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2016 Top Ten



2016 TOP TEN
  • How the World Really Works: The Science Behind How We Got Here and Where We’re Going – Vaclav Smil

    “A new masterpiece from one of my favorite authors
 [How The World Really Works] is a compelling and highly readable book that leaves readers with the fundamental grounding needed to help solve the world’s toughest challenges.”—Bill Gates “Provocative but perceptive . . . You can agree or disagree with Smil—accept or doubt his ‘just the facts’ posture—but you probably shouldn’t ignore him.”—The Washington Post An essential analysis of the modern science and technology that makes our twenty-first century lives possible—a scientist’s investigation into what science really ...
     
  • The Art of Letting GO: How to Let Go of the Past, Look Forward to the Future, and Finally Enjoy the Emotional Freedom You Deserve! – Damon Zahariades

    Are you struggling with anger, regrets, and resentment? Do you feel emotionally exhausted, stressed, and discouraged by painful memories? THE ART OF LETTING GO provides a complete toolkit that you can use to retrain your brain, reverse negative thoughts patterns, and finally let go of crippling emotional anchors so you can enjoy life to its fullest!
     
  • Waypoints: My Scottish Journey – Sam Heughan

    Journey deep into the Scottish Highlands in the first memoir by #1 New York Times bestselling author and award-winning star of Outlander, Sam Heughan—exploring his life and reflecting on the waypoints that define him “I had to believe, because frankly, I had come so far there could be no turning back.” In this intimate journey of self-discovery, Sam sets out along Scotland’s rugged ninety-six-mile West Highland Way to map out the moments that shaped his views on dreams and ambition, family, friendship, love, and life. The result is a ...
     
  • The Trail Back Out – Jadi Campbell

    2020 American Book Fest Best Book Award Finalist Fiction Anthologies. 2021 IAN Book of the Year Award Finalist (Short Story Collection). 2021 Top Shelf Award Runner-Up. 2021 Wishing Shelf Red Ribbon. The title story was longlisted for the 2021 Screen Craft Cinematic Short Story Award. This collection is Jadi Campbell’s fourth book and her first finished work in four years. She completed many of these stories during the coronavirus lockdown. From tales of Eddie, high on LSD and trapped by “What Died in the Fridge”, ...
     
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  • Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human Experience – BrenĂ© Brown

    In her latest book, Dr. BrenĂ© Brown writes, “If we want to find the way back to ourselves and one another, we need language and the grounded confidence to both tell our stories and to be stewards of the stories that we hear. This is the framework for meaningful connection.” In Atlas of the Heart, Brown takes us on a journey through eighty-seven of the emotions and experiences that define what it means to be human. As she maps the necessary skills and an actionable framework ...
     
  • Boys & Sex: Young Men on Hookups, Love, Porn, Consent, and Navigating the New Masculinity – Peggy Orenstein

    The author of the groundbreaking New York Times bestsellers Girls & Sex and Cinderella Ate My Daughter now turns her focus to the sexual lives of young men, once again offering “both an examination of sexual culture and a guide on how to improve it” (Washington Post). Peggy Orenstein’s Girls & Sex broke ground, shattered taboos, and launched conversations about young women’s right to pleasure and agency in sexual encounters. It also had an unexpected effect on its author: Orenstein realized that talking about girls is only half the conversation. Boys are subject ...
     
  • Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle – Emily & Amelia Nagoski

     “This book is a gift! I’ve been practicing their strategies, and it’s a total game-changer.”—BrenĂ© Brown, PhD, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Dare to Lead This groundbreaking book explains why women experience burnout differently than men—and provides a simple, science-based plan to help women minimize stress, manage emotions, and live a more joyful life. Burnout. Many women in America have experienced it. What’s expected of women and what it’s really like to be a woman in today’s world are two very different things—and women exhaust ...
     
  • Allow Me to Retort: A Black Guy’s Guide to the Constitution – Elie Mystal

    MSNBC legal commentator Elie Mystal thinks that Republicans are wrong about the law almost all of the time. Now, instead of talking about this on cable news, Mystal explains why in his first book. “After reading Allow Me to Retort, I want Elie Mystal to explain everything I don’t understand—quantum astrophysics, the infield fly rule, why people think Bob Dylan is a good singer . . .” —Michael Harriot, The Root Allow Me to Retort is an easily digestible argument about what rights we have, what rights Republicans ...
     
  • Disappearance at Devil’s Rock – Paul Tremblay

    A family is shaken to its core after the mysterious disappearance of a teenage boy in this eerie tale, a blend of literary fiction, psychological suspense, and supernatural horror from the author of A Head Full of Ghosts. “A Head Full of Ghosts scared the living hell out of me, and I’m pretty hard to scare,” raved Stephen King about Paul Tremblay’s previous novel. Now, Tremblay returns with another disturbing tale sure to unsettle readers. Late one summer night, Elizabeth Sanderson receives the devastating news that every ...
     

                   

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