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The vacation season is approaching slowly. Many people like to grab some new books and take them with them on their travels. Whether you bring your digital library on an e-reader like the Kindle Paperwhite or another one doesn’t matter. If you’re not thinking about taking many books but maybe just one or two, you can also bring physical books like a paperback edition.

While reading novels and other kinds of fiction is excellent entertainment and can stimulate our creativity a lot, it’s also good to read through non-fiction at times. Learning something new, trying to improve yourself, broadening your horizon in general. You’d be surprised how often it can change your perspective even by finishing only a single book.

For that purpose, I sat down with Amina H., and we picked our current favorites within the category of science books. Each of us chose five publications that we hope to be relevant and interesting to you all. Ladies first – we start with Amina’s picks.

Amina recommends…

1.  A Brief History of Time

By Stephen Hawking

2. Our Mathematical Universe: My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality


By Max Tegmark

3. How To Win Friends and Influence People

By Dale Carnegie

4. Cosmos

By Carl Sagan,‎ Ann Druyan (Introduction),‎ Neil deGrasse Tyson (Foreword)

5. The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory

By Brian Greene

Chris recommends…

1. Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World–and Why Things Are Better Than You Think

By Hans Rosling, Anna Rosling Rönnlund,‎ Ola Rosling

2. Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

By Yuval Noah Harari

3. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

By Neil deGrasse Tyson

4. Addiction, Procrastination, and Laziness: A Proactive Guide to the Psychology of Motivation

By Roman Gelperin

5. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

By Susan Cain

We hope that you found our book picks interesting. Do you have any recent favorites that you’d like to share? Make sure to drop your comments below!

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