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#1 SAPIENS

Yuval Noah Harari

How Homo sapiens became Earth’s dominant species.

On the bestsellers list for 29 weeks


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#2 BEAUTIFUL BOY

David Sheff

A father struggles with his son's meth addiction.

On the bestsellers list for 12 weeks

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#3 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 35 weeks

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#4 ANDREW JACKSON AND THE MIRACLE OF NEW ORLEANS

Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger

Major General Jackson takes on the British in Louisiana.

On the bestsellers list for 6 weeks


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#5 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 21 weeks


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#6 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 191 weeks

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#7 GRIT

Angela Duckworth

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

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#8 MY OWN WORDS

Ruth Bader Ginsburg with Mary Hartnett and Wendy W Williams

A collection of articles and speeches by the Supreme Court justice.

On the bestsellers list for 3 weeks


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#9 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 132 weeks


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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.

On the bestsellers list for 6 weeks


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#11 KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL

Anthony Bourdain

A memoir-exposé of the restaurant world. Originally published in 2000.

On the bestsellers list for 61 weeks


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#12 CODE GIRLS

Liza Mundy

The story of the more than 10,000 women "code breakers" during World War II.

On the bestsellers list for 8 weeks


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#13 ALEXANDER HAMILTON

Ron Chernow

A biography of the first Treasury secretary and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Originally published in 2004 and the basis of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical.

On the bestsellers list for 106 weeks

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#14 HOMO DEUS

Yuval Noah Harari

A provocative look into the future by the author of “Sapiens.”

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#15 BOY ERASED

Garrard Conley

The sexually conflicted son of a Baptist pastor must either attend a church-supported therapy program or lose his family.

On the bestsellers list for 4 weeks


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