marshallbananas: A book about the infamous blood testing startup Theranos. I couldn't put it down. Read the whole thing in a day and a half. It's basically a gripping thriller set in Silicon Valley... read comments

_gtly: A highly-entertaining insider's view of the mortgage/financial debacle. read comments

dharmon: A classic that I put off reading for years because I thought it would be a slog (it's sort of long), but I finished in a week. I love business history / case study books, and this is one of the most famous... read comments

reitzensteinm: Homicide is one of those books I wish I could read again for the first time. I can think of no higher praise. read comments

rsync: It's a 7 volume set, but has a one volume abridged version which is one of the more fascinating and thought-provoking books I have ever read. I rate it very closely to GEB. read comments

Pietertje: Story on Edward Snowden, probably read by most of HN. Enjoyed it, that's it. 4/5 read comments