The Taming of Free Speech by Laura Weinrib (HUP 2016)
The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
Why Some Things Should Not Be For Sale: The Moral Limits of Markets by Debra Satz (OUP 2010)
NW by Zadie Smith
We Shall Be All: A History of the Industrial Workers of the World by Melvyn Dubofsky
To Steal a Book is an Elegant Offense: Intellectual Property Law in Chinese Civilization by William P. Alford (Stanford University Press 1997)
Orlando by Virginia Woolf – loved this
Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
The Metaphysical Club by Louis Menand – loved this
The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements by Eric Hoffer
Private Government: How Employers Rule Our Lives by Elizabeth Anderson (PUP 2017) – this combines her Tanner Lecturers with commentary by scholars from various fields. I’m hoping this is a sign that philosophers are becoming more interested in theorizing about work relations and private-ish law.
The Disappearing L: Erasure of Lesbian Spaces and Culture by Bonnie J. Morris (SUNY Press 2016) – Books on lesbian culture are hard to come by so I was quite happy to have stumbled upon this one. Very interesting. The discussion of conscious raising and how it resulted in intra-group fights(e.g. concerning women-born-women only spaces) and factions pairs well with the documentary She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry, which covers the rise of the women’s movement, focusing on 1966-71.
Tough Enough: Arbus, Arendt, Didion, McCarthy, Sontag, Weil (University of Chicago Press 2017) – better to know a bit about these women before you read this.
Food Justice by Robert Gottlieb and Anupama Joshi (MIT Press 2010) – some helpful information for those with limited knowledge about the issues. I found it repetitive.