Whenever I need new reading material I typically just scan the book notes here at ChicagoBoyz to get suggestions. Lex Green made a recommendation of “The World of Yesterday” by Stefan Zweig at this post.
I will have to second Lex’s thoughts and just come out and say it. This is one of the very best books that I have ever read. I read the whole thing in one weekend and could hardly put it down.
Not only is the subject matter of great interest and importance, Zweig’s writing is so beautiful it almost brings one to tears. The last paragraph hits very hard – moreso when you know how Zweig’s story ended.
So thanks to Lex for the recommendation and I will heartily second it. There are a lot of other great books in our book notes section here at ChicagoBoyz so if you are out of ideas, hit it.