In case you are searching for incredible and thought provoking books from 2021 that will make you rethink about the things you already know in this world? Try not to miss these extraordinary books. Here’s a list of 10 new books that are thought Provoking. These books will make you rethink about the things you already know.
Thought provoking books From 2021: 10 New Books That are Thought Provoking
- How to Avoid A Climate Disaster by Bill Gates
- The Hard Crowd by Rachel Kushner
- An Ordinary Age by Rainesford Stauffer
- Under a White Sky by Elizabeth Kolbert
- The Anthropocene Reviewed by John Green
- Languages of Truth by Salman Rushdie
- The Overstory by Richard Powers
- Everybody by Olivia Laing
- Brainscapes by Rebecca Schwarzlose
- Feminist Antifascism by Ewa Majewska
How to Avoid A Climate Disaster by Bill Gates
This book is the culmination of a decade of arduous research on the future of climate change by multimillionaire Bill Gates. Here, he delves into the causes and implications of our activities today, and takes an interdisciplinary look at the phenomenon of climate change. He also outlines an accessible, practical plan of action – and details how the advances of technology can be put to our benefit.
The Hard Crowd by Rachel Kushner
This is a compilation of 19 of Kushner’s essays written during the bast two decades, exploring themes as varied as cultural criticism and literary journalism. These essays are sharp, biting and urgent and capture political, cultural and humanitarian causes in hard hitting prose. They will change your understanding of the global situation.
An Ordinary Age by Rainesford Stauffer
This non fiction delves into the competitiveness and shallowness of our times, with the compulsive need for social media and the obsessive desire to be extraordinary. It then explores how to be at peace with being ordinary, and find fulfillment in a world that demands dissatisfaction as a driving force for achievement.
Under a White Sky by Elizabeth Kolbert
This novel speculates about the global environmental future, on the basis of out economic and other activities today. Kolbert combines a scientific, technical look at bioengineering with a sensitive, tender exploration of humanity in a redemptive tone. She also interacts with professionals from environmental fields in all parts of the world. There are Australian scientists developing corals for warmer climates, marine biologists preserving rare fish in Mojave and physicists contemplating shooting diamonds in the stratosphere to cool it.
The Anthropocene Reviewed by John Green
In his first non fiction book, Green adapts episodes from his podcast of the same name, to discuss and meditate on the various facets of the geological age we live in. he also reviews this on a five star scale, and what emerges is a beautiful and witty exploration of the spirit of our times – our zeitgeist.
Languages of Truth by Salman Rushdie
This book is a compilation of celebrated storyteller Rushdie’s essays from 2003 to 2020. It explores language in its realest sense. It talks of the literature of acclaimed writers like Cervantes and Shakespeare and what it means to him. He views literature from the lens of an eternal truth and from the prism of an ever-evolving cultural paradigm. Ultimately, he explores how storytelling is a need rather than a product of talent. This is definitely a must read for all lovers of literature.
The Overstory by Richard Powers
this book is an ode to the natural world. The protagonists of this novel aren’t people, but trees. The Pulitzer Prize winning novel has an interesting structure – the first part is ‘roots’ and introduces our nine protagonists with their individual stories. The second to fourth parts of the novel focuses on the relationships between the protagonists, whose lives intersect in mysterious ways. A new entry of the tenth and final protagonist makes us ponder and reflect on our own relationship with nature.
Everybody by Olivia Laing
In this wonderful book, Laing explores the themes of race, feminism, queerness and most of all, freedom with an emphasis on the body. Through the life of psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich, and other eminent figures, she crafts an exquisitely informative and thought provoking novel. This one is sure to make you rethink your perceptions of your mind, body and world.
Brainscapes by Rebecca Schwarzlose
Traversing the roads on the barinmap, cognitive neuroscientist Rebecca explores the way our brains work. This novel includes tons of information on the workings of the brain, and how it guides us into experience, perceiving and interpreting the world. Filled with equal parts research and equal parts unforgettable stories, this book will help you understand yourself better.
Feminist Antifascism by Ewa Majewska
This book by Polish philosopher Ewa draws on the political landscape of Eastern Europe to discuss two important movements – feminism and antifascism. This book has been called a theoretical manifesto, and is sure to mould a new age perception of these themes.