I just completed this biography of Montaigne – How to Live: Or A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer by Sarah Bakewell. I found it interesting and I have now started reading Montaigne’s essays. I
I am reading “The Silk Roads” by Peter Francopan. Its an interesting perspective on history and provides helpful background on the Middle East. Here is a link to a Wall Street Journal review WSJ Review: The Silk Roads.