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1 - Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Yuval Noah Harari · Harper
Pages: 443
Format: Hardcover

New York Times BestsellerA Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg From 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...
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2 - The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom

Don Miguel Ruiz · Hay House Inc
Pages: 151
Format: Paperback

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 of freedom, true happiness, and love....
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3 - How to Fight

THICH NHAT HANH · Parallax Press
Pages: 128
Format: Paperback

Learn how to relax the bonds of anger, attachment, and delusion through mindfulness and kindness toward ourselves and others.The Mindfulness Essentials series introduces beginners and reminds seasoned practitioners of the essentials of mindfulness practice. This time Nhat Hanh brings his signature...
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4 - Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly

Anthony Bourdain · Thorndike Press
Format: Large Print]

Most diners believe that their sublime sliver of seared foie gras, topped with an ethereal buckwheat blini and a drizzle of piquant huckleberry sauce, was created by a culinary artist of the highest order, a sensitive, highly refined executive chef. The truth is more brutal. More likely,...
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5 - On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

TIMOTHY SNYDER · Tim Duggan Books
Pages: 126
Format: Paperback

#1 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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6 - You are a badass

Jen Sincero · Tantor Audio
Format: Audiobook

In this witty, refreshingly blunt guide, bestselling author Jen Sincero helps listeners to embrace their inner badass and achieve success in all areas of life.
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7 - Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship

Gregory Boyle · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

A moving example of unconditional love in difficult times, the bestselling author of Tattoos on the Heart, Father Gregory Boyle, shares what three decades of working with gangs in Los Angeles has taught him about faith, compassion, and the enduring power of radical kinship.In his first...
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8 - Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

Angela Duckworth · Simon & Schuster Audio
Pages: 333
Format: Audiobook

In this must-read book for anyone striving to succeed, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows parents, educators, students, and business people - both seasoned and new - that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a focused persistence called "grit."Why...
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9 - Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes

Edith Hamilton · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 495
Format: Paperback

Since its original publication by Little, Brown and Company in 1942, Edith Hamilton's Mythology has sold millions of copies throughout the world and established itself as a perennial bestseller in its various available formats: hardcover, trade paperback, mass market paperback, and e-book....
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10 - The Hate U Give

A C THOMAS · Balzer + Bray
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

A National Book Award Longlist title with eight starred reviews! #1 New York Times Bestseller!"Absolutely riveting!" - Jason Reynolds"Stunning." - John Green"This story is necessary. This story is important." - Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "Heartbreakingly...
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11 - The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts

Gary D Chapman · Northfield
Pages: 202
Format: Paperback

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 time,...
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12 - Bad Feminist: Essays

Roxane Gay · HarperCollins
Pages: 320
Format: Book

New York Times BestsellerA collection of essays spanning politics, criticism, and feminism from one of the most-watched young cultural observers of her generation, Roxane Gay."Pink is my favorite color. I used to say my favorite color was black to be cool, but it is pink - all shades...
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13 - The Dark Between Stars: Poems

Atticus · Atria Books
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the internationally bestselling author of Love Her Wild comes The Dark Between Stars, a new illustrated collection of heartfelt, whimsical, and romantic poems from Instagram poetry sensation, Atticus.Atticus, has captured the hearts and minds of nearly 700k...
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14 - The River of Consciousness

Oliver Sacks · Knopf
Pages: 256
Format: eBook

From the best-selling author of Gratitude, On the Move, and Musicophilia, a collection of essays that displays Oliver Sacks's passionate engagement with the most compelling and seminal ideas of human endeavor: evolution, creativity, memory, time, consciousness, and experience. Oliver...
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15 - Hunger: A Memoir of

Roxane Gay · Harper
Pages: 306
Format: Print book

"New York Times bestselling author Roxane Gay has written with intimacy and sensitivity about food and bodies, using her own emotional and psychological struggles as a means of exploring our shared anxieties over pleasure, consumption, appearance, and health. As a woman who describes...
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