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Holiday Reads: Best Nonfiction Books 2017


And we’re wrapping up my Holiday Reads posts with Nonfiction – possibly the easiest category to book shop in, so long as you know your loved ones’ interests. From political memoirs to sporty insider tales to searing looks at the food industry, this year’s roundup of nonfiction has something for everyone.

What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton
Fair warning – at one point while reading this collection of essays by America’s first female Presidental candidate of a major party, I turned to my husband and said “This is the most depressing book.” The sentiment largely stemmed from what a compelling case Hillary makes a year after the election shock of a lifetime, where Donald Trump swept into power (and subsequently began sweeping away the hard work of the previous administration). While it’s easily acknowledged that this shockingly speedy-released tome is capitalizing on timing (Hillary explores on many issues that are still dominating the headlines today, including Russia’s involvement in tampering with the election), it’s actually what makes this oh so compelling. It’s hard to believe how much has happened in a year, and Hillary takes her time in this assortment of essays to highlight what went wrong for her personally and politically, addressing all of the most common attacks on her and her campaign head on, with only minimal lip service. It’s a striking read from start to finish, particularly if you have an interest in some of the areas Hillary reallllly goes deep, such as the kerfuffle around her emails or yes, Russia. A must-have for any ‘nasty women’ supporters or those simply looking for some more perspective on the craziest U.S. election ever.

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil DeGrasse Tyson – $24.95
If you’re a space nerd (like me!) then you probably loved Cosmos, the revival of all things space hosted by astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson. If you’ve ever wanted to better understand our universe but aren’t keen on putting in a decade or two of studying the cosmos, NDT has got you covered with this pint-sized book. Clocking in at around 200 pages, the book is not only short and sweet, it’s small in shape too, designed to tuck easily into your purse, briefcase, or carry-on for reading snippets on the go. The chapters are designed with the same purpose as well, bringing highfalutin scientific concepts down to earth, as it were, with sparkling clear copy that makes it easy to wrap your head around the crazy mad science DeGrasse Tyson is exploring. It’s a cool book for anyone with a passing interest in space – or those that just want to appear the smartest in the room at the next cocktail party they attend. Oh, and did I mention it also just won one of Goodreads’ Best Books of 2017 awards? Not too shabby!

How We Did It by Karl Subban and Scott Colby
Behind every star athlete there is (generally) a crazy supportive parent that put up the cash, time, and cheers to get their kid to the top. While many stories have been written over the years about sports parents (most recently the controversial figure known as LaVar Ball), Karl Subban’s is a particularly interesting case…he raised three kids to become NHL draft picks. The audience for this memoir-style book is pretty vast then. Some folks might read it because they’re fans of Subban’s hockey-playing offspring, including Nashville Predators’ star (and RW & Co. model) P.K. Subban, one of the more recognizable faces in the game. Others might genuinely be curious about the pseudo-how to aspect of the book, which exists, but not as blatantly as the title suggests. Whatever the case, Karl’s easygoing storytelling manner is handled well by co-author Scott Colby, giving you an insiders look at what it takes to reach the top – even when you’re the one on the sidelines.

Option B by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant
The co-authors of this book are two of the best-known names in the broader category of nonfiction I like to call ‘human interest’ (combining psychology, business, and self-help) – so much so that Sandberg actually made the title of her first book Lean In, part of the lexicon of how we speak in general today. If you didn’t catch the headlines, Sandberg’s husband passed away unexpectedly in an accident a few years ago. Her friend (and Wharton professor) Adam reached out to offer a way out from under all that darkness she was wrapped up in – an actual psychological program if you will. The book documents Sandberg’s journey through Grant’s steps, as well as his research that backs up what he’s recommended. While not the sunniest of nonfiction books to pass onto a loved one this holiday season, it’s one that might be necessary. If a friend has gone through a tough year or is anxious about something on the horizon, this sleek and smart tome might be the guiding light to bring them back to their former, happy selves.

