Incognito a fascinating, dynamic, faceted look under the hood of the conscious mind to reveal the complex machinery of the subconscious. Equal parts entertaining and illuminating, the book’s case studies, examples, and insight are more than mere talking points to impressed at the next dinner party, poised instead to radically shift your understanding of the world, other people, and your own mind. Source brain Pickings
The Brain That Changes Itself - an amazing, must-read book about the brain's amazing capacity to change and remodel itself. Neuroplasticity not only gives hope to those with mental limitations, or what was thought to be incurable brain damage, but expands our understanding of the healthy brain and the resilience of human nature.
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. WWII non-fiction about an Olympic runner turned military pilot who is shot down and survives at sea on a life raft for weeks before being captured by the Japanese as POW.