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1 - Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

Bryan Stevenson · Spiegel & Grau

#1 New York Times Bestseller | Named one of the Best Books of the Year by The New York Times * The Washington Post * The Boston Globe * The Seattle Times * Esquire * Time

Winner of the Carnegie Medal for Nonfiction | Winner of the NAACP Image Award for Nonfiction...
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2 - The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

Bessel van der Kolk MD · Viking

A pioneering researcher transforms our understanding of trauma and offers a bold new paradigm for healing Trauma is a fact of life. Veterans and their families deal with the painful aftermath of combat; one in five Americans has been molested; one in four grew up with alcoholics; one in three...
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3 - Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Yuval Noah Harari · Harper

100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations...
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4 - Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood

Trevor Noah · Spiegel & Grau

#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 followedNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Michiko Kakutani, New York Times * USA Today...
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5 - White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism

Robin J DiAngelo · Beacon Press

The New York Times best-selling book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality.

In this "vital, necessary, and beautiful book" (Michael Eric Dyson)...
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6 - Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams

MATTHEW WALKER · Scribner

A New York Times bestseller and international sensation, this "stimulating and important book" (Financial Times) from the director of UC Berkeley's Center for Human Sleep Science is a fascinating dive into the purpose and power of slumber. As the Guardian said, Walker...
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7 - Thinking, Fast and Slow

Daniel Kahneman · Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Major New York Times bestseller
Winner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award in 2012
Selected by the New York Times Book Review as one of the ten best books of 2011
A Globe and Mail Best Books of the Year 2011 Title
One of The Economist's...

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8 - Outliers: The Story of Success

Malcolm Gladwell · Back Bay Books

In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers"--the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high-achievers different?

His answer is that we pay too much...
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9 - To Shake the Sleeping Self: A Journey from Oregon to Patagonia, and a Quest for a Life with No Regret

Jenkins, Jedidiah · CONVERGENT


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10 - The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness

Sy Montgomery · Atria Books

Another New York Times bestseller from the author of The Good Good Pig, this "fascinating ... touching ... informative ... entertaining" (Daily Beast) book explores the emotional and physical world of the octopus - a surprisingly complex, intelligent, and spirited creature...
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11 - Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End

Atul Gawande · Picador

Named a Best Book of the Year by The Washington Post, The New York Times Book Review, NPR, and Chicago Tribune, now in paperback with a new reading group guide

Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming the dangers of childbirth, injury, and disease...

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12 - No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference

Greta Thunberg · Penguin Books

A New York Times Bestseller!

The groundbreaking speeches of Greta Thunberg, the young climate activist who has become the voice of a generation, including her historic address to the United Nations

In August 2018 a fifteen-year-old Swedish girl, Greta Thunberg, decided...
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13 - Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

J. D. Vance · Harper Paperbacks

From a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, a powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America's white working class

Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis - that...

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14 - Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

David Grann · Vintage

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST

A New York Times Notable Book

SHELF AWARENESS'S BEST BOOK OF 2017

Named a best book of the year by Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, GQ, Time, Newsday, Entertainment...
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15 - Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

Angela Duckworth · Scribner

In her instant, multi-month New York Times bestseller, Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent, but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls "grit" - "inspiration for non-geniuses everywhere"...
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