I'm feeling lazy, in a Christmas-holiday sort of way, so today I'll just observe that Physics World has named its 2016 Book of the Year.
It's a book with a philosophical dimension, about which I will say something if I'm feeling more ambitious next week at this time.
The winner: Why String Theory? by Joseph Conlon.
For now, I'll just insert a cartoon about hinting gently at the sort of skepticism against which string theory requires a defense.