Each month, we'll select a book to read together and discuss it in the Telegram group. If you're late to the party, don't worry! Feel free to pick up any book and follow the reading milestones.


Jan's pick is Clean Code by Robert C Martin (also known as Uncle Bob).

Here are the reading milestones:

  1. Week 1: The first milestone is to order a copy (preferably physical) and read the first chapter. Note that you can update your status in the poll by retracting your current vote.
  2. Week 2: The second milestone is to read the next 4 chapters (2-5).
  3. Week 3: The third milestone is to read the next 5 chapters (6-10).
  4. Week 4: The fourth milestone is to read the next 6 chapters (11-16).
  5. Bonus: A bonus milestone is to read chapter 17 (sort of a book summary) and walk your team members through it (schedule a meeting for 2 hours).


Feb's pick is The Pragmatic Programmer by David Thomas and Andrew Hunt.
P.S. Make sure you're reading the 20th Anniversary Edition and not the old one!

Here are the reading milestones:

  1. Week 1: The first milestone is to order a copy (preferably physical) and read the first chapter. Note that you can update your status in the poll by retracting your current vote.
  2. Week 2: The second milestone is to read the next 2 chapters.
  3. Week 3: The third milestone is to read the next 3 chapters.
  4. Week 4: The fourth milestone is to read the final 4 chapters.


March's pick is Don't Make Me Think by Steve Krug.

Here are the reading milestones:

  1. Week 1: The first milestone is to order a copy (preferably physical) and read the first chapter. Note that you can update your status in the poll by retracting your current vote.
  2. Week 2: The second milestone is to read the next 4 chapters.
  3. Week 3: The third milestone is to read the next 4 chapters.
  4. Week 4: The fourth milestone is to read the final 4 chapters.


April's pick is Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance.

Here are the reading milestones:

  1. Week 1: The first milestone is to order a copy (preferably physical) and read the first chapter. Note that you can update your status in the poll by retracting your current vote.
  2. Week 2: The second milestone is to read the next 4 chapters.
  3. Week 3: The third milestone is to read the next 3 chapters.
  4. Week 4: The fourth milestone is to read the final 3 chapters.


May's pick is Head First Design Patterns by Eric Freeman and Elisabeth Robson.

Here are the reading milestones:

  1. Week 1: The first milestone is to order a copy (preferably physical) and read the first 2 chapters. Note that you can update your status in the poll by retracting your current vote.
  2. Week 2: The second milestone is to read the next 4 chapters.
  3. Week 3: The third milestone is to read the next 4 chapters.
  4. Week 4: The fourth milestone is to read the final 3 chapters.


June's pick is No Hard Feelings: The Secret Power of Embracing Emotions at Work by Liz Fosslien and Mollie West Duffy.

Here are the reading milestones:

  1. Week 1: The first milestone is to order a copy (preferably physical) and read the first 2 chapters. Note that you can update your status in the poll by retracting your current vote.
  2. Week 2: The second milestone is to read the next 2 chapters.
  3. Week 3: The third milestone is to read the next 2 chapters.
  4. Week 4: The fourth milestone is to read the final 2 chapters.


July's pick is The Clean Coder by Robert C Martin (also known as Uncle Bob).

Here are the reading milestones:

  1. Week 1: The first milestone is to order a copy (preferably physical) and read the first 2 chapters. Note that you can update your status in the poll by retracting your current vote.
  2. Week 2: The second milestone is to read the next 4 chapters.
  3. Week 3: The third milestone is to read the next 4 chapters.
  4. Week 4: The fourth milestone is to read the final 4 chapters.


August's pick is Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker.

Here are the reading milestones:

  1. Week 1: The first milestone is to order a copy (preferably physical) and read the first 5 chapters. Note that you can update your status in the poll by retracting your current vote.
  2. Week 2: The second milestone is to read the next 3 chapters.
  3. Week 3: The third milestone is to read the next 3 chapters.
  4. Week 4: The fourth milestone is to read the final 5 chapters.


September's pick is Deep Work by Cal Newport.

Here are the reading milestones:

  1. Week 1: The first milestone is to order a copy (preferably physical) and read the first 3 chapters. Note that you can update your status in the poll by retracting your current vote.
  2. Week 2: The second milestone is to read the next 2 chapters.
  3. Week 3: The third milestone is to read the next chapter.
  4. Week 4: The fourth milestone is to read the final chapter.


October's pick is Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg.

Here are the reading milestones:

  1. Week 1: The first milestone is to order a copy (preferably physical) and read the first 2 chapters. Note that you can update your status in the poll by retracting your current vote.
  2. Week 2: The second milestone is to read the next 3 chapters.
  3. Week 3: The third milestone is to read the next 3 chapters.
  4. Week 4: The fourth milestone is to read the final 3 chapters.


November's pick is Show Your Work! by Austin Kleon.


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