Reading
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Reading

Books

Books I give as gifts

A Wrinkle in Time - Madeline L'Engle

The Books of Earthsea (Illustrated) - Ursula K. Le Guin

Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman - Richard Feynman

(also available as an audiobook)

The Broken Earth Trilogy - N.K. Jemisin

The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams

If you like this, I also recommend Terry Pratchett (start with Equal Rites in the witches thread)

Harry Potter - J.K. Rowling

Humans - Brandon Stanton

Naked - David Sedaris

⚠️ The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicle)

CAUTION: THIS BOOK HAS NOT YET BEEN COMPLETED. START READING AT YOUR OWN RISK.

Books about other worlds — that help you see the water you're swimming in

The Dispossessed - Ursula K. Le Guin

The Left Hand of Darkness - Ursula K. Le Guin

Stranger in a Strange Land - Robert Heinlein

Practical Books

Everything by
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Brené Brown

The life-changing magic of tidying up by
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KonMari

How to Read a Book

See also:

Not-Quite-Books

This doesn't have a clear category, but, I remember loving the opening section of each annual edition of "America's Best Nonrequired Reading" (Though I've only read the first 8 editions and after the 12th, they replaced Dave Eggers as their editor, so maybe harder to vouch for).

The whole situation is cool:

There's a writing project in SF called "826 Valencia" that facilitates a bunch of cool young people who meet throughout the year and collect the best things they've read, which (beginning in 2002) are then published as part of "The Best American Series."

Once I realized how much I loved the little snippets at the start, I just checked them all out of the library and burned through them all at once. The longer pieces might also be good, but not good enough to capture my (admittedly fickle) attention.