Last year Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg came out with a list of 23 books he thought everyone should read. Some of them are new, some of them are older. We’ve collected most of them. Take reading these as a challenge.
Call Number: PB LIU Title: The Three-Body Problem Author: Cixin Liu
Call Number: 210 J29v Title: The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature Author:
Call Number: 303.3 N159e Title: The End of Power: From Boardrooms to Battlefields and Churches to States, Why Being in Charge Isn’t What It Used To Be Author: Moisés Naím
Call Number: 303.609 F655b Title: The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined Author: Steven Pinker
Call Number: 306.42 C564r Title: Rational Ritual: Culture, Coordination, and Common Knowledge Author: Michael Suk-Young Chwe
Call Number: 327 K618w Title: World Order Author: Henry Kissinger
Call Number: 330 A173w Title: Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty Authors: Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson
Call Number: 330.951 P332d Title: Dealing With China: An Insider Unmasks the New Economic Superpower Author: Henry M. Paulson, Jr.
Call Number: 333.79 S641e Title: Energy: A Beginner’s Guide Author:
Call Number: 339.2 R546r Title: The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves Author: Matt Ridley
Call Number: 339.4 C712p Title: Portfolios of the Poor: How the World’s Poor Live on $2 a Day Authors: Daryl Collins, Jonathan Morduch, Stuart Rutherford, and Orlanda Ruthven
Call Number: 364.973 A377n Title: The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness Author:
Call Number: 364.106 V461g Title: Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Crosses the Line Author: Sudhir Venkatesh
Call Number: 384 G384i Title: The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation Author: Jon Gertner
Call Number: 501 D486b Title: The Beginning of Infinity: Explanations That Transform the World Author: David Deutsch
Call Number: 501 K961s Title: The Structure of Scientific Revolutions Author: Thomas S. Kuhn
Call Number: 599.9 H254s Title: Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind Author:
Call Number: 616.079 B623o Title: On Immunity: An Inoculation
Call Number: 813.54 O79h Title: Orwell’s Revenge: The 1984 Palimpsest Author: Peter Huber
Call Number: 901 I13m Title: The Muqaddimah: An Introduction to History – The Classic Islamic History of the World Author: IBN Khaldun
An additional book, Genome by Matt Ridley, was included on the list, but we don’t own it and don’t want to purchase it because it’s 10 years old and about a constantly changing science.