• The Elementals
    Michael McDowell

    A haunted house story actually worth reading, with the added bonus of fun family dynamics.

  • The Dark Tower
    Stephen King

    Someone called this series the Opus magnum of Stephen King, and I have to agree with that judgement.

  • Shining
    Stephen King

    I'm pretty sure this one doesn't need an introduction.

  • It
    Stephen King

    One of my favorite horror novels of all time.

  • A Song of Ice and Fire
    George R. R. Martin

    The epic fantasy series of the century with a capital T, don't @ me.


  • Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies
    Nick Bostrom

    This book might make you fear artificial intelligence in a way no movie ever has: it just might be true. A book I will probably have to read again to fully appreciate.

  • Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst
    Robert M. Sapolsky

    One of the best books about psychology I've encountered, all with the right amount of sass.

  • 21 Lessons for the 21st Century
    Yuval Noah Harari

    A great overview of the problems we're facing, as a species and society, in the 21st century.

  • Sapien: A Brief History of Humankind
    Yuval Noah Harari

    A masterful piece on the history and development of humans. Opened my eyes to things like the significance of our hunter-gatherer ancestry and how gossip is something that sets us apart from other animals.