Business & Economics
The Big Con: How the Consulting Industry Weakens Our Businesses, Infantilizes Our Governments, and Warps Our Economies by Mariana Mazzucato and Rosie Collington
Pulling back the curtain on the consulting industry, which weakens our businesses, infantilizes our governments and warps our economies, this important book argues brilliantly for building a new system in which public and private sectors work innovatively for the common good.
How Big Things Get Done: The Surprising Factors That Determine the Fate of Every Project, from Home Renovations to Space Exploration and Everything in Between by Bent Flyvbjerg and Dan Gardner
An Oxford economist and expert on megaprojects examines how the lessons learned through both their successes and failures can be applied to decision-making about any size project.
Health & Fitness
The Book of Animal Secrets: Nature's Lessons for a Long and Happy Life by David Agus, MD
A pioneering physician, biomedical researcher and #1 New York Times best-selling author explores all the ways we can harness the wonders of the animal kingdom in our own, very human lives, making us rethink what’s possible for our health and wellbeing—now and in the future.
Eat to Beat Your Diet: Burn Fat, Heal Your Metabolism, and Live Longer by William W. Li, M.D.
The pioneering physician scientist behind the New York Times best-seller Eat to Beat Disease reveals the science of eating your way to healthy weight loss.
Gut Feelings: Healing the Shame-Fueled Relationship Between What You Eat and How You Feel by Will Cole
The New York Times best-selling author of Intuitive Fasting and Ketotarian presents a guide to understanding the connection between what you eat and how you feel, with 21-day plan to reset your relationship with your body and heal gut inflammation.
Hello Sleep: The Science and Art of Overcoming Insomnia Without Medications by Jade Wu
This practical guide to developing a better relationship with sleep includes evidence-based interventions for chronic insomnia that focus on non-medication based solutions such as phototherapy, chronotherapy and mindfulness-based approaches.
I'm So Effing Hungry: Why We Crave What We Crave – and What to Do About It by Amy Shah
A doctor and nutrition expert with a huge Instagram following shares her five-step, science-based pan to help dieters control their cravings without feeling deprived by offering an explanation of the complex biological forces that govern hunger.
Outlive: The Science and Art of Longevity by Peter Attia, M.D.
Drawing on the latest science and challenging mainstream medicine, a visionary physician and leading longevity expert presents a well-founded strategic and tactical approach to extending lifespan while also improving our physical, cognitive and emotional health.
Literary Collections, Criticisms and Poems
Dear Dolly: Collected Wisdom by Dolly Alderton
The author of Everything I Know About Love and author of the Sunday Times Style column “Dear Dolly” provides advice and answers to people's questions about dating, love, sex, family, friendship and more.
Birdgirl: Looking to the Skies in Search of a Better Future by Mya-Rose Craig
A young environmental activist shares her experiences of traveling the world in search of rare birds and astonishing landscapes and her passion for social justice and dedication to preserving our planet.
Flight Paths: How a Passionate and Quirky Group of Pioneering Scientists Solved the Mystery of Bird Migration by Rebecca Heisman
The captivating, little-known true story of a group of scientists and the methods and technology they developed to uncover the secrets of avian migration.
Guardians of the Valley: John Muir and the Friendship That Saved Yosemite by Dean King
The author of the best-selling Skeletons on the Zahara: A True Story of Survival returns with the story of how legendary outdoorsman and conservationist John Muir’s fight to save Yosemite National Park from predatory mining, tourism and the logging industry.
It's Ok to Be Angry About Capitalism by Bernie Sanders
A popular U.S. senator and former presidential candidate offers a progressive takedown of the uber-capitalist status quo that has enriched millionaires and billionaires at the expense of the working class, and a blueprint for what transformational change would actually look like.
Travelers to Unimaginable Lands: Stories of Dementia, the Caregiver, and the Human Brain by Dasha Kiper
In these poignant but unsentimental stories of parents and children, husbands and wives, the author dispels the myth of the perfect caregiver; and, relying on a wide breadth of cognitive and neurological research and borrowing from philosophy and literature, she explores the existential dilemmas created by Alzheimer’s disease.
The Battle for Your Brain: Defending the Right to Think Freely in the Age of Neurotechnology by Nita A. Farahany
Delving deep into the promises and perils of brain access and alterations, one of the world’s foremost experts on the ethics of neuroscience shows how this can benefit humanity immensely, but has the ability to threaten our fundamental rights to privacy, freedom of thought and self-determination.
Black Holes: The Key to Understanding the Universe by Brian Fox and Jeff Forshaw
Two renowned physicists with a popular podcast team up to explore black holes and explain why they can help us understand the universe and also confirm why Einstein’s theory of general relativity is such a brilliant explanation.
The Devil's Element: Phosphorus and a World Out of Balance by Dan Egan
The New York Times best-selling author on the source of great bounty—and now great peril—all over the world.
The Things We Make: The Unknown History of Invention from Cathedrals to Soda Cans by Bill Hammack
From Stonehenge to microchips, discover the one simple method used to engineer the world as we know it.
Womb: The Inside Story of Where We All Began by Leah Hazard
A groundbreaking, triumphant investigation of the uterus—from birth to death, in sickness and in health, throughout history and into our possible future—from a midwife and acclaimed writer.
Your Brain on Art: How the Arts Transform Us by Susa Magsamen and Ivy Ross
Combining breakthrough research, insights from multidisciplinary pioneers and real-life stories, this authoritative guide to the new science of neuroaesthetics shows how the arts, from painting and dancing to expressive writing, architecture and more, are essential for improving physical and mental health.
The Angel Makers: Arsenic, a Midwife, and Modern History's Most Astonishing Murder Ring by Patti McCracken
Tells the story of a 1920s midwife who may have been the century’s most prolific killer leading a murder ring of women responsible for the deaths of at least 160 men.
Ghosts of the Orphanage: A Story of Mysterious Deaths, a Conspiracy of Silence, and a Search for Justice by Christine Kenneally
An award-winning journalist and author exposes the horrible events that took place in twentieth-century orphanages using the stories of survivors who expose the violence, abuse, trauma and deaths that were commonplace and their quests for justice.
Seventy Times Seven: A True Story of Murder and Mercy by Alex Mar
Weaving an unforgettable narrative of an act of violence and its aftermath, this masterful work recounts the murder of Ruth Pelke, a beloved Bible teacher, at the hands of a 15-year-old Black girl, and the victim’s grandson’s ensuing campaign to spare her life in the ultimate act of forgiveness.
We Were Once a Family: A Story of Love, Death, and Child Removal in America by Roxanna Asgarian
This shocking expose of the foster care and adoption systems that continue to fail America’s most vulnerable children recounts the murder-suicide of a white married couple and their six Black children, revealing, a pattern of abuse and neglect that went ignored with fateful consequences.