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The Diary of a Young Girl The Diary of a Young Girl (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 16772 times as non-fiction)
avg rating 4.18 — 3,333,043 ratings — published 1947
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Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind (Paperback)
by (shelved 15566 times as non-fiction)
avg rating 4.39 — 817,254 ratings — published 2011
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Educated Educated (Hardcover)
by (shelved 13353 times as non-fiction)
avg rating 4.47 — 1,219,150 ratings — published 2018
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Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking (Hardcover)
by (shelved 13158 times as non-fiction)
avg rating 4.07 — 391,424 ratings — published 2012
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Hardcover)
by (shelved 12141 times as non-fiction)
avg rating 4.09 — 672,980 ratings — published 2010
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Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (Hardcover)
by (shelved 11446 times as non-fiction)
avg rating 4.00 — 801,933 ratings — published 2005
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Outliers: The Story of Success Outliers: The Story of Success (Hardcover)
by (shelved 10783 times as non-fiction)
avg rating 4.18 — 697,252 ratings — published 2008
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Becoming Becoming (Hardcover)
by (shelved 10647 times as non-fiction)
avg rating 4.49 — 874,922 ratings — published 2018
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The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America (Hardcover)
by (shelved 10551 times as non-fiction)
avg rating 3.99 — 616,014 ratings — published 2003
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A Short History of Nearly Everything A Short History of Nearly Everything (Paperback)
by (shelved 9775 times as non-fiction)
avg rating 4.20 — 354,224 ratings — published 2003
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We Should All Be Feminists We Should All Be Feminists (Kindle Edition)
by (shelved 9567 times as non-fiction)
avg rating 4.42 — 250,433 ratings — published 2012
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Into the Wild Into the Wild (Paperback)
by (shelved 9227 times as non-fiction)
avg rating 4.00 — 1,004,137 ratings — published 1996
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Night  (The Night Trilogy, #1) Night (The Night Trilogy, #1)
by (shelved 9184 times as non-fiction)
avg rating 4.36 — 1,124,866 ratings — published 1956
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Between the World and Me Between the World and Me (Hardcover)
by (shelved 8812 times as non-fiction)
avg rating 4.40 — 303,494 ratings — published 2015
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The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference (Paperback)
by (shelved 8786 times as non-fiction)
avg rating 3.99 — 770,223 ratings — published 2000
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Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies (Paperback)
by (shelved 8637 times as non-fiction)
avg rating 4.04 — 368,998 ratings — published 1997
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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life (Paperback)
by (shelved 8637 times as non-fiction)
avg rating 3.91 — 839,957 ratings — published 2016
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Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking (Paperback)
by (shelved 8618 times as non-fiction)
avg rating 3.95 — 554,880 ratings — published 2005
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Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood (Hardcover)
by (shelved 8614 times as non-fiction)
avg rating 4.48 — 571,660 ratings — published 2016
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Bossypants Bossypants (Kindle Edition)
by (shelved 8599 times as non-fiction)
avg rating 3.96 — 944,024 ratings — published 2011
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In Cold Blood In Cold Blood (Paperback)
by (shelved 8485 times as non-fiction)
avg rating 4.08 — 603,276 ratings — published 1965
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Thinking, Fast and Slow Thinking, Fast and Slow (Hardcover)
by (shelved 8075 times as non-fiction)
avg rating 4.17 — 421,144 ratings — published 2011
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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing (Hardcover)
by (shelved 7981 times as non-fiction)
avg rating 3.87 — 333,005 ratings — published 2010
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Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers (Paperback)
by (shelved 7875 times as non-fiction)
avg rating 4.06 — 199,266 ratings — published 2003
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When Breath Becomes Air When Breath Becomes Air (Kindle Edition)
by (shelved 7836 times as non-fiction)
avg rating 4.38 — 548,227 ratings — published 2016
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A Brief History of Time A Brief History of Time (Paperback)
by (shelved 7831 times as non-fiction)
avg rating 4.20 — 385,435 ratings — published 1988
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Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster (Paperback)
by (shelved 7795 times as non-fiction)
avg rating 4.21 — 456,649 ratings — published 1997
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The Glass Castle The Glass Castle (Paperback)
by (shelved 7643 times as non-fiction)
