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My Top 3 Books in May

Hi!

How are you doing? Did you have a bookish month or where you tied with everything else?

I had a slow read month compared to others, but things picked up towards May’s end. Now I have my tomcat sleeping on my lap, and I can’t complain about life, the universe, or anything really. Cats make things just better.

This time around picking the top 3 was easy, but choosing the order not so much. I battled with the first and second place because both books are something I would recommend everyone to read to widen their perspective on nature and our societies. Because I’m biased towards nature, the first book won over mathematics used for things like insurances.

  1. The Revolutionary Genius of Plants: A New Understanding of Plant Intelligence and Behavior by Stefano Mancuso, I loved this one. It deserves the first spot because it opened my eyes to see plants and trees, not only as static entities but fully present and interacting with their surroundings.
  2. Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy by Cathy O’Neil, this book should be everyone’s reading list, because algorithms and math behind them are going to be ever more present in our lives. They already make decisions for us and against us. Cathy O’Neil reminds us that we need to look into these algorithms and see if they do more harm than good and revise them.
  3. Time Travel: A History by James Gleick, this book kindled my passion for science fiction and its importance in shaping our science and scientist. How it has helped us dream things like time travel and ponder would it be possible and how.

Every time I write these top 3 posts, I see that I had a great month behind. That there was so much I have learned and had the privilege to wonder about. Books are amazing, and they can transform human lives, thusly public libraries need to be cherished and funded. The last part being the most important in our modern world where money does the talking.

Thank you for reading, have a bookish day!

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Avisha Rasminda

Hi, I'm Avisha Rasminda. Twenty years old.

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