Here are the books I’ve read in the last few years which have changed my outlook on the world and deepened my emotional capacity:
Ender’s Game, by Orson Scott Card
Taught empathy and emotional articulation.
The Happiness Hypothesis, by Jonathan Haidt
An historically mindful, scientific and socio-psyhcological review of the information relating to happiness: what it is, and how to find it. Refreshingly frank and with some surprising findings which really should influence the way you run your life.
Banker to the Poor, Mohammed Yunus
An inspirational story which tells the story of better models of credit distribution, and why traditional aid models are mostly a complete waste of time…
Confessions of an Economic Hitman, John Perkins
… especially if you realise what’s really going on thanks to this former insider’s cathartic divulgence.