I’ve read some staggeringly good (Auto)Biographies over the last few years, but I have sadly just finished the best ever. You could actually forget that it is an Autobiography – it is a superb science book with penetrative insights into the way research does and does not work. What am I talking about? It is Luis W. Alvarez’s Autobiography titled “Alvarez: Adventures of a Physicist”. If you have any interest in Physics whatsoever it really should be on your bookshelf.