Books They Tell You to Read: Non-Fiction

Here is the list, in no particular order, of non-fiction books they generally agree we should read:

  • Night–Elie Wiesel
  • Citizen: An American Lyric–Claudia Rankine
  • This Changes Everything–Naomi Klein
  • Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy–Gabriella Coleman
  • The Last Act of Love–Cathy Rentzenbrink
  • The Sisters Are Alright–Tamara Winfrey Harris
  • A Brief History of Time–Stephen Hawking

  • Tuesdays With Morrie–Mitch Albom
  • I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings–Maya Angelou
  • A Room of One’s Own–Virginia Woolf
  • In Cold Blood–Truman Capote
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People–Stephen Covey
  • Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith–Jon Krakauer
  • The Interpretation of Dreams–Sigmund Freud
  • Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies–Jared Diamond
  • A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius–Dave Eggers
  • Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America–Barbara Ehrenreich
  • Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West–Dee Brown
  • All the President’s Men–Carl Bernstein
  • The Feminine Mystique–Betty Friedan
  • The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany
  • How to Win Friends and Influence People–Dale Carnegie
  • The Best and the Brightest–David Alberstam
  • The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer–Siddhartha Mukherjee
  • The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order–Samuel P. Huntington
  • World Order–Henry Kissinger

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