These are just some of the books that made an impact to my thinking, and quite frankly, I owe a piece of my current and near-future success to these brilliant authors, and storytellers. As an introverted, socially awkward designer who constantly seeks intellectual stimulation but often fails to find it in real life, I find comfort in these pages, and chapters that seemed to know exactly what I needed to hear at the right time. It isn't everyday that you have someone who completely understands you and your slight eccentricity, but I am glad to go home to a bookshelf that brings out the spectacular alter ego in me. 
On average, I acquire new books every two-three weeks thanks to word-of-mouth, and secondhand thrift shops on Amazon; I often write about them (and podcasts I follow) on my Medium page. Please feel free to take a look and let me know what you think!
The Courage To Be Disliked by Ichiro Kimishi and Fumitake Koga
Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
Hooked: How To Build Habit-Forming Products by Nir Eyal
The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Probable by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
The User Experience Team of One by Leah Buley
About Face: The Essentials of Interaction Design by Alan Cooper and Co
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman, Mike Carey & Glenn Fabry
Building Better Products by Laura Klein
Damn Good Advice (For People With Talent!) by George Lois
Thinking In Systems: A Primer by Donella H. Meadows
(book) Photo credits: Google Images,, respective publishers
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