These are in no particular order except for the first one.
  1. Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli
  2. The Water Museum by Luis Alberto Urrea
  3. The Etymologicon by Mark Forsyth
  4. The Tsar of Love and Techno by Anthony Marra
  5. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
  6. The Cartel by Don Winslow
  7. Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  8. Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam Grant