Routing TCP/IP, Volume 1 (2nd Edition) – This one together with the next one are considered as networking bible which will lead you through most of the topics that you need to know in todays networking environments.

Routing TCP/IP, Volume II: CCIE Professional Development: CCIE Professional Development: 2 – Second part of networking bible

CCIE Routing and Switching v5.0 Official Cert Guide Library (5th Edition) – While learning for CCIE and constantly after that, this book is a nice reference for all Cisco technologies that you probably use every day. I was going through 4th edition in my early CCIE learning phase but I think that 5th edition is even better and written in a way that is more simple for my way of thinking. Narbik wrote this one.

Network Warrior: Everything You Need to Know That Wasn’t on the CCNA Exam – The first two books are always mentioned when there is a CCIE reading list. This one is a book that I use the most and I think that every networking engineer should start with this one right after CCNA certification.

CCIE Routing and Switching v5.1 Foundations: Bridging the Gap Between CCNP and CCIE (Practical Studies) – This was fun for me.

Internet Routing Architectures (2nd Edition) – Going in deep of routing protocols, this book will get all the details you will probably ever need about routing protocols EIGRP, OSPF and BGP


CCDE Study Guide (Quick Reference) – After CCIE, this was the book that I used to get to know different network architectures. Get rid of the “clouds” in your network topology, get basic knowledge about Internet, ISP, WAN, LAN, Datacenter and all together in reasonably simple words.

Optimal Routing Design (Networking Technology) – Going through CCDE preparations this will be one of the first to show up.

Top-Down Network Design (3rd Edition) – And this one as the second

The Art of Network Architecture: Business-Driven Design – Russ White writes about network design and complexity from a philosopher viewpoint taking into account all the topics typical engineer will forget to include into calculations.

Using TRILL, FabricPath, and VXLAN: Designing Massively Scalable Data Centers (MSDC) with Overlays – Overview of Overlays with today’s prefered VXLANs inside.

 .. not about NETWORKING

An Introduction to Information Theory: Symbols, Signals and Noise (Dover Books on Mathematics)

The Greatest Story Ever Told–So Far: Why Are We Here?

The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography

QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter (Princeton Science Library)

Quantum: A Guide For The Perplexed by Al-Khalili, Jim (2012)

Fractals: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

Networks: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

Light: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

Time Travel: A History

Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman

Faster: The Acceleration of Just About Everything

The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood

Chaos: Making a New Science

Isaac Newton

What Do You Think About Machines That Think?: Today’s Leading Thinkers on the Age of Machine Intelligence

Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know

The Mind Club: Who Thinks, What Feels, and Why It Matters


Graph Theory and Complex Networks: An Introduction

Introductory Graph Theory (Dover Books on Mathematics)

Introduction to Graph Theory (Dover Books on Mathematics)

A First Course in Graph Theory (Dover Books on Mathematics)