☆☆
Teach Your Children Well: Why Values and Coping Skills Matter More Than Grades, Trophies, or "Fat Envelopes"
Madeline Levine
★★★★☆
Elemental, estimat Nano
Gabriela Rubio
★★☆☆☆
Effortless: Make It Easier to Do What Matters Most
Greg McKeown
★★★★★
The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts
Gary Chapman
★★★★☆
Com escriure realment malament
Anne Fine
★★★★☆
Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art
James Nestor
★★★★☆
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success
Carol S. Dweck
★★★★☆
Mi vecino de abajo
Daniel Nesquens
★★★☆☆
The Practicing Mind: Developing Focus and Discipline in Your Life -- Master Any Skill or Challenge by Learning to Love the Process
Thomas M. Sterner
★★★★★
The Practice of Practice
Jonathan Harnum
★★★★★
Em venc la mare
Care Santos
★★★☆☆
The Future of Happiness: 5 Modern Strategies for Balancing Productivity and Well-Being in the Digital Era
Amy Blankson
★★★☆☆
Els Rebels de la cabanya
David Nello
★★★☆☆
Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
Greg McKeown
★★★★☆
The Upside of Stress: Why Stress Is Good for You, and How to Get Good at It
Kelly McGonigal
★★★★☆
Overcoming Dyslexia: A New and Complete Science-Based Program for Reading Problems at Any Level
Sally E. Shaywitz
★★★★☆
Super Sight-Reading Secrets: An Innovative, Step-By-Step Program for Musical Keyboard Players of All Levels
Howard Richman
★★★☆☆
Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance
Angela Duckworth
★★★★★
Ketones, The Fourth Fuel: Warburg to Krebs to Veech, the 250 Year Journey to Find the Fountain of Youth
Travis Christofferson
★★★★☆
The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan: A Blueprint for Renewing Your Child's Confidence and Love of Learning
Ben Foss
★★★★★
How to Train Your Mind: Exploring the Productivity Benefits of Meditation
Chris Bailey
★★★★☆
The Ideal Team Player: How to Recognize and Cultivate The Three Essential Virtues
Patrick Lencioni
★★★★☆
The Minimalist Way: Minimalism Strategies to Declutter Your Life and Make Room for Joy
Erica Layne
★★★★☆
Storyworthy: Engage, Teach, Persuade, and Change Your Life through the Power of Storytelling
Matthew Dicks
★★★★★
The Case for Keto: Rethinking Weight Control and the Science and Practice of Low-Carb/High-Fat Eating
Gary Taubes
★★★★☆
No Fears, No Excuses: What You Need to Do to Have a Great Career
Larry Smith
★★★★★

Read on 2020

37
English: 35
Catalan: 1
Spanish: 1

My Dyslexia
Philip Schultz
★★★★☆
Tranquils i atents com una granota: La meditació per als nens...amb pares
Eline Snel
★★★★☆
The Compound Effect: Jumpstart Your Income, Your Life, Your Success
Darren Hardy
★★★★★
Good Authority: How to Become the Leader Your Team Is Waiting for
Jonathan Raymond
★★★★★
The Mental Toughness Advantage: A 5-Step Program to Boost Your Resilience and Reach Your Goals
Douglas Clydesdale Comstock
★★★★☆
Lies My Doctor Told Me: Medical Myths That Can Harm Your Health
Ken D. Berry
★★★★★
Psycho-Cybernetics, Updated and Expanded
Maxwell Maltz
★★★☆☆
Apprenticeship Patterns: Guidance for the Aspiring Software Craftsman
Dave Hoover
★★★★★
Atentos y contentos: Mindfulness para niños
Ramiro Calle
★★★★☆
The Practice of Practice
Jonathan Harnum
★★★★★
The Mindful Athlete: Secrets to Pure Performance
George Mumford
★★★★☆
The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet
Nina Teicholz
★★★★★
No Fears, No Excuses: What You Need to Do to Have a Great Career
Larry Smith
★★★★★
The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life: Before 8AM
Hal Elrod
★★★☆☆
Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters: 10 Secrets Every Father Should Know
Meg Meeker
★★★★☆
Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning
Peter C. Brown
★★★★☆
The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed
Jessica Lahey
★★★★★
Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data
Charles Wheelan
★★★★☆
Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
James Clear
★★★★★
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
Daniel H. Pink
★★★☆☆
Liquid Rules: The Delightful and Dangerous Substances That Flow Through Our Lives
Mark Miodownik
★★★★☆
The Complete Guide to Fasting: Heal Your Body Through Intermittent, Alternate-Day, and Extended Fasting
Jason Fung
★★★★★
The Pragmatic Programmer: Your Journey to Mastery
Andrew Hunt
★★★★★
The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair
Joël Dicker
★★★★★
How to Build Meaningful Relationships through Conversations
Carol Ann Lloyd
★★★★☆
Advanced iOS App Architecture: Real-World App Architecture in Swift
Ray Wenderlich
★★★☆☆
The Science of Sci-Fi: From Warp Speed to Interstellar Travel
Erin Macdonald
★★★★☆
Mating in Captivity: Reconciling the Erotic and the Domestic
Esther Perel
★★★☆☆
The Late Show (Renée Ballard, #1; Harry Bosch Universe, #29)
Michael Connelly
★★★★☆
Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?
Seth Godin
★★★☆☆
Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood
Lisa Damour
★★★★☆
Barking Up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong
Eric Barker
★★★★☆
How Music Works
David Byrne
★★★★★
The Lost Art of Listening: How Learning to Listen Can Improve Relationships
Michael P. Nichols
★★★★☆
Voice Lessons for Parents: What to Say, How to Say it, and When to Listen
Wendy Mogel
★★★★★
The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself
Michael A. Singer
★★★☆☆
The Minimalist Way: Minimalism Strategies to Declutter Your Life and Make Room for Joy
Erica Layne
★★★★☆

