Hardcover fiction

1. “Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump” by Michael Isikoff and David Corn

Two veteran investigative journalists’ account of how Putin and Russia hacked the 2016 Presidential election as a covert operation to subvert American democracy.

2. “It’s Even Worse Than You Think: What the Trump Administration is Doing to America” by David Cay Johnston

Longtime Trump-observing journalist’s account of how White House and federal officials’ actions are inflicting serious harm on the government and country.

3. “The Common Good” by Robert B. Reich

Former U.S. Secretary of Labor makes the case for the existence of a common good, through examples of everyday reality and common sense.

Paperback nonfiction

1. “Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?: And Other Questions You Should Have Answers to When You Work in the White House” by Alyssa Mastromonaco

Candid and charming memoir from the former deputy chief of staff for Obama that chronicles her unexpected career in government.

2. “Polishing the Mirror: How to Live From Your Spiritual Heart” by Ram Dass

From the author of “Be Here Now,” a collection of 40 teachings that include yoga, meditation and chanting, with frank discussions about aging and finding the path to personal growth.

3. “My Russian Grandmother and Her American Vacuum Cleaner: A Family Memoir” by Meir Shalev

From one of Israel’s most celebrated novelists, a charming memoir of mid 20th century family life in Israel, with a particularly vivid and affectionate tribute to the author’s quirky grandmother.


1. “A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo” by Marlon Bundo, Jill Twiss and Eg Keller

Illustrated, ages 5-8. A very special bunny falls in love with a boy bunny, sending the message of tolerance and democracy.

2. “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L’Engle

Middle Reader, ages 10-14. Originally published in the early 1960s, one of America’s most beloved coming of age fantasy stories and now a major motion picture.

3. “The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes” by Dubose Heyward and Marjorie Flack

Illustrated, ages 4-7. A country bunny becomes the Easter Bunny, despite having 21 of her own children. Kindness and cleverness win out over size and brawn in this tale originally written in 1939.