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#1 THE LOST CITY OF THE MONKEY GOD

Douglas Preston

A frightening search for a lost civilization in the Honduran rain forest.

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#2 HILLBILLY ELEGY

J D Vance

A Yale Law School graduate looks at the struggles of the white working class through the story of his own childhood in the Rust Belt.

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#3 WISHFUL DRINKING

Carrie Fisher

A memoir based on Fisher’s one-woman autobiographical show. Originally published in 2008.

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#4 HIDDEN FIGURES

Margot Lee Shetterly

The story, based in part on interviews, of the black women mathematicians who were originally hired as “computers” by the precursor of NASA, and worked from World War II until the Space Age. The basis of the movie.

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#5 KILLING THE RISING SUN

Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard

The host of “The O’Reilly Factor” recounts the final years of World War II.

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#6 WHEN BREATH BECOMES AIR

Paul Kalanithi

A memoir by a physician who received a diagnosis of Stage IV lung cancer at the age of 36.

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#7 THE PRINCESS DIARIST

Carrie Fisher

Recollections of life on the set of the first Star Wars movie by the actress and writer, who died in December.

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#8 THE UNDOING PROJECT

Michael Lewis

How the psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky upended assumptions about the decision-making process and invented the field of behavioral economics.

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#9 ALEXANDER HAMILTON

Ron Chernow

A biography of the first Treasury secretary. Originally published in 2004 and the basis of the Broadway musical.

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#10 BORN A CRIME

Trevor Noah

A memoir about growing up in South Africa by the comedian, now the host of “The Daily Show,” whose parents were in an illegal (under apartheid) interracial relationship.

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#11 THE MAGNOLIA STORY

Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines with Mark Dagostino

The couple who star in the HGTV show “Fixer Upper.”

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#12 SHOCKAHOLIC

Carrie Fisher

A gossipy memoir of Fisher's life, including her experience with alcohol and drugs. Originally published in 2011.

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#13 THE TELOMERE EFFECT

Elizabeth Blackburn and Elissa Epel

Protecting genetic structures called telomeres through diet and lifestyle changes in order to increase health and combat aging.

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#14 TROUBLEMAKER

Leah Remini and Rebecca Paley

The actress describes her life in Scientology and the aftermath of her break with the church in 2013.

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#15 THANK YOU FOR BEING LATE

Thomas L Friedman

How the accelerating pace of technology, globalization and climate change are reshaping the world, and what we can do about it.

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