Aaron's Book List
Aaron Swartz lists the Books I Recommend Without Reservation: 2006.
I read over a hundred and twenty books in 2006. Some of them were OK. Some were good. Some were very good. Here are the handful that I can recommend you read without any reservations.
One of the first books on his list, Hardy’s A Mathematicians Apology , was the subject of my college admissions essay and a book I used to adore.
Which reminds me: in the year I was applying to college, I kept a list of books I read. Wish I knew where that list has gone. Digital preservationists take note.