I am a serial book starter and tend to have more than one going at a time. I studied literature in college and had to read 3-5 books a week so I think it's now a habit to have more than one going at a time.
My current bedside book pile:
Superintelligence - Paths, Dangers, Strategies by Nick Bostrom: I LOVE this book. It's tremendously fascinating and feeds my brain in a way most real life interactions cannot. Still, I can't read it if I'm the least bit sleepy or distracted so it's taking me a while to get through it. Really have to be at the peak of comprehensive capabilities with this one.
American Hardcore by Steven Blush: A book about the old school punk scene. I love reading interviews/artilcles. I'm a huge Klosterman fan as well.
Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons: This book lives by my bedside. It's NEVER on the bookshelf. It is my favorite graphic novel, if not piece of writing EVER. I cannot wrap my head around the layers and characters sometimes. It's so rich. Sometimes I just want to read specific parts of it so it's always handy.
Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli: I want to understand physics. I really do. Astronomy fascinates me but science has always been my Achilles heel. As a Christmas gift, I booked a tour at the Jet Propulsion Lab with a friend of mine (the tour is free so I'm also taking her out to lunch.) It has motivated me to educate myself on something that I struggle with but love.
I am curious about what everyone is reading and why as well as your opinion of it. If you have any recommendations, I would love to hear about those as well. Please enable my reclusive lifestyle.