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Sun Tzu
The Art Of War

Popularity Score: 8827

This book was mentioned in 11730 comments, with an average of 8.42 upvotes

Popularity since 2010

Best Comments

18 points
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9th Jan 2016
1197 points
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30th Apr 2016
17 points
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10th Aug 2016
50 points
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25th Sep 2016
22 points
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7th Jul 2017
Stephen King
On Writing: 10th Anniversary Edition: A Memoir of the Craft

Popularity Score: 5400

This book was mentioned in 8005 comments, with an average of 5.83 upvotes

Popularity since 2010

Best Comments

5 points
·
7th Jun 2015
7 points
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16th Jan 2012
198 points
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8th Jan 2016
216 points
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3rd Mar 2017
26 points
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8th Jul 2017
77 points
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5th Aug 2017
204 points
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27th Sep 2017
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values

Popularity Score: 4293

This book was mentioned in 5675 comments, with an average of 3.73 upvotes

Popularity since 2010

Best Comments

117 points
·
29th Jan 2010
214 points
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31st May 2016
Viktor E. Frankl
Man's Search for Meaning

Popularity Score: 2868

This book was mentioned in 4044 comments, with an average of 5.98 upvotes

Popularity since 2010

Best Comments

755 points
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8th Jan 2017
52 points
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16th Jan 2015
Benjamin Graham, Jason Zweig
The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing. A Book of Practical Counsel (Revised Edition) (Collins Business Essentials)

Popularity Score: 2434

This book was mentioned in 3697 comments, with an average of 4.69 upvotes

Popularity since 2010

Best Comments

26 points
·
2nd Feb 2016
11 points
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3rd Mar 2017
15 points
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29th Jun 2017
The Wealth of Nations (Bantam Classics)

Popularity Score: 2385

This book was mentioned in 3257 comments, with an average of 11.54 upvotes

Popularity since 2010

Best Comments

61 points
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1st Aug 2016
30 points
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21st Mar 2017
60 points
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17th Jul 2017
Charles Duhigg
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

Popularity Score: 2326

This book was mentioned in 3301 comments, with an average of 5.07 upvotes

Popularity since 2010

Best Comments

19 points
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9th Jun 2016
13 points
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3rd Jan 2017
10 points
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27th Apr 2017
18 points
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18th May 2017
29 points
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19th Jul 2017
Napoleon Hill, Ben Holden-Crowther
Think and Grow Rich

Popularity Score: 1949

This book was mentioned in 2703 comments, with an average of 3.21 upvotes

Popularity since 2010

Best Comments

15 points
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8th Sep 2015
10 points
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14th Feb 2016
47 points
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13th Jun 2016
Thomas J. Stanley, William D. Danko
The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America's Wealthy

Popularity Score: 1932

This book was mentioned in 2955 comments, with an average of 5.51 upvotes

Popularity since 2010

Best Comments

350 points
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12th Nov 2012
32 points
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16th Oct 2015
81 points
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16th Oct 2015
46 points
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29th Mar 2017
Robert C. Martin
Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship

Popularity Score: 1764

This book was mentioned in 2751 comments, with an average of 4.18 upvotes

Popularity since 2010

Best Comments

42 points
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23rd Oct 2016
17 points
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8th Jun 2017
16 points
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23rd Dec 2016
35 points
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29th Dec 2016
244 points
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14th Dec 2016
592 points
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23rd Jan 2017
76 points
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1st Mar 2017
28 points
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9th Aug 2017
Bhante Henepola Gunaratana
Mindfulness in Plain English

Popularity Score: 1763

This book was mentioned in 3442 comments, with an average of 2.70 upvotes

Popularity since 2010

Best Comments

29 points
·
24th Jun 2012
10 points
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11th Jul 2015
William Strunk Jr., E. B. White
The Elements of Style, Fourth Edition

Popularity Score: 1620

This book was mentioned in 2094 comments, with an average of 3.74 upvotes

Popularity since 2010

Best Comments

8 points
·
11th Mar 2015
9 points
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28th Mar 2016
7 points
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31st Aug 2017
Marcus Aurelius
Meditations (Dover Thrift Editions)

