What to read if you’re a scientist

It’s 2021 and if you’re anything like me and enjoy setting New Year’s Resolutions, then you might have “Read more books” on your list. As scientists, we already have a tonne of articles to read but it’s nice to take our mind off our own science for a while and immerse ourselves in another scientific topic. Who knows, it might even inspire some new hypotheses 🙂

Here’s some books that I’ve either read or that have been recommended by other scientists!

  1. Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
  2. The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee
  3. Her-2: The Making of Herceptin, a Revolutionary Treatment for Breast Cancer by Robert Bazell
  4. Lifespan: why we age and why we don’t have to by David A. Sinclair and Matthew LaPlante
  5. Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well by Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen
  6. The Pleasure of Finding Things Out: The Best Short Works of Richard P. Feynman by Richard P. Feynman
  7. Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! (Adventures of a Curious Character) by Richard P. Feynman
  8. The Theory of Everything: The Origin and Fate of the Universe by Stephen Hawking

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