OK, I have a little time right now, so:
[h4]Technical Books on the Bookshelf I happen to be looking at right now (plus my capsule reviews)[/h4]
Numerical Recipies in C: excellent! teaches concepts & code!
Symbolic Logic (Copi): Excellent! A little know classic,
The Art of Computer Programming (Knuth): Awesome. The standard against which all others are measured
The Art of Computer Systems Performance Analysis (Jain): Excellent, more about testing methodology than you ever knew existed.
CRC, Standard Mathematical Tables, 21st Edition every year was a classic.
The Guru's Guide to SQL Server Architecture & Internals (Henderson): Very good. The only SQL Server specific book that that can hang with these other volumes.
Design Patterns (GoF): Enh. Good to mediocre. A "classic" only for those who do not know the real classics.
Hmm, well I guess it is one of my better bookshelves... 🙂