Biology/Genetics

  • A Crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution by Jennifer Doudna
  • Burn: The Misunderstood Science of Metabolism by Herman Pontzer
  • From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds by Daniel Dennett
  • Gene Machine: The Race to Decipher the Secrets of the Ribosome by Venki Ramakrishnan
  • I Contain Multitudes by Ed Yong
  • Junk DNA by Nessa Carey
  • Life's Greatest Secret: The Story of the Race to Crack the Genetic Code by Matthew Cobb
  • p53: The Gene that Cracked the Cancer Code by Sue Armstrong
  • Testosterone: The Story of the Hormone that Dominates and Divides Us by Carole Hooven
  • The Code Breaker by Walter Isaacson
  • The Epigenetics Revolution by Nessa Carey
  • The Gene by Siddhartha Mukherjee
  • The Rules of Contagion: Why Things Spread - and Why They Stop by Adam Kucharski
  • What is Life? Understand Biology in Five Steps by Paul Nurse

Biography

  • Genius on the Edge: The Bizarre Double Life of Dr. William Stewart Halsted by Gerald Amber
  • Genius: Richard Feynman and Modern Physics by James Gleick
  • Harvey Cushing: A Life in Surgery by Michael Bliss
  • Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science by Rachel Swaby
  • One Man's Medicine by Archibald Cochrane
  • Surely You're Joking, Mr Feynman! by Richard P Feynman

Logic/Maths/Computer Science/Etc.

  • A Field Guide to Lies and Statistics: A Neuroscientist on How to Make Sense of a Complex World by Daniel Levitin
  • A Mind for Numbers by Barbara Oakley
  • Algorithms to Live By by Brian Christian & Tom Griffiths
  • Birth of a Theorem: A Mathematical Adventure by Cedric Villani
  • Calling Bullshit: The Art of Scepticism in a Data-Driven World by Carl Bergstrom & Jevin West
  • Chaos: Making a New Science by James Gleick
  • Code by Charles Petzold
  • Ghost In The Wires: My Adventures as the World's Most Wanted Hacker by Kevin Mitnick & William Simon
  • Hello World by Hannah Fry
  • How Not To Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking by Jordan Ellenberg
  • How To Lie With Statistics by Darrell Huff
  • How to Make the World Add Up by Tim Harford
  • How to Read Numbers: A Guide to Statistics in the News (and Knowing When to Trust Them) by Tom Chivers & David Chivers
  • Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data by Charles Wheelan
  • Reckoning with Risk by Gerd Gigerenzer
  • Something Doesn't Add Up by Paul Goodwin
  • The Art of Logic: How to Make Sense in a World that Doesn't by Eugenia Cheng
  • The Art of Problem Solving: The Basics by Sandor Lehoczky & Richard Rusczyk
  • The Art of Statistics: Learning from Data by David Spiegelhalter
  • The Book of Why: The New Science of Cause and Effect by Judea Pearl
  • The Great Mental Models: General Thinking Concepts by Shane Parrish & Rhiannon Beaubien
  • The Math of Life & Death by Kit Yates
  • The Model Thinker: What You Need to Know to Make Data Work for You by Scott Page
  • The Signal and the Noise: The Art and Science of Prediction by Nate Silver
  • Thinking Better: The Art of the Shortcut by Marcus du Sautoy
  • Weapons of Math Destruction by Cathy O'Neil
  • x+y: A Mathematician's Manifesto for Rethinking Gender by Eugenia Cheng