Read on 2019

53
English: 50
Catalan: 1
Spanish: 2

The Ideal Team Player: How to Recognize and Cultivate The Three Essential Virtues
Patrick Lencioni
★★★★☆
How to Take Smart Notes: One Simple Technique to Boost Writing, Learning and Thinking – for Students, Academics and Nonfiction Book Writers
Sönke Ahrens
★★★★☆
Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance
Alex Hutchinson
☆☆☆☆☆
Run Fast: How to Beat Your Best Time Every Time
Hal Higdon
★★★★☆
Product Mastery: From Good To Great Product Ownership
Geoff Watts
★★★★☆
Fahrenheit 451
Ray Bradbury
★★☆☆☆
The Scrum Fieldbook: A Master Class on Accelerating Performance, Getting Results, and Defining the Future
J.J. Sutherland
★★★★☆
Go Wild: Free Your Body and Mind from the Afflictions of Civilization
John J. Ratey
★★★★☆
Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It
Chris Voss
★★★★☆
Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
James Clear
★★★★★
Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
David Goggins
★★★☆☆
Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World
Cal Newport
★★★☆☆
Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don’t Know
Malcolm Gladwell
★★★☆☆
Stillness Is the Key
Ryan Holiday
★★★★☆
Do the Work: Overcome Resistance and Get Out of Your Own Way
Steven Pressfield
★★☆☆☆
The War of Art: Winning the Inner Creative Battle
Steven Pressfield
★★★★☆
Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus
Orson Scott Card
★★★★★
Ultralearning: Master Hard Skills, Outsmart the Competition, and Accelerate Your Career
Scott H. Young
★★★★☆
Whole Body Barefoot: Transitioning Well to Minimal Footwear
Katy Bowman
★★★☆☆
Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
Dan Ariely
★★★☆☆
Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain
John J. Ratey
★★★★★
Peak Performance: Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success
Brad Stulberg
★★★★☆
The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph
Ryan Holiday
★★★☆☆
Lost Light (Harry Bosch, #9; Harry Bosch Universe, #11)
Michael Connelly
★★★★★
Ego Is the Enemy
Ryan Holiday
★★★★★
How to Win Friends and Influence People
Dale Carnegie
★★★★★
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
Daniel H. Pink
★★★☆☆
Soft Skills: The Software Developer's Life Manual
John Z. Sonmez
★★★☆☆
The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives
William Stixrud
★★★★☆
Radical Candor
Kim Malone Scott
★★★☆☆
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't
James C. Collins
★★☆☆☆
It Doesn't Have to Be Crazy at Work
Jason Fried
★★★★☆
Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
Greg McKeown
★★★★☆
Killer by Nature (an Audible Original Audiobook)
Jan Smith
★★★☆☆
How to Win Friends and Influence People
Dale Carnegie
★★★★★
Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life
Marshall B. Rosenberg
★★★☆☆
Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams
Matthew Walker
★★★★★
Swift in Depth
Tjeerd in 't Veen
★★★★☆
Practical Object-Oriented Design: An Agile Primer Using Ruby
Sandi Metz
★★★★★
Rich Dad, Poor Dad
Robert T. Kiyosaki
★★★★☆
Foundation (Foundation, #1)
Isaac Asimov
★★★★☆
Sovereign
Jeff Hirsch
★★★☆☆
No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind
Daniel J. Siegel
★★★★☆
The Bullet Journal Method: Track the Past, Order the Present, Design the Future
Ryder Carroll
★★★★☆
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Yuval Noah Harari
★★★★☆
The Black Holes
Borja González
★☆☆☆☆
Acordes y desacuerdos
Régis Hautière
★★★☆☆
What Doesn't Kill Us: How Freezing Water, Extreme Altitude, and Environmental Conditioning Will Renew Our Lost Evolutionary Strength
Scott Carney
★★★☆☆
Fünftausend Kilometer in der Sekunde
Manuele Fior
★★★★★
Le Rêve De Meteor Slim
Frantz Duchazeau
★★★☆☆
Scrum Mastery: From Good To Great Servant-Leadership
Geoff Watts
★★★★★
Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time
Jeff Sutherland
★★★★★
The Science of Mindfulness: A Research-Based Path to Well-Being
Ronald D. Siegel
★★★☆☆
Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
Cal Newport
★★★★☆

