What's the best book you've read recently?
Here in no particular order area few I've enjoyed
Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time by Dava Sobel. A short read on a big topic - covers the why and the how and the political establishment clashed with a new force - the artisan / engineers.
The Invention of Yesterday: a 50,000 year history of Human Culture, Conflict and Connection by Tamim Ansary: Why we are different and how we are similar. I think this is a must read.
What to do when it's your turn (and it's always your turn): Seth Godin. This is a call to do the work we're hiding from, a manifesto about living with things that might not work and embracing tension when doing your art. In full color throughout. It feels more like a high-end magazine than a book.
Simulacra and Simulation: Jean Baudrillard: Just read it. It's quite amazing, but it might hurt your brain.
Friends: Robin Dunbar: The research and neuroscience of friendship. How much time a friend takes to make, how your romantic partner "costs" you 2 friends, how singing and dancing help us bond. A great read - especially in a post pandemic world.
How to live safely in a science fictional universe: Charles Yu A lonely time machine repairman and his dog, drifting through a "minor universe" spend their days rescuing people from temporal paradoxes.