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#1 SAPIENS

Yuval Noah Harari

How Homo sapiens became Earth’s dominant species.

On the bestsellers list for 40 weeks


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#2 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 1 week


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#3 WHITE FRAGILITY

Robin DiAngelo

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

On the bestsellers list for 32 weeks


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#4 KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON

David Grann

The story of a murder spree in 1920s Oklahoma that targeted Osage Indians, whose lands contained oil. The fledgling F.B.I. intervened, ineffectively.

On the bestsellers list for 46 weeks

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#5 THE COLLECTED SCHIZOPHRENIAS

Esmé Weijun Wang

Essays on the author's diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder and disagreements within the medical community.

On the bestsellers list for 2 weeks

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#6 FASCISM: A Warning

Madeleine Albright with Bill Woodward

The former secretary of state examines the legacy of fascism in the 20th century and its potential revival.

On the bestsellers list for 2 weeks

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#7 THE INNOCENT MAN

John Grisham

Grisham's first nonfiction book concerns a man wrongly sentenced to death.

On the bestsellers list for 49 weeks

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#8 THE BODY KEEPS THE SCORE

Bessel van der Kolk

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

On the bestsellers list for 17 weeks


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#9 GRIT

Angela Duckworth

The MacArthur Fellow argues that passion and perseverance are more important than innate talent in creating success.

On the bestsellers list for 25 weeks

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#10 SHOE DOG

Phil Knight

A memoir by the co-founder of Nike, Inc.

On the bestsellers list for 31 weeks


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#11 BEAUTIFUL BOY

David Sheff

A father struggles with his son's meth addiction.

On the bestsellers list for 23 weeks

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#12 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 140 weeks


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#13 THINKING, FAST AND SLOW

Daniel Kahneman

When we can and cannot trust our intuitions in making business and personal decisions.

On the bestsellers list for 202 weeks

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#14 HILLBILLY ELEGY

JD Vance

A Yale Law School graduate looks at the struggles of the white working class through the story of his own childhood.

On the bestsellers list for 33 weeks


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#15 THE NEW JIM CROW

Michelle Alexander

A law professor on the “war on drugs” and its role in the disproportionate incarceration of black men.

On the bestsellers list for 186 weeks


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