Four of my favorite reads from 2018
Six of my favorite reads from 2017
My favorite five books from the year
Thoughts after the election of Trump
Some gems from Aldous Huxley’s “Grey Eminence” (1941)
Some wisdom from St. Augustine
A dozen book recommendations
Following the smashing success1 of last year’s post on my favorite books from 2013, I thought I’d aim for a repeat and perhaps inspire some gift ideas for the holidays. Here are 11 standouts that I remember from this year.
Last month, FT Alphaville’s Izabella Kaminska picked up a potent critique of free-market capitalism from Pope Francis’s first Apostolic Exhortation.1 I must confess, I’m not a regular reader of papal exhortations—indeed, papal pronouncements of any variety tend not to make my “to read” list2—but the snippets Kaminska selected gave me pause.