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#1 HIDDEN FIGURES

Margot Lee Shetterly

The story of four of the black female mathematicians whose work at then-segregated NASA was key to launching John Glenn into space. The basis for the movie.

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#2 ALEXANDER HAMILTON

Ron Chernow

First published in 2004, this biography of a founding father was turned into the Pulitzer Prize-winning hip-hop musical "Hamilton."

On the bestsellers list for 65 weeks

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#3 THINKING, FAST AND SLOW

Daniel Kahneman

How we make choices in our business and personal lives.

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#4 OUTLIERS

Malcolm Gladwell

Why some people succeed — it has to do with luck and opportunities as well as talent.

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#5 THE POWER OF HABIT

Charles Duhigg

An examination of the science behind habits — how we form them and break them.

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#6 THE NEW JIM CROW

Michelle Alexander

A law professor on the “war on drugs” and its role in the disproportionate incarceration of black men.

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#7 QUIET

Susan Cain

Introverts, approximately one-third of the population, are undervalued in American society.

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#8 JUST MERCY

Bryan Stevenson

A law professor and MacArthur grant recipient’s memoir of his decades of work to free innocent people condemned to death.

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#9 WE SHOULD ALL BE FEMINISTS

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The adapted text of the much-watched TED talk by the Nigerian author.

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#10 THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY

Erik Larson

A story of how an architect and a serial killer were linked by the World's Fair of 1893.

On the bestsellers list for 333 weeks

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#11 WISHFUL DRINKING

Carrie Fisher

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

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#12 THE ROAD TO CHARACTER

David Brooks

The Times columnist extols personal virtues like kindness and honesty in a materialistic age.

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#13 THE BOYS IN THE BOAT

Daniel James Brown

The story of the American rowers who pursued gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games. Originally published in 2013.

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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 THOMAS JEFFERSON AND THE TRIPOLI PIRATES

Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger

The war against the Barbary pirates in 1801.

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