The Wolf by Nate Blakeslee
I am a big fan of narrative nonfiction. If you’ve never read a book in this style, it basically removes the author from the equation and tells the story in a fictional prose style – but you know, it’s all true (perhaps just enhanced through the lens of the writer). While narrative nonfiction isn’t new, applying it to the viewpoint of a wolf in America’s wild is. Such is the story of O-Six, a third genreation alpha female Yellowstone Park wolf that was beloved on social media and by wolf watchers in the area. The book largely follows O-Six and her interactions with other wolves (and other elements of nature), giving you a breathtaking look at this wild creature and its day-to-day life (seriously author Nate Blakeslee must have been in awe of documenting this!) The other half gives you a mix of historical insight into the wolf population in Yellowstone (imported via Canada, for the record), as well as the future of wolves in America in general, including their relationship to ranching operations. This book definitely stands out as a unique nonfiction read, particularly for fans of wolves, nature, and the odd harmony we as humans have with the wild things out there.

We Were Eight Years in Power by Ta-Nehisi Coates
The hype behind this book was actually relentless. I do a fair bit of research to pick the books for these posts, and this one continually popped up again and again, piquing my interest enough to investigate further. America is still reeling from the aftershock of the Donald Trump election, and this is yet another perspective on it – quite a different one than Hillary Clinton’s, it should be noted. The book consists of eight essays written by Coates written for The Atlantic Monthly over the eight-year period Barack Obama was President. What results is a pretty staggering (and devastating) look at America’s decline from the positivity that marked the early years of the Obama administration, through to the increasing culture of hate that sprung up in America. As an outspoken critic of Donald Trump and a political activist, Coates’ voice rings loud and clear, particularly in the politically charged climate below the border. Even though the essays are largely focused on the U.S. and its long struggle with race and equality, the lessons and feelings heralded by Coates will resonate with just about anyone that picks this up.

Unqualified by Anna Faris
Normally around the holidays there is a slate of books that fall into the humour / memoir category, usually with famous comedians at the helm. This year was relatively quiet on that front, with the notable exception of Anna Faris’ debut book, inspired by her popular Podcast of the same name. In both cases, Faris is here to give you some highly unqualified advice – some of it hilarious, some of it gut-wrenchingly applicable, and most of it enjoyable to read about. The left hook, however, that came out of nowhere this summer, was the announcement that Faris and her celeb husband Chris Pratt were splitting up. Considering how much of this book serves as sort of a love letter to him, you’d think it’d be sunk. But in actuality, Faris has come out and made clear she edited very little (ditto to Pratt’s foreword, which makes the briefest of mentions of their separation), leaving this as an interesting time capsule of where she was at when writing the book. While it’s a little bittersweet to read given how much of it ties back to relationship advice, the book is ultimately a likable look at one of Hollywood’s most likable, quirky, down-to-earth stars. Whether you’re buying this for an existing fan or not, they’re sure to be charmed (and the tiniest bit heartbroken) at the advice contained within.

Leonardo Da Vinci by Walter Isaacson
Biograpy writer Walter Isaacson may have sprung to the forefront of the pop culture world for his biography of Steve Jobs in his dying days, but in actuality the scribe’s comfort zone is significant historical figures – Einstein and Ben Franklin were two former subjects pre-Jobs. After dabbling in the modern day world (including a sprawling look at a range of innovators in his last book), Isaacson is back to historical bios, this time honing in on Leonardo Da Vinci. Like all Isaacson novels, the research and depth of insight is impeccable – although it may cause apprehension when first eyeballing this brick-sized tale – giving you a stunning level of insight into one of the world’s most infamous inventors. From the Mona Lisa through to Da Vinci’s odd modern-day impact on Dan Brown’s world with The Da Vinci Code, this vast yet readable book is great for anyone interested in art, history, or the mysterious life of this intriguing figure that looms so large to this day.

