Hey - you could always read a sci fi prophecy by yours truly
But quick recommendations -
The Demon Haunted World, Carl Sagan. It's the intersection of science and psychology, well explained.
Wolf of the Plains, Conn Iggulden. There are now 5 books in the series, and it details the rise and life of Genghis Khan. Factional.
And - as a return for a kind and gentle man taking time out of his very busy day to write a long, encouraging and incredibly cheerful email to a wannabe author:
Callahan's Crosstime Saloon, Spider Robinson. It's strange, it's odd and - in a heck of a lot of ways - it's like being here.