I have been asked to help populate a school library with books that will be of interest to prospective engineers. I suspect there is a sub-text that it would be good to include books that might stimulate more pupils to consider becoming engineers. I think this is a hard task and so I am hoping my readers will help me by leaving a comment in the form a personal recommendation.
There are a number of suggested reading lists available, e.g. the one provided by Cambridge University Engineering Department. However, the feedback that I have had from an enthusiastic budding engineer is not encouraging. She found all the books she read from these lists to be dull and uninspiring. So, that’s why I am issuing a challenge this week: find books connected to engineering that under-18s think are interesting!
Please don’t send me a recommendation unless you have actually checked with a teenage that they enjoyed it.