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#1 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 168 weeks

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#2 ALL ABOUT LOVE

bell hooks

The late feminist icon explores the causes of a polarized society and the meaning of love.

On the bestsellers list for 5 weeks


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#3 THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING

Joan Didion

Winner of the National Book Award in 2005. The late writer recounts her daughter’s illness and husband’s death.

On the bestsellers list for 2 weeks


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#4 BRAIDING SWEETGRASS

Robin Wall Kimmerer

A botanist and member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation espouses having an understanding and appreciation of plants and animals.

On the bestsellers list for 91 weeks


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#5 SAPIENS

Yuval Noah Harari

How Homo sapiens became Earth’s dominant species.

On the bestsellers list for 178 weeks


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#6 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 145 weeks


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#7 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 300 weeks

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#8 THE HOUSE OF GUCCI

Sara Gay Forden

An account of the murder of Maurizio Gucci in 1995; the basis of the film.

On the bestsellers list for 11 weeks


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#9 THE THREE MOTHERS

Anna Malaika Tubbs

A look at the influence of the mothers of James Baldwin, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.

On the bestsellers list for 2 weeks


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#10 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 98 weeks

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#11 THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY

Erik Larson

A story of how an architect and a serial killer were linked by the Chicago World's Fair of 1893. Originally published in 2003.

On the bestsellers list for 369 weeks

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#12 JUST MERCY

Bryan Stevenson

A civil rights lawyer and MacArthur grant recipient’s memoir of his decades of work to free innocent people condemned to death.

On the bestsellers list for 271 weeks


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#13 TALKING TO STRANGERS

Malcolm Gladwell

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

On the bestsellers list for 15 weeks

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#14 THE POWER OF HABIT

Charles Duhigg

An examination of the science behind habits, how we form them and break them.

On the bestsellers list for 130 weeks


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#15 QUIET

Susan Cain

Introverts — approximately one-third of the population — are undervalued in American society.

On the bestsellers list for 167 weeks


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