Martin Rue

Martin Rue


Software developer. Language geek.
Manchester & Berlin.


My Bookshelf

Here’s my bookshelf, containing the non-programming books I’ve read. Each book links to my notes and an “impact” score, which marks (out of 5) how much each book impacted me personally.


A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy

Impact: ★★★★☆
ISBN: 0195374614

Notes coming soon.




Fluent Forever

Impact: ★★★★☆
ISBN: 0385348118

Notes coming soon.




La Teorio Nakamura

Impact: ★★☆☆☆
ISBN: 9788089366897

Notes coming soon.




How to Learn a Foreign Language

Impact: ★★★★☆
ISBN: 9781442369023

Notes coming soon.




Rakonto de Ovoj

Impact: ★★★☆☆
ISBN: 9874930785565

Notes coming soon.




The Internet of Money: Volume 1

Impact: ★★★★★
ISBN: 1537000454

Notes coming soon.




The Internet of Money: Volume 2

Impact: ★★★★★
ISBN: 194791006X

Notes coming soon.




Esperanto: Learning and Using the International Language

Impact: ★★★★★
ISBN: 154300654X

Notes coming soon.




Being Colloquial in Esperanto

Impact: ★★★★☆
ISBN: 0939785048

Notes coming soon.




The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking

Impact: ★★★★☆
ISBN: 9780691156668

Notes coming soon.




Fluent in 3 Months

Impact: ★★★☆☆
ISBN: 0007543921

Notes coming soon.




Art & Fear: Observations On the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking

Impact: ★★★★★
ISBN: 0961454733

Notes coming soon.




How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big

Impact: ★★★☆☆
ISBN: 1591847745

Notes coming soon.




Hegarty on Creativity: There Are No Rules

Impact: ★★★★☆
ISBN: 9780500517246

Notes coming soon.




Do the Work

Impact: ★★★☆☆
ISBN: 1936891379

Notes coming soon.




Steal Like An Artist 

Impact: ★★★☆☆
ISBN: 9780761169253

Notes coming soon.




Show Your Work!

Impact: ★★★☆☆
ISBN: 9780761178972

Notes coming soon.




And Then There Were None

Impact: ★☆☆☆☆
ISBN: 9780008123208

Notes coming soon.




How Children Succeed

Impact: ★★★★★
ISBN: 1847947115

Notes coming soon.




How to Win Friends and Influence People

Impact: ★★★★★
ISBN: 9780091906818

Notes coming soon.




Reminisces of a Stock Operator

Impact: ★★★★★
ISBN: 1946963062

Notes coming soon.




Delivering Happiness

Impact: ★★★★☆
ISBN: 9781455508907

Notes coming soon.




The Thank You Economy

Impact: ★★★★☆
ISBN: 9780061914188

Notes coming soon.




Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions

Impact: ★★★★★
ISBN: 0007256531

Notes coming soon.




Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds

Impact: ★★★☆☆
ISBN: 149036188X

Notes coming soon.