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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.

On the bestsellers list for 14 weeks

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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.

On the bestsellers list for 52 weeks

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#3 GRATEFUL AMERICAN

Gary Sinise with Marcus Brotherton

The Oscar-nominated actor describes how he has entertained troops and helped veterans.

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#4 BAD BLOOD

John Carreyrou

The rise and fall of Theranos, the biotech startup that failed to deliver on its promise to make blood testing more efficient.

On the bestsellers list for 28 weeks

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#5 SAPIENS

Yuval Noah Harari

How Homo sapiens became Earth’s dominant species.

On the bestsellers list for 60 weeks


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#6 BORN A CRIME

Trevor Noah

A memoir about growing up biracial in apartheid South Africa by the host of “The Daily Show.”

On the bestsellers list for 34 weeks


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#7 THE FIRST CONSPIRACY

Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch

The story of a secret plot to kill George Washington in 1776.

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#8 MAID

Stephanie Land

An unexpected pregnancy forces the author to navigate challenges faced by the working poor.

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#9 WOMEN ROWING NORTH

Mary Pipher

Reflections on the ageism, misogyny and loss that women might encounter as they grow older.

On the bestsellers list for 5 weeks


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#10 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.

On the bestsellers list for 13 weeks

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#11 KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON

David Grann

The story of a murder spree in 1920s Oklahoma that targeted Osage Indians, whose lands contained oil.

On the bestsellers list for 65 weeks

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#12 MIDNIGHT IN CHERNOBYL

Adam Higginbotham

An account of the 1986 disaster at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, based on hundreds of hours of interviews.

On the bestsellers list for 1 week


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#13 LET ME FINISH

Chris Christie

The former governor of New Jersey describes his relationship with President Trump and the tensions among others close to the president.

On the bestsellers list for 3 weeks


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#14 SHORTEST WAY HOME

Pete Buttigieg

A memoir by the current mayor of South Bend, Ind., and the first openly gay Democratic candidate to run for president of the United States.

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#15 A SERIAL KILLER'S DAUGHTER

Kerri Rawson

A woman rebuilds her life after she learns her father is the infamous killer known as BTK.

On the bestsellers list for 3 weeks


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