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What Now?

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What Now?
Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
Where the Angels Lived: One Family’s Story of Exile, Loss, and Return
The Gratitude Diaries: How a Year Looking on the Bright Side Can Transform Your Life

Women, Food, and God

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Women, Food, and God
Text Me When You Get Home: The Evolution and Triumph of Modern Female Friendship

I Miss You When I Blink: Essays

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I Miss You When I Blink: Essays

Good Boy

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Good Boy
El Deafo
Between the World and Me
Hidden Figures
The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit
Meet the Frugalwoods: Achieving Financial Independence Through Simple Living

Why We Can’t Sleep

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Why We Can’t Sleep

The End of Your Life Book Club

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The End of Your Life Book Club
Dear Fahrenheit 451: Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks: A Librarian’s Love Letters and Breakup Notes to the Books in Her Life

Brown Girl Dreaming

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Brown Girl Dreaming
My Glory Was I Had Such Friends: A Memoir
Know My Name
Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body
Tell Me More: Stories about the 12 Hardest Things I’m Learning to Say
The Zookeeper’s Wife: A War Story
The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11
I’m Still Here
Tiny Beautiful Things
Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear
Children of the Flames: Dr. Josef Mengele and the Untold Story of the Twins of Auschwitz
Into the Tangle of Friendship: A Memoir of the Things That Matter
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake

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Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake
Educated: A Memoir
Truth & Beauty: A Friendship

Lab Girl

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Lab Girl
Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
Seabiscuit: An American Legend
Daring to Drive: A Saudi Woman’s Awakening
I Was Told There’d Be Cake: Essays
Underland: A Deep Time Journey
Merle’s Door: Lessons from a Freethinking Dog
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood

Remember

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

Night

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Night
My Flag Grew Stars: World War II Refugees’ Journey to America

Wintering

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All Creatures Great and Small

Rising Strong

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Rising Strong
In Cold Blood

Calypso

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Calypso
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
How to Be Loved: A Memoir of Lifesaving Friendship

Untamed

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Untamed
Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls (and Everything in Between)
Zeitoun
The Boys of My Youth

Becoming

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Becoming

So You Want to Talk About Race

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So You Want to Talk About Race
The Glass Castle
The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century

This Messy Magnificent Life

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This Messy Magnificent Life

Open Book

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What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
A Circle of Quiet
When Breath Becomes Air
Wayfinding: The Science and Mystery of How Humans Navigate the World
Everything Is Figureoutable