Books about Awareness

  1. Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History

    by Art Spiegelman
    A graphic novel depicting the traumatic experiences of a Holocaust survivor and his son.

    The first installment of the Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel acclaimed as “the most affecting and successful narrative ever done about the Holocaust” (Wall Street Journal) and “the first ... (Goodreads)

  2. Disgrace

    by J.M. Coetzee
    A professor's fall from grace in post-apartheid South Africa, reckoning with the consequences of his actions.

    David Lurie is a South African professor of English who loses everything: his reputation, his job, his peace of mind, his dreams of artistic success, and finally even his ability to protect his own ... (Wikipedia)

  3. A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose

    by Eckhart Tolle
    A spiritual guide to finding peace and purpose in life, by transcending the ego.

    The highly anticipated follow-up to the 2,000,000 copy bestselling inspirational book, "The Power of Now" With his bestselling spiritual guide "The Power of Now," Eckhart Tolle inspired millions of ... (Goodreads)

  4. Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams

    by Matthew Walker
    Exploring the science of sleep, uncovering its powerful effects on health, productivity, and wellbeing.

    “,Why We Sleep, is an important and fascinating book...Walker taught me a lot about this basic activity that every person on Earth needs. I suspect his book will do the same for you.” —Bill Gates A, ... (Barnes & Noble)

  5. Orientalism

    by Edward W. Said
    Exploration of the Middle East through the West's prejudiced lens.

    More than three decades after its first publication, Edward Said's groundbreaking critique of the West's historical, cultural, and political perceptions of the East has become a modern classic. In ... (Goodreads)

  6. Death Comes for the Archbishop

    by Willa Cather
    An epic tale of faith and courage, set in the deserts of New Mexico during the 19th century.

    The narrative is based on two historical figures of the late 19th century, Jean-Baptiste Lamy and Joseph Projectus Machebeuf , and rather than any one singular plot, is the stylized re-telling of ... (Wikipedia)

  7. Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think

    by Brian Wansink
    An exploration of the psychological, environmental and physiological factors that drive us to eat more than we need.

    This book will literally change the way you think about your next meal. Food psychologist Brian Wansink revolutionizes our awareness of how much, what, and why we’re eating—often without realizing ... (Goodreads)

  8. How to Be Alone

    by Jonathan Franzen
    A collection of essays exploring the complexities of solitude, self-reliance, and personal growth.

    From the National Book Award-winning author of, The Corrections, a collection of essays that reveal him to be one of our sharpest, toughest, and most entertaining social critics While the essays in ... (Goodreads)

  9. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

    by Michelle Alexander
    Exploring the roots and reality of systemic racism in the U.S. criminal justice system.

    "Jarvious Cotton's great-great-grandfather could not vote as a slave. His great-grandfather was beaten to death by the Klu Klux Klan for attempting to vote. His grandfather was prevented from voting ... (Goodreads)

  10. This Is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, about Living a Compassionate Life

    by David Foster Wallace
    Reflections on leading a meaningful life, with compassion and understanding.

    In this rare peak into the personal life of the author of numerous bestselling novels, gain an understanding of David Foster Wallace and how he became the man that he was. Only once did David Foster ... (Barnes & Noble)

  11. Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box

    by The Arbinger Institute
    A exploration of how self-deception can lead to ineffective leadership and a guide to overcoming it.

    The "disease" of self-deception (acting in ways contrary to what one knows is right) underlies all leadership problems in today's organizations, according to the premise of this work. However well ... (Goodreads)

  12. Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America

    by Ibram X. Kendi
    Exploration of the history of racism in America, tracing its origins and its effects on society.

    In this deeply researched and fast-moving narrative, Kendi chronicles the entire story of anti–Black racist ideas and their staggering power over the course of American history. Stamped from the ... (Goodreads)

  13. A History of Loneliness

    by John Boyne
    Uncovering the truth about Ireland's past, exploring the lasting effects of abuse.