Read on 2018

22
English: 22

Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now
Jaron Lanier
★★★★☆
The Five Love Languages of Children
Gary Chapman
★★★★☆
RxSwift: Reactive Programming with Swift
Florent Pillet
★★★★☆
Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time
Jeff Sutherland
★★★★★
Scrum Mastery: From Good To Great Servant-Leadership
Geoff Watts
★★★★★
Mastery
Robert Greene
★★★☆☆
Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products
Nir Eyal
★★☆☆☆
The Score Takes Care of Itself: My Philosophy of Leadership
Bill Walsh
★★★★☆
There's No Such Thing as Bad Weather: A Scandinavian Mom's Secrets for Raising Healthy, Resilient, and Confident Kids (from Friluftsliv to Hygge)
Linda Åkeson McGurk
★★★★☆
The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results
Gary Keller
★★★☆☆
A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy
William B. Irvine
★★★★☆
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
Charles Duhigg
★★★☆☆
Ego Is the Enemy
Ryan Holiday
★★★★★
Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
Malcolm Gladwell
★★☆☆☆
What the Heck Is Eos?: A Complete Guide for Employees in Companies Running on EOS
Gino Wickman
★★★☆☆
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
Mark Manson
★★☆☆☆
Good Calories, Bad Calories: Challenging the Conventional Wisdom on Diet, Weight Control, and Disease
Gary Taubes
★★★☆☆
Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship
Robert C. Martin
★★★★☆
The Hidden Brain: How Our Unconscious Minds Elect Presidents, Control Markets, Wage Wars, and Save Our Lives
Shankar Vedantam
★★★★★
Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
David Allen
★★★★☆
The Clean Coder: A Code of Conduct for Professional Programmers
Robert C. Martin
★★★★☆
Build Awesome Command-Line Applications in Ruby 2: Control Your Computer, Simplify Your Life
David B. Copeland
★★★☆☆

Read before

How to Lead When You're Not in Charge: Leveraging Influence When You Lack Authority
Clay Scroggins
★☆☆☆☆
Ruby Programming: The Well-Grounded Rubyist
David A. Black
★★★★☆
El club Dumas
Arturo Pérez-Reverte
★★★★☆
Remote Pairing: Collaborative Tools for Distributed Development
Joe Kutner
★★★☆☆
iOS Internationalization: The Complete Guide
Shawn E. Larson
★★★★☆
Core Animation for Mac OS X and the iPhone
Bill Dudney
★★★☆☆
Core Data
Marcus S. Zarra
★★★☆☆
Core Data
Marcus S. Zarra
★★★☆☆
Tmux 2: Productive Mouse-Free Development
Brian P. Hogan
★★★★☆
Tmux: Productive Mouse-Free Development
Brian P. Hogan
☆☆☆☆☆
The Sketchnote Handbook: The Illustrated Guide to Visual Note Taking
Mike Rohde
★★★★★
Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers
Timothy Ferriss
★★★☆☆
Programming Ruby: The Pragmatic Programmers' Guide
Dave Thomas
★★★★★
Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software
Erich Gamma
★★★☆☆
The Well-Grounded Rubyist
David A. Black
★★★★☆
La computadora universal. De Leibniz a Turing
Martin D. Davis
★★★★★
Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture: A Novel of Mathematical Obsession
Apostolos Doxiadis
★★★★★
Software Craftsmanship
Sandro Mancuso
★★★★☆
This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession
Daniel J. Levitin
☆☆☆☆☆
Text Processing with Ruby: Extract Value from the Data That Surrounds You
Rob Miller
★★★☆☆
The List of Seven (The List of Seven, #1)
Mark Frost
★★★★☆
Ender's Game (Ender's Saga, #1)
Orson Scott Card
★★★★★
11/22/63
Stephen King
★★★★★
7th Son: Destruction (7th Son, #3)
J.C. Hutchins
★★★★☆
7th Son: Deceit (7th Son, #2)
J.C. Hutchins
★★★★☆
7th Son: Descent (7th Son, #1)
J.C. Hutchins
★★★☆☆
Digital Fortress
Dan Brown
★★★☆☆
Angels & Demons (Robert Langdon, #1)
Dan Brown
★★★★☆
The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2)
Dan Brown
★★★★☆
The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It
Michael E. Gerber
★★★★☆
Rapt: Attention and the Focused Life
Winifred Gallagher
★★☆☆☆
Six Pixels of Separation: Everyone Is Connected. Connect Your Business to Everyone.
Mitch Joel
★★★☆☆
The Pursuit of Perfect: How to Stop Chasing Perfection and Start Living a Richer, Happier Life
Tal Ben-Shahar
★★☆☆☆
Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
Christopher McDougall
★★★☆☆
Outliers: The Story of Success
Malcolm Gladwell
★★★☆☆
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
Malcolm Gladwell
★★★☆☆
Clean Architecture
Robert C. Martin
★★★★☆