The main attraction of science for me when I was growing up, was writings of scientists and physicians on my father’s and mother’s bookshelves. No book was denied to me, at any age, if I took it down to read. The parents might not want to talk about it, but they would let me read it. The attraction of writings by people who were not only authors but also scientists or physicians, began when I was quite young, about eleven, and has persisted throughout my life.
Here are a list of my favorites, with links to their author sites.