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Ted.com Recommended Reads

Description: Here’s a hefty list of TED speaker-recommended books for 2017, with all the diversity of titles and topics you might expect. No matter your mood, preference or occasion, we’ve got you covered.


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Category Title Author Date Added Action
When you’re lying in the sun Aimless Love Billy Collins 06/30/2017
When you want to learn from the past Alexander Hamilton Ron Chernow 06/30/2017
When you’re lying in the sun Another Great Day at Sea Geoff Dyer 06/30/2017
When you’re in the mood for adventure The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts Joshua Hammer 06/30/2017
When you want to understand what’s going on in the world Bad Feminist Roxane Gay 06/30/2017
When you’re itching to go back to school Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst Robert M. Sapolsky 06/30/2017
When you want to understand what’s going on in the world Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, death, and hope in a Mumbai undercity Katherine Boo 06/30/2017
When you’re in the mood for adventure The Book of Lost Things: A Novel John Connolly 06/30/2017
When you’re unable to get to a museum Broad Strokes: 15 Women Who Made Art and Made History (in That Order) Lisa Congdon and Bridget Quinn 06/30/2017
When you want to learn from the past Cartographies of Time Daniel Rosenberg and Anthony Grafton 06/30/2017
When you’re lying in the sun Caves of Steel Isaac Asimov 06/30/2017
When you want useful information The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss and Long-Term Health T. Colin Campbell 06/30/2017
When you’re plotting to conquer the world The Confidence Game: Why We Fall for It . . . Every Time Maria Konnikova 06/30/2017
When you’re lying in the sun Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle that Set Them Free Héctor Tobar 06/30/2017
When you’re itching to go back to school Democracy Reinvented: Participatory Budgeting and Civic Innovation in America (Innovative Governance in the 21st Century) Hollie Russon Gilman 06/30/2017
When you’re spending summer in the city Dream Cities Wade Graham 06/30/2017
When you’re plotting to conquer the world The Element Lou Aronica and Ken Robinson 06/30/2017
When you’re plotting to conquer the world Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds Adrienne Maree Brown 06/30/2017
When you want useful information Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong--and What You Really Need to Know Emily Oster 06/30/2017
When you’re prepping for a picnic, BBQ or houseguests The Flavor Bible Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg 06/30/2017
When you’re over summer blockbusters and crave soul and emotion The Forty Rules of Love Elif Shafak 06/30/2017
When you’re lying in the sun A Gentleman in Moscow: A Novel Amor Towles 06/30/2017
When your idea of a vacation is stepping into another’s life The Glass Castle: A Memoir Jeannette Walls 06/30/2017
When your kids are restless A Great and Terrible Beauty Libba Bray 06/30/2017
When your kids are restless A Great and Terrible Beauty Libba Bray 06/30/2017

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