One of the advantages of a good commute is having the chance to get some good reading done. I've taken a different tact the last few months in my technical reading in that I'm choosing books that I hope I'll enjoy. For the most part, its been a good experience. Here's what I've managed to get through so far this year:
The Phoenix Project by Gene Kim, Kevin Behr, and George Spafford. The team leads at my current contract recommended I read this book. It's marketed as 'A novel about IT, DevOps, and helping your business win.' I enjoyed this book (and probably most people do) because it was easy to associate characters in the book with real people I've worked with. On top of that, the problems the characters confront in their business are taken from 'last month' in many IT shops around the world. Readers can relate to this book. In some ways, I could say I've lived this book about 8 years ago, and I'm trying to help implement those solutions again where ever I end up working.