2018 was yet another tough year for our planet. The only way 2019 is going to be better is if we learn a few things, and one of the surefire ways to improve is reading good non-fiction books. Here goes my take on the best non-fiction of 2018.
I didn't really know much about the Golden State Killer case. Never was a fan of the true-crime genre. Never expected this book to be so good. It is a sensational piece of investigative journalism, whether true crime stories are your cup of tea or not.
Harrari asks questions about the foundations of our modern society. The book is basically a captivating summary of the authors fears in 21 essays, which are split into 5 categories: The Technological Challenge, The Political Challenge, Despair and Hope, Truth and, finally, Resilience. Food for thought and definitely a must-read.
A simple and powerful guide to change your bad habits and introduce good ones. The most important idea of this book is the '1% rule'. When applied consistently, the author promises your life will not be the same.
Pinker's pragmatic and positive approach to society and politics is refreshing. He seems to have a deep knowledge of how communities work and how we were shaped by the combination of science, democracy and humanism. The book offers a riveting outlook into the future.
A compelling chronological report about Russian meddling in the US 2016 presidential election. Most of it we already know from the news. It took me quite a long time to read but it was worth it. A very depressing read for sure.