Author: Nate Silver
Publishing Date: September 27

For any one curious about the science behind predictions, The Signal and the Noise: Why Most Predictions Fail but Some Don't by stats guru Nate Silver is a must get. The book, a nonfiction bestseller, analyzes how we are able to distinguish "a true signal from a universe of noisy data." Silver, who came to fame for his spot on political forecasting in this year's election (he runs the popular blog,, also investigates how prediction can be a very dangerous science.