The Power of Moments by Chip and Dan Heath
If I know you personally, at some point I have likely given you a Chip and Dan Heath book with the recommendation ‘this book will change your life’. The brothers are the bestselling authors of three previous tomes that fall into that aforementioned ‘human interest’ category of psychology + self-help + business expertise. Ironically enough, me giving you a book and telling you it’ll be a life-changing moment is sort of what the focus is here. Like all of the Heath brothers’ books, the big blue sky concept they’re talking about – why some things become ‘moments’ while others do not – is quickly brought down to earth in a very digestible format. In diving into this book, you’ll learn about the four core types of moments we tend to experience – elevation, insight, connection, and pride – in terms of what causes them and the impacts they have on our life. Where things get really interesting though, is their tactics on how you can create experiences and situations that may lead to these memorable moments – enriching your personal relationships, your career, and even your entire life. So yes, another life-changing read from these groundbreaking authors…and this time they’re showing you the magic behind the curtain of how they do it!

The Case Against Sugar by Gary Taubes
I couldn’t write a nonfiction post without at least one book about our diets and the food we eat! Not to put a damper on your holiday baking (and sampling), but the fact of the matter is, the more we learn about sugar, the more sketchy things become. Sugar’s been identified as a drug, and a highly addictive one at that, that seriously wreaks havoc on our bodies. Taubs, a longtime writer about the food and diet industry, takes a in-depth look at this current nutritional bad guy and just why it’s (truly) so awful. After delving into sugar’s impact on your body, debunking some other nutritional myths often pushed to the forefront to shield sugar, and even looking at the sugar industry as a whole, don’t be surprised if you want to quit all things sweet cold turkey. Taubes however, notes how impossible this really is in our modern eating system, and instead lays some groundwork for how you can, at the very least, diminish sugar’s role in your diet. A perfect choice for anyone thinking of taking the no-sugar plunge in the new year (or at least wanting to moderate their diet a bit more stringently).

No Is Not Enough by Naomi Klein
Rounding things out, I’m diving back into politics one more time – but this time, notably, from a Canadian perspective. The activist-cum-journalist (and author) is one of the world’s most respected voices on a range of topics, and she’s out there banging the drum with the likes of John Oliver on the fact apathy isn’t cutting it if we want to protect our world from some potentially crazy toxic forces (again, we look to the south of the border). Of course, she doesn’t just stop there; Klein shines a blazing spotlight on inequality, commercialism, and other hot button topics that keep on popping up on the news (I can only imagine what this book would have looked like if it were published six months after the #MeToo movement). Despite the grim array of forces Klein hones in on, the book is actually on the whole quite inspiring – and a great choice for any idealists (or couch potatoes, alternatively) that could use a guiding path to shake the world back after your own has been shaken.

Want to win ALL of the amazing books I talked about in this post? Valued at $380, here’s how you can enter to win this enticing, multi-faceted collection of nonfiction books.

1) READ THIS: You must be a subscriber to the Canadian Gift Guide to enter this giveaway. It’s as simple as finding ‘The Gift of Gab’ box in the righthand column and dropping in your email or clicking follow. Then leave me a comment below by December 23, 2017 telling me your top three (or more) reads from this list!

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around December 24, 2017 to select the winners, who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible for this promotion.

4) Bonus Entries: If you’re interested in staying in the loop on the publishers that worked with me on this post, all you have to do is sign up for their social media, and while you’re at it, earn bonus entries into this fun giveaway! Just be sure to leave separate comments with links back to earn your bonus entries.

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188 Responses to “Holiday Reads: Best Nonfiction Books 2017”
  1. cookie3 says:

    My top three would be:
    1)The Case Against Sugar 2)The Power of Moments & 3) Unqualified

  2. SandyS says:

    What Happened, The Power of Moments and No Is Not Enough – my top 3 reads.

  3. CLC says:

    There are so many good selections here. I’d start with What Happened, then The Case Against Sugar and then Leonardo Da Vinci.

  4. Laura Young says:

    No is not enough, the power of moments and the case against sugar.

  5. I subscribe by email… Yay 🙂 🙂
    I love the The Case Against Sugar by Gary Taubes, , Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil DeGrasse Tyson , and The Wolf by Nate Blakeslee

  6. Graham Lindfield says:

    We’d like The Wolf, Option B, and the Da Vinci book best – thanks very much!!

