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Business & Economics
Fulfillment: Winning and Losing in One-Click America by Alec MacGillis
The award-winning ProPublica senior reporter and author of The Cynic examines how Amazon's trillion-dollar network of delivery hubs, data centers and corporate campuses reflects the company's increasing influence over local and federal governments.
Hooked: Food, Free Will, and How the Food Giants Exploit Our Addictions by Michael Moss
The best-selling author of Salt Sugar Fat reveals how the processed food industry targets the human body's evolutionary instincts with unsafe products while taking advantage of legal loopholes to avoid health liabilities.
Made in China: A Prisoner, an SOS Letter, and the Hidden Cost of America's Cheap Goods by Amelia Pang
An award-winning investigative journalist reveals the labor-camp practices behind many of the home goods and economy fashions sold through major retailers, sharing the story of an engineer whose spiritual views rendered him a political prisoner.
A World Without Email: Reimagining Work in an Age of Communication Overload by Cal Newport
The best-selling author of Digital Minimalism and Deep Work outlines recommendations for business leaders on how to maximize a working team's professional productivity by improving administrative support and streamlining digital traffic.
Family & Relationships
Assume Nothing: A Story of Intimate Violence by Tanya Selvaratnam
An award-winning filmmaker recounts the intimate abuse she suffered from former New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, using her story as a prism to examine the domestic violence crisis plaguing America.
Hunt, Gather, Parent: What Ancient Cultures Teach Us About the Lost Art of Raising Happy, Helpful Little Humans by Michaeleen Doucleff
A Peabody Award-winning NPR Science Desk correspondent challenges the misleading child-rearing practices commonly recommended to today's parents, outlining alternatives grounded in international ancestral traditions that are being used effectively throughout the modern world.
Parent Like It Matters: How to Raise Joyful, Change-Making Girls by Janice Johnson Dias. Foreword by Jacqueline Woodson.
The sociologist mother of #1000BlackGirlBooks teen activist Marley Dias explains how self-realized girls are created through intentional upbringing decision, challenging today's parents to give their daughters the resources and foundation to control their own futures and create sustainable change.
Thrivers: The Surprising Reasons Why Some Kids Struggle and Others Shine by Michele Borba
The best-selling author of UnSelfie explains why traditional markers of accomplishment, from grades to test scores, are no longer reliable predictors of student success, outlining seven teachable traits for safeguarding the futures of children.
Empire of Ants: The Hidden World and Extraordinary Lives of Earth's Tiny Conquerors by Susanne Foitzik & Olaf Fritsche
Drawing on the expertise of a leading researcher, an introduction to the world of ants explores its remarkable international varieties as well as the species' surprisingly human-like behaviors and civilizations.
The Loneliest Polar Bear: A True Story of Survival and Peril on the Edge of a Warming World by Kate Williams
An Oregonian science and environmental reporter shares the heartbreaking but hopeful story of abandoned polar bear cub, Nora, discussing the efforts of dedicated zookeepers, veterinarians and conservationists who are working to rescue the species from extinction.
The Nature of Oaks: The Rich Ecology of Our Most Essential Native Trees by Douglas W. Tallamy
The best-selling author of Nature's Best Hope reveals the ecological importance of the oak tree, discussing its month-by-month role in the planet's seasonal cycles and home safety provisions for essential insects and animals.
A World on the Wing: The Global Odyssey of Migratory Birds by Scott Weidensaul
Offers exhilarating exploration of the science and wonder of global bird migration.
The expert behind the popular @the.holistic.psychology Instagram account outlines alternative-therapy approaches to improving mental, physical and spiritual health by tapping the power of the self to overcome trauma and create a more authentic and fulfilling life.
Remember: The Science of Memory and the Art of Forgetting by Lisa Genova
The Harvard-trained neuroscientist and best-selling author of Still Alice presents an exploration of the intricacies of human memory that distinguishes between normal and concerning memory loss while explaining the profound roles of sleep, stress and other contributing influences.
Useful Delusions: The Power and Paradox of the Self-Deceiving Brain by Shankar Vedantam & Bill Mesler
The Hidden Brain podcaster and the co-author of A Brief History of Creation share counterintuitive, provocative insights into the role of deception in human longevity, successful relationships and cultural endurance.
Ageless: The New Science of Getting Older Without Getting Old by Andrew Steele
A young scientist takes readers into the frontiers of the science of aging, and reveals how close we are to an astonishing extension of our life spans and a vastly improved quality of life in our later years.
Life's Edge: The Search for What It Means to Be Alive by Carl Zimmer
The New York Times "Matter" columnist investigates the science community's conflicting views on what it actually means to be alive as demonstrated by laboratory attempts to recreate life and the examples of particularly remarkable life forms.
The Ars Technical senior space editor chronicles the gripping inside story of how Elon Musk and his team transitioned from a shaky startup to the triumphant rocket company behind the first four historic SpaceX flights.
Second Nature: Scenes from a World Remade by Nathaniel Rich
From the author of Losing Earth, a deeply reported and beautifully told exploration of our post-natural world.
Using universal laws that govern life on Earth, a noted Cambridge zoologist presents an engaging, scientifically sound exploration of what life may be like on other planets and in space, discussing such speculative topics as supersonic animals and alien emotions.
The Babysitter: My Summers With a Serial Killer by Liza Rodman & Jennifer Jordan
Offers a chilling story about a little girl longing for love and how she found friendship with her charismatic babysitter—who was also a vicious serial killer.
Last Call: A True Story of Love, Lust, and Murder in Queer New York by Elon Green
Documents the decades-long effort to capture the "Last Call Killer" of 1980s and 1990s New York City, discussing how he took advantage of period discrimination to prey upon gay victims against a backdrop of the AIDS epidemic.
Lying for Money: How Legendary Frauds Reveal the Workings of the World by Dan Davies
An industry insider explains how high-level financial crimes work.