Some books that everyone should read:

The Mismeasure of Man by Stephen Jay Gould

Big Box Swindle by Stacy Mitchell

Vietnam: A History by Stanley Karnow

Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan

Capital in the 21st Century by Thomas Piketty

Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Silent Spring by Rachel Carson

Everything I Want to Do is Illegal by Joel Salatin