Hacker News Books (21–100)

Top books mentioned in comments on Hacker News


21. Getting Things Done : The Art of Stress-free Productivity

Paul Graham (2010–288 pages — Rating-value:3.97 Rating-count: — 75,079)


22. The Lean Startup

Eric Ries (2011–304 pages — Rating-value:4.03 Rating-count: — 69,683)


23. The Circle

Dave Eggers (2013–491 pages — Rating-value:3.45 Rating-count: — 91,465)


24. Predictably Irrational, Revised and Expanded Edition : The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions

Dan Ariely (2011–349 pages — Rating-value:4.09 Rating-count: — 61,644)


25. The 4-hour Workweek

Timothy Ferriss (2011–396 pages — Rating-value:3.82 Rating-count: — 67,798)


26. The Elements of Style

William I. StrunkE. B. White (1999–105 pages — Rating-value:4.19 Rating-count: — 54,978)


27. Endurance : Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage

Alfred Lansing (1999–288 pages — Rating-value:4.35 Rating-count: — 49,717)


28. The Emperor of All Maladies : A Biography of Cancer

Siddhartha Mukherjee (2011–571 pages — Rating-value:4.27 Rating-count: — 48,762)


29. Liar’s Poker

Michael Lewis (2011–320 pages — Rating-value:4.15 Rating-count: — 48,749)


30. The Black Swan: Second Edition : The Impact of the Highly Improbable: With a New Section: “On Robustness and Fragility”

Nassim Nicholas Taleb (2010–444 pages — Rating-value:3.87 Rating-count: — 55,017)


31. Drive : the Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

Daniel H Pink (2011–242 pages — Rating-value:3.94 Rating-count: — 53,053)


32. Influence : The Psychology of Persuasion

Robert B. Cialdini (2011–336 pages — Rating-value:4.16 Rating-count: — 46,971)


33. Eating Animals

Jonathan Safran Foer (2015–341 pages — Rating-value:4.17 Rating-count: — 44,803)


34. Moonwalking with Einstein : The Art and Science of Remembering Everything

Joshua Foer (2012–307 pages — Rating-value:3.84 Rating-count: — 49,177)


35. Moonwalking with Einstein : The Art and Science of Remembering Everything

Joshua Foer (2011–307 pages — Rating-value:3.84 Rating-count: — 49,177)


36. Red Mars

Kim Stanley Robinson (1998–592 pages — Rating-value:3.83 Rating-count: — 45,339)


37. The Millionaire Next Door : The Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealthy

Thomas J. StanleyWilliam D. Danko (2010–272 pages — Rating-value:3.98 Rating-count: — 40,696)


38. Flash Boys : A Wall Street Revolt

Michael Lewis (2014–288 pages — Rating-value:4.1 Rating-count: — 38,046)


39. 1491 : New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus

Charles C Mann (2007–541 pages — Rating-value:4.01 Rating-count: — 39,578)


40. Longitude : The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time

Dava Sobel (2007–184 pages — Rating-value:3.94 Rating-count: — 40,011)


41. Escape from Camp 14 : One Man’s Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West

Blaine Harden (2013–210 pages — Rating-value:3.99 Rating-count: — 38,827)


42. Godel, Escher, Bach : An Eternal Golden Braid

Douglas R. Hofstadter (2011–824 pages — Rating-value:4.29 Rating-count: — 31,779)


43. Getting to Yes : Negotiating Agreement Without Giving in

Roger FisherWilliam L UryBruce Patton (2011–204 pages — Rating-value:3.87 Rating-count: — 36,851)


44. The E-Myth Revisited : Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About it

Michael E. Gerber (2004–288 pages — Rating-value:3.97 Rating-count: — 34,634)


45. Stumbling on Happiness

Daniel Gilbert (2007–304 pages — Rating-value:3.81 Rating-count: — 34,918)


46. The War of Art : Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles

Steven Pressfield (2012–165 pages — Rating-value:4.07 Rating-count: — 30,241)


47. Daemon

Daniel Suarez (2011–632 pages — Rating-value:4.17 Rating-count: — 27,789)


