Here's what he came up with:
Essential Reading for Modern Humans: Six Books That Will Change the Way You View the World (Though You May Not Thank Them for It):
The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature by Steven PinkerRead the entire Powells.com Ink Q & A with Richard Morgan.
Nature via Nurture: Genes, Experience, and What Makes Us Human by Matt Ridley
Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond
The Demon Lover: The Roots of Terrorism by Robin Morgan (no relation!)
The Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East by Robert Fisk
Culture and Prosperity: Why Some Nations Are Rich But Most Remain Poor by John Kay
The Page 69 Test: Thirteen.