Currently (or concurrently) reading:
Beatrice Webb: Woman of Conflict [listed on Amazon as Beatrice Webb: A Life] 1992/3 by Carole Seymour-Jones
Notes: Well-written biography of a Victorian "rebel" and social reformer.
Plenitude: The New Economics of True Wealth (2010) by Juliet B. Schor
Notes: A quick, easy, lively, hopeful book; of interest to urban/community gardeners and locavores. Interesting comparison: Small is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered (1973) by E.F. Schumacher.