|This Week||Combined Print and E-Book Nonfiction||Weeks On List|
|1||A PROMISED LAND, by Barack Obama.
In the first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama offers personal reflections on his formative years and pivotal moments through his first term.
|2||CASTE, by Isabel Wilkerson.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist examines aspects of caste systems across civilizations and reveals a rigid hierarchy in America today.
|3||GREENLIGHTS, by Matthew McConaughey.
The Academy Award-winning actor shares snippets from the diaries he kept over the last 35 years.
|4||ON TYRANNY, by Timothy Snyder.
Twenty lessons from the 20th century about the course of tyranny.
|5||UNTAMED, by Glennon Doyle.
The activist and public speaker describes her journey of listening to her inner voice.
|6||A SWIM IN A POND IN THE RAIN, by George Saunders.
A collection of essays examining the functions and importance of works of fiction.
|7||EVIL GENIUSES, by Kurt Andersen.
The author of “Fantasyland” looks at the economic, cultural and political forces to which he ascribes the undermining and dismantling of the American middle class.
|8||THE BODY KEEPS THE SCORE, by Bessel van der Kolk.
How trauma affects the body and mind, and innovative treatments for recovery.
|9||YOU'LL NEVER BELIEVE WHAT HAPPENED TO LACEY, by Amber Ruffin and Lacey Lamar.
A pair of sisters who live in different parts of the country share their perspectives on the absurdities and everyday experiences of racism.
|10||BECOMING, by Michelle Obama.
The former first lady describes her journey from the South Side of Chicago to the White House, and how she balanced work, family and her husband’s political ascent.
|11||HOW TO BE AN ANTIRACIST, by Ibram X Kendi.
A primer for creating a more just and equitable society through identifying and opposing racism.
|12||BRAIDING SWEETGRASS, by Robin Wall Kimmerer.
A botanist and member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation espouses having an understanding and appreciation of plants and animals.
|13||EDUCATED, by Tara Westover.
The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university.
|14||SAVING JUSTICE, by James Comey.
The former F.B.I. director incorporates his experiences into lessons on how the federal justice system functions.
|15||THE SPLENDID AND THE VILE, by Erik Larson.
An examination of the leadership of the prime minister Winston Churchill.
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