There are plenty of books on every subject available for purchase, and while a person can easily search for books within the tech and startup culture, it can still be difficult to determine which ones should be read over the others.  However, it may be easier than a person thinks to find the ones that are best for them.

Here are the 5 must-read books on tech and startup culture that everyone should purchase or borrow:

1. Disrupted by Dan Lyons

This book was published by a magazine writer, Dan Lyons, who suddenly found himself without a job and starting a new career within the infamous world of tech.  The new career option was not so far-fetched, as Lyons had spent years reporting on stories that took place in Silicon Valley, so he figured he would be qualified to work in that industry.  This book explores every second of his time at HubSpot and the ups and downs he experienced in the process.

2. Technically Wrong by Sara Wachter-Boettcher

People use technology every day, but no one really knows if they are using it properly or if there is a way to do things better.  This book will help everyone see all the oversights, nightmares, and biases within the technology industry and how people should look at the services that are offered to them differently.

3. Geek Girl Rising by Samantha Parent Walravens and Heather Cabot

There are a couple famous female trailblazers in the tech world, but this book focuses on those who are starting at the beginning in their field and working together to become successful.  Readers will be intrigued by how the women invest in each other’s businesses, crush the male stereotyping, and rally with each other within this field.

4. The Innovators by Walter Isaacson

Not many people are aware of who created the first computer or the internet, but this book shares every detail.  There were so many people involved in the entire process and readers will be fascinated by who each person was, how their minds worked alone and together, and how they managed to be so creative.

5. Valley of Genius by Adam Fisher

More than two hundred interviews were completed for this book, so that it could take readers from the very first personal computer all the way to the internet and how people use technology today.  This is an insider’s journey, which means that readers will discover betrayals, successes, and exploits that they have never heard of before.

These are the five must-read books for tech and startup culture, and everyone will have a clearer understanding about this industry when they have finished them all.