Instead of reading the latest paranormal teen romance novel or the tawdry 50 Shades of Grey, why not dive into something more substantial this summer?
If that sounds appealing then the Pardee RAND Graduate School has some suggestions for you 10 to be exact. The school on Thursday released a list of books that can change the way people look at the world.
The selected books consist of several different genres, such as political science, politics, psychology and more.
The books are also diverse date-wise. The newest, Its Even Worse Than It Looks, was published in 2012, and the oldest, Democracy in America, was published in 1835.
The books on the list are:
Thinking, Fast and Slow, by Daniel Kahnman psychology
Bureaucracy, by James Q. Wilson political science
How to Solve It, by George Pólya mathematics
How to Lie with Statistics, by Darrell Huff statistics
The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, by Edward R. Tufte analytic design
Everything is Obvious* Once You Know the Answer: How Common Sense Fails Us, by Duncan J. Watts sociology
Its Even Worse Than It Looks, by Thomas E. Mann and Norman J. Ornstein politics
Democracy in America, by Alexis de Tocqueville political science
Representations of the Intellectual, by Edward W. Said cultural studies
Smart Choices, by John S. Hammond, Ralph L. Keeney and Howard Raiffa leadership
Professor David Kennedy, who selected Everything is Obvious* Once You Know The Answer: How Common Sense Fails Us, notes, Its a great look at how historical events often have common sense explanations that are useless for public policy development.