As the holiday season draws closer, FABIans look forward to taking some time off from their research activities to recharge their batteries ahead of the new year. Reading is a popular pastime of many and the Monday Morning Meeting ‘Book Fun’ has become a tradition in the Institute and when FABIans can share with their peers the books they enjoyed reading or those that made an impact on them and perhaps inspire other to also read these books. This year’s list of ‘recommended reads’, presented at MMM on 28 November, is a varied selection that will definitely cater for all tastes.

Book List:

A heart full of headstones (Ian Rankin)

A life in nature: A biography of Beatrix Potter (Linda Lear)

Bad blood (John Carreyrou)

Bibliophile: An illustrated miscellany (Jane Mount)

Consequences of capitalism: Manufacturing discontent and resistance (Noam Chomsky and Marv Waterstone)

Educated (Tara Westover)

Gene Machine (Venki Ramakrishnan)

Horizons: A global history of science (James Poskett)

Range: Why generalists triumph in a specialized world (David Epstein)

The dawn of everything: A new history of humanity (David Graeber and David Wengrow)

The diamond eye (Kate Quinn)

The mind of a bee (Lars Chittka)

The starless sea, Erin Morgenstern

The three-body problem (Cixin Liu)

The Thursday murder club (Richard Osman)

The world before us (Tom Higham)

The years (Annie Ernaux)

We should all be feminists (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)