If you’re looking for some new nonfiction books to read, here are some SFG recommendations based on books we’ve read and/or have been recommended to us:
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
The memoir of Paul Kalanithi, a neurosurgeon at Stanford University, who is diagnosed with terminal lung cancer in his mid-thirties. Kalanithi uses the pages in this book to not only tell his story, but also share his idea on how to approach death with grace and what it means to be fully alive.
Sapiens – A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
Human history has been shaped by three major revolutions: the Cognitive Revolution (70,000 years ago), the Agricultural Revolution (10,000 years ago), and the Scientific Revolution (500 years ago). These revolutions have empowered humans to do something no other form of life has done, which is to create and connect around ideas that do not physically exist.
Into the Air by Jon Krakauer
“A harrowing tale of the perils of high-altitude climbing Mt. Everest, a story of bad luck and worse judgement and of heartbreaking heroism.”
The Psychology Influence of Persuasion by Robert B. Cialdini
Cialdini explains the psychology of why people say “yes” – and how to apply these understandings.
A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
Stephen Hawking’s book explores profound questions such as: How did the universe begin – and what made its start possible? Does time always flow forward? Is the universe unending – or are there boundaries? What will happen when it all ends?
Atomic Habits by James Clear
No matter your goals, Atomic Habits offers a proven framework for improving every day.