There’s no real pattern to this, and I’ll just add whenever I’ve finished a book I think deserves to be on this list. Almost every book on here will be on a similar sort of style to this blog; using lots of numbers and fact to fully outline something, or to really analyse an issue. The rest are still worthwhile reading as analyses of major issues, or explorations of them, anyway.
The most important point is that books will only appear here if they concern international issues means to understand commentary on such topics as it appears more reliably.
- Delusions of Gender by Cordelia Fine
- Inequality and the 1% by Danny Dorling
- Seven Daughters of Eve by Bryan Sykes (I find this interesting to the modern world in the context of comparing ancient migration to modern migrations)
- Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous by Gabriella Coleman
- Everyday Sexism by Laura Bates
- Risk by Dan Gardner
- The Tiger that isn’t: Seeing Through a World of Numbers by Andrew Dilnot
- The World Without Us by Alan Weisman
- Why do People Hate America? by Ziauddin Sardar and Merryl Wyn Davies
- Hairdresser of Harare by Tendai Huchu
- The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson
- Ender’s Game and Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card (I know it’s Sci-Fi, but in a way that helps its point. Ender’s Game itself is not the point, but it’s needed to make sense of the sequel, which is the point; it really drums home how we don’t have a right to force change or to withhold information from other cultures, and that practices we see as barbaric may well have a decent and reasonable purpose in other cultures.)
- Diamond Boy by Michael Williams