Developer Book Club – Full List

Earlier this summer I reached out to the Tech Ladies Facebook group and asked for book recommendations for summer reading.  What I was hoping for was a few recommendations to help propel my career and my attitude… What I received was enough recommendations to propel my whole teams career and attitude – it was absolutely amazing. So here I combined the lists with the recommender’s text so you can also benefit! Enjoy & If you read any please leave your interpretation in the comments. I’d love to hear it.

Books I’ve read are marked with *. Listing is in no particular order.

Feminist Fight Club*
by Jessica Bennett
Helped me navigate some toxic work environments of being called “kiddo” and being mansplained to on the daily. It was very professional and enlightening and had some great advice. – Me

Playing Big
by Tara Mohr
Recommended by Fadeke
“Great for getting over self-limiting beliefs, asserting yourself, and jumping before you *think* you’re ready” – Fadeke

by Seth Godin
Recommended by Fadeke
“Preaches the value of making yourself “indispensable” in a workplace. It verges on extreme, but the central idea is helpful and a provides a great outlook on how to approach work.” – Fadeke

Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office
by Lois P. Frankel
Recommended by Kelly & Liz
“The author posits that “girls” don’t get the corner office– WOMEN get the corner office. It blew my mind.” – Liz

Lean In
by Sheryl Sandberg
Recommended by Julie

Geek Girl Rising*
by Heather Cabot & Samantha Walravens
Recommended by Nadine
“Shares inspirational stories of geek girls taking the tech industry by the horns.” – Me

You Are a Badass & You Are a Badass at Making Money
by Jen Sincero
Recommended by Megan

How to Work For An Idiot
by John Hoover
Recommended by Gwynne & Leah
“It’s a good, useful, entertaining read, whether you’re a boss, plan to be, or not.” – Gwynne
“This book totally helped me figure out how to work for 2 different bosses with distinct personalities!” – Leah

The Well Spoken Woman: Your Guide to Looking and Sounding Your Best
by Christine Jahnke
Recommended by Rene

Expect to Win: 10 Proven Strategies for Thriving in the Workplace
by Carla Harris
Recommended by Rene

How to Win Friends and Influence People
by Dale Carnegie
Recommended by Gwynne & TinaMarie

Never Eat Alone
by Keith Ferrazzi and Tahl Raz
Recommended by Gwynne

Who Moved My Cheese?*
by Spencer Johnson
Recommended by Gwynne

The Answer Model
by John Montgomery
Recommended by Gwynne

Play Like a Man, Win Like a Woman
by Gail Evans
Recommended by Liz

Hardball for Women: Winning at the Game of Business 3rd Edition
by Pat Heir & Tammy Hughes
Recommended by Shannon
“Only a few chapters in, but have really been enjoying this one and have found it pretty informative.” – Shannon

Give and Take
by Adam Grant
Recommended by Janet
“It’s a great book that makes many connections to business, and where best to invest energy in helping others.” – Janet

by John A. Daly
Recommended by Heather
“A couple years into my career a really great mentor asked me to read this book so we could further discuss. It helped enable me to start practicing championing ideas early on. You don’t start off good at doing it. But after practicing and trial and error you get better. If you want to resolve to do something this year check out this book!” – Heather

Good to Great
by Jim Collins
Recommended by Alyssa

The Innovators
by Walter Isaacson
Recommended by Ling
“For a well-rounded knowledge, skills and inspiration tech box set, I recommend the following to learn about the Past” – Ling

by Robert Greene
Recommended by Alyssa & Ling
“For a well-rounded knowledge, skills and inspiration tech box set, I recommend the following to learn about the Present & if you are just starting out” – Ling

by Adam Grant
Recommended by Ling
“For a well-rounded knowledge, skills and inspiration tech box set, I recommend the following to learn about the Present & if you are mid-career” – Ling

by Angela Duckworth
Recommended by Sarah

Lean Startup
by Eric Ries
Recommended by Amanda

Zero to One
by Peter Thiel & Blake Masters
Recommended by Amanda

Shoe Dog
by Phil Knight
Recommended by Amanda
“story of Nike, really inspiring and well written” – Amanda

The Hard Thing About Hard Things
by Ben Horowitz
Recommended by Gwynne

Women Don’t Ask
by Linda Babcock & Sara Laschever
Recommended by TinaMarie

Secrets of Six Figure Women
by Barbra Stanny
Recommended by TinaMarie

by Ariana Huffington
Recommended by TinaMarie

by Malcom Gladwell
Recommended by TinaMarie

Getting More
by Stuart Diamond
Recommended by TinaMarie

Start With Why
by Simon Sinek
Recommended by Andrea & Alyssa

Radical Candor
by Kim Scott
Recommended by Andrea

The Accidental Creative
by Todd Henry
Recommended by Andrea

Crucial Converstaions
by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Granny, Ron McMillan & Al Switzler
Recommended by Fawn


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About the author : Kim

Kim Arnett is an iOS Developer at DXC Technology. She enjoys watching her creations work wonders while making a positive impact on the population. She’s interested in technology, feminism, mental health, and Iron Man. Current side project includes learning robotics.