My Reading List

 

I love reading, it’s as simple as that. The act of reading is manifold – it can entertain, educate, relax, thrill, enlighten or guide me. Reading works at home, in the train, in the park or on a plane. Written language can make me cry or laugh, wiser or daft.

To share my passion with you and also to keep track of my own library, I started this reading list. I try to keep the balance between fictional and non-fictional books, but there are just to many interesting books out there, I’m also always curious what others read, too. So please feel free to get in touch if you have a recommendation, a question or if you want to discuss a particular book.

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Currently reading

  • Product Leadership: How Top Product Managers Launch Awesome Products and Build Successful Teams – Richard Banfield, Martin Eriksson, Nate Walkingshaw
  • We Are the Nerds: The Birth and Tumultuous Life of Reddit, the Internet’s Culture Laboratory – Christine Lagorio Chafkin
  • The Revolt of The Public and the Crisis of Authority in the New Millennium – Martin Gurri

2019

June

  • White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism – Robin DiAngelo

May

  • Helsinki White – James Thompson
  • Karate Chop – Dorthe Nors

April

  • Lucifer’s Tears – James Thompson
  • Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches – John W. Creswell
  • Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts – Brené Brown

March

  • Snow Angels – James Thompson
  • Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow – Yuval Noah Harari
  • The Practicing Mind: Developing Focus and Discipline in Your Life – Thomas M. Sterner

February

  • Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone – Brené Brown

January

  • Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind – Yuval Noah Harari
  • Die Göttliche Komodie (The Devine Comedy) – Dante Alighieri
  • Wie ich wurde, wer ich bin, und was wir einmal sein werden: Streifzüge durch den Garten der Philosophie – Patrick Breitenbach, Nils Köbel

 

2018

December

  • Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Tales of Extraordinary Women – Elena Favilli, Francesca Cavallo
  • Texte zur Theorie des Internets – Tilman Baumgärtl
  • Blackout Island – Sigríður Hagalín Björnsdóttir

November

  • The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights and Other Appreciations – John McCain
  • Beifang: Eine Kindheit wie ein Roman (Small Fry) – Lisa Brennan-Jobs

October

  • It doesn’t have to be crazy at work – Jason Fried, David Heinemeier Hansson
  • Totenfang (The Restless Dead) – Simon Beckett
  • Verwesung (The Calling of the Grave) – Simon Beckett

September

  • Animal Farm – George Orwell
  • Bungalow – Helene Hegemann

August

  • The Raven – Edgar Allan Poe
  • The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood

July

  • The Verwandlung (The Metamorphosis) – Franz Kafka
  • Invisible – Paul Auster
  • Walkaway – Cory Doctorow
  • We Should All Be Feminists – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Pantsdrunk: Kalsarikanni – The Finnish Path to Relaxation – Miska Rantanen

June

  • Practical Empathy – Indi Young
  • Broad Band – Claire L. Evans
  • Unsere Revolution (Our Revolution) – Bernie Sanders

May

  • Remote: Office Not Required – Jason Fried, David Heinemeier Hansson
  • Marx. Der Unvollendete – Jürgen Neffe

April

  • HCI Theory: Classical, Modern, and Contemporary – Yvonne Rogers

January

  • Goodbye Things – Fumio Sasaki
  • The Organized Mind – Daniel Levitin

 

2017

November

  • Rework – Jason Fried, David Heinemeier Hansson

October

  • The Circle – Dave Eggers

September

  • Zero to One – Peter Thiel
  • Among the Thugs – Bill Buford
  • Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time – Jeff Sutherland

August

  • Tod in Venedig (Death in Venice) – Thomas Mann
  • This Human: How to Be the Person Designing for Other People – Melis Senova

July

  • Die Terranauten (The Terranauts) – T. C. Boyle
  • Lean vs Agile vs Design Thinking – Jeff Gothelf

June

  • User Experience Revolution – Paul Boag

May

  • Hot Water Music – Charles Bukowski
  • The User Experience Team of One – Leah Buley

April

  • Webs of Influence – Nathalie Nahai
  • Lean UX – Jeff Gothelf, Josh Seiden
  • The Humorless Ladies of Border Control – Franz Nikolay

March

  • Lean In – Sheryl Sandberg
  • Der Fürst (The Prince) – Niccolò Machiavelli
  • Die Tagesschau erklärt die Welt – Silke Tempel
  • Who Rules the World – Noam Chomsky
  • Mobile Design and Development – Brian Fling

February

  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep – Philip K. Dick
  • Interdisciplinary Interaction Design – James Pannafino
  • Factotum – Charles Bukowski

January

  • Build Better Products – Laura Klein