Week of 18 Mar 2018
I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer

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I'll Be Gone in the Dark

by Michelle McNamara

Educated: A Memoir

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by Tara Westover

Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress

No Critic Review

Enlightenment Now

by Steven Pinker

Obama: An Intimate Portrait
Souza’s book will speed Obama’s passage to secular sanctity. No wonder-working feats need to be proved, as they must be before Catholic saints are beatified...


by Pete Souza

Born a Crime
Having thoroughly mined his South African upbringing in his standup comedy and monologues on The Daily Show, Noah here tells the whole story in this witty and revealing autobiography.
Publishers Weekly

Born a Crime

by Trevor Noah

The Last Black Unicorn

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The Last Black Unicorn

by Tiffany Haddish

Horse Soldiers: The Extraordinary Story of a Band of US Soldiers Who Rode to Victory in Afghanistan
There’s a lot to admire about “Horse Soldiers.” Stanton packs a huge amount of research into a thrilling action ride of a book.
NY Times

Horse Soldiers

by Doug Stanton

Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I've Loved

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Everything Happens for a Reason

by Kate Bowler

Skin in the Game: Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life

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Skin in the Game

by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House
Wolff deplores Trump, explains the conditions that made him possible, and accuses us all of colluding in this madness.


Fire and Fury

by Michael Wolff

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
This page-turner surges forward with the pacing of a true-crime thriller, elevated by Grann's crisp and evocative prose and enhanced by dozens of period photographs.

Killers of the Flower Moon

by David Grann

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
In short order, you’ll be conversant in mind-bending trivia about “star stuff” that may fundamentally shift your perspective of our place in the universe—and convince you to pursue some of the many fine longer-form books on the subject.

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Leonardo da Vinci
Totally enthralling, masterful, and passionate, this book should garner serious consideration for a variety of book prizes.

Leonardo da Vinci

by Walter Isaacson

The Future of Humanity: Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond Earth
Kaku has a real gift for this kind of popular science; he is able to render complex ideas in a manner that is sophisticated while still feeling accessible. The concepts at work here are big ones, and there’s no denying that some basic scientific knowledge is helpful, but the book as a whole is both entertaining and easily understandable.
The Maine Edge

The Future of Humanity

by Michio Kaku

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Writing with wit and verve, Harari, professor of history at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, attempts to explain how Homo sapiens came to be the dominant species on Earth...Harari is provocative and entertaining but his expansive scope only allows him to skim the surface.
Publishers Weekly


by Yuval Harari