Yuval Noah Harari
When did we start to be who we are now? What place do money, family, community, food and farming occupy in human lives? Tackling questions like this, it's no surprise that this book features as one of the bestselling, most searched and well-reviewed books of 2017. Sapiens is wide-ranging in the most literal sense, dealing with humanity's place in the world, through prehistory to the modern day and beyond. Part-anthropology, part-biology, part-philosophy, part-any-other-subject-you-can-name, there truly is something for everyone in its pages.