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I've been into literature and philosophy for some time now. I'm following the "Masterpieces of World Literature" course  and have finished "Beyond Good and Evil" last month, currently reading Kierkegaard's Either/Or.
Aside from that, I'm also participating in Leetcode 30 days of code challenge 
⬐ yborisWhenever it comes to philosophy, I always recommend Peter Singer -- just about anything by him is great. Consider Practical Ethics , or the recently-released-free The Life You Can Save 10th anniversary edition ⬐ nequalstimSame here :)
Just started reading
At the Existentialist Café: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails with Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Albert Camus, Martin Heidegger, Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Others by Sarah Bakewell
It has a really nice narrative and tells the story of the aforementioned. Kierkegaard also makes some occurrences.⬐ stdlinif you tend to like that book I would highly recommended Walter Kaufman's Existentialism from Dostoevsky to Sartre and Goethe, Kant, and Hegel⬐ david_wSecond this also. Also enjoyed Will To Power as a kind of well of "things well said, which make you think, " even if they're not strictly correct.
Bertrand Russell wrote a lot of very accessible Western philosophy overview or survey books which I found orienting:
the former is online here:
About this one he said :(paraphrasing from memory now), "A big book is a big evil. You may ask why then the author proposes to lay before you the present work..."
He's a hoot.