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Some of my favourite reads throughout the years :-)

The Book Thief

Markus Zusak

A captivating story on the atrocities of the Third Reich, and the lives of a handful few which tried to do the right thing—told from the perspective of Death himself.

The Myth of Sisyphus

Albert Camus

Are we humans not akin to slaves, damned to eternally push a boulder up a mountain, only to have it roll back down again? If yes: what follows?

The Robot Series

Isaac Asimov

Four novels (The Caves of Steel, The Naked Sun, The Robots of Dawn, Robots and Empire) composing a standalone, unified sci-fi adventure of the highest calibre.

Meditations

Marcus Aurelius

Although once the most powerful man in the world—the Roman emperor—Marcus Aurelius writes humbly in his diary, meditations he tells himself to get through hardship. A very accessible starting point for anyone interested in Stoicism!

Enchiridon

Epictetus

Concise, clear, powerful: Epictetus embodies the spirit of Stoicism in just shy of forty pages. A literal 'handbook' for life.

Die Leiden des jungen Werther

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

It is always a pleasure to read Goethe. His words flow with the grace of a river. The story is about a young man, infatuated with love.

A Brief History of Time

Stephen Hawking

Hawking brings across complex physical propositions in a language so simple that anyone could understand. If you are interested in space and the universe, this is a must-read!

Flash Boys

Michael Lewis

Flash Boys takes you behind the scenes of Wall Street investment banking and makes vivid what it is exactly that makes these leading corporations what they are.

Short Stories

The Complete Robot

Isaac Asimov

A collection of 31 robot short stories by Asimov, grouped into two classes: Robot-as-Pathos and ­Robot-as-Menace. Sophisticated, captivating, and thought-provoking—Asimov doing what he does best.