The Sifted Books of 2012

This year the Sift reviewed, recommended, or based an article on 21 different books.

Novels: 11/22/63 by Stephen King, The Gone-Away World by Nick Harkaway

Religion/spirituality: Flunking Sainthood by Jana Reiss, The New Religious Intolerance by Martha Nussbaum, Roger Williams and the Creation of the American Soul by John Barry, Sacred Ground by Eboo Patel, Evolving in Monkey Town by Rachel Held Evans

American politics/policy/political history: Rule and Ruin by Geoffrey Kabaservice, Delirium: How the sexual counter-revolution is polarizing America by Nancy Cohen, Drift by Rachel Maddow, With Liberty and Justice for Some by Glenn Greenwald, Republic, Lost by Lawrence Lessig, Twilight of the Elites by Chris Hayes

Economics: Cornered by Barry Lynn, End This Depression Now by Paul Krugman

Deep history/anthropology/why-people-are-the-way-they-are: Catching Fire: How cooking made us human by Richard Wrangham, The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt, The Myth of Choice by Kurt Greenfield

What the Founders intended: Wrong and Dangerous by Garrett Epps, Common as Air by Lewis Hyde

Food policy: Bet the Farm by Frederick Kaufman

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  • By The Yearly Sift: 2013 | The Weekly Sift on December 30, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    […] reviews are one of the staples of The Weekly Sift, but this year I did fewer of them. 21 books got discussed in 2012, but only 13 in 2013. That wasn’t a planned shift, it just worked out that way. (A discussion […]

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