Maybe there’s a hidden theme here, but I suspect it’s a matter of finding a ton of really interesting things to read in succession. Without further ado:
Our Lot by Alyssa Katz: Even-handed history and exploration of real estate and mortgage lending in the U.S. Readable and terrifying and utterly necessary reading.
Generation A by Douglas Coupland: Coupland’s last few titles have been flops for me. This title revisits themes of “Gen X,” but w/ the millennial generation. Fingers crossed.
Back Home by Julia Keller: Father returns home from Iraq War completely different – this is a story of a daughter coping with that change. Keller is an expert on topic.
In Cheap We Trust: The Story of a Misunderstood American Virtue by Lauren Weber: History and social commentary on thriftiness as “American.” Delves into why we are cheap but why we are afraid to admit to it.
Ayn Rand and the World She Made by Anne C. Heller: New biography of Rand that’s gotten a fair amount of both positive and negative press. Likely contrast to current biogs by her institutions.
Coraline by Neil Gaiman: On audio: I’m behind in my listening, but this title, narrated by Gaiman himself, should be a winner. Excited to listen then watch the film.