11. Not a book but an entire series – A Series Of Unfortunate Events.
“It is a curious thing, the death of a loved one. Well all know that our time in this world is limited. And yet it is always a surprise when it happens to someone we know. It is like walking up the stairs to your bedroom in the dark, and thinking there is one more stair than there is. Your foot falls down, through the air, and there is a sickly moment of dark surprise as you try to readjust the way you thought of things.”
It’s a children’s book.
12. The Demon in the Freezer by Richard Preston. It’s a book detailing events and information about small pox. It describes symptoms which are horrific enough on their own but it also discusses how different countries have tried to weaponize small pox. It’s the only book I’ve read that has kept me awake at night.