As part of their 50 year celebrations Goldsmiths Sociology department have a new Open Books feature on their website. It features staff and students reflecting on their current reading. It features three entries so far, maybe there will be more to follow.
The Warwick Politics and International studies department have something similar on their blog. In that case though members of staff nominate one of their own books/articles and another book that they would suggest reading (I found this via Stuart Elden’s blog).