Medicine/The Body

  • A History of the Brain: From Stone Age surgery to modern neuroscience by Andrew P. Wickens
  • A Portrait of the Brain by Adam Zeman
  • Admissions by Henry Marsh
  • All That Remains: A Life in Death by Sue Black
  • Also Human: The Inner Lives of Doctors by Caroline Elton
  • An Alchemy of Mind: The Marvel and Mystery of the Brain by Diane Ackerman
  • An Anthropologist on Mars by Oliver Sacks
  • An Elegant Defense: The Extraordinary New Science of the Immune System by Matt Richtel
  • Anatomica: The Exquisite and Unsettling Art of Human Anatomy by Joanna Ebenstein
  • Bad Pharma by Ben Goldacre
  • Becoming a Neurosurgeon by John Colapinto
  • Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
  • Beneath The Skin by Various Authors
  • Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance by Atul Gawande
  • Beyond the Zonules of Zinn by David Bainbridge
  • Breaking and Mending: A junior doctor's stories of compassion and burnout by Joanna Cannon
  • Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art by James Nestor
  • Breathtaking: Inside the NHS in a Time of Pandemic by Rachel Clarke
  • Body of Work: Meditation on Mortality from the Human Anatomy Lab by Christine Montross
  • Brain On Fire by Susannah Cahalan
  • Brainstorm: Detective Stories From the World of Neurology by Suzanne O'Sullivan
  • Breath from Salt by Bijal P. Trivedi
  • Care and Cure: An Introduction to Philosophy of Medicine by Jacob Stegenga
  • Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science by Atul Gawande
  • Connectome: How the Brain's Wiring Makes Us Who We Are by Sebastian Seung
  • Counting Backwards: A Doctor's Notes on Anaesthesia by Henry Jay Przybylo
  • Critical: Science and stories from the brink of human life by Dr Matt Morgan
  • Crucial Interventions: An Illustrated Treatise on the Principles & Practice of Nineteenth-Century Surgery by Richard Barnett
  • Dear Life by Rachel Clarke
  • Deep Medicine: How Artificial Intelligence Can Make Healthcare Human Again by Eric Topol
  • Delusions of Gender: The Real Science by Cordelia Fine
  • Did He Save Lives? A Surgeon's Story by David Sellu
  • Direct Red: A Surgeon's Story by Gabriel Weston
  • Do No Harm by Henry Marsh
  • Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick by Maya Dusenbery
  • Duty of Care by Dominic Pimenta
  • Electric Brain: How the New Science of Brainwaves Reads Minds, Tells Us How We Learn, and Helps Us Change for the Better_ by R. Douglas Fields
  • Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty by Patrick Radden Keefe
  • Everything That Makes Us Human: Case Notes of a Children’s Brain Surgeon by Jay Jayamohan
  • Extremes: How Far Can You Go To Save a Life? by Kevin Fong
  • Fragile Lives by Stephen Westaby
  • Gray's Anatomy
  • Gut by Giulia Enders
  • Heart: A History by Sandeep Jauhar
  • How Death Becomes Life: Notes from a Transplant Surgeon by Joshua Mezrich
  • Hot Lights, Cold Steel by Michael Collins
  • How Not To Be A Doctor: And Other Essays by John Launer
  • How to Survive a Plague by David France
  • I of the Vortex: From Neurons to Self by Rodolfo Llinás
  • In Pursuit of Memory: The Fight Against Alzheimer's by Joseph Jebelli
  • In Search of Memory: The Emergence of a New Science of Mind by Eric Kandel
  • Incurable Me: Why the Best Medical Research Does Not Make It into Clinical Practice by Kenneth Stoller
  • Into The Grey Zone: A Neuroscientist Explores the Border Between Life and Death by Adrian Owen
