Here’s a list of books that I’ve read recently; most of them in 2018. I typically read two or three fiction books for every non-fiction but I’ve left fiction off the list for now. Also, I did NOT use affiliate links in the list. I used Amazon Smile links that benefit the non-profit, pro privacy organization Calyx Institute. (at no cost to you)
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- Schneier on Security – Bruce Schneier
- Smart guy, glad he’s on our side. The content was a little bit dated but I read it because it’s a classic and he’s a local.
- The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals that Protect Us From Violence – Gavin de Becker
- One of my professors recommended this. There’s a lot of good personal safety information in here. I had my wife read it too.
- Last Stand: The Complete Four-Book Box Set – William H. Weber
- Great fiction series with lots of real life survival tips. I like the first book in the series more than the others but they were all good.
- American Kingpin: The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road – Nick Bilton
- Fascinating story. I have mixed feelings on the outcome.
- Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverence – Angela Duckworth
- This is possibly one of the most influential books I’ve ever read. It wasn’t a book on parenting but it had more / better parenting advice than most parenting books I’ve read.
- We are Anonymous: Inside the Hacker World of LulzSec, Anonymous, and the Global Cyber Insurgency – Parmy Olson
- I actually really enjoyed this book. It was well written and suspenseful. It gives great insight into some of the black-hat communities most people never get a glimpse of.
- Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World’s Most Wanted Hacker – Kevin Mitnick
- Fun book, a classic. Reminded me of the movie War Games.