Marcin Chwedczuk

Book Recommendations

I like reading and I read a lot. Here is a short list of books that I like or find valuable.

If you know a book that I may be interested in, please do not hesitate to send me an email (books@marcinchwedczuk.🇵🇱).


  1. Novels
  2. Popular science
  3. Programming
  4. Computer Science & Math
  5. Electronics
  6. Polish Books
  7. Other


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  • Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling
  • Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality by Eliezer Yudkowsky
  • Ready Player One: A Novel by Ernest Cline
  • A Separate Peace by John Knowles
  • Solaris by Stanisław Lem
  • Ferdydurke by Witold Gombrowicz
  • Night Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko
  • The Martian by Andy Weir
  • Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
  • Sherlock Holmes series and The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Dracula by Bram Stoker
  • Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
  • The Motorcycle Diaries by Ernesto “Che” Guevara
  • Iliad
  • Travels with Herodotus by Ryszard Kapuściński
  • I, Robot by Isaac Asimov
  • The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  • God Is My Broker by Christopher Buckley
  • Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
  • Erebos and Erebos 2 by Ursula Poznanski
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
  • Norden ist, wo oben ist by Rüdiger Bertram
  • The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
    (I will be honest with you I skipped the boring parts)

Popular science

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  • Making up the Mind: How the Brain Creates Our Mental World by Chris Frith
  • The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins
  • Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
  • Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! by Richard P. Feynman
  • Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal by Eric Schlosser
  • Mainstream by Frederic Martel
  • Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance
  • Secrets to Winning at Office Politics: How to Achieve Your Goals … by Marie G. McIntyre
  • 23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism by Ha-Joon Chang
  • The Naked Lady Who Stood on Her Head by Gary Small, Gigi Vorgan
  • Against All Odds: My Story by Chuck Norris
  • iWoz: Computer Geek to Cult Icon by Steve Wozniak, Gina Smith
  • Free as in Freedom: Richard Stallman’s Crusade for Free Software by Sam Williams.
    This book is published under GNU Free Documentation Licence 👏.
  • Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas R. Hofstadter


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  • C Programming Language by Brian W. Kernighan, Dennis M. Ritchie
  • Elegant Objects by Yegor Bugayenko
  • Growing Object-Oriented Software, Guided by Tests by Steve Freeman, Nat Pryce
  • The Little Schemer and The Seasoned Schemer by Daniel Friedman, Matthias Felleisen
  • Effective Java by Bloch Joshua
  • Java Concurrency in Practice by Goetz Brian and others.
  • The Pragmatic Programmer: Your Journey To Mastery by David Thomas, Andrew Hunt
  • Functional Programming in Scala by Paul Chiusano, Runar Bjarnason
  • Programming Pearls by Jon Bentley
  • Hacker’s Delight by Henry Warren

Computer Science & Math

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  • Algorithms + Data Structures = Programs by Niklaus Wirth
  • Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs by Gerald Jay Sussman, Hal Abelson
  • The Annotated Turing by Charles Petzold
  • Introduction to Automata Theory, Languages, and Computation by John Hopcroft, Rajeev Motwani, Jeffey Ullman
  • Algorithmics: The Spirit of Computing by David Harel
  • Computational Number Theory and Modern Cryptography by Song Y. Yan
  • Concrete Mathematics: A Foundation for Computer Science by Ronald Graham, Donald Knuth, Oren Patashnik


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  • Digital Computer Electronics by Malvino

Polish Books

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Section for books that are only available in Polish.

  • Deutsch deine Chance 1 by Stanisław Bęza
  • Nauczanie łamigłówkowe by Zbigniew Michalewicz, Matthew Michalewicz


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