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#1 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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#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 TIGHTROPE

Nicholas D Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

The Pulitzer Prize-winning authors examine issues affecting working-class Americans.

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#4 RUNNING AGAINST THE DEVIL

Rick Wilson

The Republican strategist offers his insights on how to potentially defeat President Trump in the upcoming election.

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#5 TALKING TO STRANGERS

Malcolm Gladwell

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

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#6 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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#7 UNCANNY VALLEY

Anna Wiener

A millennial’s memoir is interwoven with a look at changes within Silicon Valley.

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#8 MAYBE YOU SHOULD TALK TO SOMEONE

Lori Gottlieb

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

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#9 CATCH AND KILL

Ronan Farrow

The Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter details some surveillance and intimidation tactics used to pressure journalists and elude consequences by certain wealthy and connected men.

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#10 THE BODY KEEPS THE SCORE

Bessel van der Kolk

How trauma affects the body and mind, and innovative treatments for recovery.

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#11 SAPIENS

Yuval Noah Harari

How Homo sapiens became Earth’s dominant species.

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#12 WHY WE SLEEP

Matthew Walker

A neuroscientist uses recent scientific discoveries to explain the functions of sleep and dreams.

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#13 SAY NOTHING

Patrick Radden Keefe

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

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#14 AMERICAN OLIGARCHS

Andrea Bernstein

An investigative journalist traces the proliferation of the Trump and Kushner dynasties

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#15 THE BODY

Bill Bryson

An owner’s manual of the human body covering various parts, functions and what happens when things go wrong.

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