得到 app 王烁的订阅专栏提到书单他只关注《经济学人》年读书单。于是我就好奇去找,整理下来给自己,有时间可以找一些来读。

以下是《经济学人》2016年度书单,来源 Books of the Year 2016 。2016年度推荐书单有关中国、语言、微生物、遗传、不平等和中世纪的手稿。

p.s. 其中很多书籍由于众所周知的原因,并不能在国内看到,可移步美国 Amazon 查找。


Politics and current affairs

China’s Future. By David Shambaugh.

Black Wind, White Snow: The Rise of Russia’s New Nationalism. By Charles Clover.

The Euro and the Battle of Ideas. By Markus Brunnermeier, Harold James and Jean-Pierre Landau.

CEO, China: The Rise of Xi Jinping. By Kerry Brown.

China’s Crony Capitalism: The Dynamics of Regime Decay. By Minxin Pei.

The Egyptians: A Radical Story. By Jack Shenker.

Trials: On Death Row in Pakistan. By Isabel Buchanan.

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis. By J.D. Vance.

The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye. By Sonny Liew.

The Way to the Spring: Life and Death in Palestine. By Ben Ehrenreich.


Biography and memoir

The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land In Between. By Hisham Matar.

Elizabeth: The Forgotten Years. By John Guy.

Half-Lion: How P.V. Narasimha Rao Transformed India. By Vinay Sitapati.

When Breath Becomes Air. By Paul Kalanithi.

Karl Marx: Greatness and Illusion. By Gareth Stedman Jones.

Negroland: A Memoir. By Margo Jefferson.

Kenneth Clark: Life, Art and “Civilisation”. By James Stourton.

Born to Run. By Bruce Springsteen.

But You Did Not Come Back. By Marceline Loridan-Ivens.

The Civil Wars of Julia Ward Howe. A Biography. By Elaine Showalter.

Outlandish Knight: The Byzantine Life of Steven Runciman. By Minoo Dinshaw.



The Water Kingdom: A Secret History of China. By Philip Ball.

The Romanovs: 1613-1918. By Simon Sebag Montefiore.

The Pursuit of Power: Europe 1815-1914. By Richard Evans.

Heart of Europe: A History of the Holy Roman Empire. By Peter Wilson.

Lenin on the Train. By Catherine Merridale.

East West Street: On the Origins of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity. By Philippe Sands.


Economics and business

The Rise and Fall of American Growth: The US Standard of Living since the Civil War. By Robert Gordon.

Global Inequality: A New Approach for the Age of Globalisation. By Branko Milanovic.

The Great Convergence: Information Technology and the New Globalization. By Richard Baldwin.

The Man Who Knew: The Life and Times of Alan Greenspan. By Sebastian Mallaby.

Alibaba: The House That Jack Ma Built. By Duncan Clark.

Eccentric Orbits: The Iridium Story. By John Bloom.


Culture, society and travel

Cleverlands: The Secrets Behind the Success of the World’s Education Superpowers. By Lucy Crehan.

Free Speech: Ten Principles for a Connected World. By Timothy Garton Ash.

Another Day in the Death of America: A Chronicle of Ten Short Lives. By Gary Younge.

The Life Project: The Extraordinary Story of Our Ordinary Lives. By Helen Pearson.

Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts. By Christopher de Hamel.

Progress: Ten Reasons to Look Forward to the Future. By Johan Norberg.

The End of Karma: Hope and Fury Among India’s Young. By Somini Sengupta.

City of Thorns: Nine Lives in the World’s Largest Refugee Camp. By Ben Rawlence.

Beethoven for a Later Age: Living with the String Quartets. By Edward Dusinberre.

How to Listen to Jazz. By Ted Gioia.



The Vegetarian. By Han Kang.

War and Turpentine. By Stefan Hertmans.

The Mandibles: A Family, 2029-2047. By Lionel Shriver.

Swing Time. By Zadie Smith.


Science and technology

I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life. By Ed Yong.

The Gene: An Intimate History. By Siddhartha Mukherjee.

Patient HM: A Story of Memory, Madness, and Family Secrets. By Luke Dittrich.

Cure: A Journey into the Science of Mind over Body. By Jo Marchant.

The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars. By Dava Sobel.


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