Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
Admittedly, the topic in this nonfiction book is heavy: death. But what could be more universal? Death literally affects everyone, and in spite of it, we don’t talk about it. What is a “good” death? What happens when medicine intervenes, and when is it too much? This one’s sure to provoke a deep and important discussion. Every now and again a “topic” book can cleanse the palate, so to speak, of a book group that generally focuses on fiction. If you’re convinced that nonfiction has to be long and boring, check out these great nonfiction books you can read in a day.
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