The Books You Should Read According to TED

Technology, entertainment, and design. TED talks give us perspectives from prominent people in diverse fields, inspiring us to think differently about the world. With picks from scientists to politicians to filmmakers, these books reflect the varied passions of the TED community.
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The Bear by William Faulkner
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The Most Human Human by Brian Christian
The Most Human Human by Brian Christian
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Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino and William Weaver
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The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon
Last And First Men by Olaf Stapledon
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The Rise of Superman by Steven Kotler
Slavery by Another Name by Douglas A. Blackmon
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Who We Be by Jeff Chang
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The Rise by Sarah Lewis
12 Years a Slave by Solomon Northup
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Business Adventures by John Brooks
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The Bully Pulpit by Doris Kearns Goodwin
The Bully Pulpit by Doris Kearns Goodwin
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On Immunity by Eula Biss
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Up in the Old Hotel by Joseph Mitchell
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
The Four Things That Matter Most by Ira Byock
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Ruby by Cynthia Bond
Ruby by Cynthia Bond
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The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
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Small Place by Jamaica Kincaid
Lenin's Tomb by David Remnick
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A Problem from Hell by Samantha Power
We Wish to Inform by Philip Gourevitch
Joan of Arc by Helen Castor
The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore
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Age of Ambition by Evan Osnos
1491 by Charles C. Mann
The Good Spy by Kai Bird
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Flash Boys by Michael Lewis
The Idea Factory by Jon Gertner
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
My Promised Land by Ari Shavit
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Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
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Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
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How Children Succeed by Paul Tough
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Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull
Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull and Amy Wallace
The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz
The Art of War by Sun Tzu
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This Machine Kills Secrets by Andy Greenberg
This Machine Kills Secrets by Andy Greenberg
Countdown to Zero Day by Kim Zetter
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Dragnet Nation by Julia Angwin
Spies for Hire by Tim Shorrock
Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde and Cheryl Clarke
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The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
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Sula by Toni Morrison
Sula by Toni Morrison
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Changing My Mind by Zadie Smith
Changing My Mind by Zadie Smith
Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi
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Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi
Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill
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How To Get Filthy Rich In Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid
Tampa by Alissa Nutting
Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan

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