    Propelled into the priesthood by a family tragedy, Odran Yates is full of hope and ambition. When he arrives at Clonliffe Seminary in the 1970s, it is a time in Ireland when priests are highly ... (Goodreads)

  14. The World Without Us

    by Alan Weisman
    A thought experiment exploring how the Earth and its species would fare without the presence of humans.

    A penetrating, page-turning tour of a post-human Earth In The World Without Us , Alan Weisman offers an utterly original approach to questions of humanity's impact on the planet: he asks us to ... (Goodreads)

  15. I Am Watching You

    by Teresa Driscoll
    A woman's quest to uncover the truth about a mysterious disappearance in her small town.

    When Ella Longfield overhears two attractive young men flirting with teenage girls on a train, she thinks nothing of it—until she realises they are fresh out of prison and her maternal instinct is ... (Goodreads)

  16. Beneath the Surface: Killer Whales, SeaWorld, and the Truth Beyond Blackfish

    by John Hargrove
    A former SeaWorld trainer exposes the truth about the treatment of killer whales in captivity and the dangers of keeping them in theme parks.

    *Now a, New York Times, Best Seller* Over the course of two decades, John Hargrove worked with 20 different whales on two continents and at two of SeaWorld's U.S. facilities. For Hargrove, becoming ... (Barnes & Noble)

  17. The Berenstain Bears Learn About Strangers

    by Stan Berenstain
    A family of bears learn the importance of being aware of strangers.

    When Papa Bear tells the cubs why they should never talk to strangers, Sister begins to view all strangers as evil until Mama brings some common sense to the problem. ... (Goodreads)

  18. Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed

    by Jared Diamond
    Study of past societies' successes and failures in terms of environmental, economic, and political decisions.

    Brilliant, illuminating, and immensely absorbing, Collapse is destined to take its place as one of the essential books of our time, raising the urgent question: How can our world best avoid ... (Goodreads)

  19. Life After Life: The Investigation of a Phenomenon - Survival of Bodily Death

    by Raymond A. Moody Jr.
    A study of near-death experiences and the possibility of life after death, based on interviews with people who have clinically died and been revived.

    Raymond Moody is the “father” of the modern NDE (Near Death Experience) movement, and his pioneering work Life After Life transformed the world, revolutionizing the way we think about death and what ... (Goodreads)

  20. Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind: Informal Talks on Zen Meditation and Practice

    by Shunryu Suzuki
    A guide to Zen meditation and philosophy, exploring the power of mindfulness and introspection.

    “In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few.” So begins this most beloved of all American Zen books. Seldom has such a small handful of words provided a ... (Goodreads)

  21. The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself

    by Michael A. Singer
    A spiritual exploration of the soul and its connection to the world.

    What would it be like to free yourself from limitations and soar beyond your boundaries? What can you do each day to discover inner peace and serenity? The Untethered Soul offers simple yet profound ... (Goodreads)

  22. The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

    by Eckhart Tolle
    A journey of self-transformation, learning to live in the present moment and liberate oneself.

    Eckhart Tolle's message is simple: living in the now is the truest path to happiness and enlightenment. And while this message may not seem stunningly original or fresh, Tolle's clear writing, ... (Goodreads)

  23. Practicing the Power of Now: Essential Teachings, Meditations, and Exercises from the Power of Now

    by Eckhart Tolle
    Exploring the teachings of Eckhart Tolle on living in the present moment, and how to apply them in daily life.

    New York Times, bestselling author Eckhart Tolle — A key to happiness is living in the now, Practice, The Power of Now,:, If you, like many others, have benefited from the transformative experience ... (Barnes & Noble)

  24. One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are

    by Ann Voskamp
    A memoir of finding joy in the midst of pain and suffering by cultivating gratitude and mindfulness.

    MORE THAN ONE MILLION COPIES SOLD, New York Times, bestselling author Ann Voskamp invites you to embrace everyday blessings and embark on the transformative spiritual discipline of chronicling God's ... (Barnes & Noble)

  25. The Year of the Flood

    by Margaret Atwood
    A dystopian tale of survival as humanity faces a new plague, and two women fight against a powerful corporation.

