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What to read if you loved Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari

Are you among the many fans of Yuval Noah Harari’s multi-million-copy bestseller, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind? Here are 11 more books that you’re guaranteed to love reading next.

Carmella Lowkis
Tiled graphic of book jackets against a green background, including Sapiens and The Journey of Humanity

In Sapiens, Yuval Noah Harari challenges everything we know about being human: who we are, how we got here and where we’re going. Harari’s bold and provocative writing has made its impression on millions of people worldwide, including Barack Obama, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Michaela Coel.

For curious minds keen to learn even more about humankind and the world we inhabit, here are our recommendations for what to read next, from seminal works on biogeography, genetics and religion to urgent writing on race, democracy and food production in the face of climate change.

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