Popularity Score: 1500

This book was mentioned in 1894 comments, with an average of 5.50 upvotes

Popularity since 2010

Best Comments

14 points
·
26th Jan 2016
26 points
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27th Jun 2016
Predictably Irrational, Revised and Expanded Edition: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions

Popularity Score: 1456

This book was mentioned in 2125 comments, with an average of 5.41 upvotes

Popularity since 2010

Best Comments

11 points
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6th Sep 2015
29 points
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12th Mar 2017
14 points
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12th Jul 2017
Mark Manson
Models: Attract Women Through  Honesty

Popularity Score: 1453

This book was mentioned in 2383 comments, with an average of 3.23 upvotes

Popularity since 2010

Best Comments

6 points
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20th Oct 2015
15 points
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10th Oct 2015
8 points
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2nd Jan 2016
22 points
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22nd Jan 2017
14 points
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15th Jul 2017
Henry Hazlitt
Economics in One Lesson: The Shortest and Surest Way to Understand Basic Economics

Popularity Score: 1451

This book was mentioned in 2788 comments, with an average of 2.96 upvotes

Popularity since 2010

Best Comments

7 points
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9th Jan 2011
8 points
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1st Nov 2011
10 points
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3rd Aug 2015
Daniel Kahneman
Thinking, Fast and Slow

Popularity Score: 1445

This book was mentioned in 2092 comments, with an average of 7.13 upvotes

Popularity since 2010

Best Comments

85 points
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27th Oct 2015
65 points
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5th Aug 2015
17 points
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16th Jul 2016
56 points
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6th Mar 2017
Steven Pressfield
The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles

Popularity Score: 1391

This book was mentioned in 1952 comments, with an average of 3.49 upvotes

Popularity since 2010

Best Comments

26 points
·
24th Aug 2015
12 points
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2nd Dec 2016
553 points
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20th May 2017
43 points
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9th Jul 2017
Aristotle
Nicomachean Ethics

Popularity Score: 1371

This book was mentioned in 2265 comments, with an average of 5.79 upvotes

Popularity since 2010

Best Comments

14 points
·
19th May 2016
4 points
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23rd Oct 2016
The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness

Popularity Score: 1368

This book was mentioned in 2464 comments, with an average of 3.88 upvotes

Popularity since 2010

Best Comments

53 points
·
5th Apr 2017
36 points
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29th Aug 2015
19 points
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22nd Aug 2016
Naomi Klein
The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism

Popularity Score: 1366

This book was mentioned in 2138 comments, with an average of 6.08 upvotes

Popularity since 2010

Best Comments

15 points
·
16th Jan 2010
13 points
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25th Jan 2017
14 points
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4th Jul 2017
37 points
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1st Aug 2017
Steve McConnell
Code Complete: A Practical Handbook of Software Construction, Second Edition

Popularity Score: 1251

This book was mentioned in 1889 comments, with an average of 3.45 upvotes

Popularity since 2010

Best Comments

9 points
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6th Feb 2012
68 points
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22nd Jun 2015
12 points
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1st Mar 2017
24 points
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28th Jul 2017
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain: The Definitive, 4th Edition

Popularity Score: 1147

This book was mentioned in 1719 comments, with an average of 5.62 upvotes

Popularity since 2010

Best Comments

67 points
·
25th Sep 2011
36 points
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29th Mar 2012
28 points
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14th Nov 2015
793 points
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29th Mar 2016
39 points
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18th May 2017
Kathy Sierra, Bert Bates
Head First Java, 2nd Edition

Popularity Score: 1120

This book was mentioned in 1740 comments, with an average of 2.54 upvotes

Popularity since 2010

Best Comments

13 points
·
23rd Dec 2011
24 points
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23rd Oct 2016
10 points
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19th Feb 2017
Richard P. Feynman, Ralph Leighton
Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! (Adventures of a Curious Character)

