- The Origins of Political Order, Francis Fukuyama
- Critical Theory Since 1965, Hazard Adams and Leroy Searle, eds.
- Nixonland, Rick Perlstein
- Freedom, Jonathan Franzen
We’ve been getting a decent amount of spiders lately. Big, heavy hardbacks do have some uses—it’s not like I was going to swing my iPad at any eight-legged intruders.