The Swarm - Frank Schätzing
The God Delusion - Richard Dawkins
Candide - Voltaire
Free Will - Sam Harris
On the Origin of Species - Charles Darwin
Good reads for those who are interested in biology, religion and free will.
"Candide" and "Free Will" can be read in a few hours. It's the type of book you read again and again because with each reading you notice something new.
"The Swarm" is a massive book, close to nine hundred pages, yet I have read it from start to finish three times. Something as odd as an Eco Thriller has to be read to be understood! The book ignores the common rule of having only a few main characters. This book is stuffed with main characters and they're all being explored deeply. Thereof the immense number of pages. If you also have an interest in biology, this book is a must read!
"On the Origin of Species" and "The God Delusion" deals with evolution. Darwin's book laid the foundation for everything written on the subject. Dawkins takes Darwin's theory and showcase more clearly the implications it has on religion. More than anything his book displays the futility of religios belief. If you think a certain religion is true or that it's useful, he has a few words to say about that