Read the poem “One Hoss Shay” by Oliver Wendell Holmes  

Ireson, W. Grant, Coombs, Clyde F. and Moss, Richard Y., Handbook of Reliability Engineering and Management, 2nd Ed., McGraw-Hill, New York, 1996.

O’Connor, Patrick D. T. and Andre Kleyner Practical Reliability Engineering, 5th Ed. Wiley, 2012.

Nelson, Wayne, Accelerated Testing, Wiley, New York, 1990.

Condra, Lloyd W., Reliability Improvement with Design of Experiments, 2nd Ed. Marcel Dekker, New York, 2001.

Levin, Mark A. and Kalal, Ted T., Improving Product Reliability: Strategies and Implementation, Wiley, New York, 2003

Petroski, Henry, Design Paradigms: Case Histories of Error and Judgement in Engineering, Cambridge University Press, 1994.

The Amazon store has both hard copy and Kindle versions available for some titles. In general the items without pricing in the index view are in Kindle format. Be sure to double check the format before ordering.

If there are other titles you feel should be on this list, please let me know.