Here's the last two I've finished -- very different books on widely disparate subjects, but both absorbing reading.
Gladwell writes well and engagingly, and it's clear he was trained as a journalist. He doesn't always lay out his arguments in the most structured way, and sometimes he doesn't follow through by thinking out the full implications of his theories or considering his chosen studies in a larger context. But he has written a book that's guaranteed to get its readers thinking about success, and about ways to improve our society so that it doesn't thwart or hobble potential.
What have you read recently? And what's on your list to read this year?