My favorite books

Computer Science

  • Leonard Kleinrock: Queueing Systems
  • David MacKay: Information Theory, Inference, and Learning Algorithms
  • W. Richard Stevens: Unix Network Programming

Fiction

  • Jane Austen: Pride and Prejudice
  • George Eliot: The Mill on the Floss
  • Philip K. Dick: Stories, The Dark Haired Girl
  • Robert Heinlein: Stranger in a Strange Land
  • Haruki Murakami: Kafka on the Shore
  • Tom Robbins: Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
  • Antoine de Saint-Exupery: The Little Prince
  • Neal Stephenson: Cryptonomicon, The Baroque Cycle, Snow Crash
  • Eiji Yoshikawa: Musashi

History

  • Karen Armstrong: The Great Transformation
  • Robert Caro: Multi-volume Lyndon Johnson biography
  • Richard Feynman: Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!
  • John Keegan: The Face of Battle
  • Steven Levy: Hackers
  • Robert K. Massie: Dreadnought
  • John McPhee: The Control of Nature
  • Studs Terkel: Working
  • Howard Zinn: A People's History of the United States

Philosophy

  • Lao Tsu: Tao Te Ching

Poetry

  • Erich Fried
  • Nikki Giovanni
  • Pablo Neruda
  • Rainer Maria Rilke
  • Arthur Rimbaud

Psychology

  • C.G. Jung: Aspects of the Feminine, Aspects of the Masculine