Several decent, enjoyable books:
- Pennebaker’s The Secret Life of Pronouns
- Levy’s In the Plex
- Ellenberg’s How Not to Be Wrong
- Heller’s Ayn Rand and the World She Made
- Stone’s The Everything Store
- Stross’ The Launch Pad
- Hoffman’s The Dead Hand
Quammen’s Spillover was not particularly “enjoyable” given it’s subject matter, but it was informative and engaging.
Banerjee & Duflo’s Poor Economics is one of the most persuasive books I’ve read on the subject of poverty reduction.
Murray’s Curmudgeon’s Guide to Getting Ahead was short and entertaining but a mixed bag.
Lochbaum et al’s Fukushima was a helpful overview of exactly what happened at Fukushima, in what order, what the policy response was, and what the health and political fallout was.