Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankin
(464 Pages) (9 Hours)
This is an excellent book about the history of humans, covering all aspects; evolution, anthropology, geography, psychology, religion, ideologies, and humans' future. What makes the book interesting is the unique points of view that the author, Yuval Harari, brings to life. Harari takes the reader through thousands of years of human development with analysis and introspection second to none. His own commentary is thought-provoking and well-formulated, so even if one disagrees with his assessments of human achievement, it is impossible to overlook their scholarly nature. I learned a lot from reading this book.
The best part about this book is it made me think, and it made me think about very interesting concepts and forced me to question the paradigms we have constructed for ourselves. I respect Harari and his way of thinking, and the writing was well done and very accessible.