The Environment / Climate Change / Food Systems

  • Last Chance to See by Douglas Adams
  • The Monkey Wrench Gang by Edward Abbey
  • The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
  • The Abstract Wild by Jack Turner
  • This Land by Christopher Ketchum
  • Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer
  • The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan

Being Human / Humans Being / Human Beings

  • The Last Question by Isaac Asimov
  • The Three Body Problem by Cixin Liu (and the rest of the trilogy)
  • Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
  • Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae by Steven Pressfield
  • Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
  • Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
  • Moneyball by Michael Lewis
  • Born to Run by Christopher McDougall
  • Endurance: An Epic of Polar Adventure by Frank Arthur Worsley
  • Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
  • Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
  • Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins
  • The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  • Four Thousand Weeks by Oliver Burkeman


  • The Black Count by Tom Reiss
  • Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
  • Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer
  • The Lessons of History by Will & Ariel Durant

Money / Simple Living

  • Essentialism by Greg McKeown
  • The Simple Path to Wealth by J.L. Collins
  • Your Money or Your Life by Vicki Robin


  • On Writing by Stephen King

General Good Reads

  • Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins
  • The Master and Margerita by Mikhail Bulgakov
  • The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • The Hobbit / The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien