Links, articles and books that I've read recently:
Numbeo - Cost of Living Database: If you are thinking about moving city/country, this site is a great place to compare different cities on a huge number of different data points. The shocking prices to rent in Dublin, where I live, are made clear here.
How to do a User Experience (UX) Review - I came across this one a few weeks ago while doing some research for a client. If you haven't done a UX review before, it's a great place to start.
A Short History of England - a nice book highlighting all the main characters throughout English History from post-Roman Britain right through to modern times - but also links them together as a story rather than a series of static, unrelated events.