Recent books I love

2017

Draft No. 4: On the Writing Process, John McPhee

The Late Show, Michael Connelly

The Force, Don Winslow

The Wisdom of Finance: Discovering Humanity in the World of Risk and Return, Mihir Desai

South and West, Joan Didion

The Association of Small Bombs, Karan Mahajan

The CEO Pay Machine: How it Trashes America and How to Stop it, Steven Clifford

How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything: Tales from the Pentagon, Rosa Brooks 

The Argonauts, Maggie Nelson

The Nix, Nathan Hill

The Case Against Sugar, Gary Taubes

The Spy who came in from the Cold, John Le Carre

Moonglow, Michael Chabon

The Undoing Project: A Friendship that Changed our Minds, Michael Lewis

We are all Completely Beside Ourselves, Karen Joy Fowler

2016

White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America, Nancy Isenberg

A Brief History of Seven Killings, Marlon James

Why They Do It: Inside the Mind of the White-Collar Criminal, Eugene Soltes

The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead

The Sympathizer, Viet Thanh Nguyen

The Vegetarian, Han Kang

The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone, Olivia Laing

Capital in the Twenty-First Century, Thomas Piketty

Work Rules!, Laszlo Block

Human Capital, Gary Becker

Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Sellout, Paul Beatty

All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr

H is for Hawk, Helen MacDonald

The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World, Andrea Wulf

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, Elizabeth Kolbert

Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS, Joby Warrick

One of Us: The Story of Anders Breivik and the Massacre in Norway, Asne Seierstad

Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David, Lawrence Wright