I’ve just added a new section to my recommended reading list for software professionals (introduced and explained here). This new section covers the presentation of information, design, and user interfaces/experiences.
I’ve started putting together a list of the “core” books I recommend for people interested in exploring different facets of our field. I certainly don’t think you need to read all of them to be a capable software professional; rather it is the list I would put together if asked about how to learn more about specific areas.
This list came about because after compiling similar lists two or three times over the years in various places and formats, I’m following good development practice and factoring it out for reuse and sharing.
I just dug up a couple of book reviews (on The Senate of the Roman Republic, Execution, and Economics for Everyone) I wrote on a flight a while ago and forgot to post. The “recent” moniker doesn't really apply anymore, though.