  • It's All in Your Head by Suzanne O'Sullivan
  • Just One More Question: Stories from a Life in Neurology by Niall Tubridy
  • Kill as Few Patients as Possible: And Fifty-six Other Essays on How to Be the World's Best Doctor by Oliver London
  • King of Hearts: The True Story of the Maverick Who Pioneered Open Heart Surgery by G. Wayne Miller
  • Last Night In The OR by Bud Shaw
  • Life Lessons from a Brain Surgeon by Rahul Jandial
  • Life on a Knife's Edge: A Brain Surgeon's Reflections on Life, Loss and Survival by Rahul Jandial
  • Life Support: Diary of an ICU Doctor on the Frontline of the Covid Crisis by Jim Down
  • Lithium: A Doctor, a Drug, and a Breakthrough by Walter A. Brown
  • Livewired: The Inside Story of the Ever-Changing Brain by David Eagleman
  • Meaning, Medicine, and the Placebo Effect by Daniel Moerman
  • Medical Nihilism by Jacob Stegenga
  • Medicine: An Imperfect Science by Natasha McEnroe
  • Mind Fixers: Psychiatry's Troubled Search for the Biology of Mental Illness by Anne Harrington
  • Models of the Mind: How Physics, Engineering and Mathematics Have Shaped Our Understanding of the Brain by Grace Lindsay
  • Modern Death by Haider Warraich
  • My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey by Jill Bolte Taylor
  • Naked to the Bone: Medical Imaging in the Twentieth Century by Bettyann H. Kevles
  • Nerve Endings: The Discovery of the Synapse by Richard Rapport
  • Neuroscience Fiction by Rodrigo Quian Quiroga
  • Nine Pints: A Journey Through the Mysterious, Miraculous World of Blood by Rose George
  • No Man Alone: A Surgeons Life by Wilder Penfield
  • Other Minds: The Octopus and the Evolution of Intelligent Life by Peter Godfrey-Smith
  • One Renegade Cell: The Quest for the Origin of Cancer by Robert A. Weinberg
  • Overloaded: How Every Aspect of Your Life is Influenced by Your Brain Chemicals by Ginny Smith
  • Parts by Dominic Pimenta
  • Phantoms in the Brain by V.S. Ramachandran and Sandra Blakeslee
  • Placebo: Mind Over Matter in Modern Medicine by Dylan Evans
  • Polio: The Odyssey of Eradication by Thomas Abraham
  • Powerful Medicines by Jerry Avorn
  • Principles of Neural Design by Peter Sterling & Simon Laughlin
  • Principles of Neural Science by Eric Kandel, James Schwartz, & Thomas Jessell
  • Reaching Down the Rabbit Hole: Extraordinary Journeys into the Human Brain by Allan Ropper & Brian Burrell
  • Rebel Cell: Cancer, Evolution and the Science of Life by Kat Arney
  • Selling Sickness: How Drug Companies are Turning Us All Into Patients by Ray Moynihan
  • Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain by Lisa Feldman Barrett
  • Seven Signs of Life by Aoife Abbey
  • Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematorium by Caitlin Doughty
  • Supercharge Your Brain: How to Maintain a Healthy Brain Throughout Your Life by James Goodwin
  • Survival of the Sickest by Sharon Moalem
  • Tales from Both Sides of the Brain: A Life in Neuroscience by Michael Gazzaniga
  • Tell Me the Planets: Stories of Brain Injury and What It Means To Survive by Ben Platts-Mills
  • Testing Treatments by Imogen Evans, Hazel Thornton, Iain Chalmers, & Paul Glasziou
  • The Anatomist: A True Story of Gray's Anatomy by Bill Hayes
  • The Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramon y Cajal
  • The Biological Mind: How Brain, Body, and Environment Collaborate to Make Us Who We Are by Alan Jasanoff
  • The Brain That Changes Itself by Norman Doidge
  • The Butchering Art by Lindsey Fitzharris
