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Check out my past and present reading collection and maybe you will meet your next favorite book!

🦋 Il signore delle mosche

by Golding William

Per me, Il Signore delle Mosche ha sempre rappresentato ciò per cui sono fatti i romanzi, ciò che li rende indispensabili. Dobbiamo aspettarci divertimento dalla storia che leggiamo? Certo. Un atto dell'immaginazione che non diverte è un atto decisamente mediocre. Ma deve esserci di più. Un romanzo ben riuscito deve annullare il confine tra scrittore e lettore, così che l'uno possa fondersi nell'altro. (dalla prefazione di Stephen King)

🙇‍♂️ The Assault on Reason

by Gore Al

We are in the midst of a deepening crisis for our democracy. After the strangest election cycle in modern American history it is important that we address the grave threats to our way of life that were glaringly revealed in this campaign.

🏳️‍🌈 Originals

by Grant Adam

Using surprising studies and stories spanning business, politics, sports, and entertainment, Grant explores how to recognize a good idea, speak up without getting silenced, build a coalition of allies, choose the right time to act, and manage fear and doubt. Parents will learn how to nurture originality in children, and leaders will discover how to fight groupthink to build cultures that welcome dissent.

🐢 Turtles All the Way Down

by Green John

Aza's life is filled with complications. Living with anxiety and OCD is enough but when Daisy, her Best and Most Fearless Friend, brings her on a mission to find a fugitive billionaire things are about to get even more complicated.

🚶‍♂️ Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

by Harari Y. N.

One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us?

🦾 Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

by Harari Y. N.

Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the twenty-first century—from overcoming death to creating artificial life. It asks the fundamental questions: Where do we go from here? And how will we protect this fragile world from our own destructive powers? This is the next stage of evolution. This is Homo Deus.

👨‍🏫 21 Lessons for the 21st Century

by Harari Y. N.

In twenty-one bite-sized lessons, Yuval Noah Harari explores what it means to be human in an age of bewilderment. How can we protect ourselves from nuclear war, ecological cataclysms and technological disruptions? What can we do about the epidemic of fake news or the threat of terrorism? What should we teach our children?

⏱ A Brief History Of Time

by Hawking Stephen

Was there a beginning of time? Could time run backwards? Is the universe infinite or does it have boundaries?

🌓 The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

by Heinlein Robert

A revolution on a lunar penal colony—aided by a self-aware supercomputer—provides the framework for a story of a diverse group of men and women grappling with the ever-changing definitions of humanity, technology, and free will...

🌐 Brave New World

by Huxley Aldous

Far in the future, the World Controllers have created the ideal society. Through clever use of genetic engineering, brainwashing and recreational sex and drugs all its members are happy consumers. Bernard Marx seems alone harbouring an ill-defined longing to break free. A visit to one of the few remaining Savage Reservations where the old, imperfect life still continues, may be the cure for his distress...

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