I'm very much enjoying the audiobook of Lawrence McDonald's A Colossal Failure of Common Sense (11 discs, each more fascinating than the last.) The history and downfall of Lehman Brothers is not something I'd normally pick up, but it is a fascinating story and I feel a kinship to McDonald (awesome family name, and he's from Massachusetts). I share his dismay at the greed and gouging by shadow banks and shady mortgage companies that resulted in so many home foreclosures and, oh, the economic crash of 2008.
I'm also reading James Altucher's inspiring Choose Yourself (watch him on YouTube--vivid personality.) Not only is it full of common sense, but it's got the Buddhist perspective as well.
Having met the charming and innovative M.C.A. Hogarth at the International Conference of Fantastic in the Arts, I also picked up her book Earthrise (Book 1) because female space captain. We need more female space captains, don't you think? And it turns out that I have slept in the same bed as scientist John C. Lewis, author of many books about asteroids, so I had to add one of his to my shelves as well. (Story behind the bed: he was a guest of my co-writer Steve D. Covey, and I stay with Steve and his wife a few times a year when we're working on stories.)
All I can say is that it's a good thing I have a new Kindle to fill up, and new physical bookshelves too.