I really enjoy reading fiction books that push my thinking and challenge conventional ideas. Most of them fall in the category of dystopian novels: 1984 by Orwell, Brave New World by Huxley, Farenheit 451 by Bradbury, The Handmaid’s Tale by Atwood, to name a few.
However, my absolute favorite fiction book is Samarkand by Amin Maalouf. It is one of the saddest and most beautiful books I have ever read. It is a moving poetic experience all the way though.