Coders by Clive Thompson: Presents a brilliant and immersive anthropological reckoning with the most powerful tribe in the world today, computer programmers – where they come from, how they think, what makes for greatness in their world, and what should give us pause.
Mostly Sunny by Janice Dean: Janice is well-known for the infectious joy she brings to segments on Fox & Friends, no matter the weather. Yet many of her fans know there’s more to her story than blizzards that are brewing or National Pancake Day celebrations.
The Laws of Human Nature by Robert Greene: Drawing from the ideas and examples of Pericles, Queen Elizabeth I, Martin Luther King Jr, and many others, Greene teaches us how to detach ourselves from our own emotions and master self-control, how to develop the empathy that leads to insight, how to look behind people’s masks, and how to resist conformity to develop your singular sense of purpose.
Ladies Who Punch by Ramin Setoodeh: Setoodeh uncovers the truth about Star’s weight loss and wedding madness, Rosie’s feud with Trump, Whoopi’s toxic relationship with Rosie, and Barbara’s difficulty stepping away. Plus, all the unseen hugs, snubs, tears–and one dead rodent. Ladies Who Punch shows why The View can be mimicked and mocked, but it can never be matched.
Parkland by David Cullen: An account of the extraordinary teenage survivors who became activists and pushed back against the NRA and feckless Congressional leaders, inspiring millions of Americans to join their grassroots #neveragain movement.
Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe: December 1972. Jean McConville, a mother of ten, was dragged from her Belfast home by masked intruders. Her children never saw her again. Everyone in the neighborhood knew the IRA was responsible, but no one would speak of it. Keefe uses the case as a starting point for the tale of a society wracked by a violent guerrilla war, a war that created a world of passion, betrayal, vengeance, and anguish– and whose consequences have never been reckoned with.
American Moonshot by Douglas Brinkley: As the fiftieth anniversary of the first lunar landing approaches, the award winning historian and perennial New York Times bestselling author takes a fresh look at the space program, President John F. Kennedy’s inspiring challenge, and America’s race to the moon with a vivid and enthralling chronicle of one of the most turbulent eras in the nation’s history.
It’s Okay to not be Okay by Sheila Walsh: Beloved author, speaker, and renowned Bible teacher walks alongside women, helping them understand that it’s never too late to start again and there is healing and freedom in just taking the first step.
The Big Nine by Amy Webb: A call-to-arms about the broken nature of artificial intelligence, and the powerful corporations that are turning the human-machine relationship on its head. The big nine corporations (Amazon, Google, Facebook, Tencent, Baidu, Alibaba, Microsoft, IBM and Apple) may be inadvertently building and enabling vast arrays of intelligent systems that don’t share our motivations, desires, or hopes for the future of humanity