  • The Cheating Cell: How Evolution Helps Us Understand and Treat Cancer by Athena Aktipis
  • The Disordered Mind: What Unusual Brains Tell Us About Ourselves by Eric Kandel
  • The Doctor Who Fooled the World: Andrew Wakefield’s war on vaccines by Brian Deer
  • The Drugs Don't Work by Prof Dame Sally Davies
  • The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee
  • The Feeling of Life Itself: Why Consciousness Is Widespread But Can't Be Computed by Christof Koch
  • The First Cell: And the Human Costs of Pursuing Cancer to the Last by Azra Raza
  • The Gendered Brain by Gina Rippon
  • The Hidden Spring: A Journey to the Source of Consciousness by Mark Solms
  • The Human Brain: a guided tour by Susan Greenfield
  • The Idea of the Brain: a History by Matthew Cobb
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  • The Joy of Sweat: The Strange Science of Perspiration by Sarah Everts
  • The Knife's Edge by Stephen Westaby
  • The Laws of Medicine by Siddhartha Mukherjee
  • The Man With a Shattered World by A. R. Luria
  • The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks
  • The Man Who Wasn't There: Tales from the Edge of the Self by Anil Ananthaswamy
  • The Master and His Emissary by Iain Mcgilchrist
  • The Matter of the Heart by Thomas Morris
  • The Mind's Eye by Oliver Sacks
  • The Naked Surgeon: the power and peril of transparency in medicine by Samer Nashef
  • The New Mind Readers: What Neuroimaging Can and Cannot Reveal about Our Thoughts by Russell Poldrack
  • The New York Times Book of Medicine by Abraham Verghese
  • The Nocturnal Brain: Nightmares, Neuroscience and the Secret World of Sleep by Guy Leschziner
  • The Pandemic Century: A History of Global Contagion from the Spanish Flu to Covid-19 by Mark Honigsbaum
  • The River of Consciousness by Oliver Sacks
  • The Secret Body: How the New Science of the Human Body Is Changing the Way We Live by Daniel M. Davis
  • The Self-Assembling Brain: How Neural Networks Grow Smarter by Peter Robin Hiesinger
  • The Sick Rose: Or; Disease and the Art of Medical Illustration by Richard Barnett
  • The Spark of Life: Electricity in the Human Body by Frances Ashcroft
  • The Spike: An Epic Journey Through the Brain in 2.1 Seconds by Mark Humphries
  • The State of Medicine: Keeping the Promise of the NHS by Margaret McCartney
  • The Trouble with Medical Journals by Richard Smith
  • The Vaccine Race by Meredith Wadman
  • The War of the Soups and the Sparks: The Discovery of Neurotransmitters and the Dispute Over How Nerves Communicate by Elliot Valenstein
  • This is Going To Hurt by Adam Kay
  • Tough Choices: Stories from the front line of medical ethics by Daniel Sokol
  • Under The Knife: Remarkable Stories from the History of Surgery by Arnold van de Laar
  • Unnatural Causes by Dr Richard Shepherd
  • Unwell Women by Elinor Cleghorn
  • Vaxxers: The Inside Story of the Oxford AstraZeneca Vaccine and the Race Against the Virus by Sarah Gilbert & Catherine Green
  • We Are Our Brains: From the Womb to Alzheimer's by Dick Swaab
  • When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
  • When the Air Hits Your Brain by Frank Vertosick
  • White Coat, Black Hat by Carl Elliott
  • Whose Health Is It, Anyway? by Sally Davies
  • Why Brains Dream by Antonio Zadra & Robert Stickgold
  • With The End In Mind by Kathryn Mannix
  • Written in Bone by Sue Black
  • Your Brain Is a Time Machine: The Neuroscience and Physics of Time by Dean Buonomano
  • Your Life In My Hands by Rachel Clarke

