Zheng Hao Tan



Here are some of the books that I own and highly recommend. Head over to the book review section to read my reviews about these books.

Programming Books

Book Title Author
Automate the Boring Stuff with Python: Practical Programming for Total Beginners Albert Sweigart
The Linux Command Line: A Complete Introduction William E. Shotts Jr.
HTML and CSS: Design and Build Websites Jon Duckett
ng-book - The Complete Book on AngularJS Ari Lerner
Hacker's Delight (2nd Edition) Henry S. Warren
Beginning Swift Games Development for iOS James Goodwill, Wesley Matlock
ARM Architecture Reference Manual (2nd Edition) David Seal
The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering Frederick P. Brooks
The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman To Master Andrew Hunt
Cellular Networks: Design and Operation - A Real World Perspective Paul Bedell
Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftmanship Robert C. Martin
The Hardware Hacker: Adventures in Making and Breaking Hardware Andrew Bunnie Huang
Introduction to Algorithms, 3rd edition Thomas H. Cormen, Charles E. Leiserson, Ronald L. Rivest, Clifford Stein
The Algorithm Design Manual Steven S Skiena
The Art of Computer Programming Donald Knuth
Secure Programming Cookbook for C and C++ John Viega, Matt Messier
Optimized C++ Kurt Guntheroth
Effective Modern C++ Scott Meyers
C++ Concurrency in Action: Practical Multithreading Anthony Williams
Advanced C and C++ Compiling Milan Stevanovic
Secure Coding in C and C++ (2nd Edition) Robert C. Seacord
The Go Programming Language Alan A. A. Donovan, Brian W. Kernighan
Fluent Python Luciano Ramalho
High Performance Python: Practical Performant Programming for Humans Micha Gorelick, Ian Ozsvald
From Mathematics to Generic Programming Alexander A. Stepanov, Daniel E. Rose
Code Complete: A Practical Handbook of Software Construction, Second Edition Steve McConnell
Systems Performance: Enterprise and the Cloud Brendan Gregg
Building Microservices: Designing Fine-Grained Systems Sam Newman

Fiction Books

Book Title Author
Ready Player One Ernest Cline
The Circle Dave Eggers
The Alchemist Paulo Coelho

