Recommended Books

Here are some books I deeply recommend. During my Ph.D. studies, I went from reading barely one book per year, to read around 12 books over the last 9 months. You will find books from literary fiction, economics and even futuristic fiction!

These are my personal picks. Feel free to recommend me a book throughout my personal email (juan.zuluaga@eu4m.eu)

History, Social Philosophy and Debate

Here, my favorites are from Yuval Noah Harari. They are a must-read for the XXI Century.

Science, Psychology

Here, are my favorites! .

Economics

Very insightful book about economics, by Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo (Winners of the Nobel Prize in Economics - 2019!!)

Another author I have been recently reading books from is Joseph E. Stiglitz

Mariana Mazzucato’s books are just great. Easy to read and insightfuls. Her website

Futuristic fiction

Michio Kaku is my favorite author about ohysics and futuristic fiction! His books about star ships, time travel, black holes, wormholes, alien civilizations, hyperspace, anti-matter driv and, parallel universes are just great!

Magic Realism

You might be wondering what is magic realism, well: also known as magical realism or marvelous realism, it is a 20th-century style of fiction and literary genre. The term was influenced by a German painting style of the 1920s given the same name. As a literary fiction style, magic realism paints a realistic view of the world while also adding magical elements, often dealing with the blurring of the lines between fantasy and reality. Magical realism, perhaps the most common term, often refers to literature in particular, with magical or supernatural phenomena presented in an otherwise real-world or mundane setting, commonly found in novels and dramatic performances. More information.

By far, my favorite writer is Gabriel García Márquez (also Colombian!). One Hundred Years of Solitude, was widely popular book and led to García Márquez’s Nobel Prize in Literature.

Thriller, Fiction, Mystery, and Suspense

I really enjoyed the Chris Kuzneski Payne & Jones series.

Currently reading! The expanse series by James S.A. Corey. I have finished the first two books.