My question was closed as too localized:
I'm not sure that "too localized" is a bad thing in this case. This question, in my mind, would have been useful for people who already own, have read, or have considered buying many of the "classics" (GoF, SICP, Dragon, Pragmatic Programmer, etc, etc, etc). I'm at fault for not stating my rational in my question, but I asked the question precisely because this would be useful for me. It's hard to sift through all the past very good books to find the good new books. Given the number of upvotes and stars I think it was useful to others too.
Furthermore, it can be useful for people who want to keep on top of new developments in the field.