Previously I shared a post Staff Engineer Resources that included a collection of books, podcasts, and blogs I found helpful. That list was a snapshot in time, but I wanted to create a living page to track my reading. Both improving my writing and increasing my book reading are personal improvement goals of mine.

I like the “Reading,” “Read,” and “To Read” sections in Goodreads, but wanted a book list that fit the look and feel of the site more than their embedded widget. This made me think of the Gatsby static site generator , which was built from the ground up to pull data in from other sources. A quick Google showed Goodreads actually deprecated their API in 2020, several years ahead of Reddit and Twitter making similar moves recently in response to LLM training.

My new book list/reading tracker page is in the navigation bar links above!