When listening to a professor of physics talking about quantum mechanics makes you want to press pause, so you can curl up on the sofa with a blanket and a cup of tea before you continue, it's clear you need to hear more from the said professor.
Seven Brief Lessons on Physics is, obviously, about physics. But it reads like a love letter to science. You can tell every word is carefully chosen. If you read it in one go, you could finish it in a couple of hours, but you don't want that. You'll want to savor it.
It gives you background and context for big breakthroughs in physics. For someone who has only a vague understanding of the basic concepts, I was impressed with how accessible it was. Carlo makes complex ideas easy to understand and he does it with a beautiful language.
Read if you want a well-written introduction to spark your curiosity for physics. Or just to enjoy good writing explaining the world we live in.