HISTORY

Where Good Ideas Come from (by Steven Johnson)
Lost Enlightenment (by Frederick Starr)
The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood
Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature
Orientalism (by Edward Said)
The Warmth of Other Suns
Spam: A Shadow History of the Internet
The Dream Machine (by Mitchell Waldrop)
The Master Switch
A Cultural History of Humour
The Code Book (by Simon Singh)
Bicycle Design: An Illustrated History

DESIGN

Design Systems (by Alla Kholmatova)
Just My Type (by Simon Garfield)
Meggs’ History of Graphic Design
The Visual Display of Quantitative Information
Draplin Design Co.: Pretty Much Everything
Don’t Make Me Think (by Steve Krug)
The Design of Everyday Things
The Grammar of Graphics

GENERAL NONFICTION

Walden (by Henry David Thoreau)
Meditations On First Philosophy
Mind in a Physical World (by Jaegwon Kim)
The Revolution of Everyday Life
Lean Out (by Dawn Foster)
Imagined Communities
Evolving Brains, Emerging Gods
An Anthropologist on Mars
Algorithms to Live By
Thinking, Fast and Slow
Metaphors We Live By