Semiosis by Sue Burke. Very good first contact tale, the things we meet might be very very different than us.
No One is Coming to Save Us by Stephanie Powell Watts. Another independent bookstore pick up, waaaay outside my comfort zone, and I just couldn’t get thru it.
Originals by Adam Grant. I expected to hate this as I tend not to enjoy pop business books, or books that justify people being jerks. But it was better than that. Useful tools for encouraging creativity in yourself and your teams.
Everything is Awful by Matt Bellassai. Another book by a comic, and this one is thin gruel after reading Bell above. Couldn’t finish, seemed so lightweight.
Nanoscale Communication Networks by Stephen F. Bush. From 2010, so in this field this is like a billion years old, but still interesting. Transport mechanisms, delay characteristics, accuracy are so different at the nanoscale.