48. Flow : The Psychology of Optimal Experience

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (2011–303 pages — Rating-value:4.09 Rating-count: — 28,415)


49. Mindset : The New Psychology of Success

Carol S. Dweck (2016–288 pages — Rating-value:4.03 Rating-count: — 29,243)


50. The Intelligent Investor

Benjamin Graham (2006–640 pages — Rating-value:4.26 Rating-count: — 25,997)


51. Fooled by Randomness : The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets

Nassim Nicholas Taleb (2005–316 pages — Rating-value:4.04 Rating-count: — 27,901)


52. The New Jim Crow

Michelle Alexander (2012–312 pages — Rating-value:4.46 Rating-count: — 21,474)


53. Nudge : Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth and Happiness

Richard H. ThalerCass R. Sunstein (2008–304 pages — Rating-value:3.78 Rating-count: — 28,691)


54. A Deepness in the Sky

Vernor Vinge (2000–792 pages — Rating-value:4.31 Rating-count: — 21,854)


55. Wherever You Go, There You Are : Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life

Jon Kabat-Zinn (2011–280 pages — Rating-value:4.1 Rating-count: — 24,047)


56. The Checklist Manifesto : How to Get Things Right

Atul Gawande (2010–209 pages — Rating-value:4.02 Rating-count: — 24,909)


57. Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes are High

Kerry PattersonJoseph GrennyRon McMillanAl Switzler (2011–272 pages — Rating-value:3.98 Rating-count: — 24,624)


58. Linchpin : Are You Indispensable?

Seth Godin (2011–244 pages — Rating-value:3.87 Rating-count: — 25,856)


59. Genghis Khan : And the Making of the Modern World

Jack Weatherford (2005–352 pages — Rating-value:4 Rating-count: — 23,351)


60. The Innovator’s Dilemma : The Revolutionary Book That Will Change the Way You Do Business

Clayton M Christensen (2003–320 pages — Rating-value:3.99 Rating-count: — 22,370)


61. The Innovator’s Dilemma : The Revolutionary Book That Will Change the Way You Do Business

Clayton M Christensen (2011–286 pages — Rating-value:3.99 Rating-count: — 22,370)


62. The Hard Thing About Hard Things : Building a Business When There are No Easy Answers

Ben Horowitz (2014–304 pages — Rating-value:4.18 Rating-count: — 18,312)


63. The Everything Store : Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon

Brad Stone (2013–384 pages — Rating-value:4.01 Rating-count: — 19,167)


64. Paradox of Choice : Why more is less

Barry Schwartz (2004–294 pages — Rating-value:3.83 Rating-count: — 20,251)


65. The Sociopath Next Door : The Ruthless versus the Rest of Us

Martha Stout (2006–256 pages — Rating-value:3.75 Rating-count: — 21,043)


66. What Do You Care What Other People Think? : Further Adventures of a Curious Character

Richard P. FeynmanRalph Leighton (2001–256 pages — Rating-value:4.28 Rating-count: — 14,971)


67. Press Here

Herve Tullet (2011–56 pages — Rating-value:4.44 Rating-count: — 13,797)


68. On Writing Well : The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction

William Zinsser (2016–321 pages — Rating-value:4.23 Rating-count: — 15,198)


69. On Writing Well : The Classic Guide to Writing Non-Fiction

William Zinsser (2001–308 pages — Rating-value:4.23 Rating-count: — 15,198)


70. Feeling Good : The New Mood Therapy

David D. Burns (2011–736 pages — Rating-value:3.94 Rating-count: — 16,903)


71. Gang Leader for a Day : A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets

William B Ransford Professor of Sociology Sudhir Venkatesh (2015–302 pages — Rating-value:4 Rating-count: — 16,318)


72. Stories of Your Life : And Others

Ted Chiang (2010–320 pages — Rating-value:4.32 Rating-count: — 13,990)


73. The 4-Hour Body : An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman

Timothy Ferriss (2011–571 pages — Rating-value:3.75 Rating-count: — 18,532)


