Sapien: A Brief History of Humankind – Yuval Noah Harari
A masterful piece on the history and development of humans. Opened my eyes to things like the significance of our hunter-gatherer ancestry and how gossip is something that sets us apart from other animals.
21 Lessons for the 21st Century – Yuval Noah Harari
A great overview of the problems we're facing, as a species and society, in the 21st century.
Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst – Robert M. Sapolsky
One of the best books about psychology I've encountered, all with the right amount of sass.
Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies – Nick Bostrom
This book might make you fear artificial intelligence in a way no movie ever has: it just might be true. A book I will probably have to read again to fully appreciate.
A Song of Ice and Fire – George R. R. Martin
The epic fantasy series of the century with a capital T, don't @ me.
It – Stephen King
One of my favorite horror novels. Please don't judge the book by its film adaptations. Don't get me wrong, they do a decent job, but in my opinion, just can't capture the supernatural horror of the book.
Shining – Stephen King
I'm pretty sure this one doesn't need an introduction.