"This year I only read 70 books, down from over 120 last year. I guess that's not too bad considering this was the Year of Other People -- I still beat my general goal of 52. Once again, here are the books that struck me as completely worth reading. This year, though, I've intermixed them with the other books I read:"
Aaron Swartz is well read; he said he read 70 books and 120 the previous year. I can't top that. But I do read a lot of technical books and like him only interested in government in politics. So there are only two categories. And normally technical is typically software/programming related.
Here is my list; I didn't completely read all of them, "DNA String algorithms" doesn't exactly make for sit down type of reading material.
Algorithms on Strings, Trees and Sequences: Computer Science and Computational Biology
Programming Erlang: Software for a Concurrent World by Joe Armstrong
The Haskell School of Expression: Learning Functional Programming through Multimedia by Paul Hudak
Haskell: The Craft of Functional Programming (2nd Edition) by Simon Thompson
Amazon Hacks: 100 Industrial-Strength Tips & Tools (Hacks) by Paul Bausch
Programming Perl (3rd Edition) by Larry Wall, Tom Christiansen, and Jon Orwant
Programming Ruby: The Pragmatic Programmers' Guide, Second Edition by Dave Thomas, Chad Fowler, and Andy Hunt
Text Mining Application Programming
Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs - 2nd Edition
Core J2EE Patterns: Best Practices and Design Strategies (2nd Edition) (Core Series) by Deepak Alur, Dan Malks, and John Crupi
Professional Java Development with the Spring Framework by Rod Johnson, Juergen Hoeller, Alef Arendsen, and Thomas Risberg (Paperback - Jul 8, 2005)
The Elements of Technical Writing (Elements of Series) by Gary Blake and Robert W. Bly (Paperback - Dec 19, 2000)
Scala Programming (released on PDF)
Freakonomics [Revised and Expanded]: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner (Hardcover - Oct 17, 2006)
The Constitution in Exile - Napolitano
Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA by Tim Weiner
Dead Certain: The Presidency of George W. Bush by Robert Draper
The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century by Thomas L. Friedman
Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror--What Really Happened