On my librarian shelf I can recommend:
The Social Fact: News and Knowledge in a Networked World by John Whibey -- a journalist reflects on how information spreads through social networks and what it means for journalism, engaged citizenship and democracy (my review).
On my mystery lover shelf I enjoyed:
Conviction by Denise Mina -- a rollicking adventure told in a wry Scottish voice that makes you laugh while it delves into internet fame, true crime podcasts, troll armies and female rage (my review).
On my to-be-read pile -- added just this week:
Race After Technology by Ruha Benjamin -- how tech encodes racism and inequality.
The Missing Course by David Gooblar -- John Warner recommended this book on college teaching.
Snowden's Box by Jessica Bruder and Dale Maharidge -- the role trust played in getting Edward Snowden's documents to journalists and the role of trust in the age of surveillance.
What books knocked your socks off this year? What are you looking forward to reading?