At the end of 2016 I made a sort of New Year’s resolution to read the equivalent of a book every week. If nothing else, I wanted to live up to the example set by my intellectual idol and mentor, Chris Finch from ‘The Office’.

I completely failed in this task.

Nevertheless, here is the list of books I have read over the past 12 months:

Hitch-22 – Christopher Hitchens

Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen

Brexit: What the Hell Happens Now? – Ian Dunt

The Last Vote – Philip Coggan

Fascism: A Very Short Introduction – Kevin Passmore

N-W – Zadie Smith

Cameron at 10 – Anthony Seldon

Ill Fares the Land – Tony Judt

This Is London – Ben Judah

Pauperland – Jeremy Seabrook

The Condition of the Working Classes in England – Freidrich Engels

The Victorians – A.N. Wilson

Enough Said: What’s Gone Wrong With the Language of Politics – Mark Thompson

What’s Left – Nick Cohen

The Penguin History of the World – J.M. Roberts and Odd Arne Westad

And The Weak Suffer What They Must – Yannis Varoufakis

Buying Time: The Delayed Crisis of Democratic Capitalism – Wolfgang Streeck

Parliament: The Biography, Vol. 1– Chris Bryant

Hillbilly Elegy – J.D. Vance

The Theory and Practice of Communism – R.N. Carew Hunt

Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe – Anne Applebaum

The End of History and the Last Man – Francis Fukuyama

The Ministry of Nostalgia – Owen Hatherley

The Moon is Down – John Steinbeck

Europe: A History – Norman Davies

Neoliberalism: A Very Short Introduction – Manfred B. Steiger and Ravi K. Roy

On Revolution – Hannah Arendt

The Impossible State: North Korea Past, Present and Future – Victor Chu

Late Victorian Britain 1875–1914 – J.F.C. Harrison

The Road to Somewhere – David Goodhart

The Affluent Society – J.K. Galbraith

Haruki Murakami – Norwegian Wood

The Myth of Meritocracy – James Bloodworth

Four Futures – Pete Frase

Kill All Normies – Angela Nagle

The Penguin History of Europe – J.M. Roberts

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