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#1 BECOMING

Michelle Obama

The former first lady describes her journey from the South Side of Chicago to the White House, and how she balanced work, family and her husband’s political ascent.

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#2 EDUCATED

Tara Westover

The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university.

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#3 KILLING THE SS

Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard

A look at the postwar manhunt for members of Hitler’s inner circle.

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#4 SHADE

Pete Souza

The former White House photographer juxtaposes pictures of former President Obama with tweets, headlines and quotes from the Trump administration.

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#5 HILLBILLY ELEGY

JD Vance

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

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#6 SAPIENS

Yuval Noah Harari

How Homo sapiens became Earth’s dominant species.

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#7 SHIP OF FOOLS

Tucker Carlson

The Fox News anchor argues that America’s ruling class is out of touch with everyday citizens.

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#8 BEASTIE BOYS BOOK

Michael Diamond and Adam Horovitz

The story of the New York band who went from performing hardcore punk music to hip hop stardom.

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#9 LEADERSHIP

Doris Kearns Goodwin

The challenges that shaped the leadership abilities of four presidents: Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon B. Johnson.

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#10 FEAR

Bob Woodward

Based on hours of interviews with sources, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist describes debates and decision-making within the Trump White House.

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#11 TRUMP'S ENEMIES

Corey R Lewandowski and David N Bossie

The authors of “Let Trump Be Trump” give their perspectives on the president’s foes.

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#12 ASTROPHYSICS FOR PEOPLE IN A HURRY

Neil deGrasse Tyson

A straightforward, easy-to-understand introduction to the laws that govern the universe.

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#13 BRIEF ANSWERS TO THE BIG QUESTIONS

Stephen Hawking

A collection of essays from the late scientist’s personal archive that address 10 imponderables.

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#14 THE LIBRARY BOOK

Susan Orlean

The story of the 1986 fire at the Los Angeles Public Library provides a backdrop to the evolution and purpose of libraries.

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#15 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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