Some surprisingly varied reading here including:
I Am Pilgrim, by Terry Hayes, 2014 “An awesome and engaging thriller (that grabs the reader from the start) about a spy who wants to lead a ‘normal’ life
The Book of Separation: A Memoir, by Tova Mirvis, 2017
“This book is a memoir about a woman who left her religion, her upbringing, and her whole community behind in order to pursue her own truth and herself”
The Upstarts: How Uber, Airbnb, and the Killer Companies of the New Silicon Valley Are Changing the World, by Brad Stone, 2017 “A fascinating inside look at the early days and scale-ups of Uber and Airbnb. Stone has great access.
The Ornament of the World: How Muslims, Jews, and Christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain, by Maria Rosa Menocal, 2002
Why Did Europe Conquer the World? by Philip T. Hoffman, 2015