Here’s a list of 5 books to read if you want to know everything!!
It is a well-known fact that being well-read is the way to go. But it is not enough to read books of the same kind. It is important to be well versed in all aspects of life.
Having a well-rounded personality not only makes you look good in front of everyone but also prepares you for the many wrenches that life throws at you.
So here are our picks of 5 books to read about everything in the universe.
Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari:-
Sapiens is a book about the history of humankind. It is a book that will astound you with all that it contains. It is a detailed work of art that talks about ”our entire human history, from its evolutionary roots to the age of capitalism and genetic engineering, to uncover why we are the way we are.”
Where the book talks about an entire species and their experiences, it doesn’t fail to mention the experiences of individuals. Detailed to the extreme, this book talks about everything under the sun. The past, the present, and the future.
Behave by Robert M. Sapolsky
The book Behave is written by an American neuroendocrinology researcher and author. The book is simply about human behaviour. The title of the book continues as ‘ The biology of Humans at our best and worst.’
The 680 pages worth of information written by Sapolsky is filled with so many twists and turns. In writing this book, Sapolsky, at some level mimics human behaviour. He very cleverly demonstrates that one cannot predict things in life. That human behaviour is such a fickle thing, it can change any time.
The Psychology Of Money by Morgan Housel:-
This book, as the topic suggests, is about money and what and how people think about it. The book consists of 19 stories where the author explores the rather strange ways people think about money.
In doing so, Housel shares bits of advice and experiences in dealing with money. Contrary to popular belief, this book is not about financial decisions about business or investments or smart purchase. Rather, this book discusses at length, human behaviour when it comes to money.
This book talks about decisions that are made by real human emotions rather than on perfectly calculated spreadsheets.
The Elegant Universe by Brian Greene
Although a book about String theory, Greene has incorporated details that are shockingly non-technical. In a simple manner, quite uncommon for topics like these, Greene has quite extensively discussed the merits and shortcomings of string theory.
A review of the book in The New York Times read,
“Writing about this area of physics, as Greene does, without assuming that the reader has any mathematical background is the hardest challenge of popular science writing.”
Lifespan by David A. Sinclair
This book Lifespan: Why we age and Why we don’t have to, is how David A. Sinclair has presented a radical and astonishing theory about our lifespan. This book is David’s proposal of his theory of genetics, of aging.
David in his book discusses, ‘that the aging hallmarks are symptoms of epigenetic changes that occur over time, but that the original genetic code remains very much intact.’
This book has been celebrated by some and questioned by many. The book, in detail, discusses our genetics and the science behind it.
Let us know in the comments which book you like the most!!