Summer is finally here along with the time for a well deserved vacation. But many IT professionals can’t really take a full break and always need more.

So, a great way to spend some time is to read a book or two. Last year we covered some of the best books IT pros should read during their summer time off.

We’re back this year with the latest crop of books. This time, they come from some of the top CIOs and IT leaders as asked by Computerworld. They actually have a LOT of books to share. Really, a whole lot. So, many that it will take you the better part of the next year to read them all.

But here are only the books they recommend for tech people to read at the beach this year.
David L. Stevens, CIO, Maricopa County, Az., recommends “Code Complete: A Practical Handbook of Software Construction” by Steve McConnell and
“To Sell is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others” by Daniel H. Pink.

Leon DuPree, Senior security architect, Dewpoint recommends a whole lot of books, among them “The Web Application Hacker’s Handbook: Finding and Exploiting Security Flaws” by Dafydd Stuttard and Marcus Pinto and “Android Hacker’s Handbook” by Joshua J. Drake, Zach Lanier, Collin Mulliner, Pau Olivia Fora, Stephen A. Ridley and Georg Wicherski.

Sue B. Workman, Vice president for university technology and CIO, Case Western Reserve University, recommends “Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age” by Sherry Turkle.

Renee McKaskle, Senior vice president and CIO, Hitachi Data Systems, recommends “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” by Mark Haddon.

Deepak Agarwal, Vice president of A.I. and machine learning, LinkedIn, recommends “Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die” by Chip Heath and Dan Heath.

You can check out a whole lot of other books and IT pros’ recommendations here. There’s certainly enough ideas for you to check out and find something interesting and useful.

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