Top 10

  • East of Eden
    John Steinbeck

    A novel planned on the grandest possible scale… One of those occasions when a writer has aimed high and then summoned every ounce of energy, talent, seriousness, and passion which he was capable… It is an entirely interesting and impressive book.

    The New York Herald Tribune

  • "Time is our biggest worry: there is too little of it. The acclaimed writer Oliver Burkeman offers a lively, entertaining philosophical guide to time and time management, setting aside superficial efficiency solutions in favor of reckoning with and finding joy in the finitude of human life."

  • Devil in the Grove
    Gilbert King

    "In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute" - Thurgood Marshall

  • Humankind
    Rutger Bregman

    "When we think the worst of people, it brings out the worst in our politics and economics. But if we believe in the reality of humanity's kindness and altruism, it will form the foundation for achieving true change in society...."

  • Destiny of the Republic
    Candice Millard

    "James Garfield may have been the most extraordinary man ever elected president. Born into abject poverty, he rose to become a wunderkind scholar, a Civil War hero, and a renowned and admired reformist congressman."

  • American Kingpin
    Nick Bilton

    "Filled with unforgettable characters and capped by an astonishing climax, American Kingpin might be dismissed as too outrageous for fiction. But it's all too real."

  • Just Mercy
    Bryan Stevenson

    "Not since Atticus Finch has a fearless and committed lawyer made such a difference in the American south. Though larger than life, Atticus exists only in fiction. Bryan Stevenson is very much alive and doing God's work fighting for the poor, the oppressed, the voiceless, the vulnerable, the outcast, and those with no hope. Just Mercy is his inspiring and powerful story.”

    John Grisham

  • "An award-winning national bestseller, Walking with the Wind is one of our most important records of the American Civil Rights Movement."

  • Stillness is the Key
    Ryan Holiday

    "Stillness is what aims the archer's arrow. It inspires new ideas. It sharpens perspective and illuminates connections."

  • The Boys in the Boat
    Daniel James Brown

    If number one in "Boating" on Amazon doesn't convince you to pick up this book, then I don't know what will.

  • A Gentleman in Moscow
    Amor Towles

    "Brimming with humor, a glittering cast of characters, and one beautifully rendered scene after another, this singular novel casts a spell as it relates the count's endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose."

    My favorite book of 2016 :)

  • The Invention of Wings
    Sue Monk Kidd

    "This exquisitely written novel is a triumph of storytelling that looks with unswerving eyes at a devastating wound in American history, through women whose struggles for liberation, empowerment, and expression will leave no reader unmoved."

  • Oil and Marble
    Stephanie Storey

    "Oil and Marble is the story of Leonardo and Michelangelo's forgotten rivalry. Storey brings early 16th-century Florence alive and has entered with extraordinary empathy into the minds and souls of two Renaissance masters."

  • The Killer Angels
    Michael Shaara

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1975 and one of the first audiobooks I ever listened to.

    "The Killer Angels is unique, sweeping, unforgettable, a dramatic re-creation of the battleground for America's destiny."

  • The Last Days of Night
    Graham Moore

    "From Graham Moore comes a thrilling novel - based on actual events - about the nature of genius, the cost of ambition, and the battle to electrify America."

  • Circe
    Madeline Miller

    "With unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language and pause-resisting suspense, Circe is a triumph of storytelling, an intoxicating epic of family rivalry, palace intrigue, and love and loss as well as a celebration of indomitable female strength in a man's world."

  • The Robe
    Lloyd Douglas

    "Set against the vividly drawn background of Ancient Rome, this is a timeless story of adventure, faith, and romance, a tale of spiritual longing and ultimate redemption."