  7. Heather Swanson says:

    The Power of Moments,The Wolf & Option B

  8. Carolyn says:

    The Power of Moments
    Unqualified
    The Case Against Sugar

  9. John says:

    My reads would be The Case Against Sugar by Gary Taubes, , Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil DeGrasse Tyson , and The Wolf by Nate Blakeslee

  10. Aimee says:

    I am a subscriber. What Happened, The Power of Moments and No Is Not Enough – my top 3 reads.

  11. Jessica Lord says:

    Unqualified, Option B, Case Against the Sugar

  12. Sandy L says:

    How We Did It, Unqualified, The Case Against Sugar. Thank you!

  13. Marlene V says:

    Leonardo Da Vinci, The Wolf and Unqualified.

  14. Kathryn Galan says:

    Hi, My picks are Leonardo Da Vinci, The Wolf, and Astrophysics for People in a Hurry.
    Thank you, and best wishes in 2018.

  15. Heather says:

    Power of Moments, Da Vinci and Neil Degrasse Tyson’s book!

  16. mangolynne says:

    The Power of Moments,The Wolf & What Happened!!

  17. Giselle says:

    My picks are Leonardo Da Vinci, The Case Against Sugar and The Power of Moments. Happy Holidays and thank you for all the prizes you give out all year long!

  18. Kathryn Galan says:

    I follow Penguin Random House of Canada on Instagram, and liked some of their posts. @lakes44

  19. Kathryn Galan says:

    @lakes44
    I follow Simon & Schuster on Instagram, and liked some of their posts.

  20. Susanne C says:

    I would love to read: 1. What Happened 2. Option B and 3. No Is Not Enough

  21. bkick1 says:

    My favorite picks are: Leonardo Da Vinci, The Power of Moments and Option B.

  22. Laura Bliss says:

    My top 3 are: The Case Against Sugar, What Happened, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry.

  23. Mary Danieli says:

    My top 3 picks are:
    Option B, The Wolf and The Case against Sugar.

    Thanks for the chance.

  24. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    My top 3 choices are;
    – Leonardo Da Vinci by Walter Isaacson
    – The Wolf by Nate Blakeslee
    – No Is Not Enough by Naomi Klein

  25. Top 3:
    No Is Not Enough by Naomi Klein
    Leonardo Da Vinci by Walter Isaacson
    We Were Eight Years in Power by Ta-Nehisi Coates

  26. Follow Penguin Random House Canada, and liked their post about 2017 Nobel Prize Winner Kazuo Ishiguro.
    Insta name: dkbains

  27. Joan G. says:

    My top 3 are No is Not Enough, The Power of Moments and Unqualified.

  28. Bonus:
    Liked Simon & Schuster Canada, post about the Leonardo Da Vinci book
    IG Name: dkbains

  29. Kelly H says:

    My top 3 would be The Wolf, Option B, and Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

  30. My top three picks are: The Case Against Sugar, The Power of Moments and The Wolf.

  31. Sandra M. says:

    I’m looking forward to reading What Happened, Option B and We Were Eight Years in Power

  32. Kathleen L says:

    So many great choices! These are my top 3
    1) Naomi Klein – No is Not Enough
    2) Neil Degrasse Tyson – Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
    3) Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant – Option B

  33. Jennifer R says:

    Great reads! The top three for me would be: Leonardo Da Vinci, The Power Of Moments and Unqualified.

  34. Lindsey says:

    Astrophysics for People in a Hurry,The Power Of Moments and Unqualified.

  35. d lander says:

    The Wolf, No is not enough and Leonardo da Vinci

  36. Chanel says:

    No Is Not Enough sounds like a very relevant book dealing with an important subject. I would also be interested in The Wolf and What Happened.

  37. Susan says:

    My top three picks from today’s non-fiction list are Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil DeGrasse Tyson; Leonarda DaVinci by Walter Isaacson; and The Power of Moments by Chip and Dan Heath.

  38. Michelle says:

    Leonardo DaVinci by Walter Isaacson, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil DeGrasse Tyson and Option B by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant

  39. Milly says:

    The power of moments, Leonardo Da Vinci, option b I think are my top 3. Thanks!!