    The Year of the Flood details the events of, Oryx and Crake, from the perspective of the lower classes in the pleeblands , specifically the God's Gardeners. God's Gardeners are a religious sect that ... (Wikipedia)

  26. Imperium

    by Ryszard Kapuściński
    A vivid account of the fall of the Soviet Union and the rise of new nations in its place.

    Imperium is the story of an empire: the constellation of states that was submerged under a single identity for most of the twentieth century - the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. This is ... (Goodreads)

  27. Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business

    by Neil Postman
    Analysis of the effects of mass media on modern culture and how it changes communication.

    Television has conditioned us to tolerate visually entertaining material measured out in spoonfuls of time, to the detriment of rational public discourse and reasoned public affairs. In this ... (Goodreads)

  28. The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus

    by Richard Preston
    An exploration of the discovery and containment of one of world's deadliest viruses.

    A highly infectious, deadly virus from the central African rain forest suddenly appears in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. There is no cure. In a few days 90 percent of its victims are dead. A secret ... (Goodreads)

  29. Selections from the Prison Notebooks

    by Antonio Gramsci
    Collection of writings by Italian Marxist Antonio Gramsci, exploring the role of culture and ideology in maintaining power structures.

    An extensive anthology, including his most important writings while in prison on philosophy, history, Communist Party formation, the intellectuals, and other subjects. ... (Goodreads)

  30. How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease

    by Michael Greger
    A guide to understanding the science behind healthy eating and living, to prevent and treat chronic diseases.

    From the physician behind the wildly popular website, How Not to Die reveals the groundbreaking scientific evidence behind the only diet that can prevent and reverse many of the ... (Goodreads)

  31. The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration Into the Wonder of Consciousness

    by Sy Montgomery
    An exploration of the wonders of the octopus, with insights into its intelligence and emotions.

    In pursuit of the wild, solitary, predatory octopus, popular naturalist Sy Montgomery has practiced true immersion journalism. From New England aquarium tanks to the reefs of French Polynesia and the ... (Goodreads)

  32. And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic

    by Randy Shilts
    A history of the AIDS epidemic and its impact on the world, politics, and individuals.

    By the time Rock Hudson's death in 1985 alerted all America to the danger of the AIDS epidemic, the disease had spread across the nation, killing thousands of people and emerging as the greatest ... (Goodreads)

  33. The Great Indian Novel

    by Shashi Tharoor
    A satirical retelling of India's independence struggle, blending history and mythology to expose the flaws of the nation's leaders.

    The organisation of the sections and chapters of the novel mirrors the organisation of the Mahabharata and the themes and events addressed in each allude to themes and events of the mirrored sections ... (Wikipedia)

  34. The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature

    by Steven Pinker
    The exploration of the science of human nature, including the implications for society.

    In The Blank Slate , Steven Pinker explores the idea of human nature and its moral, emotional, and political colorings. He shows how many intellectuals have denied the existence of human nature by ... (Goodreads)

  35. Safe Area Goražde: The War in Eastern Bosnia, 1992-1995

    by Joe Sacco
    A graphic novel depicting the author's experiences in the Bosnian War, specifically in the town of Goražde.

    Joe Sacco visits Goražde, a mainly Bosniak enclave in eastern Bosnia surrounded by hostile Serb-dominated regions. Sacco visits the locals and gets a first-hand view of the war's brutal effect on the ... (Wikipedia)

  36. Joe Cinque's Consolation: A True Story of Death, Grief and the Law

    by Helen Garner
    A true story of a young man's death and the trial of his girlfriend, exploring the complexities of grief and the justice system.

    In October 1997, a clever young law student at ANU made a bizarre plan to murder her devoted boyfriend after a dinner party at their house. Some of the dinner guests – most of them university ... (Goodreads)

  37. Big Brother

    by Lionel Shriver
    A woman's obsession with her brother leads to a disturbing and destructive relationship.

