1. A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking (1988)

  2. An Essay on the Principle of Population by Thomas Robert Malthus (1798)

  3. Black Holes and Time Warps by Kip Thorne (1994)

  4. Brighter Than a Thousand Suns: A personal history of the atomic scientists by Robert Jungk (1956, first published in German)

  5. Chaos: Making a new science by James Gleick (1987)

  6. Disturbing the Universe by Freeman Dyson (1979)

  7. Gaia: A new look at life on Earth by James Lovelock (1979)

  8. Godel, Escher, Bach: An eternal golden braid by Douglas Hofstadter (1979)

  9. Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond (1997)

  10. On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin (1859)

  11. Phantoms in the Brain by V. S. Ramachandran and Sandra Blakeslee (1998)

  12. Principles of Geology by Charles Lyell (1830-1833)

  13. Silent Spring by Rachel Carson (1962)

  14. The Ascent of Man by Jacob Bronowski (1973)

  15. The Ambidextrous Universe by Martin Gardner (1964)

  16. The Double Helix by James Watson (1968)

  17. The Emperor’s New Mind by Roger Penrose (1989)

  18. The First Three Minutes by Steven Weinberg (1977)

  19. The Language Instinct by Steven Pinker (1994)

  20. The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks (1985)

  21. The Mysterious Universe by James Jeans (1930)

  22. The Naked Ape by Desmond Morris (1967)

  23. The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins (1976)

  24. What is Life? By Erwin Schrödinger (1944)

  25. Wonderful Life by Stephen Jay Gould (1989)

I’ve read numbers 1, 5, 7, 17 and 20.

“Godel, Escher, Bach” has been on my bookshelf for years. Haven’t had the courage to read it through yet.