Literature is not for everyone, but reading is. Without realizing, you’re consuming a lot of content on a daily basis. Thousands of posts and ads and titles you’re remembering and articles you’re skimming. But we’re here to help you organize stuff (haha, no we’re not). We’d love for the nonfiction books that shaped our thinking to get the appreciation they deserve. And what better times than these to motivate you to start reading? No excuses now, are there, Stacy?

Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman – Who said the brain works in mysterious ways, clearly didn’t read this book. It is about our two primary ‘systems’ of thinking – System 1, the fast and automatic thinking (2+2=4) and System 2, the slow and logical part of our thought processes, the one that requires intellectual effort.

Homo Deus – A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari – The book entertains the possibility of intelligent artificial life taking over in the future. Not in the dystopian way that you may have seen in WestWorld, but in a different, equally effed up manner.

The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg – The award-winning ‘New York Times’ business reporter explains the way habit forming works, and how to use this process in our favor. The book is based on thrilling scientific discoveries and it perplexed us for the potential we have for transformation.

The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins – So bear with us through this one. You don’t have to love this book to enjoy it. You can just as well be a firm believer, the analysis is a very nice exercise for everyone who wants to take a (big!) step outside of their bubble. Dawkins is a professor at New College, Oxford, who clearly has a powerful vision.