  40. Valerie Caldicott says:

    Option B by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant
    Leonardo DaVinci by Walter Isaacson
    The Case Against Sugar by Gary Taubes

  41. Debra says:

    Really hard to make choices, but I’ll go with We Were 8 Years in Power, Leonardo DaVinci, and The Wolf.

  42. Kavita says:

    My top 3 are What Happened, Unqualified, and The Wolf.

  43. Kavita says:

    I followed Penguin Random House Canada and Simon & Schuster Canada on Instagram and liked some of their photos. My IG username is @kavitagurm

  44. Katy says:

    Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, Option B, and Unqualified. Thanks!

  45. DebP says:

    I love nonfiction. My top three are The Wolf, Leonardo Da Vinci and No Is Not Enough.

  46. Joyce Curtis-Bonardi says:

    My top 3 are: Unqualified, The Wolf and Leonardo Da Vinci

  47. Crystal Porter says:

    The power of moments, Leonardo Da vinci and Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

  48. Lisa Morrison says:

    I want to read Option B, The Wolf, and The Case against Sugar.

  49. Lori P says:

    Great selection to choose from:
    1) Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
    2) Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson
    3) No is Not Enough by Naomi Klein

  50. Linda Webster says:

    My three favourites are:
    – No is Not Enough
    – Leonardo da Vinci
    – Option B

  51. kampar77 says:

    My top three reads from this list are:

    How We Did It
    Option B
    The Power of Moments

  52. kampar77 says:

    Liked a post on Penguing Random House Canada instagram – @kampar77

  53. kampar77 says:

    Liked a post on Simon and Schuster instagram – @kampar77

  54. Amie Gaudet says:

    My top 3 reads are:
    No Is Not Enough by Naomi Klein
    Unqualified by Anna Faris
    And
    How We Did It by Karl Subban and Scott Colby

    Thank you for the chance to win.

  55. Amie Gaudet says:

    I follow 🐧 Penguin Random House on Instagram.
    My Instagram username is @Amiesbookreviews
    I liked the following post:

  56. Amie Gaudet says:

    I follow Simon and Schuster on Instagram.
    My Instagram username is @Amiesbookreviews
    I liked the following post:

  57. Alyssa says:

    My faves: the case against sugar, the power of moments, Leonardo de Vinci

  58. Alyssa says:

    Followed and liked penguin random house of Canada @borntobewildroar

  59. Alyssa says:

    Followed and liked Simon and schuster @borntobewildroar

  60. katydidit21 says:

    My top 3 reads are Option B, The Wolf and Unqualified.

  61. Shelley Hire says:

    The Case Against Sugar by Gary Taubes, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil DeGrasse Tyson, and The Power of Moments by Chip and Dan Heath would be my top three picks!

  62. htliang says:

    The Case Against Sugar, Option B, and Astrophysics for People in a Hurry are my top three choices. Thanks for the chance to win!

  63. Arielle says:

    Unqualified, the case against sugar and astrophysics for people in a hurry are at the top of my reading list

  64. Lisa S says:

    I am most interested in reading the books by Naomi Klein, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Anna Farris. They all sound pretty interesting though!

  65. Lisa S says:

    I follow Penguin Canada and have liked many posts! @lisamstraus

  66. Lisa S says:

    I follow Simon & Shuster Canada and have liked many of their posts. @lisamstraus

  67. Brenda Stark says:

    All of these books sound so good. Can’t wait to read them.

  68. Brenda Stark says:

    Forgot to mention my top 3:
    1)The Case Against Sugar 2)The Power of Moments & 3) Unqualified

  69. Colette says:

    I would like to read:

    How We Did It
    No is not enough
    The Power of Moments

  70. Lyndsey K says:

    I’m always looking for Non-Fiction suggestions, so this is great!!
    1) The Case Against Sugar 2) Leonardo DaVinci 3) We Were Eight Years in Power

  71. Lyndsey K says:

    I follow Penguin and S&S on Insta @lyndskym 😉

  72. Carrie l says:

    No is not enough
    The case against sugar
    Unqualified

  73. Calvin says:

    Power of moments
    case against sugar
    The wolf

    Already a newsletter sub

  74. Lisa* says:

    My top 3 picks are:

    What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton
    Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
    The Case Against Sugar by Gary Taubes

  75. terry villeneuve says:

    The case against sugar, the power of moments, and the Wolf !