    For Pandora, cooking is a form of love. Alas, her husband, Fletcher, a self-employed high-end cabinetmaker, now spurns the “toxic” dishes that he’d savored through their courtship, and devotes hours ... (Goodreads)

  38. Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

    by Annie Dillard
    A reflective journey through nature, exploring the mysteries of the natural world.

    An exhilarating meditation on nature and its seasons—a personal narrative highlighting one year's exploration on foot in the author's own neighborhood in Tinker Creek, Virginia. In the summer, ... (Goodreads)

  39. Brown Girl Dreaming

    by Jacqueline Woodson
    A poetic memoir of a young girl's coming-of-age in the Civil Rights era.

    Jacqueline Woodson, one of today's finest writers, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse. Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. ... (Goodreads)

  40. The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation

    by Thich Nhat Hanh
    A practical guide to meditation and mindfulness, exploring their power to bring peace and joy.

    In this beautiful and lucid guide, Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh offers gentle anecdotes and practical exercise as a means of learning the skills of mindfulness–being awake and fully aware. From washing ... (Goodreads)

  41. Zen in the Art of Archery

    by Eugen Herrigel
    A study of the spiritual practice of Zen Buddhism through the lens of archery.

    The path to achieving Zen (a balance between the body and the mind) is brilliantly explained by Professor Eugen Herrigel in this timeless account. This book is the result of the author’s six year ... (Goodreads)

  42. Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment

    by Robert Wright
    An exploration into understanding how Buddhist philosophy and practices can bring about enlightenment.

    From one of America’s greatest minds, a journey through psychology, philosophy, and lots of meditation to show how Buddhism holds the key to moral clarity and enduring happiness. Robert Wright ... (Goodreads)

  43. Ignorance

    by Milan Kundera
    A philosophical exploration of the consequences of ignorance and the power of knowledge.

    A man and a woman meet by chance while returning to their homeland, which they had abandoned twenty years earlier when they had chosen to become exiles. Will they manage to pick up the thread of ... (Goodreads)

  44. In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction

    by Gabor Maté
    Examining the impact of addiction on individuals and society, exploring the physical, emotional, and spiritual toll.

    He would probably dispute it, but Gabor Maté is something of a compassion machine. Diligently treating the drug addicts of Vancouver's notorious Downtown Eastside with sympathy in his heart and ... (Goodreads)

  45. Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda

    by Roméo Dallaire
    Tragic account of the Rwandan genocide from a UN peacekeeping mission commander's perspective.

    On the 10th anniversary of when UN peacekeepers landed in Rwanda, Random House Canada proudly publishes the unforgettable 1st-hand account of the genocide by the leader of the mission. Digging deep ... (Goodreads)

  46. Man and His Symbols

    by C.G. Jung
    An exploration of the collective unconscious, and its implications for self-realization.

    Man and His Symbols owes its existence to one of Jung's own dreams. The great psychologist dreamed that his work was understood by a wide public, rather than just by psychiatrists, and therefore he ... (Goodreads)

  47. The Sociopath Next Door

    by Martha Stout
    An exploration of sociopathic behaviour and how to identify it in individuals.

    Who is the devil you know? Is it your lying, cheating ex-husband? Your sadistic high school gym teacher? Your boss who loves to humiliate people in meetings? The colleague who stole your idea and ... (Goodreads)

  48. Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle

    by Chris Hedges
    A scathing critique of American culture, exposing the dangers of a society obsessed with entertainment and spectacle over critical thinking and literacy.

    We now live in two Americas. One - now the minority - functions in a print-based, literate world that can cope with complexity and can separate illusion from truth. The other - the majority - is ... (Goodreads)

  49. Outline

    by Rachel Cusk
    A woman's journey of self-reflection, exploring relationships and the complexities of life.

    An English woman writer flies to Athens to teach a summer writing workshop. On the plane, she meets an older Greek bachelor , who tells her about his two failed marriages. The next day she meets with ... (Wikipedia)

  50. Girls & Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape

    by Peggy Orenstein
    An exploration of the complex and often contradictory messages that young girls receive about sex and sexuality in today's society.

