Reading List


On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life – 1st Edition – Charles Darwin


Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries – Neil deGrasse Tyson


The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution – Richard Dawkins


A Short History of Nearly Everything – Bill Bryson


Science, Evolution, and Creationism – National Academy of Sciences & Institute of Medicine


Rare Earth – Peter Ward & Donald Brownlee


Supersense – Bruce Hood


Outliers -Malcolm Gladwell


Blink – Malcolm Gladwell


The Faith Instinct – Nicholas Wade


How We Decide – Jonah Lehrer


The Invisible Gorilla – Christopher Chabris & Daniel Simons


The Demon-Haunted World – Carl Sagan


How We Believe – Michael Shermer


The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature – Steven Pinker


The Bridge at the End of the World – James Speth


Confessions of an Economic Hitman – John Perkins


How Pleasure Works: The New Science of Why We Like What We Like – Paul Bloom


Annoying: The Science of What bugs Us – Joe Palca & Flora Lichtman


The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence has Declined – Steven Pinker


Mortality – Christopher Hitchens


The Hobbit – J. R. R. Tolkien


Flight Behavior – Barbara Kingsolver


Free Will – Sam Harris


How the Mind Works – Steven Pinker


Guns, Germs, and Steel – Jared Diamond


The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty – Dan Ariely


Drunk Tank Pink – Adam Alter


Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal – Mary Roach


The Measure of a Nation: How to Regain America’s Competitive Edge and our Boost Global Standing – Howard Steven Friedman


The Story of Earth: The First 4.5 Billion Years, from Stardust to Living Planet – Robert M. Hazen


A Walk in the Woods – Bill Bryson


Anthill – E.O. Wilson


Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls – David Sedaris


The Wild Life of our Bodies – Rob Dunn


Five Billion Years of Solitude – Lee Billings


Lucky Planet – David Waltham


The Improbability Principle – David Hand


Ha!: The Science of When we Laugh and Why  – Scott Weems


Being Mortal – Atul Mortal


The Lacuna – Barbara Kingsolver


Seveneves – Neal Stephenson


Aurora – Kim Stanley Robinson


A Brief History of Time – Stephen Hawking


The Martian – Andy Weir


Red Rising – Pierce Brown


Golden Son – Pierce Brown


Morning Star – Pierce Brown


A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams


A Game of Thrones – George R. R. Martin


A Clash of Kings: A Song of Ice and Fire – George R. R. Martin


New York 2140 – Kim Stanley Robinson


A Man Called Ove – Fredrik Backman


The Handmaid’s Tale – Valerie Martin


A Game of Thrones – George R. R. Martin


A Clash of Kings – George R.R. Martin


A Storm of Swords –  George R. R. Martin


A Feast for Crows – George R. R. Martin


Theft by Finding: Diaries 1977-2002 – David Sedaris


Artemis – Andy Weir


Iron Gold – Pierce Brown


Great Courses (by The Teaching Company)


Famous Greeks & Famous Romans by J. Rufus Fears


From Jesus to Constantine: A History of Early Christianity by Bart D. Ehrman


Particle Physics for Non-Physicists by Steven Pollack


Great Scientific Ideas That Changed the World by Steven L. Goldman


Origins of Life by Robert M. Hazen


Einstein’s Relativity and the Quantum Revolution: Modern Physics for the Non-Scientist, 2nd Edition by Richard Wolfson


Earth’s Changing Climate by Richard Wolfson


Origins of the Human Mind by Stephen P. Hinshaw