Much but not all of what I read this year was work-related. My recommendations are:
Owning the Earth by Andro LinklaterI didn’t see nearly as many films as I would have liked to. Among those I did see that I particularly liked were Timbuktu and Song of the Sea.
Cosmigraphics by Michael Benson
The Vital Question by Nick Lane
Clade by James Bradley
Adventures in Human Being by Gavin Francis
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson
Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
The Wonderful O by James Thurber
I’ve just finished Number 11 by Jonathan Coe, and am reading Rise of The Robots by Martin Ford and After Nature by Jedediah Purdy.
Among the books I hope to read next are Inequality by Anthony Atkinson and Empire of Cotton by Sven Beckert.
Image: in July I got to leave my shed and spend a week in another shed. But it was a shed on Eigg with a view of Rùm.