I just finished reading The Joy of x, by Steven Strogatz. It’s delightful, probably famously so given his series of New York Times columns based on the book. You can read those to get a flavor. I highly recommend it.
I’ve been getting a lot of questions about The Cost Disease, by William Baumol. So, it’s next on my list. I’m considering blogging it chapter by chapter, as I did recently with John Goodman’s book. If you want to follow along, get yourself a copy. Since I haven’t started it yet, it’s possible I’ll decide not to blog about it as I read it, but doing so is my plan at the moment. In any case, I’m certain to write about it at some point.