  76. Celina Gray says:

    *No Is Not Enough by Naomi Klein
    *Option B by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant
    *Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  77. What a great way to learn more.
    – Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
    – The Wolf
    – Leonardo Da Vinci

  78. Mary H says:

    no is Not Enough
    Power of the Moment

  79. Donna Doyle says:

    The Case Against Sugar, Leonardo DaVinci, and The Wolf

  80. Bridget Bilski says:

    The Case Against Sugar, Option B and What Happened!

  81. My top 3:

    What Happened
    Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
    Unqualified

  82. I followed Simon & Schuster on IG – my username is @dougmcarthur

  83. I followed PRH on IG – my username is @dougmcarthur

  84. Lynn B says:

    I subscribe by email, and my favourites in ascending order are:
    The Case Against Sugar by Gary Taubes
    Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
    The Wolf by Nate Blakeslee

  85. Andrea J says:

    My Top 3 are What Happened, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry and Unqualified

  86. Mary Boudreau says:

    My top 3 are The Case Against Sugar by Gary Taubes, How we Did It by Karl Subban and The Wolf by Nate Blakeslee

  87. Laurence Price says:

    Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
    The Wolf
    The case against sugar

  88. Jason Kinnin says:

    My top three would be:
    1)The Case Against Sugar 2)The Power of Moments & 3) Unqualified

  89. Linda Hall says:

    My top 3 are: The Case Against Sugar, Unqualified, and The Wolf. Thank you for the contest!

  90. Rosa Cross says:

    The Case Against Sugar by Gary Taubes, The Wolf by Nate Blakeslee and No Is Not Enough by Naomi Klein

  91. Lisa Milestone says:

    My top reads are What Happened, the Case Against Sugar and Unqualified

  92. Deanna Carney says:

    The Case Against Sugar, Anna Faris & The Wolf

  93. Andrea Hickey says:

    The Case Against Sugar
    Leonardo Da Vinci
    How We Did It

    🙂

  94. J says:

    The Wolf, We Were EIght Years in Power, Unqualified

  95. Melissa says:

    What Happen, Leonardo Da Vinci, and unqualified, and The Case Against Sugar oh heck I would love them all.

  96. Amy L Doyle says:

    What Happened, Leonardoda Vinci, and Anna Faris!

  97. Kristina Ziegler says:

    No is not enough, the power of moments and unqualified

  98. Kristin Ashe says:

    Unqualified, Option B and The Case Against Sugar

  99. Narinder Chana says:

    The Case Against Sugar by Gary Taubes;
    The Power of Moments by Chip and Dan Heath;
    Leonardo Da Vinci by Walter Isaacson.

  100. Israel Y says:

    my top 3 – No is Not Enough, The Power of Moments and Unqualified.

  101. My top 3 reads are The Case Against Sugar by Gary Taubes, What Happened – Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Unqualified by Anna Faris.

  102. Marthe Levac says:

    M’y tirer top non fiction booké would include:
    1) The Wolf by Nate Blakeslee
    2) The Power of Moments and 
    3) Unqualified.

    Thank you for the opportunity to broaden my knowledge.

  103. Tony T says:

    My top three picks are: 1)The Case Against Sugar 2)The Power of Moments and 3) Unqualified

  104. Nicole says:

    1. The Power of Moments, 2. Option B, and 3. The Wolf

  105. tova says:

    My picks are Leonardo da Vinci, Option B and The Power of Moments.

  106. Shona says:

    No is Not Enough, Unqualified, and The Power of Moments are my top picks.

