Laurent Dubois’s Hati: The Aftershocks of History.
David Orr’s Beautiful and Pointless: A Guide to Modern Poetry; Kenneth Goldsmith’s Uncreative Writings
The Complete Jean Vigo, Travis Wilkerson’s An Injury to One.
Joan Didion’s Blue Nights, Peter Van Buren’s We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People.
Andrew Tabler’s In the Lion's Den: An Eyewitness Account of Washington's Battle With Syria; Steven Cook’s The Struggle for Egypt: From Nasser to Tahrir Square.
Anne Rophie’s Art and Madness, Millicent Monk’s Songs of Three Islands, Maisie Houghton’s Pitch Uncertain.
Rita Dove's Penguin Anthology of 20th Century Poetry.
Out of the Vinyl Deeps catalogs Ellen Willis’s pop years.
Bettany Hughes's biography of Socrates is a book that Socrates himself, on a mean day, would have torn to shreds.