The Lexus and the Olive Tree — I’ve had this on the shelf for a couple years and never cracked because I expected to hate it, I thought it was going to be some anti-globalization rant, or just another “pop business” book. Actually tho it was a lot better than expected, a very clear articulation of why globalization will happen and discussions of implications and how we should react. Too long of course like every non-fiction book.
And then just for waiting room reading I worked thru Ben Bova’s Saturn. Very forgettable sci-fi. Won’t actually harm your brain reading it but no substance — I finished it yesterday and I couldn’t tell you today the names of any of the characters.