Hey, here's hoping you can put your feet up and get some worries off your mind. Hopefully one of these recommendations can help with that:
- How to Take Smart Notes, by Sönke Ahrens
Outlines sociologist Niklas Luhmann's note-taking method, known as 'Zettelkasten', which was central to his high-quality prolificity. The method has a learning curve, but is well-supported and highly practical. The book also discusses how the ways we write affect how we learn.
- Neuromancer, by William Gibson
The first in the 'Sprawl' trilogy. The best I can say to recommend this very well-known novel is that it's something of a cyberpunk blueprint. I'm not done reading it yet, but it's mightily entertaining so far; a little cheesy, but in a good way.
- Meditations, by Marcus Aurelius
I'm re-reading this at the moment, G. H. Rendall's translation. If it weren't fascinating enough to read the private work of an actual Roman emperor, its philosophical message is easily applied to one's own life, and has really helped me get through some tough times.
Currently reading this one, also. Whether or not it was actually authored by its eponymous sage is a matter of controversy. Nevertheless, it comprises a fascinating assortment of (sometimes contradictory) philosophical viewpoints. The book's often referred to as a "companion for life" for a good reason.