1. “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” by Michael Wolff
Accounts from inside the West Wing tell of the stormy first months of the Trump presidency.
2. “How Democracies Die,” by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt
Harvard professors draw on decades of research and historical examples to show how democracies are threatened and saved.
3. “Strength in Stillness: The Power of Transcendental Meditation,” by Bob Roth
Instructor explains how the mantra-based technique can raise productivity and increase happiness.
1. “Luminous Life: How the Science of Light Unlocks the Art of Living,” by Jacob Israel Liberman
An approach to experiencing presence and bypassing barriers to joy and ease-filled living.
2. “Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave,” by Erica Armstrong Dunbar
Historical account of a runaway slave.
3. “The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changes our Minds,” by Michael Lewis
Story of two Israeli psychologists and their pioneering research.
1. “The Hate U Give,” by Angie Thomas
A teen girl’s experiences depict the inspiration for the Black Lives Matter movement.
2. “Dog Man and Cat Kid,” by Dav Pilkey
Graphic novel, in this fourth installment, the hero now has a feline sidekick.
3. “Crenshaw,” by Katherine Applegate
Middle Reader. Unforgettable and magical story about family and resilience.