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#1 BECOMING

Michelle Obama

The former first lady describes how she balanced work, family and her husband’s political ascent.

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#2 EDUCATED

Tara Westover

The daughter of survivalists leaves home for university.

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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 THE FIRST CONSPIRACY

Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch

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

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#5 BAD BLOOD

John Carreyrou

The rise and fall of the biotech startup Theranos.

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#6 WOMEN ROWING NORTH

Mary Pipher

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

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#7 MAID

Stephanie Land

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

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#8 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.

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#9 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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#10 THE POINT OF IT ALL

Charles Krauthammer,

A collection of essays, speeches and unpublished writings by the late conservative columnist.

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#11 TEAM OF VIPERS

Cliff Sims

The former special assistant to President Trump recalls what he considers his successes and failures in the White House.

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#12 THE SOURCE OF SELF-REGARD

Toni Morrison

A collection of essays and speeches written over four decades, including a eulogy for James Baldwin and the author's Nobel lecture.

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#13 ASTROPHYSICS FOR PEOPLE IN A HURRY

Neil deGrasse Tyson

A straightforward, easy-to-understand introduction to the universe.

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#14 PARKLAND

Dave Cullen

Portraits of the teenage survivors of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who created the #neveragain movement.

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#15 FIGURING

Maria Popova

The achievements and private relationships of several interconnecting historical figures.

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