The Last Leonardo: The Secret Lives of the World’s Most Expensive Painting – a non-fiction book about da Vinci’s painting: Salvator Mundi, sold for $450 million
The Allies: Churchill, Roosevelt, Stalin, and the Unlikely Alliance That Won World War II – recounts how Russia became and unlikely ally with the US & England
The book immediately caught my attention since I really enjoy these min-biographies which delve in depth into a short, but meaningful time in the subject’s life
Most of all The Martian celebrates human inventiveness to survive. An adventure book celebrating intelligence, done with intellect, wit and full of suspense.