I’m going to have to noodle on this one. I have so few books that I haven’t put in boxes. I have Euclid’s elements on the coffee table but have never gone past book 1.
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle maintenance was probably one of the key moments where I moved from fiction to nonfiction and then was never really interested in it again.
A History of Mathematics by Boyer changed my outlook on mathematics from indifference to a life long fascination.
The Feynman’s lecture series created a permanent confusion in how I see the physical world and continue to try to come to terms with illusion, reality, philosophy and facts.
I think the bigger issue in this post is that I need to invest in some more of the worlds greatest books.