I just finished rereading Reamde by Neil Stephenson because I was redirected to it as I was reading Life After Googe by George Gilder, as a way of thinking about cryptocurrency again. I like Gilder's way with words, and both Gilder and I think Neal Stephenson is one of the best living authors of today.
I just finished Cixin Liu's Ball Lightning which I found interesting but not compelling. I know many love whatever Liu writes, but I find them interesting but strangely not that engaging.
I am almost finished with Everybody Lies by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz about what Google searches are telling us about people. People don't always tell the public the truth - who would have guessed that!!
I did a speed read of Mortal Engines but didn't really get into it as a great read, but it was clearly designed for a movie/video screen and I did like the move Mortal Engines a great deal.
A book I have not heard mentioned that I found interesting was "The Great Halifax Explosion" by John U Bacon. Part one is titled "A Forgotten Story" - which most of us have never heard about, but on Thursday, December 6, 1917 the most destructive man made explosion until Hiroshima occurred - about 0.6 Kilotons of high explosives destined for the front in France in WWI, detonated in a marine freighter inside Halifax harbor. The explosion was so large that it was studied by Robert Oppenheimer to better understand large explosive devices, like atomic bombs.. The human story of this explosion in Halifax in the dead of arctic winter is quite compelling, and aid sent by Boston and other American cities contributed to the strong bonds between Canada and America that did not really exist in the 19th century. Canada was settled by lots of Torries who left the US after the American Revolution, including Halifax. Needless to say, feelings between the American Patriots, and British favoring Tories, were not warm for many years.
I found the book very interesting and informative, even though it was not one I had initially thought might be that compelling. Well worth reading.