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1 - Born a Crime

Trevor Noah · Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man's coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
Michiko Kakutani, New...

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2 - No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference

Greta Thunberg · Penguin

The history-making, ground-breaking speeches of Greta Thunberg, the young activist who has become the voice of a generation'Everything needs to change. And it has to start today' In August 2018 a fifteen-year-old Swedish girl, Greta Thunberg, decided not to go to school one day....
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4 - On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

Timothy Snyder · Tim Duggan Books

A New York Times BestsellerThe Founding Fathers tried to protect us from the threat they knew, the tyranny that overcame ancient democracy. Today, our political order faces new threats, not unlike the totalitarianism of the twentieth century. We are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy...
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5 - Calypso

David Sedaris · Little Brown and Company

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6 - Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Yuval Noah Harari · HarperCollins

New York Times BestsellerFrom a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity's creation and evolution - a #1 international bestseller - that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be "human....
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7 - Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland

Patrick Radden Keefe · Doubleday

"Meticulously reported, exquisitely written, and grippingly told, Say Nothing is a work of revelation."- David Grann, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Killers of the Flower Moon"[This] gripping account of the Troubles is equal parts true-crime, history, and tragedy...
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8 - Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

Brené Brown · Avery

Researcher and thought leader Dr. Brené Brown offers a powerful new vision that encourages us to dare greatly: to embrace vulnerability and imperfection, to live wholeheartedly, and to courageously engage in our lives.

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points...
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9 - The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

Bessel A. van Der Kolk · Gildan Media and Blackstone Audio; Unabridged edition

[Read by Lloyd James] A pioneering researcher and one of the world's foremost experts on traumatic stress offers a bold new paradigm for healing. Trauma is a fact of life. Veterans and their families deal with the painful aftermath of combat on a daily basis; one in five Americans...
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10 - Just mercy

Bryan Stevenson · Books on Tape, 2014.

A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice--from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice...
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11 - Dear Los Angeles: The City in Diaries and Letters, 1542 to 2018

David Kipen · Modern Library

A rich mosaic of diary entries and letters from the likes of Marilyn Monroe and James Dean, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Susan Sontag, Albert Einstein, Cesar Chavez, Joan Rivers, and many more, this is the story of Los Angeles as told by locals, transplants, and some just passing through.
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12 - The Argonauts

Maggie Nelson · Blackstone Audio, Inc.

[*Read by the author - Maggie Nelson]

An intrepid voyage out to the frontiers of the latest thinking about love, language, and family.

Maggie Nelson's The Argonauts is a genre-bending memoir, a work of ''autotheory'' offering fresh, fierce, and timely thinking about...
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13 - Upstream: Selected Essays

Mary Oliver · Penguin Books

"In the beginning I was so young and such a stranger to myself I hardly existed. I had to go out into the world and see it and hear it and react to it, before I knew at all who I was, what I was, what I wanted to be." So begins Upstream, a collection of essays in which...
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14 - Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

Elizabeth Gilbert · Penguin Audiobooks

The instant #1 NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller

Named a Hot Fall Read by USA Today, Vanity Fair, Newsday, O Magazine, the Seattle Times, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Mashable, Pop Sugar, and the San Antonio Express-News

"A must read for anyone hoping...
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