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Since you don't say specifically what topics you are interrested in I'll just name a few of my own favorite non-fiction books that have a great signal-to-noise ratio:

- Computer Organization and Design, Fourth Edition: The Hardware/Software Interface

- Advanced Programming in the UNIX Environment

- Effective Modern C++

- SFML Game Development

- Compilers: Principles, Techniques, and Tools

Haven't done any writing of C++ since college, and not too much reading either, but just flew through Effective Modern C++, and found it to be a great, information-dense, and eye-opening read. Highly recommended.

All of the C++ books by Scott Meyers are excellent -- very clear and insightful.

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