74. Antifragile : Things That Gain from Disorder

Nassim Nicholas Taleb (2014–519 pages — Rating-value:4.02 Rating-count: — 15,986)


75. Code Book : The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quamtum Cryptography

Dr. Simon Singh (2000–411 pages — Rating-value:4.27 Rating-count: — 14,109)


76. When Genius Failed : The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management

Roger Lowenstein (2001–304 pages — Rating-value:4.15 Rating-count: — 14,765)


77. The Blank Slate : Denying Human Nature in Modern Life

Steven Pinker (2002–560 pages — Rating-value:4.06 Rating-count: — 15,333)


78. The Willpower Instinct : How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It

Kelly McGonigal (2013–272 pages — Rating-value:4.1 Rating-count: — 14,491)


79. Blindsight

Peter Watts (2008–384 pages — Rating-value:3.98 Rating-count: — 15,346)


80. The Making of the Atomic Bomb

Richard Rhodes (1998–896 pages — Rating-value:4.31 Rating-count: — 12,570)


81. The Making of the Atomic Bomb

Richard Rhodes (2012–838 pages — Rating-value:4.31 Rating-count: — 12,570)


82. Don’t Make Me Think! : A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability

Steve Krug (2005–216 pages — Rating-value:4.23 Rating-count: — 13,038)


83. In the Plex : How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives

Steven LevyL J Ganser (2012 — — Rating-value:3.86 Rating-count: — 15,615)


84. The Design of Everyday Things

Don Norman (2002–288 pages — Rating-value:4.17 Rating-count: — 13,195)


85. Crossing the Chasm

Geoffrey Moore (1999–227 pages — Rating-value:4 Rating-count: — 13,700)


86. Capital in the Twenty-First Century

Thomas Piketty (2014–640 pages — Rating-value:4 Rating-count: — 13,557)


87. Why We Get Fat : and What to Do About it

Gary Taubes (2012–272 pages — Rating-value:4.03 Rating-count: — 12,974)


88. The Dip : A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick)

Seth Godin (2007–80 pages — Rating-value:3.82 Rating-count: — 14,335)


89. The Drunkard’s Walk : How Randomness Rules Our Lives

Leonard Mlodinow (2009–252 pages — Rating-value:3.87 Rating-count: — 13,941)


90. The Righteous Mind : Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion

Jonathan Haidt (2013–500 pages — Rating-value:4.12 Rating-count: — 12,177)


91. Willpower : Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength

Francis Eppes Eminent Scholar and Professor of Psychology Roy F BaumeisterJohn Tierney (2012–291 pages — Rating-value:3.95 Rating-count: — 12,964)


92. The Better Angels of Our Nature : Why Violence Has Declined

Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology Steven Pinker (2012–802 pages — Rating-value:4.18 Rating-count: — 11,471)


93. The Shallows : What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains

Nicholas Carr (2011–304 pages — Rating-value:3.83 Rating-count: — 13,641)


94. The Happiness Advantage : The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work

Shawn Achor (2010–236 pages — Rating-value:4.13 Rating-count: — 11,696)


95. Founders at Work : Stories of Startup’s Early Days

Jessica Livingston (2007–472 pages — Rating-value:3.93 Rating-count: — 12,747)


96. Talent Is Overrated : What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else

Geoff Colvin Geoff Colvin (2011–234 pages — Rating-value:3.96 Rating-count: — 12,550)


97. The Obstacle Is the Way : The Timeless Art of Turning Trials Into Triumph

Ryan Holiday (2014–201 pages — Rating-value:4.09 Rating-count: — 11,626)


98. The Way of Zen

Alan Watts (1957–256 pages — Rating-value:4.17 Rating-count: — 11,032)


99. Q. E. D.: Alix G. Mautner Memorial Lectures : The Strange Theory of Light and Matter

Richard P. Feynman (1988–176 pages — Rating-value:4.22 Rating-count: — 10,512)


100. Manufacturing Consent : The Political Economy of the Mass Media

Noam Chomsky, Edward S. Herman (2002–412 pages — Rating-value:4.22 Rating-count: — 10,314)


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