Even though it is not very recent, first published in 2005, “Freakonomics” is a very fun, interesting and innovative book. The book, the subtitle of which is “A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything” deals with economic concepts such as incentives, cost benefit analyses and information asymmetries, but applies those to real life events and phenomena, and answers questions such as “How is the Ku Klux Klan Like a Group of Real-Estate Agents?” and “What Makes a Perfect Parent?”.
Perhaps a bit popularly written, but nevertheless providing good illustrations of economics in our every-day life.
Additionally, the writers have started a blog in order to “keep the dialogue going”. May be interesting to look a take a look at that as well.