- The Beneficiary: A well-painted tale of the effects of great wealth upon a multi-generational family in Philadelphia’s suburbs and the real people within.
- Operation Paperclip: The story of the Nazi scientists who founded the American space program. Compelling, but capped out on space content this year.
- The House of Morgan: The genesis of American merchant banking in London and my former employer. More interesting than it sounds, but hard to fit into ‘10 minutes before falling asleep’ stretches.
- 24 Hours in Ancient Rome: 24 Hours in Ancient Rome - life hasn’t changed that much in 2,500 years, but breadmaking has, thankfully.
- Station Eleven: 10 months, 3 pages in, no longer sure what it’s about. It won a bunch of awards. I aspirationally clicked Buy It Now.
- Invested: Charles Schwab’s autobiography. Starts off with a bang: the deregulation of equity commissions. For another day/
- The Sellout: 9 months, 7 pages in! Also no longer sure what it’s about, but that’s 2.3x more progress than with Station Eleven.
- Very Stable Genius: Y’all, I’m done with long-form Trump content. With luck, that will align well with 2021.
- George F. Kennan: An American Life: Compelling prose of a remarkable man. The detailed histories of foreign policy planning processes function were a good narcoleptic, but as with The House of Morgan, more interesting than it may sound.
Too bad I’m not enrolled in the Amazon affiliate program.