There has been an explosion of business books written by journalists in the past few years, and this trend doesn't seem to be stopping. Personally, I like the trend. The authors write for a living, so the books are usually well written, and the topics they touch on are making business literature accessible to a wider audience.
*Martine Franck by Louise Baring *Zoom: The Global Race to Fuel the Car of the Future by Iain Carson & Vijay Vaitheeswaran *Guide to Hedge Funds: What They Are, What They Do, Their Risks, Their Advantages by Philip Coggan (not being released until 2008) *Pistols at Dawn: A History of Duelling by Richard Hopton (not yet released in the U.S.) *Young Wisden: A New Fan's Guide to Cricket by Tim de Lisle (not yet released in the U.S.) *Doing Business in China: How to Profit in the World's Fastest Growing Market by Ted Plafker *Forgotten Continent: The Battle for Latin America's Soul by Michael Reid *The Post-Birthday World by Lionel Shriver *Being Shelley: The Poet's Search for Himself by Ann Wroe *Holy Land, Unholy War by Anton La Guardia (this is the updated edition of a book first published in 2001, which I believe was published in the U.S. as War Without End)
That's a pretty impressive list of books for one magazine staff to create in a year. I've read Zoom and Doing in Business in China, and would recommend them both. I'm even thinking of getting one or two of the others as Christmas gifts... Christmas gifts I may very well give to myself.