Ruth Towse, Advanced Introduction to Cultural Economics. She remains the definitive presenter of this material.
I very much enjoyed Ian Leslie’s Curious, a polyglot look at being…curious.
Richard Flanagan, The Narrow Road to the Deep North. A moving and vibrant novel about an Australian in a prisoner of war camp in WWII and his escapades surrounding that time in his life.
Edward D. Kleinbard’s We are Better Than This: How Government Should Spend Our Money is a well-done progressive take on the expenditure side of fiscal policy.
Andrea Louise Campbell, Trapped in America’s Safety Net: One Family’s Struggle. A good anecdotal but also analytical study of how means-tested welfare programs can make life very difficult for the poor. Recommended.