Here’s a list of my favorite books of all time.
#1: The Climate Casino by William Nordhaus (9.8/10) – Economics
Balanced and in-depth treatment of the economics of climate change, by a nobel prize winning economist.
#2: The Fundamentals of Ethics by Russ Shafer-Landau (9.5/10) – Philosophy
Introductory textbook on ethics, covering theories of what is a good life and how to do what’s right.
#3: Die With Zero by Bill Perkins (9.4/10) – Personal Finance
Why you should spend your money when you’re still young to maximize your experiences.
#4: Understanding Thermodynamics by H. C. Van Ness (9.0/10) – Science
Short 100-page introduction to entropy, thermodynamics, and statistical mechanics.
#5: The Fever by Sonia Shah (9.0/10) – Medicine / Health
History of malaria and our recent progress in developing cures and eradicating it.
#6: The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck (8.8/10) – Classics
American novel set in the Great Depression about the cruelty of capitalism.
#7: Four Views on Free Will by Kane, Fischer, Pereboom, and Vargas (8.7/10) – Philosophy
Textbook on philosophical views on whether we have free will.
#8: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight translated by Keith Harrison (8.7/10) – Classics
Middle English poem from the 14th century about chivalry and romance.
#9: Sky Burial by Xinran Xue (8.7/10) – Novel
Mystical tale about a Chinese woman’s journey to Tibet.
#10: Three Body Trilogy by Liu Cixin (8.7/10) – Novel
Chinese sci-fi trilogy where aliens will invade Earth centuries in the future.