Among many other things (essays, articles, blogs, etc.), I am reading–or am about to start reading–the following books (presented alphabetically):
Ryan Patrick Hanley, Our great purpose: Adam Smith on living a better life (Princeton, 2019). I have just finished reading this short but surprisingly comprehensive tome and will be blogging about it soon.
Zena Hitz, Lost in thought: the hidden pleasures of an intellectual life (Princeton, 2020). The cover of this beautiful book is pictured below. As of today, I have read up to p. 80.
Erik Larson, The splendid and the vile: a saga of Churchill, family, and defiance during the Blitz (Crown, 2020). I ordered this book on the strength of Alex Tabarrok’s short review (available here; see the fourth paragraph), opened it last night, and am up to p. 31.
Stephanie Murphy-Lupo, All aboard! A history of Florida’s railroads (Globe Pequot, 2016). I love trains, and I love history, so I was lucky enough to have found a copy of this perfect book in one of the “free little libraries” that now dot the urban Orlando landscape.
James Otteson, editor, What Adam Smith knew: moral lessons on capitalism from its greatest champions and fiercest opponents (Encounter Books, 2014). I received a copy of this excellent collection of essays when I became a member of The Adam Smith Society last December.
Adam Smith, The theory of moral sentiments (Glasgow edition, Liberty Fund). I have decided to bite the proverbial bullet and read the damn thing for myself!