Adventures in CS


My Book Ratings

Here’s a bunch of books that I have read (listened to) and my ratings for them. Maybe it could help you select a new book to read. Most of them have been audiobooks unless I explicitly mention it and they are not CS books generally. A rating of 5 means an average book, it doesn’t mean that the book was bad. Just that it was nothing special or intriguing.

Up Next:

  1. Do Dice Play God?: The Mathematics of Uncertainty (by Ian Stewart)
  2. The Phoenix Project (by Gene Kim, Kevin Behr and George Spafford)

Currently Listening:

  1. Accessory to War (by Neil deGrasse Tyson and Avis Lang): 7/10
  2. Logically Fallacious (by Bo Bennett)
  3. Chaos Monkeys (by Antonio Garcia Martinez)
  4. The Testaments (by Margaret Atwood)


  1. 1984 (by George Orwell): 9/10
  2. The Man in the High Castle (by Philip K. Dick): 6/10
  3. Algorithms to Live By (by Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths ): 8/10
  4. Texas Ranger (by James Patterson and Andrew Bourelle): 5/10
  5. The President is Missing (by Bill Clinton and James Patterson): 5.5/10
  6. Deep Survival (by Laurence Gonzales): 7/10
  7. Norse Mythology (by Neil Gaiman): 8/10
  8. Good Omens (by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman): 8.5/10
  9. Ethics in the Real World (by Peter Singer): 7.5/10
  10. Nation (by Terry Pratchett): 8.5/10
  11. Neverwhere (by Neil Gaiman): 7.5/10
  12. American Gods (by Neil Gaiman): 8/10
  13. Lock In (by John Scalzi): 7.5/10
  14. Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything (by Joshua Foer): 7/10
  15. Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup (by John Carreyrou): 7.5/10
  16. The Dark Tower Series (by Stephen King): 8/10
  17. The Handmaid’s Tale (by Margaret Atwood): 9/10
  18. IT (by Stephen King): 8/10
  19. Dodger (by Terry Pratchett): 7/10
  20. Born a crime (by Trevor Noah): 7/10
  21. The Long Earth (by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter): 8/10
  22. The Long War (by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter): 6.5/10
  23. Harry Potter Series (by J.K. Rowling): 7.5/10
  24. Lord of the Rings Series (by J.R.R Tolkien): 8/10
  25. Poorly Made in China: An Insider’s Account of the Tactics Behind China’s Production Game (by Paul Midler): 7/10
  26. Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman (by Richard Feynman): 8/10
  27. Jurassic Park (by Michael Crichton): 6.5/10
  28. The Dispatcher (by John Scalzi): 7/10
  29. The Demon Next Door (by Bryan Burrough): 6/10
  30. The Long Mars (by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter): 6.5/10
  31. More bedtime stories for Cynics: 6/10
  32. The Long Utopia (by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter): 6.5/10
  33. The Long Cosmos (by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter): 6.5/10
  34. The Hunger Games (by Suzanne Collins): 7/10
  35. Catching Fire (Book 2 of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins): 6.5/10
  36. Mockingjay (Book 3 of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins): 6/10
  37. How They Rule the World: The 22 Secret Strategies of Global Power (by Pedro Baños): 7/10
  38. Treasure Island (by Robert Louis Stevenson): 6.5/10
  39. The Adventures of Tom Stranger, Interdimensional Insurance Agent (by Larry Correia): 7/10
  40. Rivals! Frenemies Who Changed the World (by Scott McCormick): 6/10
  41. Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction (by Philip Tetlock and Dan Gardner): 7.5/10
  42. The Sisters (by Dervla McTiernan): 6/10
  43. Camp Red Moon (by R.L. Stine): 6.5/10