avg rating 4.30 — 1,066,488 ratings — published 2005
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On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 7636 times as non-fiction)
avg rating 4.33 — 260,510 ratings — published 2000
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Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones (Kindle Edition)
by (shelved 7404 times as non-fiction)
avg rating 4.38 — 461,074 ratings — published 2018
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Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption (Hardcover)
by (shelved 7317 times as non-fiction)
avg rating 4.37 — 874,669 ratings — published 2010
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Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail (Hardcover)
by (shelved 7168 times as non-fiction)
avg rating 4.04 — 717,650 ratings — published 2012
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The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business (Hardcover)
by (shelved 6868 times as non-fiction)
avg rating 4.13 — 445,554 ratings — published 2012
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I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban (Hardcover)
by (shelved 6847 times as non-fiction)
avg rating 4.14 — 519,910 ratings — published 2012
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I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer (ebook)
by (shelved 6681 times as non-fiction)
avg rating 4.12 — 208,535 ratings — published 2018
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Yes Please Yes Please (Hardcover)
by (shelved 6485 times as non-fiction)
avg rating 3.84 — 488,229 ratings — published 2014
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A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 6452 times as non-fiction)
avg rating 4.06 — 380,670 ratings — published 1998
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Eat, Pray, Love Eat, Pray, Love (Paperback)
by (shelved 6068 times as non-fiction)
avg rating 3.60 — 1,637,609 ratings — published 2006
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The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales (Paperback)
by (shelved 6054 times as non-fiction)
avg rating 4.06 — 198,304 ratings — published 1985
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Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis (Hardcover)
by (shelved 5860 times as non-fiction)
avg rating 3.89 — 379,159 ratings — published 2016
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The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals (Hardcover)
by (shelved 5822 times as non-fiction)
avg rating 4.18 — 197,604 ratings — published 2006
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The God Delusion The God Delusion (Hardcover)
by (shelved 5744 times as non-fiction)
avg rating 3.90 — 255,769 ratings — published 2006
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Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men (Hardcover)
by (shelved 5726 times as non-fiction)
avg rating 4.37 — 78,881 ratings — published 2019
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The Art of War The Art of War (Paperback)
by (shelved 5707 times as non-fiction)
avg rating 3.97 — 416,470 ratings — published -500
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Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)
by (shelved 5696 times as non-fiction)
avg rating 3.86 — 468,708 ratings — published 2011
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What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions (What If?, #1) What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions (What If?, #1)
by (shelved 5667 times as non-fiction)
avg rating 4.14 — 154,460 ratings — published 2014
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Homo Deus: A History of Tomorrow Homo Deus: A History of Tomorrow (Kindle Edition)
by (shelved 5665 times as non-fiction)
avg rating 4.22 — 213,349 ratings — published 2015
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How to Win Friends and Influence People How to Win Friends and Influence People (Paperback)
by (shelved 5661 times as non-fiction)
avg rating 4.21 — 830,105 ratings — published 1936
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Astrophysics for People in a Hurry Astrophysics for People in a Hurry (Hardcover)
by (shelved 5621 times as non-fiction)
avg rating 4.08 — 151,663 ratings — published 2017
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Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI (ebook)
by (shelved 5453 times as non-fiction)
avg rating 4.10 — 178,239 ratings — published 2017
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“To be prepared against surprise is to be trained. To be prepared for surprise is to be educated.”
James P. Carse, Finite and Infinite Games: A Vision of Life as Play and Possibility

David Foster Wallace
“...in real life I always seem to have a hard time winding up a conversation or asking somebody to leave, and sometimes the moment becomes so delicate and fraught with social complexity that I'll get overwhelmed trying to sort out all the different possible ways of saying it and all the different implications of each option and will just sort of blank out and do it totally straight -- 'I want to terminate the conversation and not have you be in my apartment anymore' -- which evidently makes me look either as if I'm very rude and abrupt or as if I'm semi-autistic and have no sense of how to wind up a conversation gracefully...I've actually lost friends this way.”
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