Cory's Reading List
Currently Reading/Wish List
The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing. A Book of Practical Counsel (Revised Edition) (Collins Business Essentials)
This Side of Paradise
Amory Blaine is a douchy kid who goes to Princeton to find himself. He grows up and loses his friends, inheritance, and girl and then realizes at the climax that he is a douche. Old books are weird.
Added on May 24, 2017 7:27 PM
Exceptional C Style: 40 New Engineering Puzzles, Programming Problems, and Solutions
Not for beginners but a good follow up. The template stuff went over my head but he elaborates on some nice topics...
Added on April 7, 2017 5:28 PM
The Art of War (Barnes & Noble Classics (Paperback)) (Paperback) - Common
Eh, what can I say? Its the Art of War.
Added on September 21, 2016 11:41 AM
Bruce Lee: Fighting Spirit
A frank, compelling biography. I think it really captures what Bruce Lee stood for. So much wasted potential...
Added on August 19, 2016 10:39 PM★
C Coding Standards: 101 Rules, Guidelines, and Best Practices
This is a good book for all those neat tips and tricks for dealing with C++. Not for beginners though.
Added on August 11, 2016 7:26 PM
Cubed: The Secret History of the Workplace
I'm not sure what I was expecting here but I got a somewhat dense history of workspace architecture and anthropology. Enlightening. Fuck workkkk
Added on August 11, 2016 7:26 PM★
How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success
I admit, I read this to make myself feel better. But it does present some interesting perspective on what it means to be an adult.
Added on August 11, 2016 7:25 PM★
The Beautiful and Damned: A Twentieth Century Classic
Jesus H. Christ. What a sad, terrifying book about really obnoxious people. I guess things don't change after all.
Added on June 20, 2016 5:43 PM
Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling: Career Strategies for Asians
I was curious about the bamboo ceiling. While there are some good tips in this book, I'm not really convinced that the solutions she writes are specific to Asian people.
Added on June 3, 2016 1:20 PM
Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software
Its a textbook, so its gonna be dry. But this is a brilliant book for learning software engineering techniques. Read this now and stop being such a scrub.
Added on April 13, 2016 3:36 PM★
Off the Wall: Death in Yosemite
Fascinating and morbidly captivating. This is strangely relaxing bedtime reading.
Added on March 7, 2016 6:54 PM
The Book of CSS3: A Developer's Guide to the Future of Web Design
This is a good reference that I started reading a while ago and just finished now. Its really dry...
Added on January 11, 2016 5:47 PM
Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds, Revised Edition
This is a very informative book not just about TCKs but for anyone going through a transition. These ideas are more relevant than ever in today's jetset world.
Added on December 29, 2015 3:10 PM★
Game Programming Patterns
This is a great book. It's very easy to understand. Great tips for "real" game design and a good mix of theory and application. Bob's a funny guy.
Added on December 5, 2015 7:11 AM★
Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits: A Novel
David Wong shows his new writing chops in this book, while still keeping his odd style. Not a bad story with some surprises too.
Added on October 22, 2015 10:43 PM
Forgive for Good
What can I say. It's common sense really, the hard part is sticking to the plan.
Added on September 28, 2015 8:27 PM
Good Manners for Nice People Who Sometimes Say F*ck
She means well, but holy hell, she's a freaking cunt! This is more of a book about how to be obnoxious than one that isn't.
Added on August 15, 2015 11:51 PM
Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir
Eddie Huang IS an Asian American role model in a world where there are none. And by none I mean theres no one else who can represent this group of people as anything more than a stereotype. Inspiring!
Added on July 12, 2015 9:53 PM★
Scott Pilgrim Color Hardcover Volume 6: Finest Hour
The last book in the remastered hardcover Scott Pilgrim series. Bryan Lee O'Malley brings a new level of artistry to the table for this last book. It brings a tear to my eye reading the ending.
Added on June 18, 2015 11:40 AM★
Cory's favorite types of books...
Books are awesome
Slackers should totally read a lot of books. It sounds kind of counterintuitive, but actually it's quite useful. For instance, you can pretend to read a book on the beach and then accidentally on purpose fall asleep on the beach. A book can also be used to avoid talking to someone who would take a lot of effort to talk to. This is because the fact that you have a book open and grimacing at it makes it seem like you are working hard when in reality, you are thinking about ice cream. Sometimes if you are sitting in the right place, people will take a picture of you doing this, thinking you are famous and super smart.