  107. Joyce Hill says:

    My top three picks are Astrophysics for people in a hurry, Leonardo Da Vinci, The Power of Moments

  108. Joyce Hill says:

    I followed PenguinRandomca on Instagram, my username is firenrain1

  109. Joyce Hill says:

    I followed Simon and Schuster on Instagram and I liked some of their posts, my username is firenrain1

  110. Brittany Langstaff says:

    Unqualified, The Case Against Sugar, and What Happened

  111. christine says:

    My picks are The Case Against Sugar, The Wolf and Option B

  112. janicour says:

    The Wolf by Nate Blakeslee, The Case Against Sugar by Gary Taubes,and What Happened

  113. Nicole B says:

    The Case against sugar, Unqualified and Leonardo da Vinci although they all sound like amazing reads!

  114. Stephanie Moore says:

    The Case against Sugar, The Power of Moments and Leonardo da Vinci – great contest!

  115. Fay J VanHorn says:

    I would read them all, but the first three re 1-What happened 2-How We did it 3-The Wolf

  116. Sara Blue says:

    what happened
    we were 8 years in power
    unqualified

  117. Wanda B says:

    My top three would be What Happened, How We Did It and Option B.

  118. Sarah Wallace says:

    My top three would be The Case Against Sugar, Leonardo da Vinci, and What Happened

  119. Janet P. says:

    The three books I really want to read are The Case Against Sugar, Option B, and The Wolf though all of them look fascinating.

  120. DeeDee says:

    My 3 are NO IS NOT ENOUGH, THE WOLF AND WHAT HAPPENED.

  121. Mary Warner says:

    Leonardo di Vinci

  122. Caroline says:

    These are my picks: The Case Against Sugar, The Power of Moments and Option B.

  123. Holly says:

    My top picks are What Happened, Unqualified and Astrophysics for People in a Hurry.

  124. anormaldoggo says:

    The Case Against Sugar, The Wolf and Leonardo Da Vinci.

  125. Jennifer Fenton says:

    1. The Case against sugar
    2. What Happened
    3. Leonardo da Vinci

  126. Sarah Locke says:

    Thanks for the opportunity! I would love to read: The Wolf, We Were Eight Years in Power, Unqualified, The Case Against Sugar and No Is Not Enough

  127. Sarah Locke says:

    Following Penguin Random House of Canada on IG and liked a post: charby25

  128. Sarah Locke says:

    Following Simon & Schuster on IG and liked a post: https://www.instagram.com/p/BWAeK_Igmkk/?taken-by=simonschusterca charby25

  129. Michael says:

    Top 3: The power of moments, what happened, & the case against sugar

  130. Michael says:

    Followed penguin random house on instagram. My username is mskkkk123

  131. Michael says:

    Followed simon & schuster on instagram. My username is mskkkk123

  132. Victoria Ess says:

    I want to read “No Is Not Enough”, “The Case Against Sugar” and “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry”!

  133. Sheila Tanner says:

    What Happened, No is not enough, Option B

  134. lorna says:

    Power of Moments, Unqualified and What happened

  135. Mary Jaglowitz says:

    I appreciate the work it takes to research the books you have above. I would like to read them all. However my first picks are: The Case Against Sugar, Leonardo DeVinci, Option B and the What Happened by H.R. Clinton.

  136. Calvin says:

    My 3 picks would be What Happened”, How We Did It” and “The Wolf”.

  137. Catherine says:

    1.No is Not Enough 2.Astrophysics For People In A Hurry 3. What Hppened

  138. Catharine says:

    The Wolf, What Happened and The Case Against Sugar

  139. I need the case against sugar, my husband would love the Astrophysics and Leonardo books

  140. lucy kabatoff says:

    What happened,How we did it,The Wolf

  141. Burcu says:

    I’d like to read What Happened, The Case Against Sugar and Leonardo Da Vinci.

  142. Elaine Beierbach says:

    The Power or Moments for me please.

  143. Andra says:

    Too many to choose from.

    1. Option B
    2. The Power of Moments
    3. Leonardo da Vinci

  144. Kat says:

    Top 3: No is Not Enough, We Were Eight Years in Power, The Power of Moments

  145. Michelle says:

    Option B, What Happened, and Astrophysics would be my top choices.

