I continue to receive feedback and questions on my No Shortcuts post. One of you prompted me to write three new Amazon.com Lists, organized thus:
For the civilians out there, that's novice, intermediate, and advanced. :) I listed seven books for each category to keep things manageable. One of the problems I encountered with the advanced list, especially, is that coding becomes a big part of the equation when one starts to consider "advanced" topics. I tried including "placeholder" books to give you the idea that you need coding background to make good use of a book like Unix Network Programming, Volume 1: The Sockets Networking API, 3rd Ed.
Please let me know if you find these lists helpful. Please remember that reading these 21 books in order will not take you from newbie to guru. Rather, these are books I think will help at each stage of your progression. I am also not claiming to be a guru by having selected seven advanced books. For example, I need to get more acquainted with coding in order to branch out into other areas of digital security.