Kennedy's Curated Reading List
"Living several lives while reading a great book leaves you with many experiences and slightly exhausted at the end." - William Styron As a UX Researcher and a creative spirit, I am constantly learning and growing. Over the years, I've read countless books that have shaped my thinking and approach to work. Here, I've curated a collection of my favorite reads, categorized by their relevance to different aspects of my life and work.
UX Design / UX Research
These are great reads for anyone interested in UX design and research. This list is ever-growing as I continue to explore new perspectives in the field.
About Face - Alan Cooper
Information Architecture - For the Web and Beyond - Louis Rosenfeld, Peter Morville & Jorge Arango
The Design of Everyday Things - Donald A. Norman
Lean UX - Jeff Gothelf, Josh Seiden
Just Enough Research - Erika Hall, Jeffrey Zeldman
Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days - Jake Knapp, John Zeratsky, Brad Kowitz
Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products - Nir Eyal
The Lean Startup - Eric Ries
Don't Make Me Think, Revisited: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability - Steve Krug
Mapping Experiences: A Complete Guide to Creating Value Through Journeys, Blueprints, and Diagrams - James Kalbach
UX Strategy: How to Devise Innovative Digital Products That People Want - Jaime Levy
UX for Beginners: A Crash Course in 100 Short Lessons - Joel Marsh
Self Impovement
This list is a collection of books that have been recommended by people who are living their dreams. These books have provided me with valuable insights and lessons for personal growth and success.
These are books that don't fit into any specific category but are great reads that have influenced me personally.
Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds - David Goggins
Kahlil Gibran's the Prophet - Kahil Gibran
The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life: Before 8AM - Hal Elrod
Thai Phrasebook: Learn Thai Language for Beginners, 1001 Easy to Learn Thai Phrases

The Challenger Sale: Taking Control of the Customer Conversation - Matthew Dixon, Brent Adamson
Medical Medium Liver Rescue -
Anthony William
A Book of Five Rings: The Classic Guide to Strategy - Miyamoto Musashi, Victor Harris
The Life of Milarepa - Tsangnyön Heruka, Lobsang P. Lhalungpa
The Tibetan Book of the Dead - Padmasambhava, Karma-glin-pa, Gyurme Dorje (Translator), Graham Coleman (Goodreads Author) (Editor), Thupten Jinpa (Editor), Dalai Lama XIV (Contributor), Namka Chokyi Gyatso (Contributor)
Integrity Selling for the 21st Century: How to Sell the Way People Want to Buy - Ron Willingham
Getting More: How to Negotiate to Achieve Your Goals in the Real World - Stuart Diamond
Unlimited Memory: How to Use Advanced Learning Strategies to Learn Faster, Remember More and be More Productive (Mental Mastery Book 1) - Kevin Horsley
12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos - Jordan B. Peterson, Norman Doidge (Foreword), Ethan Van Sciver (Illustrator)
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change - Stephen R. Covey, Jim Collins (Foreward, Contributor)
The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness - Dave Ramsey