Sorry, I missed this post, trying to keep too many things in mind at the same time sometimes has a cost. I read several good books this month, making it hard to choose just three. But the first one outshone the rest.
- Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You Think by Hans Rosling, Ola Rosling, Anna Rosling Rönnlund, this book is something I would recommend everyone to read. It gives a clearer picture of the world and explains why we get it so wrong. How our understanding is stuck in the seventies and how even scientists and policymakers get everything completely wrong. A scary image.
- The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli, this one is a controversial pick as I have to reread it in a physical form and see if I loved it as much as listening. But it made me think time in a new perspective and wonder how weird our universe is and how little we still know it for sure.
- The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography by Simon Singh, this is just a perfectly written history and science book. It is engaging; it teaches you how to crack ciphers; and you see history from a new perspective, the perspective of information, and hiding it from those who might turn it against you.
Also, I reread one of my favorite Discworld books, Carpe Jugulum, but because of the newness of the fact books and how much they taught me, Carpe Jugulum didn’t get into the top 3 this month.