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.
Textbook on philosophical views on whether we have free will.
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.