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1. Leonardo da Vinci

Walter Isaacson · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 624
Format: Hardcover

"Majestic...Isaacson takes on another complex, giant figure and transforms him into someone we can recognize...Enthralling, masterful, and passionate." - Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "A monumental tribute to a titanic figure." - Publishers Weekly (starred review)...
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2. Obama: An Intimate Portrait

Pete Souza · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

This is the definitive visual biography of Barack Obama's historic presidency, captured in unprecedented detail by his White House photographer--and presented in an oversize, 12"x10" exquisitely produced format, and featuring a foreword from the President himself.
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3. Grant

Ron Chernow · Penguin Audio
Format: Audiobook

Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Chernow returns with a sweeping and dramatic portrait of one of our most compelling generals and presidents, Ulysses S. Grant. Ulysses S. Grant's life has typically been misunderstood. All too often he is caricatured as a chronic loser and an inept businessman,...
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4. 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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5. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

Neil deGrasse Tyson · Thorndike Press Large Print
Pages: 365
Format: Hardcover

What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There's no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson.But today, few of us have time to contemplate...
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6. Why We Don't Suck: And How All of Us Need to Stop Being Such Partisan Little Bitches

Denis Leary · Crown Archetype
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

From the author of the bestselling Why We Suck comes a searing comic look at these divisive times, skewering liberals and conservatives alike with a signature dose of sarcasm and common sense. Denis Leary refutes the current highly partisan Right Wing Nutjob versus Left Wing Snowflake...
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7. Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit

Chris Matthews · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A revealing new portrait of Robert F. Kennedy that gets closer to the man than any book before, by bestselling author Chris Matthews, an esteemed Kennedy expert and anchor of MSNBC's Hardball.With his bestselling biography Jack Kennedy, Chris Matthews shared a new look of one of America's...
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8. We Were Eight Years in Power: Essays on the Obama Era

Ta-Nehisi Coates · Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
Format: Audiobook

An annotated collection of new and previously published essays on the Obama era by the National Book Award-winning author of Between the World and Me, including an interview with the President himself
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9. Call Me by Your Name: A Novel

André Aciman · Farrar, Straus and Giroux; First Edition edition
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Call Me by Your Name is the story of a sudden and powerful romance that blossoms between an adolescent boy and a summer guest at his parents' cliff-side mansion on the Italian Riviera. Unprepared for the consequences of their attraction, at first each feigns indifference. But during...
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10. Autumn: A Novel

Ali Smith · Anchor
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

***MAN BOOKER PRIZE FINALIST******Long-listed for the Gordon Burn Prize***Autumn. Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness. Two old friends - Daniel, a centenarian, and Elisabeth, born in 1984 - look to both the future and the past as the United Kingdom stands divided by a historic, once-in-a-generation...
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11. Lilac girls

Martha Hall Kelly · Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
Format: Audiobook

Inspired by the life of a real World War II heroine, this powerful debut novel reveals an incredible story of love, redemption, and terrible secrets that were hidden for decades. New York socialite Caroline Ferriday has her hands full with her post at the French consulate and a new love...
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12. Never Let Me Go

Kazuo Ishiguro · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

From the acclaimed author of The Remains of the Day and When We Were Orphans, a moving new novel that subtly reimagines our world and time in a haunting story of friendship and love.As a child, Kathy-now thirty-one years old-lived at Hailsham, a private school in the scenic English countryside...
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13. A Man Called Ove: A Novel

Fredrik Backman · Atria Books
Pages: 337
Format: Hardcover

Read the New York Times bestseller that has taken the world by storm! In this "charming debut" (People) from one of Sweden's most successful authors, a grumpy yet loveable man finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves in next door.Meet...
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14. American Gods

Neil Gaiman · HarperAudio; Unabridged edition
Format: Unabridged]

The storm was coming...For the three years Shadow spent in prison, all he wanted was to get back to the loving arms of his wife and stay out of trouble for the rest of his life. But days before his release, he learns that his wife has been killed in an accident, and his world becomes a colder...
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15. Crazy Rich Asians

Kevin Kwan · Doubleday
Format: Hardcover

Crazy Rich Asians is the outrageously funny debut novel about three super-rich, pedigreed Chinese families and the gossip, backbiting, and scheming that occurs when the heir to one of the most massive fortunes in Asia brings home his ABC American-born Chinese girlfriend to the wedding of the season.When...
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16. In the Midst of Winter: A Novel

ISABEL ALLENDE · Atria Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

New York Times and worldwide bestselling "dazzling storyteller" (Associated Press) Isabel Allende returns with a sweeping novel about three very different people who are brought together in a mesmerizing story that journeys from present-day Brooklyn to Guatemala in the recent...
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17. The Hate U Give

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

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 topical." - Publishers...
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18. The Midnight Line: A Jack Reacher Novel

LEE CHILD · Delacorte Press
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

Click Here For the Autographed Copy #1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child returns with a gripping new powerhouse thriller featuring Jack Reacher, "one of this century's most original, tantalizing pop-fiction heroes" (The Washington Post) . Reacher takes a stroll...
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19. The People vs. Alex Cross

James Patterson · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

The charges: explosiveAlex Cross has never been on the wrong side of the law-until now. Charged with gunning down followers of his nemesis Gary Soneji in cold blood, Cross is being turned into the poster child for trigger-happy cops who think they're above the law. Cross knows it was self-defense....
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20. END GAME

DAVID BALDACCI · GRAND CENTRAL PUB

Will Robie returns home from a mission overseas to discover that his boss--codenamed Blue Man--has vanished. His last known location was in remote Colorado, and there have been no other sightings or communications since. But there is violence brewing in this small town, and Robie and his sometime-partner...
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