Android Development Patterns by Phil Dutson, subtitled “Best Practices for Professional Developers,” is an informative book on Android apps building and maximizing the abundant potential of Android 5.0+. First released in 2016, the book best suits people with some background or basic in programming. However, beginners or readers who simply want to know about Android apps will find this book to be a great introduction.
First released in 2017, Linux: The Ultimate Beginners Guide to Linux Operating System is a helpful guidebook written by Steve Tale. With clear and direct instruction, it shows beginners to Linux how to choose and install Linux distro suitable for them, and then set up the basic configurations to make their computers run. Step by step, the book then introduces more advance utilization of Linux features such as the shell commands, the file systems, networking, and security settings.
Windows 10 Companion by Joe Thompson is a helpful and comprehensive guidebook first released in 2016. Subtitled “The Complete Guide for Doing Anything with Windows 10”, the book explains everything to know about Microsoft newest operating system Windows 10.
Windows 10 for Dummies by Andy Rathbone is a simple and complete guide on Microsoft’s latest operating system. First released in 2015, the book is part of the bestselling For Dummies series. The series has gained a huge success since it provides various learning books on almost any subject (such as this guidebook on WordPress).
First released in 2012, Elizabeth the Queen by Sally Bedell Smith (subtitled The Life of a Modern Monarch) is a brilliant biography of one of the most important figures in history, Queen Elizabeth II. In 1962, Elizabeth Alexandra Mary was crowned the Queen of the United Kingdom (and also Canada, Australia, and New Zeeland). It was an immense responsibility for a 25-year-old woman who also had to raise her children.
Bob Dylan in America by Sean Wilentz is part a biography and part a cultural-historical study. Originally released in 2010, the book not only chronicles Dylan’s life journey and music career in the early 60’s, but it also explores the social, political, and cultural background at that time. Wilentz portrayed many aspects that gave influence on Dylan’s works, from the folk revival, to Beat literature, to the nation social-political situation.
The Motorcycle Diaries by Ernesto Che Guevara (subtitled Notes on a Latin American Journey) is a monumental memoir by the iconic and legendary Cuban revolutionary figure. The book captures 23-year-old Che Guevara’s experience when he went in an enlightening motorbike adventure out of his home country, Argentina. He explored places in South America where he witnessed injustice and exploitation on the people. This revelation then inspired the young physician to dedicate himself in the Cuban revolution.
The Autobiography of Malcolm X as Told to Alex Haley is a biography of one of the most influential civil rights activist in 60’s America. The book was written based on interviews that took place between 1963 and 1965. Besides Malcolm X’s life history, the biography also elaborates on his spiritual journey and his black pride philosophy and nationalism.