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A, Time, Top 10 Book of the Year, •, A, San Francisco Chronicle, Book of the Year The author of the, New York Times, bestseller, Cinderella Ate My Daughter, offers a ... (Barnes & Noble)

  51. Men Explain Things to Me

    by Rebecca Solnit
    Examines the cultural phenomenon of men explaining things to women without full understanding of the topic.

    In her comic, scathing essay “Men Explain Things to Me,” Rebecca Solnit took on what often goes wrong in conversations between men and women. She wrote about men who wrongly assume they know things ... (Goodreads)

  52. Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media

    by Edward S. Herman
    Critique of mass media and its role in shaping public opinion.

    In this pathbreaking work, Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky show that, contrary to the usual image of the news media as cantankerous, obstinate, and ubiquitous in their search for truth and defense ... (Goodreads)

  53. "A Problem from Hell": America and the Age of Genocide

    by Samantha Power
    A historical account of America's response to genocide, from the Armenian genocide to the present day.

    Former UN Ambassador Samantha Power's Pulitzer Prize-winning analysis of America's repeated failure to stop genocides around the world In her Pulitzer Prize-winning examination of the last century of ... (Goodreads)

  54. The Filter Bubble: What the Internet is Hiding From You

    by Eli Pariser
    The internet is creating personalized filters that limit our exposure to diverse perspectives, leading to a distorted view of the world.

    An eye-opening account of how the hidden rise of personalization on the Internet is controlling - and limiting - the information we consume. In December 2009, Google began customizing its search ... (Goodreads)

  55. Sold

    by Patricia McCormick
    A young girl's fight for freedom after being sold into the sex trade in Nepal.

    Lakshmi is a thirteen-year-old girl living with her family in a small hut in the mountains of Nepal. Her family is desperately poor, but her life is full of simple pleasures, like raising her ... (Wikipedia)

  56. The Making of the President 1960

    by Theodore H. White
    A detailed account of the 1960 US presidential election, from the primaries to the final victory of John F. Kennedy.

    What is a presidential election? "The most awesome transfer of power in the world—, the power to marshal & mobilize, the power to send men to kill or be killed, the power to tax & destroy, the power ... (Goodreads)

  57. Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in 40 Questions

    by Valeria Luiselli
    An exploration of the refugee crisis from the perspective of a Mexican immigration lawyer.

    Structured around the forty questions Luiselli translates and asks undocumented Latin-American children facing deportation, Tell Me How It Ends (an expansion of her 2016 Freeman's essay of the same ... (Goodreads)

  58. Feed

    by M.T. Anderson
    In a future where everyone is connected to the internet through their brains, a group of teenagers rebel against the system.

    The novel portrays a near-future in which the feednet , a huge computer network (apparently an advanced form of the Internet), is directly connected to the brains of about 73% of American citizens by ... (Wikipedia)

  59. The I Ching or Book of Changes

    by Anonymous
    A set of ancient Chinese divination tools used to interpret the world and the future.

    The I Ching , or Book of Changes, is one of the 1st efforts of the human mind to place itself within the universe. It has exerted a living influence in China for 3000 years and interest in it has ... (Goodreads)

  60. The Devil's Highway: A True Story

    by Luis Alberto Urrea
    A harrowing account of a group of Mexican migrants crossing the US-Mexico border, and their struggle for survival.

    "The single most compelling, lucid, and lyrical contemporary account of the absurdity of U.S. border policy." (The Atlantic), The author of Across the Wire offers brilliant investigative reporting of ... (Goodreads)

  61. The Beautiful Struggle: A Father, Two Sons and an Unlikely Road to Manhood

    by Ta-Nehisi Coates
    Memoir of growing up in Baltimore, navigating the challenges of poverty, racism, and a father's radical activism.

    An exceptional father-son story, from the National Book Award–winning author of, Between the World and Me, about the reality that tests us, the myths that sustain us, and the love that saves us., ... (Barnes & Noble)

  62. Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life

    by Thich Nhat Hanh
    A guide to cultivating mindful awareness and inner peace in the midst of everyday life.

