AOCP needs no introduction -- it's the opus majus of Donald Knuth. I want to dig deeper into how to write programs that don't just work well, but compose and interface beautifully together. It's another universally recommended reading for becoming a better programmer.
Loonshots was recommended to me by a friend and fellow student VC Keshav. To be frank, I don't really remember too much about why I was interested in this read, but I found it in my notes near the top of my reading list highlighted in bold, so I'm including it in this list :P
The Diamond Age
The Diamond Age was recommended to me by Zach, who I have the great fortune of working with at Hack Club. Zach tends to have great taste, so I'm betting on a great read.
The Linux Programming Interface
I found TLPI at Bradfield's office library, which shares a building and entrance with Hack Club, where I work. It's a series mass of a book, both in depth and physical girth, but the few pages I skimmed made me think this was a great in-depth dive into the internals of a kernel.
Crossing the Chasm
Geoffrey A. Moore
Crossing the Chasm was recommended to me recently by my first-ever boss at my first-ever job, at Spensa, where I worked as a high school intern in 2016 - 2018. The "chasm" refers to the gap between a product for early adopters, and mass market fit.
The Courage to Be Disliked
Ichiro Kishimi, Fumitake Koga
This book recommendation came from Saurav, after a deep conversation about community building, student entrepreneurs, and life goals / resolutions. Saurav says this is one of the most influential books he's read, on his life, and I'm eager to find out why.
PoC or GTFO
POC || GTFO is a classic hacker coffee-table book, I think. It's a book version of the eponymous journal on hacks in their purest form -- technical tricks and creative antics to bend standards and reality to our will.