These are the highly-rated books in last 12 month(s)

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City 2017/02/28

4.6 687 reviews
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The 'Hood is Actually Not So Good
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The theme and very good overview of how these two arenas interact with each ...

On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century 2017/02/28

4.6 1143 reviews
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Vital Advice from One Who Knows
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Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race 2016/12/06

4.5 1501 reviews
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This is a great history book, not historical fiction
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Remarkable Women

The Paleo Solution: The Original Human Diet 2017/07/25

4.5 1360 reviews
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Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it... and by history I mean human evolution. READ THIS BOOK!
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The Sky Below: A True Story of Summits, Space, and Speed 2017/08/01

4.4 858 reviews
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Gripping true story, rarely matched adventures, well-written, inspiring
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Even though the author is accomplished and obviously brilliant...

Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations 2016/11/22

4.5 670 reviews
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A Clear Explanation of How We Got to Where We Are
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Painfully disjointed with rambling nostalgic ending

The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit 2017/03/07

4.4 452 reviews
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Riveting Then Heartbreaking --- Please Make a Movie
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Decent really quick read

Real Food/Fake Food: Why You Don't Know What You're Eating and What You Can Do About It 2017/10/03

4.3 270 reviews
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Narrow scope, but excellent information
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The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters 2017/03/01

4.4 160 reviews
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From one expert to another, & to the public
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Interesting but ...

The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam 2017/06/20

4.8 249 reviews
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A sweeping assessment by a journalist with all the tools: broad historical knowledge, languages, and the luxury of travel
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Girls & Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape 2017/03/07

4.4 192 reviews
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Possibly even worse is that love and care seem almost to have ...
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not for those looking for help

The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself 2017/05/16

4.4 670 reviews
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Reality is a many-splendored thing
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