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Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress
Steven Pinker
Progress: 54/576 pages
The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction
Neil Gaiman
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Science in the Soul: Selected Writings of a Passionate Rationalist
Richard Dawkins

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Less - Andrew Sean Greer

Alex Less is going to be 50 in a few weeks. 


His ex is getting married. Less does not want to go to the wedding but got no excuse for not attending. 


In his desperation, he answered all his invitation and going to be travelling. He accepted an invitation on a talk as speaker, a competition in Italy, a trip in Morocco with friends, and a writer retreat in India. 


Now he is on his last leg. Les found out more about himself and see his own life in a different light. His journey is more like a growing up story for the mature adults. 


Andrew Sean Greer won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2018 with this one. 


For someone who is a bit low minded when it comes to literature, I admit that much about myself as I found some literatures too trivial and too self-centered for me to like them. Look at the world and how much time could a person afford to be that self-reflection on small matter, or how privilege to be worried about such things when the world is falling apart. 


This book is exception as it start off with self-centered writer to a realisation. 


Around 50 pages to go and still liking it.