I've just read Facts and Fallacies of Software Engineering and I love it.
My mate Bryan Dollery lent it to me after a chat in the pub about developer productivity. (Don't look so surprised. I do go the pub occasionally).
The book confirms many long-held opinions, and offers a lot of hard evidence ato support them. In particular, it spells out why a few skilled (and therefore expensive) developers can deliver business value much faster than a larger, less skilled team.
I've started to write a couple of short articles on themes raised by the book. Watch this space.
And thanks, Bryan, for an excellent read.