“Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” Margaret Fuller

This is the ninth edition of our annual compilation of books recommended to students by faculty and staff members in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.

As in earlier editions, their assignment remains the same: Select books that point the way to vital knowledge or teach useful or even life-changing lessons — or just suggest a book with an absorbing story that takes readers to fascinating places and times.

There’s a bit of an unplanned twist this time, no doubt an example of the saying “Great minds think alike.” Two professors have — unbeknown to each other — chosen the same book. It’s interesting to compare the contrasting styles in which each describes what they find valuable about the book.

Find something to add to your reading list.