    In the rush of modern life, we tend to lose touch with the peace that is available in each moment. World-renowned Zen master, spiritual leader, and author Thich Nhat Hanh shows us how to make ... (Goodreads)

  63. Awareness: The Perils and Opportunities of Reality

    by Anthony de Mello
    Exploration of how to become aware of one's true self, unlocking inner peace and happiness.

    The heart of Anthony de Mello's bestselling spiritual message is awareness. Mixing Christian spirituality, Buddhist parables, Hindu breathing exercises, and psychological insight, de Mello's words of ... (Goodreads)

  64. The Hidden Messages in Water

    by Masaru Emoto
    An exploration into the connection between human emotion and the molecular structure of water.

    In this, New,, York,, Times, bestseller, internationally renowned Japanese scientist Masaru Emoto shows how the influence of our thoughts, words and feelings on molecules of water can positively ... (Goodreads)

  65. The Heart Goes Last

    by Margaret Atwood
    A couple's struggle to survive in a dystopian world, where they must alternate between prison and freedom.

    Living in their car, surviving on tips, Charmaine and Stan are in a desperate state. So, when they see an advertisement for Consilience, a ‘social experiment’ offering stable jobs and a home of their ... (Wikipedia)

  66. Mindfulness in Plain English

    by Henepola Gunaratana
    Comprehensive guide to the Buddhist practice of mindfulness, for achieving mental clarity and peace.

    Author Bhante Gunaratana, a renowned meditation master, takes us step by step through the myths, realities, and benefits of meditation and the practice of mindfulness. This expanded edition includes ... (Goodreads)

  67. Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget

    by Sarah Hepola
    A candid memoir of a woman's journey to reclaim her life from alcohol abuse.

    A memoir of unblinking honesty and poignant, laugh-out-loud humor,, Blackout, is the story of a woman stumbling into a new kind of adventure — the sober life she never wanted. For Sarah Hepola, ... (Barnes & Noble)

  68. The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact

    by Chip Heath
    Examining the key elements that make moments extraordinary and powerful.

    The, New York Times, bestselling authors of, Switch, and, Made to Stick, explore why certain brief experiences can jolt us and elevate us and change us—and how we can learn to, create, such ... (Goodreads)

  69. Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life

    by Jon Kabat-Zinn
    Guide to mindfulness meditation, exploring the power of presence and becoming aware of the present moment.

    In this book, the author maps out a simple path for cultivating mindfulness in one's own life. It speaks both to those coming to meditation for the first time and to longtime practitioners, anyone ... (Goodreads)

  70. Life Among the Savages

    by Shirley Jackson
    A humorous and witty memoir of a mother's chaotic life raising four children in rural Vermont.

    Jackson—speaking as the nameless mother who serves as narrator—relates a period of roughly six years in the life of her family, focusing particularly on her attempts to keep peace and domestic ... (Wikipedia)

  71. The Elephant Man

    by Bernard Pomerance
    The story of John Merrick, a severely deformed man in Victorian England, and his journey to find acceptance and dignity.

    The Elephant Man opens with Frederick Treves , an up-and-coming surgeon, meeting his new employer Francis Carr-Gomm, the administrator of the London Hospital. Ross, the manager of a freak show , ... (Wikipedia)

  72. Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life

    by Byron Katie
    An exploration of the power of thought and how it shapes our lives.

    Out of nowhere, like a breeze in a marketplace crowded with advice, comes Byron Katie and “The Work.” In the midst of a normal life, Katie became increasingly depressed, and over a ten-year period ... (Goodreads)

  73. Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present

    by Harriet A. Washington
    A comprehensive history of medical experimentation on Black Americans, from slavery to modern times, revealing a disturbing legacy of racism and exploitation.

    From the era of slavery to the present day, the first full history of black America’s shocking mistreatment as unwilling and unwitting experimental subjects at the hands of the medical establishment. ... (Goodreads)

  74. The Conspiracy Against the Human Race

    by Thomas Ligotti
    A philosophical treatise on the futility of existence and the horror of consciousness, arguing for the ultimate extinction of humanity.

