The 4 Science Books on my Reading List

One of my goals for 2020 is to read more. I need to read more newspapers, magazines, blogs and both fiction and non-fiction books. Why? Well, because I like learning so those will always teach me something new. It will inspire me to come up with new and different content for the blog and social media. Plus, I think it might help me when it comes to my confidence to network and connect with people as I will have more to talk about. So, I thought I would share 4 of the science books that are on my reading list, and share some literary inspiration with you all.

If you are looking for even more book inspiration, then check out this post and this post that I’ve written before. But I thoroughly recommend picking up this book especially.


Invisible Women by Caroline Criado Perez

I went to New Scientist Live last year and went to the talk that Caroline gave at the festival. I knew there were some issues with the medical world and it being biased towards men, but I didn’t realise the extent that this bias infiltrated our world. So, I just had to buy this book to find out some more, and if it is half as good as the talk then it will be a fantastic read.


Why We Sleep by Matt Walker

I started trying to read this book last year on my commute, before my routine got the better of me. But as someone who loves my sleep, I have always wanted to know more about this incredible phenomenon that we do every single day. Having had a taste of what this book has to offer, I’m keen to get it back in my backpack and get reading on my commute again now I’m a bit more used to it.


The Gendered Brain by Gina Rippon

Another book that I grabbed at New Scientist Live last year. I have always been fascinated by the brain and wanted to learn more about neuroscience, so this one sold itself to me as it claims to me myth shattering, and I’m all for that! Excited to get stuck into this one too.


Particle Physics Brick by Brick by Ben Still

Okay so this one is a little different to the rest of them, and almost looks like it is directed towards children – which it could very well be. But I have always been fascinated by this world of particle and quantum physics but have never been able to get to grips with it. So, I invested in this one in the hope that I will be able to get the basics and learn something new.


These are the first four science books on my reading list this year, and I’m excited to get stuck in. Which ones of these take your fancy? If you have read any of these, let me know how you found them in the comments below.

What books or blogs are on your 2020 reading list? What sort of books do you like getting stuck into?



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2 thoughts on “The 4 Science Books on my Reading List

  1. I found Hello World by Hannah Fry, and Weapons of Math Destruction by Cathy O’Neil really interesting – both about mathematical algorithms. I’m also looking forward to reading You Look Like a Thing and I Love You by Janelle Shane, who gets artificial intelligence to do weird and interesting things!


    1. I absolutely loved Hannah Fry’s Hello World. It’s the book I recommend to others the most. What did you like about it so much? But I’m going to add those others to my reading list because I want to read more abut maths, computing and artificial intelligence in everyday life. So, thanks for the recommendations


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