Quiet: The power of introverts in a world that can't stop talking : Susan Cain - One of the most amazing books I've read. Reminded me of the days when I was completely quiet. I've worked hard at learning how to talk to people.
Proust Was a Neuroscientist - Jonah Lehrer | By far the most interesting book I have read all year! Well, it's got competition, but you'll understand what I mean once you read the chapter about Auguste Escoffier, how tastebuds need to earn new flavours, and hearing new sounds can make us violent. Brilliant book. And creating a parallel for each neuroscientific discovery to an artist / writer / chef / composer, works incredibly well for remembering the lessons!