Popularity Score: 1113

This book was mentioned in 1443 comments, with an average of 6.94 upvotes

Popularity since 2010

Best Comments

46 points
·
15th Sep 2012
202 points
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25th Sep 2012
31 points
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27th Jul 2015
10 points
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8th Nov 2016
14 points
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5th Feb 2017
Burton G. Malkiel
A Random Walk down Wall Street: The Time-tested Strategy for Successful Investing

Popularity Score: 1074

This book was mentioned in 1910 comments, with an average of 4.85 upvotes

Popularity since 2010

Best Comments

Brian W. Kernighan, Dennis M. Ritchie
C Programming Language, 2nd Edition

Popularity Score: 1028

This book was mentioned in 1536 comments, with an average of 7.22 upvotes

Popularity since 2010

Best Comments

18 points
·
9th May 2010
57 points
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25th Jan 2010
27 points
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30th Jan 2017
Joshua Bloch
Effective Java (3rd Edition)

Popularity Score: 982

This book was mentioned in 1478 comments, with an average of 3.82 upvotes

Popularity since 2010

Best Comments

23 points
·
16th Feb 2016
60 points
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28th Oct 2016
Thomas H. Cormen, Charles E. Leiserson, Ronald L. Rivest, Clifford Stein
Introduction to Algorithms, 3rd Edition (MIT Press)

Popularity Score: 980

This book was mentioned in 1283 comments, with an average of 3.52 upvotes

Popularity since 2010

Best Comments

17 points
·
18th Aug 2010
13 points
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29th Aug 2015
19 points
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22nd Jun 2017
11 points
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11th Aug 2017
Peter Thiel, Blake Masters
Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future

Popularity Score: 971

This book was mentioned in 1235 comments, with an average of 4.74 upvotes

Popularity since 2010

Best Comments

23 points
·
25th Sep 2015
17 points
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2nd May 2015
25 points
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27th May 2016
4 points
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27th Apr 2017
9 points
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7th Aug 2017
How to Win Friends & Influence People

Popularity Score: 971

This book was mentioned in 1181 comments, with an average of 6.55 upvotes

Popularity since 2010

Best Comments

98 points
·
7th Nov 2016
17 points
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13th Dec 2016
11 points
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2nd Aug 2017
Milton Friedman
Capitalism and Freedom: Fortieth Anniversary Edition

Popularity Score: 891

This book was mentioned in 1381 comments, with an average of 4.34 upvotes

Popularity since 2010

Best Comments

8 points
·
17th Sep 2017
22 points
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16th Feb 2016
Malcolm X, Alex Haley, Attallah Shabazz
The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told to Alex Haley

Popularity Score: 873

This book was mentioned in 1203 comments, with an average of 8.73 upvotes

Popularity since 2010

Best Comments

9 points
·
2nd Jan 2017
55 points
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5th Apr 2017
7 points
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21st Aug 2015
27 points
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8th Apr 2016
Eric Ries
The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses

Popularity Score: 864

This book was mentioned in 1111 comments, with an average of 3.12 upvotes

Popularity since 2010

Best Comments

10 points
·
18th Apr 2012
24 points
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19th Jun 2012
George S. Clason
The Richest Man in Babylon

Popularity Score: 861

This book was mentioned in 1212 comments, with an average of 2.90 upvotes

Popularity since 2010

Best Comments

16 points
·
6th May 2012
44 points
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8th Oct 2015
51 points
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20th Apr 2017
20 points
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24th Jun 2017
Stanley B. Lippman, Josée Lajoie, Barbara E. Moo
C++ Primer (5th Edition)

Popularity Score: 851

This book was mentioned in 1755 comments, with an average of 2.72 upvotes

Popularity since 2010

Best Comments

13 points
·
23rd Apr 2015
The Design of Everyday Things: Revised and Expanded Edition

Popularity Score: 683

This book was mentioned in 835 comments, with an average of 11.96 upvotes

Popularity since 2010

Best Comments

10 points
·
1st Aug 2016
12 points
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29th Aug 2011
63 points
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17th Jan 2012
17 points
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5th Jan 2016
8 points
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26th Feb 2016
8 points
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11th Jul 2017
Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs - 2nd Edition (MIT Electrical Engineering and Computer Science)

