It’s always tough whittling down the list of books I’ve read in the past 12 months to the top 10 or 12, but here goes. The rules are: I’ve read it since this time last year (publication date is irrelevant); my choice is completely personal, idiosyncratic and final; the prize is that I offer to take the winner out for lunch or dinner should we ever be in the same city.
Stuff and Money in the Time of the French Revolution – Rebecca Spang (review)
Messy – Tim Harford (will be reviewing soon)
A Culture of Growth – Joel Mokyr (I’ve reviewed it for the FT – to be published soon)
The alert will realise this is 14 titles, but I’ll postpone the hard decision until later this month.
PS apologies for the fact that Amazon links are broken in old posts. I had tech problems this summer and the fix meant removing the old widget.