Physics

  • A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
  • Helgoland by Carlo Rovelli
  • Reality Is Not What it Seems by Carlo Rovelli
  • Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli
  • The Edge of Physics by Anil Ananthaswamy
  • The End of Everything (Astrophysically Speaking) by Katie Mack
  • The God Equation: The Quest for a Theory of Everything by Michio Kaku
  • The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli
  • The Quantum Universe by Brian Cox
  • The World According to Physics by Jim Al-Khalili
  • Through Two Doors at Once by Anil Ananthaswamy

Psychology/The Mind

  • A Mind of Its Own by Cordelia Fine
  • Against Empathy by Paul Bloom
  • Age of Insight by Eric Kandel
  • The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking by Oliver Burkeman
  • Antifragile: Things that Gain from Disorder by Nassim Taleb
  • Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst by Robert Sapolsky
  • Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error by Kathryn Schulz
  • Black and White Thinking: The burden of a binary brain in a complex world by Kevin Dutton
  • Concentration: Staying Focused in Times of Distraction by Stefan Van Der Stigchel
  • Connections: A Story of Human Feeling by Karl Deisseroth
  • Dedicated: The Case for Commitment in an Age of Infinite Browsing by Pete Davis
  • Denying to the Grave: Why We Ignore Facts That Will Save Us by Sara + Jack Gorman
  • Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason, and the Human Brain by Antonio Damasio
  • Elastic: The Power of Flexible Thinking by Leonard Mlodinow
  • Explaining Humans by Camilla Pang
  • Grit by Angela Duckworth
  • Happy by Derren Brown
  • Hard to Break: Why Our Brains Make Habits Stick by Russell Poldrack
  • Headspace by Andy Puddicome
  • How We Learn: The New Science of Education and the Brain by Stanislas Dehaene
  • Know Thyself: The Science of Self-Awareness by Stephen M Fleming
  • Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning by Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger III, & Mark A. McDonald
  • Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes by Maria Konnikova
  • Mindhunter by John Douglas
  • Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything by Joshua Foer
  • Nervous States: How Feeling Took Over The World by William Davies
  • Noise by Daniel Kahneman, Olivier Sibony, & Cass Sunstein
  • Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Patient H. M. by Luke Dittrich
  • Peak: How all of us can achieve extraordinary things by Anders Ericsson & Robert Pool
  • Pre-Susaion by Robert Cialdini
  • Quiet by Susan Cain
  • Quirkology by Richard Wiseman
  • Reading in the Brain: The New Science of How We Read by Stanislas Dehaene
  • Shoot for the Moon: How the Moon Landings Taught us the 8 Secrets of Success by Richard Wiseman
  • The Biggest Bluff by Maria Konnikova
  • The Courage To Be Disliked by Ichiro Kishimi & Fumitake Koga
  • The Evolution of Cooperation by Robert Axelrod
  • The Great Pretender: The Undercover Mission that Changed our Understanding of Madness by Susannah Cahalan
  • The Honest Truth About Dishonesty by Dan Ariely
  • The Laws of Human Nature by Robert Greene
  • The Organised Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload by Daniel Levitin
  • The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson
  • The Science of Fate by Hannah Critchlow
  • The Shallows by Nicholas Carr
  • The Tell-Tale Brain: a neuroscientist’s quest for what makes us human by V.S. Ramachandran
  • The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know by Adam Grant
  • Think Big by Grace Lordan
  • Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
  • Tricks of the Mind by Derren Brown

Misc.

  • Advice for a Young Investigator by Santiago Ramón y Cajal
  • Bad Science by Ben Goldacre
  • Books do Furnish a Life: An electrifying celebration of science writing by Richard Dawkins
  • Brief Answers to the Big Questions by Stephen Hawking
  • Every Other Thursday: Stories and Strategies from Successful Women Scientists by Ellen Daniell
  • Exercised: The Science of Physical Activity, Rest and Health by Daniel Liberman
  • Figuring by Maria Popova
  • Food Isn't Medicine by Joshua Wolrich
  • Forgotten Women: The Scientists by Zing Tsjeng
  • Fundamentals: Ten Keys to Reality by Frank Wilczek
  • How to Read a Paper by Trisha Greenhalgh
  • I Think You'll Find It's a Bit More Complicated Than That by Ben Goldacre
  • Ignorance: How It Drives Science by Stuart Firestein
  • Impossibility: The Limits of Science and the Science of Limits by John Barrow
  • Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong by Angela Saini
  • Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado Perez
  • Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
  • Letters to a Young Scientist by Edward O. Wilson
  • Natural Causes: Life, Death and the Illusion of Control by Barbara Ehrenreich
  • Not a Scientist: How Politicians Mistake, Misrepresent, and Utterly Mangle Science by Dave Levitan
  • Rigor Mortis: How Sloppy Science Creates Worthless Cures, Crushes Hopes, and Wastes Billions by Richard Harris
  • Science Fictions: Exposing Fraud, Bias, Negligence and Hype in Science by Stuart Ritchie
  • Spike: The Virus vs. The People by Jeremy Farrar
  • Spoon-Fed: Why almost everything we've been told about food is wrong by Tim Spector
  • The China Study by T Colin Campbell
  • The Demon-Haunted World: Science As a Candle in the Dark by Carl Sagan
  • The Denial of Death by Ernest Becker
  • The Frontiers of Knowledge: What We Know About Science, History and The Mind by A. C. Grayling
  • The Information: a history, a theory, a flood by James Gleick
  • The Knowledge Machine: How an Unreasonable Idea Created Modern Science by Michael Strevens
  • The Logic of Scientific Discovery by Karl Popper
  • The New York Times Book of Science by David Corcoran
  • The Science of Can and Can't: A Physicist’s Journey Through the Land of Counterfactuals by Chiara Marletto
  • The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe: How To Know What's Really Real in a World Increasingly Full of Fake by Steven Novella
  • There Are Places in the World Where Rules Are Less Important Than Kindness by Carlo Rovelli
  • To Explain the World: The Discovery of Modern Science by Steven Weinberg
  • Whole by T Colin Campbell
  • Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed The World by Rachel Ignotofsky
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