- Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
- Quantum Mechanics and Experience by David Albert (1992, Harvard University Press)
- The Long Walk by Slavomir Rawicz (Harper, 1956)
- The End of Eternity by Isaac Asimov
A respected astronomer, Berman is also the "Strange Universe" columnist for Astronomy magazine.
These and all other speaker-recommended books may be found in the "books" category on the blog.