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David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
Malcolm Gladwell
The Speed of Dark
Elizabeth Moon
Battle Royale
Koushun Takami, Yuji Oniki
Marianne Dreams
Catherine Storr
Coming to Our Senses: Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness
Jon Kabat-Zinn
The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail - But Some Don't - Nate Silver Greatly enjoyed this book, and not just because it touches on baseball, weather, games and politics. Very savvy explanations of how too much data makes finding insights harder and not easier, and how a Bayes interpretation (properly applied) can provide the best predictions. An excellent point towards the end about how predictions should be judged on how they perform in the future rather than how they apply to past data.

Well footnoted, indexed, and edited. The epub was not the fastest read - will probably buy this when the revised version comes out as a trade paperback. Recommended.