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1 - The Library Book

Susan Orlean · Simon & Schuster

Susan Orlean's bestseller and New York Times Notable Book is "a sheer delight ... as rich in insight and as varied as the treasures contained on the shelves in any local library" (USA TODAY) - a dazzling love letter to a beloved institution and an investigation...
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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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3 - 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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4 - Calypso

David Sedaris · Little Brown and Company

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5 - 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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6 - 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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7 - How to See

Thich Nhat Hanh


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8 - The Order of Time

Carlo Rovelli · Penguin Audio

A concise, elegant exploration of time from the author of the international bestseller Seven Brief Lessons on Physics

Why do we remember the past and not the future? What does it mean for time to "flow"? Do we exist in time or does time exist in us? In lyric, accessible...
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9 - When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times

Pema Chodron · Shambhala; 1st edition

There is a fundamental happiness right within our reach, yet we usually miss it—ironically, while caught up in attempts to escape pain and suffering. Pema Chödrön's radical and compassionate advice for what to do when things fall apart in our lives goes against the grain...
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10 - The Fifth Risk: Undoing Democracy

Michael Lewis · Simon & Schuster Audio

What are the consequences if the people given control over our government have no idea how it works? Stay tuned."The election happened," remembers Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, then deputy secretary of the Department of Energy. "And then there was radio silence." Across...
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11 - Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress

Steven Pinker · Penguin Books

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2018ONE OF THE ECONOMIST'S BOOKS OF THE YEAR"My new favorite book of all time." --Bill Gates If you think the world is coming to an end, think again: people are living longer, healthier, freer, and happier...
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12 - The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts

Gary D Chapman · Northfield

Marriage should be based on love, right? But does it seem as though you and your spouse are speaking two different languages? New York Times bestselling author Dr. Gary Chapman guides couples in identifying, understanding, and speaking their spouse's primary love language - quality...

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13 - The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom

Don Miguel Ruiz · Amber-Allen Publishing

In The Four Agreements, bestselling author don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, The Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience...
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14 - Stages of Meditation

Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho, Dalai Lama XIV · Snow Lion

The Dalai Lama explains the principles of meditation in a practice-oriented format especially suited to Westerners. Based upon the middle section of the Bhavanakrama by Kamalashila, a translation of which is included, this is the most extensive commentary given by the Dalai Lama on this...
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15 - 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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