Non Fiction Books

Book Title Author
Alibaba: The House That Jack Ma Built Duncan Clark
Angel: How to Invest in Technology Startups Jason Calacanis
Barking Up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong Eric Barker
Bitcoin for the Befuddled Conrad Barski, Chris Wilmer
Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader Brent Schlender, Rick Tetzeli
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End Atul Gawande
Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin is Blockchain-Revolution-Technology-Changing-Business Money, Business and the World Don Tapscott, Alex Tapscott
Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration Ed Catmull, Amy Wallace
Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future Ashlee Vance
Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt Michael Lewis
For the Love of Money: A Memoir of Family, Addiction, and a Wall Street Trader's Journey to Redefine Success Sam Polk
Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World's Most Wanted Hacker Kevin Mitnick
Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing Our Digital Future Andrew McAfee, Erik Brynjolfsson
Matchmakers: The New Economics of Multisided Platforms David S. Evans
Platform Scale: How an emerging business model helps startups build larger empires with minimum investment Sangeet Paul Choudary
Soft Skills: The Software Developer's Life Manual John Sonmez
The Glass Cage: Automation and Us Nicholas Carr
What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions Randall Munroe
The Hard Thing about Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers Ben Horowitz
Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future Peter Thiel with Blake Masters
The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon Brad Stone
The Sharing Economy: The End of Employment and the Rise of Crowd-based Capitalism Arun Sundararajan
Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty Daron Acemoglu, James Robinson
The Inner Lives of Markets: How People Shape Them And They Shape Us Ray Fisman, Tim Sullivan
Play Bigger: How Pirates, Dreamers, and Innovators Create and Dominate Markets Al Ramadan, Dave Peterson
Superbosses: How Exceptional Leaders Master the Flow of Talent Sydney Finkelstein
TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking Chris Anderson
The Startup Playbook: Secrets of the Fastest-Growing Startups from Their Founding Entrepreneurs David Kidder, Reid Hoffman
UX Strategy: How to Devise Innovative Digital Products that People Want Jaime Levy
Winning with Data: Transform Your Culture, Empower Your People, and Shape the Future Tomasz Tunguz, Frank Bien
High Output Management Andrew S. Grove
Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams (3rd Edition) Tom DeMarco, Tim Lister
The Art of Startup Fundraising: Pitching Investors, Negotiating the Deal, and Everything Else Entrepreneurs Need to Know Alejandro Cremades, Barbara Corcoran
Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance Angela Duckworth
Bargaining for Advantage: Negotiation Strategies for Reasonable People 2nd Edition G. Richard Shell
Ego Is the Enemy Ryan Holiday
Hacking Growth: How Today's Fastest-Growing Companies Drive Breakout Success Sean Ellis, Morgan Brown
Hacking Sales: The Playbook for Building a High-Velocity Sales Machine Max Altschuler
Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley Antonio Garcia Martinez
Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few Robert B. Reich
The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves Matt Ridley
The Panama Papers: Breaking Story of How the Rich and Powerful Hide Their Money Bastian Obermayer and Frederik Obermaier
Other People's Money: The Real Business of Finance John Kay
Dark Pools: The Rise of the Machine Traders and the Rigging of the US Stock Market Scott Patterson
Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War Fred Kaplan
Modern Romance Aziz Ansari
Who Gets What and Why: The New Economics of Matchmaking and Market Design Alvin E. Roth
Einstein: His Life and Universe Walter Isaacson
Platform Revolution: How Networked Markets Are Transforming the Economy--And How to Make Them Work for You Sangeet Paul Choudary
Investing 101: From Stocks and Bonds to ETFs and IPOs, an Essential Primer on Building a Profitable Portfolio Michele Cagan CPA
Who Needs the Fed?: What Taylor Swift, Uber, and Robots Tell Us About Money, Credit, and Why We Should Abolish America's Central Bank John Tamny
The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires Tim Wu
And the Weak Suffer What They Must?: Europe's Crisis and America's Economic Future Yanis Varoufakis
The Scandal of Money: Why Wall Street Recovers but the Economy Never Does George Gilder
Turing's Vision: The Birth of Computer Science (MIT Press) Chris Bernhardt
Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy Cathy O'Neil
Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard Chip Heath, Dan Heath
Raising the Floor: How a Universal Basic Income Can Renew Our Economy and Rebuild the American Dream Andy Stern
Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? Seth Godin
Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future Martin Ford
The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History Elizabeth Kolbert
Your Favorite Band Is Killing Me: What Pop Music Rivalries Reveal About the Meaning of Life Steven Hyden
Operation Paperclip: The Secret Intelligence Program that Brought Nazi Scientists to America Annie Jacobsen
The Beginning of Infinity: Explanations That Transform the World David Deutsch
Idea Makers: Personal Perspectives on the Lives & Ideas of Some Notable People Stephen Wolfram
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind Yuval Noah Harari
A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas Warren Berger
Inspired: How To Create Products Customers Love Marty Cagan
How to Make a Spaceship: A Band of Renegades, an Epic Race, and the Birth of Private Spaceflight Julian Guthrie, Richard Branson, Stephen Hawking
Escape from Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West Blaine Harden
Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions Brian Christian, Tom Griffiths
Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow Yuval Noah Harari
Stealing Fire: How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work Steven Kotler, Jamie Wheal
The Art of Invisibility: The World's Most Famous Hacker Teaches You How to Be Safe in the Age of Big Brother and Big Data Kevin Mitnick
The Design of Everyday Things: Revised and Expanded Edition Don Norman
The New Digital Age: Transforming Nations, Businesses, and Our Lives Eric Schmidt, Jared Cohen
The New One Minute Manager Ken Blanchard, M.D. Johnson Spencer
The Pivot: The Future of American Statecraft in Asia Kurt Campbell
The Seventh Sense: Power, Fortune, and Survival in the Age of Networks Joshua Cooper Ramo
The Upstarts: How Uber, Airbnb, and the Killer Companies of the New Silicon Valley Are Changing the World Brad Stone
The Third Wave: An Entrepreneur’s Vision of the Future Steve Case
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life Mark Manson
The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man John Perkins
The Technological Singularity Murray Shanahan
Utopia for Realists: How We Can Build the Ideal World Rutger Bregman