10 books to add to your mid-winter reading list

Saying we’re avid readers would be an understatement. That’s why, when the cold sets in, we grab a good book or two. Here’s a list of 10 books recommended by the ext. team:

The Fifth Risk by Michael Lewis

From the publisher: “Michael Lewis’s brilliant narrative takes us into the engine rooms of a government under attack by its own leaders.”

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon

From the publisher: “A young escape artist and budding magician named Joe Kavalier arrives on the doorstep of his cousin, Sammy Clay. While the long shadow of Hitler falls across Europe, America is happily in thrall to the Golden Age of comic books.”

The Little Book of Common Sense Investing by John C. Bogle

From the publisher: “The Little Book of Common Sense Investing is the classic guide to getting smart about the market. Legendary mutual fund pioneer John C. Bogle reveals his key to getting more out of investing: low-cost index funds.”

The Clockwork Dynasty by Daniel H. Wilson

From the publisher: “When a young anthropologist specializing in ancient technology uncovers a terrible secret concealed in the workings of a three-hundred-year-old mechanical doll, she is thrown into a hidden world that lurks just under the surface of our own.”

Antifragile by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

From the publisher: “Just as human bones get stronger when subjected to stress and tension, and rumors or riots intensify when someone tries to repress them, many things in life benefit from stress, disorder, volatility, and turmoil.”

Washington Black by Esi Edugyan

From the publisher: “From the blistering cane fields of Barbados to the icy plains of the Canadian Arctic, from the mud-drowned streets of London to the eerie deserts of Morocco, Washington Black teems with all the strangeness of life.”

Co-Opetition by Adam M. Brandenburger

From the publisher: “Intel, Nintendo, American Express, NutraSweet, American Airlines, and dozens of other companies have been using the strategies of co-opetition to change the game of business to their benefit.”

Mason & Dixon by Thomas Pynchon

From the publisher: “We follow the mismatched pair – one rollicking, the other depressive; one Gothic, the other pre-Romantic – from their first journey together to the Cape of Good Hope, to pre-Revolutionary America and back.”

How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan

From the publisher: “A unique and elegant blend of science, memoir, travel writing, history, and medicine, How to Change Your Mind is a triumph of participatory journalism.”

I Heard You Paint Houses by Charles Brandt

From the publisher: “”I heard you paint houses” are he first words Jimmy Hoffa ever spoke to Frank ‘the Irishman’ Sheeran.”

What are you planning on reading this year? Let us know!

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