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#1 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 78 weeks

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#2 HOW TO BE AN ANTIRACIST

Ibram X Kendi

A primer for creating a more just and equitable society through identifying and opposing racism.

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#3 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 40 weeks

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#4 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 57 weeks


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#5 THREE WOMEN

Lisa Taddeo

The inequality of female desire is explored through the sex lives of a homemaker, a high school student and a restaurant owner.

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#6 THE PIONEERS

David McCullough

The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian tells the story of the settling of the Northwest Territory through five main characters.

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#7 SAPIENS

Yuval Noah Harari

How Homo sapiens became Earth’s dominant species.

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#8 BALL OF COLLUSION

Andrew C McCarthy

The Fox News contributor makes his case that the narrative of collusion between the 2016 Trump campaign and the Kremlin is a fraud.

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#9 RANGE

David Epstein

An argument for how generalists excel more than specialists, especially in complex and unpredictable fields.

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#10 TRICK MIRROR

Jia Tolentino

Nine essays delving into late capitalism, online engagement and the author’s personal history.

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#11 MAYBE YOU SHOULD TALK TO SOMEONE

Lori Gottlieb

A psychotherapist gains unexpected insights when she becomes another therapist’s patient.

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#12 KOCHLAND

Christopher Leonard

How Koch Industries consolidated power and affected important facets of modern life over the last half-century.

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#13 WHITE FRAGILITY

Robin DiAngelo

Historical and cultural analyses on what causes defensive moves by white people and how this inhibits cross-racial dialogue.

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#14 UNFREEDOM OF THE PRESS

Mark R Levin

The conservative commentator and radio host makes his case that the press is aligned with political ideology.

On the bestsellers list for 13 weeks


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#15 THE YELLOW HOUSE

Sarah M Broom

Identity and inequality are explored in the history of a family and home in New Orleans both before and after Hurricane Katrina.

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