I would want every suggestion to come with at least a 3-sentence promo, explaining why this poem, short story, book, film, or article will challenge us to think in new ways.

For example:

David Hand, The Improbability Principle: Why Coincidences, Miracles, and Rare Events Happen Every Day

Our minds crave explanations. We are not often all that careful about the quality of the explanation.  So we see something totally outside the realm of our experience.  How could such a thing possibly happen? Magical explanations can provide us with just enough plausibility to satisfy us. This book uses common sense treatments of probability  to enable us to nod knowingly when we see “what seems impossible” in our daily experiences.