The Coffee Fella Booklist

September 2017 Book List

With fall coming up, there are few things that I enjoy doing more than sitting in a coffee shop and reading a good book. Here are the three books that I have on my list for the month of September!

The Undoing Project

I actually purchased this book when I visited the Amazon bookstore in New York. This concept store is really interesting and offers great value to avid readers.

There have been a lot of Michael Lewis books on the β€œNew York Times Bestsellers List,” and some have been made into motion pictures. I would be lying if I said that was not something intriguing when deciding whether or not to purchase his books. I feel that he has a pretty good track record of writing quality work.

This book caught my eye because of its premise. It involves two Israeli psychologists who both had important careers in the military and then went on to make significant scientific contributions in the ways in which the human mind works. Though they come from very different life experiences, they manage to find common ground on which they lay a foundation of impressive and worthwhile scientific achievement.

The End of Alzheimer’s: The First Program to Prevent and Reverse Cognitive Decline

Alzheimer’s is a terrible disease that truly incapacitates whoever it takes over. In his work, Dr. Dale Bredesen claims to offer real hope in the area of prevention and even reversal of this terrible disease.

Brain health has been an interest of mine for a while now. The part that fascinates me is its intricate nature and overarching control over our bodies. With diseases such as Alzheimer’s, our bodies can essentially be turned off. It is a threat we all face and I hope that with the major research efforts currently taking place that we will make significant scientific progress in the coming year to either control or eliminate its deadly consequences. I will be checking this book out to see what Dale Bredesen has concluded with his research.

All the Light We Cannot See

My dad actually recommended this book to me, as he is a big Paris enthusiast. This novel takes place during World War II and involves a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in Occupied France.

Typically, books like these do not really interest me enough to pick them up, however, I have heard a lot of good things about it, so I am giving it a try. World War II stories, regardless of their accuracy, still fascinate me just because of my interest in history; especially this period.

I hope you find some of these books appealing! I will provide the Amazon links to them at the bottom if you would like to give them a try!

Links

The Undoing Project by Michael Lewis

The End of Alzheimer’s: The First Program to Prevent and Reverse Cognitive Decline by Dale Bredesen, MD

All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel by Anthony Doerr

 

Thank you for reading!

-Todd

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