That's a wrap for The 45th in 2018. We greatly appreciate you reading us each week and hope you've benefited from our mix of US political news and analysis every Wednesday. 

Rather than our usual aggregate of top stories this week, the United States Studies Centre's experts have submitted their top picks for books, film, television series and podcasts that you can devour over the holiday season.

We also recommend you listen to our new podcast, 2020Vision. Its latest episode, available on iTunes, Spotify and Soundcloud, features Visiting Fellow Bruce Wolpe looking back on the past 12 months of big stories in US politics, foreign policy and the Russia investigation – and what they could mean for the 2020 US presidential election campaign.

Have a safe and relaxing break and we look forward to returning to your inboxes in January 2019.