Here are four very different books that I have greatly enjoyed reading recently.
Kathryn Schulz's Being Wrong is a fascinating account of how being human means making errors that we refuse to own up to. Princeton sociologist Viviana Zelizer's Economic Lives: How Culture Shapes the Economy is a must reading if you want to make sense of how the economic realm relates to the social and cultural relationships that surround us. Israeli novelist David Grossman's To the End of the Land is the most moving novel I have read in a long time. IMF economist Rex Ghosh's Nineeenth Street NW is hard to put down if you have ever had nightmares about the literature on speculative attacks on currencies falling in the wrong hands -- those of terrorists!