My Top 10 Books To Read In 2024

Andrew Derse
3 min readOct 26, 2023
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I LOVE reading books. Like devouring them. In a given month, I can read anywhere from 2–6 books and I’d love to read more! Most of the time I’m reading leadership or business books, but occasionally I love to dive into a fiction or book on history.

As we near 2024, these 10 books are on my TBR and I can’t wait to dive into them.

“The Book of Echoes” by Rosanna Amaka

Set in both Nigeria and England, this powerful novel delves into the lives of two characters separated by time and distance but connected by their shared experiences. It explores themes of identity, belonging, and the enduring impact of the past.

“Project Hail Mary” by Andy Weir

For fans of science fiction, “Project Hail Mary” is a must-read. From the author of “The Martian,” this novel follows Ryland Grace, a lone astronaut on a mission to save humanity. Packed with scientific detail, humor, and a gripping storyline, it’s a thrilling adventure into the cosmos.

”The School for Good Mothers” by Jessamine Chan

This thought-provoking debut novel explores a dystopian future where mothers are sent to a school to learn how to be “good” parents. It raises questions about societal expectations, the role of women, and the consequences of conformity.

”Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty” by Patrick Radden Keefe

A deeply investigative and harrowing account, this book delves into the Sackler family’s role in the opioid crisis. It’s a timely and essential read for anyone interested in understanding the devastating impact of the pharmaceutical industry.

”The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race” by Walter Isaacson

Walter Isaacson, known for his biographies of notable figures, delves into the life of Jennifer Doudna, a scientist who played a pivotal role in developing CRISPR gene-editing technology. This biography explores the ethical and scientific implications of gene editing.

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