What Is Real?: The Unfinished Quest for the Meaning of Quantum Physics by Adam Becker
Spoiler alert: we still don't know. Excellent review of the history of quantum mechanics and how we should think about science.
Bullshit Jobs: A Theory by David Graeber
I'm not entirely sure if this is a bullshit book or not, but it was brilliantly written and provocative (and largely persuasive).
Time Travel: A History by James Gleick
Having read (and loved) The Information I was expecting something similar. Time Travel is far more of a literary review than a popular science book. It touches on relativity and quantum physics but not in any great depth and spends far more time dissecting H. G. Wells.
The Startup Way: How Entrepreneurial Management Transforms Culture and Drives Growth by Eric Ries
Normally I like to wait a few years before reading business books as the companies held up as shining examples of the one true way will have invariably foundered. No need to wait long in this case as Immelt is already out at GE and while it might be unfair to pin that on the lean startup movement it certainly gives you reason to pause while reading this book. Do I really want to fly on a plane with a Minimum Viable Jet Engine? Having said all that I actually liked the book. It's a recap of lean startup and broadens that thesis to cover strategy and innovation accounting for larger enterprises and (of course) humanity as a whole. Grandiose, but not totally crazy as the core of the movement is to use the scientific method in more places. You don't know, so test and learn.