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#1 THE SPLENDID AND THE VILE

Erik Larson

An examination of the leadership of the prime minister Winston Churchill.

On the bestsellers list for 4 weeks

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#2 UNTAMED

Glennon Doyle

The activist and public speaker describes her journey of listening to her inner voice.

On the bestsellers list for 2 weeks


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#3 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 109 weeks

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#4 OPEN BOOK

Jessica Simpson with Kevin Carr O’Leary

The singer, actress and fashion designer discloses times of success, trauma and addiction.

On the bestsellers list for 7 weeks


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#5 THE GREAT INFLUENZA

John M Barry

An overview of the 1918 flu epidemic and cautionary tale for similar kinds of large-scale outbreaks.

On the bestsellers list for 2 weeks


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#6 THE MAMBA MENTALITY

Kobe Bryant

Various skills and techniques used on the court by the late Los Angeles Lakers player.

On the bestsellers list for 11 weeks


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#7 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 68 weeks

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#8 THE GIFT OF FORGIVENESS

Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt

Stories, interviews and reflections on the act of letting go of resentment.

On the bestsellers list for 2 weeks


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#9 SAPIENS

Yuval Noah Harari

How Homo sapiens became Earth’s dominant species.

On the bestsellers list for 99 weeks


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#10 MAYBE YOU SHOULD TALK TO SOMEONE

Lori Gottlieb

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

On the bestsellers list for 28 weeks

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#11 TALKING TO STRANGERS

Malcolm Gladwell

Famous examples of miscommunication serve as the backdrop to explain potential conflicts and misunderstandings.

On the bestsellers list for 28 weeks

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#12 SAY NOTHING

Patrick Radden Keefe

A look at the conflict in Northern Ireland known as the Troubles.

On the bestsellers list for 13 weeks

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#13 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.

On the bestsellers list for 30 weeks


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#14 DEADLIEST ENEMY

Michael T Osterholm and Mark Olshaker

How epidemics and pandemics can disrupt everyday life and world order.

On the bestsellers list for 1 week


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#15 JOHN ADAMS UNDER FIRE

Dan Abrams and David Fisher

How the man who became the second president served as the defense lawyer for the British soldiers who stood accused in the Boston Massacre in 1770.

On the bestsellers list for 3 weeks


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