Richard Roberts and David Kynaston, The Lion Wakes: A Modern History of HSBC. This is an important book for the historian, but it is not written for the eye of the economist.
Kazuo Ishiguro, The Buried Giant: A Novel. It has a beautiful air of mystery and profundity, but by p.120 I still didn’t care. Some of you will like this a lot, but I put it down to pick up some other book which I will not finish.