I'm going to have seven or eight days to read whatever I want. I will not read anything law related. What do you suggest?
To give you a feel for what I enjoy reading: The last two (non-law) books I read were Confessions of an Economic Hitman and The Tipping Point.
I prefer practical" non-fiction, as I'm not an intellectual. I enjoy books that are that are hybrids of insight and practicality. Economic Hitman was good, but at the book's end, I can't use the knowledge. Tipping Point, Blink, and Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion offer unique insights into human psychology while also helping me learn something pratical. I intend to read The Sociopath Next Door.
I don't care for political books or books on foreign policy.
Most fiction - even really good fiction - bores me. I read half of A Confederacy of the Dunces. The books is undeniably brilliant, but it doesn't have a deeper point. It's simply an entertaining story about a fat guy with an inflated view of his intelligence. That doesn't do it for me.
I like fiction that's thinly-veiled existential philosophy. For lack of a better way of putting things: I don't care about characters, I care about problems.
I especially enjoy Orwell's fiction. His best stuff is his lesser-read books Keep the Aspidistra Flying and Coming Up For Air, both of which deal with existential problems (money and the pressure to live a safe-but-unfullied life, respectively) and how the protagonists deal with those problems. In a similar vein, I'm going to finish Aldous Huxley's Point Counter Point.
Given that limited information, what do you suggest I read?