  146. Erin N says:

    I love books so much ❤ The top 3 I am excited to read are:
    Option B
    The Wolf
    and What Happened. Merry Christmas!!

  147. cconway says:

    My Favourite would be How we did it. What Happened? Hillary….really this doesn’t need further explanation. You lost for obvious reasons.

  148. AliKira says:

    Oh gosh I’d love to read The Case Against Sugar, We Were Eight Years in Power, and Astrophysics for People In a Hurry!!

  149. Lisa Miller says:

    I did this ” 🎄🎁 Instagram @Topgunreporter “

  150. Lisa taylor says:

    Best three books are
    Unqualified
    The Wolf
    What happened

    Btw i love to read hard copy books still.

  151. alexa says:

    would love to read them all

  152. Maryanne says:

    I would like
    What Happened
    Option B
    The Case Against Sugar

  153. Carol M says:

    I’m a subscriber.

    My top three would be…

    The Case Against Sugar

    The Power of Moments

    The Wolf

  154. Rae D. says:

    My top 3 are The Case Against Sugar by Gary Taubes, No Is Not Enough by Naomi Klein and Unqualified by Anna Faris

  155. Sunshine G says:

    I’d choose:
    What Happened
    Unqualified
    and
    The Case Against Sugar

  156. Julie P says:

    I like the Leonardo da Vinci book, Option B, and the Wolf

  157. Rachel C. says:

    I’d be interested to read most of these to be honest. Top 3 would probably be What Happened, The Power of Moments, and No Is Not Enough. Thanks for the suggestions!

  158. Denae Boucher says:

    I’d love to read No is Not Enough, The Power of Moments, and Unqualified!

  159. sschool2010 says:

    My top 3 are the Case Against Sugar, No is Not Enough and The Power of Moments

  160. Caryn C says:

    My top 3 are The Power of Moments, No is Not Enough and What Happened

  161. Caryn C says:

    Liked Penguin Random House Canada On IG and a post (@caryncoates30)

  162. Caryn C says:

    Liked Simon & Schuster on IG and a post (@caryncoates30)

  163. Susan T. says:

    I want Hillary to tell me what happened. I also would love the Da Vinci book and Naomi Klein is always interesting and smart!

  164. Nicole A says:

    My top 3 are: the case against sugar, astrophysics for people in a hurry and option B

  165. Nicole A says:

    Followed Simon and Schuster on IG and liked a post @navanthey

  166. Nicole A says:

    Followed Penguin Random House Canada on IG and liked a post @navanthey

  167. Chris MacDonald says:

    My top three reads are: No Is Not Enough by Naomi Klein, Leonardo Da Vinci by Walter Isaacson and What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton

  168. Chris MacDonald says:

    Confirming that I am following Penguin Random House on Instagram and liked one of their posts

  169. Chris MacDonald says:

    Sorry forgot to include my IG name @kcrmb in my last post. Confirming that I am following Penguin Random House on Instagram and liked one of their posts

  170. Chris MacDonald says:

    Confirming that I am following Simon & Schuster on Instagram and liked one of their posts @kcrmb

  171. tiffanycho15 says:

    My top 3 reads are
    1)What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton
    2)Unqualified by Anna Faris
    3) The Case Against Sugar by Gary Taubes

  172. tiffanycho15 says:

    followed Simon & Schuster Canada on instagram (@ttlytiff) and liked a recent picture

  173. Laura Beierbach says:

    Reading is my game.

  174. tiffanycho15 says:

    followed Penguin Random House Canada on instagram (@ttlytiff) and liked a recent picture

  175. Eileen Ong says:

    Subscribed.
    What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton, The Power of Moments by Chip and Dan Heath & The Case Against Sugar by Gary Taubes

  176. Eileen Ong says:

    Followed Penguin Random House on Instagram and liked one of their posts. @livinginbc

  177. Eileen Ong says:

    Followed Simon & Schuster on Instagram and liked one of their posts – @livinginbc

  178. lisab says:

    Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, What Happened, No.

  179. peterk says:

    Unqualified
    The Power of Moments
    The Case Against Sugar

  180. Leonardo Da Vinci sounds great, great list!

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