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Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art by James Nestor

Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, Al Switzler

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green

The Catalyst: How to Change Anyone's Mind by Jonah Berger

The Resisters by Gish Jen

The Next American City: The Big Promise of Our Midsize Metros by Mick Cornett

Life Inc: How Corporatism Conquered the World, and How We Can Take It Back by Douglas Rushkoff

Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work by Chip Heath and Dan Heath



The Art of Thinking Clearly by Rolf Dobelli

I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life by Ed Yong

Ultralearning: Master Hard Skills, Outsmart the Competition, and Accelerate Your Career by Scott H. Young

Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World by Jane McGonigal

Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life by Helen Czerski

The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande

Sway: The Irresistible Pull of Irrational Behavior by Ori Brafman and Rom Brafman

Meltdown: What Plane Crashes, Oil Spills, and Dumb Business Decisions Can Teach Us About How to Succeed at Work and at Home by András Tilcsik and Chris Clearfield

Blood, Sweat, and Pixels: The Triumphant, Turbulent Stories Behind How Video Games Are Made by Jason Schreier

Brain Rules by John Medina

Why Are We Yelling: The Art of Productive Disagreement by Buster Benson


The End of October by Lawrence Wright

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

Spin by Robert Charles Wilson

The Memory Police by Yōko Ogawa

Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson

The Last Flight by Julie Clark



The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A Fuck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson

The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure by Greg Lukianoff

Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport

Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World by David Epstein

Atomic Habits: Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear

That Will Never Work: The Birth of Netflix and the Amazing Life of an Idea by Marc Randolph

The TB12 Method by Tom Brady

Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber by Mike Isaac

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert B. Cialdini


Daemon: Daemon Series, Book 1 by Daniel Suarez

Change Agent by Daniel Suarez

The Three-Body Problem: Remembrance of Earth's Past Series, Book 1 by Cixin Liu

The Banker's Wife by Cristina Alger

The Gone World by Tom Sweterlitsch

Recursion by Blake Crouch


Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou

Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty by Daron Acemoglu

The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs


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