Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons
Physics of the Impossible by Michio Kaku
Marie Antoinette by Stefan Zweig
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame Smith
I bought the Marie Antoinette biography on my trip to Europe last year, and to say that I'm savoring it would be a huge understatement. I started reading it at a Paris cafe and every time I open it up I feel like I'm back there, sipping an espresso and wishing I lived at Versailles (even if it didn't end well for my head). I don't want this book to end because then it will feel like my trip is finally over ... Maybe I should just finish the damn book and buy another ticket to Paris?
Physics of the Impossible is a must-have book for nerds and wannabe nerds. Michio Kaku, a theoretical physicist, takes sci-fi concepts like invisibility cloaks and teleportation and describes in great detail why they are (or aren't) feasible in the real world. This is the perfect book to read in small sections before you go to bed. My mind is so thoroughly blown after a few paragraphs about using MRI technology for telekinesis that I have no choice but to sleep like a baby.
All my friends are so judgmental about Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, but whatever, I'm loving it.