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1 - Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know

Malcolm Gladwell

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2 - Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion

Jia Tolentino

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3 - The Yellow House

Sarah M. Broom

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4 - Educated: A Memoir

Tara Westover · Random House

An unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University

"Tara's story will find a place alongside modern classic memoirs like Wild and The Glass Castle. It's that special."...
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6 - Little Weirds

Jenny Slate · Little, Brown and Company

Step into Jenny Slate's wild, unfiltered imagination in this "magical" (Mindy Kaling) , "delicious" (Amy Sedaris) , and "poignant" (John Mulaney) collection about love, heartbreak, and being alive -- "this book is something new and wonderful"...
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7 - The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West

David Mccoullough · Simon & Schuster

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough rediscovers an important and dramatic chapter in the American story-the settling of the Northwest Territory by dauntless pioneers who overcame incredible hardships to build a community based on ideals that would come to define our country....

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8 - The Castle on Sunset: Life, Death, Love, Art, and Scandal at Hollywood's Chateau Marmont

Shawn Levy

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9 - Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators

Ronan Farrow · Little, Brown and Company

In a dramatic account of violence and espionage, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Ronan Farrow exposes serial abusers and a cabal of powerful interests hell-bent on covering up the truth, at any cost.
In 2017, a routine network television investigation led Ronan Farrow to a story...
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10 - Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland

Patrick Radden Keefe

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11 - In the Dream House: A Memoir

Carmen Maria Machado · Graywolf Press

A revolutionary memoir about domestic abuse by the award-winning author of Her Body and Other Parties

In the Dream House is Carmen Maria Machado's engrossing and wildly innovative account of a relationship gone bad, and a bold dissection of the mechanisms...

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12 - 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos

Jordan B Peterson · Random House Canada

What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research.

Humorous, surprising...
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13 - Becoming

Michelle Obama · Crown Publishing Group

An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States


In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most...
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14 - Three Women

Lisa Taddeo · Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster


"Extraordinary ... A nonfiction literary masterpiece ... I can't remember the last time a book affected me as profoundly as Three Women." - Elizabeth Gilbert

"The hottest book of the summer ... Groundbreaking ... Breathtaking...
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15 - Guinness World Records 2020

Guinness World Records · Guinness World Records

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16 - Finding Chika: A Little Girl, an Earthquake, and the Making of a Family

Mitch Albom · Harper

Bestselling author Mitch Albom returns to nonfiction for the first time in more than a decade in this poignant memoir that celebrates Chika, a young Haitian orphan whose short life would forever change his heart.Chika Jeune was born three days before the devastating earthquake that decimated...
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17 - Dumpty: The Age of Trump in Verse

John Lithgow · Chronicle Prism

Award-winning actor and bestselling author John Lithgow wields a whip-smart, satirical pen in this poetic diatribe chronicling the last few abysmal years in politics. With lacerating wit, he takes readers verse by verse through the history of Donald Trump's presidency, lampooning the likes...
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18 - Year of the Monkey

Patti Smith

From the National Book Award-winning author of Just Kids and M Train, a profound, beautifully realized memoir in which dreams and reality are vividly woven into a tapestry of one transformative year.

Following a run of New Year's concerts at San Francisco's legendary...

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19 - Face It

Debbie Harry · HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio

A MULTILAYERED MEMOIR FROM A MULTIFACETED ARTISTAs a musician, an actor, a muse, an icon, the breadth of Debbie Harry s impact on our culture has been matched by her almost Sphinx-like reticence about her inner life.Through it all while being acclaimed as one of the most beautiful women...
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20 - The Body: A Guide for Occupants

Bill Bryson

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