    His fiction is known to be some of the most terrifying in the genre of supernatural horror, but Thomas Ligotti's first nonfiction book may be even scarier. Drawing on philosophy, literature, ... (Goodreads)

  75. Madness: A Bipolar Life

    by Marya Hornbacher
    A memoir of living with bipolar disorder, detailing the author's struggles with mania, depression, and addiction.

    An astonishing dispatch from inside the belly of bipolar disorder, reflecting major new insights When Marya Hornbacher published her first book, Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia, she did not ... (Goodreads)

  76. Why Does He Do That?: Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men

    by Lundy Bancroft
    Bancroft, a domestic violence expert, provides insight into the mindset and behavior of abusive men, offering hope and resources for victims.

    Lundy Bancroft - a counselor who specializes in working with abusive men - uses his knowledge about how abusers think to help women recognize when they are being controlled or devalued, and to find ... (Goodreads)

  77. Letting Go: The Pathway To Surrender

    by David R. Hawkins
    A guide to letting go of negative emotions and attachments, leading to inner peace and spiritual growth.

    Letting Go, describes a simple and effective means by which to let go of the obstacles to Enlightenment and become free of negativity. During the many decades of the author’s clinical psychiatric ... (Barnes & Noble)

  78. Mindfulness for Beginners

    by Jon Kabat-Zinn
    A guide to mindfulness meditation, teaching techniques to cultivate awareness and reduce stress.

    What if you could profoundly change your life just by becoming more mindful of your breathing? According to Jon Kabat-Zinn, you can. What if paying attention on purpose (and nonjudgmentally) could ... (Goodreads)

  79. The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence

    by Gavin de Becker
    Examining how fear can be used to protect oneself from violence, and how it is a valuable tool.

    True fear is a gift. Unwarranted fear is a curse. Learn how to tell the difference. A date won't take "no" for an answer. The new nanny gives a mother an uneasy feeling. A stranger in a deserted ... (Goodreads)

  80. Shooting an Elephant

    by George Orwell
    Orwell's personal account of shooting an elephant in colonial Burma, exploring the complexities of imperialism and power.

    This is an alternate cover edition of Shooting an Elephant. "Shooting an Elephant" is Orwell's searing and painfully honest account of his experience as a police officer in imperial Burma; killing an ... (Goodreads)

  81. Stillness Speaks

    by Eckhart Tolle
    Exploring how to live in the present moment and awaken to true joy and peace.

    Eckhart Tolle shows you how to become your true self by embracing stillness and silence. When we are no longer limited by our thinking mind, suffering and pain disappears and we are able to move ... (Goodreads)

  82. The Life Of Hunger

    by Amélie Nothomb

    “La faim, c’est moi”, proclame Amélie Nothomb. Dans Biographie de la faim , la surdouée belge poursuit le récit de sa vie amorcé dans Stupeurs et tremblements et Métaphysique des tubes . La faim, ... (Goodreads)

  83. Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans

    by Don Brown
    A graphic novel depicting the devastation of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans and the aftermath of the disaster.

    Sibert Honor Medalist ∙ Kirkus’ Best of 2015 list ∙ School Library Journal Best of 2015 ∙ Publishers Weekly’s Best of 2015 list ∙ Horn Book Fanfare Book ∙ Booklist Editor's Choice On August 29, 2005, ... (Barnes & Noble)

  84. Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations

    by Thomas L. Friedman
    An examination of the impact of the digital revolution on society, and the potential for optimism in the face of change.

    A field guide to the twenty-first century, written by one of its most celebrated observers In his most ambitious work to date, Thomas L. Friedman shows that we have entered an age of dizzying ... (Goodreads)

  85. The Muse

    by Jessie Burton
    A young woman's exploration of identity and artistry, set in the 1960s England and Spain.

    From the #1 internationally bestselling author of, The Miniaturist, comes a captivating and brilliantly realized story of two young women—a Caribbean immigrant in 1960s London, and a bohemian woman ... (Barnes & Noble)

  86. The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order

    by Samuel P. Huntington
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