Just for fun, I asked on the Twitter today what people thought was the best book they had read so far of 2010. Here are some responses – perhaps a few ideas for your summer reading. Sorry for no links, but linking all of these titles to Amazon was more work than I could do.
The drunkard’s walk by mlodinow, not written in 2010, but personally a good history of probability
I thought TBTF was pretty epic, gotta hand it to him.
The Art of Racing in the Rain
best book is "The Disappeared" a novel by Kim Echlin
I re-read Oliver Sacks "The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat" and it was just as amazing the second time
"A Man Called Intrepid" by William Stevenson. The story of the head of British Intelligence before and during WWII
in spirit of season, Brilliant Orange, Neurotic Genius of Dutch Football http://ow.ly/24VK6; also lords of finance at your reco
re best book in 2010: Fool by Christopher Moore
Too Big to Fail by Andrew Sorkin; The Big Short by Michael Lewis; 13 bankers by Simon Johnson
"Linchpin" by @sethgodins. great book
#ThePassage by Justin Cronin @jccronin. The book is the lovechild of Cormac McCarthy and Stephen King. #2010Best
Spiders of Allah
The Black Swan. It enlightened me to the other side of the coin.
I really enjoyed Dan Ariely’s Predictably Irrational.
A History of Europe, by F Schevill, 1938 edition.
Switch, Heath Bros. http://heathbrothers.com/
The Predictioneer`s Game / Bruce Bueno de Mesquita
Rick Perlstein’s Nixonland – what a long strange trip it was, ’64-72.
The Big Short by Michael Lewis
The Lightness of Being by Wilczek followed by Global Catastrophes and Trends by Smil
netherland by joseph O’Neill (it was published in 2008 but I read it last week)
Led Zeppelin: When Giants Walked the Earth by Mick Wall
The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo
ZEITOUN by Dave Eggers.
Inverting the Pyramid by Jonathan Wilson. For soccer wonks and anglophiles only!
The Facebook Effect
”Young men and fire" Norman MacLean