Popularity Score: 672

This book was mentioned in 906 comments, with an average of 4.25 upvotes

Popularity since 2010

Best Comments

10 points
·
5th Aug 2016
23 points
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26th Jun 2017
Vicki Robin, Joe Dominguez, Monique Tilford
Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence: Revised and Updated for the 21st Century

Popularity Score: 648

This book was mentioned in 1302 comments, with an average of 5.95 upvotes

Popularity since 2010

Best Comments

7 points
·
8th Dec 2012
6 points
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28th Jul 2013
12 points
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5th Nov 2016
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

Popularity Score: 636

This book was mentioned in 782 comments, with an average of 5.99 upvotes

Popularity since 2010

Best Comments

11 points
·
24th Aug 2015
10 points
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27th Apr 2016
13 points
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12th Jun 2016
Paul Kalanithi
When Breath Becomes Air

Popularity Score: 626

This book was mentioned in 829 comments, with an average of 8.44 upvotes

Popularity since 2010

Best Comments

48 points
·
30th Oct 2016
12 points
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16th Jan 2017
284 points
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9th Mar 2017
18 points
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5th Aug 2017
Andrew Hunt, David Thomas
The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master

Popularity Score: 610

This book was mentioned in 935 comments, with an average of 4.30 upvotes

Popularity since 2010

Best Comments

20 points
·
17th Aug 2015
32 points
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16th Oct 2016
12 points
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16th Jan 2017
The Art of Computer Programming, Volumes 1-4A Boxed Set

Popularity Score: 601

This book was mentioned in 744 comments, with an average of 6.93 upvotes

Popularity since 2010

Best Comments

36 points
·
12th Jan 2016
38 points
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20th Dec 2016
Anne Lamott
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life

Popularity Score: 566

This book was mentioned in 743 comments, with an average of 3.29 upvotes

Popularity since 2010

Best Comments

29 points
·
23rd Jul 2012
4 points
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3rd Jan 2015
7 points
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15th May 2015
20 points
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30th Jan 2017
6 points
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18th Aug 2017
Shunryu Suzuki
Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind: Informal Talks on Zen Meditation and Practice

Popularity Score: 561

This book was mentioned in 968 comments, with an average of 3.14 upvotes

Popularity since 2010

Best Comments

10 points
·
25th May 2012
21 points
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25th Sep 2012
10 points
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3rd May 2017
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

Popularity Score: 548

This book was mentioned in 708 comments, with an average of 8.88 upvotes

Popularity since 2010

Best Comments

11 points
·
22nd Oct 2016
11 points
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19th Jan 2016
191 points
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24th Dec 2016
23 points
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15th Feb 2017
25 points
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14th Aug 2017
Roger Fisher, William L. Ury, Bruce Patton
Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In

Popularity Score: 537

This book was mentioned in 717 comments, with an average of 7.21 upvotes

Popularity since 2010

Best Comments

12 points
·
15th Dec 2015
41 points
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8th Jul 2017
So Good They Can't Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love

Popularity Score: 492

This book was mentioned in 669 comments, with an average of 3.85 upvotes

Popularity since 2010

Best Comments

104 points
·
4th Apr 2017
Douglas Crockford
JavaScript: The Good Parts

Popularity Score: 454

This book was mentioned in 581 comments, with an average of 3.95 upvotes

Popularity since 2010

Best Comments

14 points
·
30th Nov 2011
19 points
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20th Jul 2015
Frederick P. Brooks Jr.
The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering, Anniversary Edition (2nd Edition)

Popularity Score: 453

This book was mentioned in 756 comments, with an average of 5.17 upvotes

Popularity since 2010

Best Comments

32 points
·
23rd Mar 2015
11 points
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1st Apr 2017
A History of Western Philosophy

Popularity Score: 453

This book was mentioned in 611 comments, with an average of 3.32 upvotes

Popularity since 2010

Best Comments

10 points
·
23rd Oct 2012
6 points
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10th May 2012
7 points
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28th Mar 2015
5 points
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15th May 2015
11 points
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22nd Nov 2015
The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt (Modern Library Paperbacks)

Popularity Score: 445

This book was mentioned in 608 comments, with an average of 5.35 upvotes