Whenever I read “book recommendations” from leaders in our field, it’s a list of books about tech, management, money, strategy, business, etc. It’s as though we collectively believe the point of books is to be full of facts that we can put to use. Reading anything else would be inefficient.
I do read to learn. Fiction provides a different type of learning. I’d go as far as to say I learn more from fiction. Fiction has characters. Fiction is the rare place you can “be in someone else’s head.” Fiction can help you develop empathy with a much broader set of people. Fiction can teach you lessons from the past, and predict the future.