A Book A Week Challenge – Week 43

The scope of Yuval Noah Harari’s “Sapiens: A Brief History of Mankind” is way too magnanimous for my current knowledge level. It extends current knowledge on human species to a million mile and most importantly evokes the desire to understand ourselves even more.


Book #: 43

Title: Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind” by Yuval Noah Harari

Pages: 466

It took me two weeks to read this book since most of the time I couldn’t resist my temptation to sit back and comprehend the implications of what happened then on what is happening today. Yuval Harari gives his everything to put even that in words but the complete comprehension comes only when you seek out for questions and answers yourself.

Maybe the bias comes from my admiration towards the subject matter in itself but, “Sapiens” fits itself unapologetically comfortable in the sequence of my favorite books on this subject.

Read the books in this order (only includes what I read so far): 

Charles Darwin’s “On the Origin of Species”

Yuval Noah Harari’s “Sapiens: A Brief History of Human Mankind”

Jared Diamond’s “Guns, Germs and Steel”

Jared Diamond’s “Collapse: How societies chose to Fail or Succeed”

Complementary read Siddhartha Mukherjee’s “The Gene: An Intimate History”

Please do yourself a favor and read this.


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