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How Many Have You Read? Check Out The New York Times’ July Bestsellers

Tap into the modern American zeitgeist by catching up on this month's most-sold books in the United States.
by Michael Benninger | Jul 10 2017

From love languages to the legal system and from cancer cells to serial killers, the books we read speak volumes about our society’s collective state of mind. To help you develop a deeper understanding of what’s currently capturing Americans’ interests, explore the books-in-blinks to these titles currently topping the The New York Times’ Bestsellers list.

Option B by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant

Facebook’s chief operating officer and author of the bestselling book Lean In chronicles the struggles she faced following the sudden loss of her husband, and how she persevered through a deep state of mourning to make it through the tragedy and become a stronger person than she ever was before.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Discover the fascinating true story about how cells from an impoverished tobacco farmer with cervical cancer helped scientists around the world develop cures for numerous diseases, even as the medical industry ruthlessly exploited generations of black Americans including the cells’ donor.

The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson

Travel back in time to 1890s Chicago, where the flourishing city’s enthusiasm about hosting the World’s Fair was only overshadowed by its social unrest and rising crime rate, which paved the way for one of the world’s first serial killers.

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson

Internet entrepreneur and blogger extraordinaire Mark Manson offers his unique brand of no-B.S. self-improvement advice to help you find professional success and personal bliss by making the most of every minute and being more selective about your emotional investments.

Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines and Habits of Billionaires, Icons and World-Class Performers by Tim Ferriss

The investor, advisor, author, and podcaster behind The 4-Hour Workweek takes an in-depth look at productivity methods practiced by many of the world’s most successful individuals, then follows it up with advice on how to increase your physical and mental fortitude while simultaneously building a profitable business.

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo

Countless readers from around the globe credit this book with changing their lives thanks to the author’s detailed analysis of how the aesthetics of our living spaces influence us far more than we realize, and how small changes in our home environment can have an epic impact upon the trajectory of our lives.

Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly

Discover the true story about the pioneering team of black female mathematicians who left their jobs as teachers in the segregated South in order to help NASA send America’s first astronauts into orbit and to the surface of the Moon.

The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts by Gary Chapman

All relationships are tough at times, but this guide to nurturing a lifelong love gives contemporary couples the tools they need to overcome every challenge by exploring the five ways people experience love and offering tips on how to strengthen your bond with your significant other.

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson

Authored by an accomplished death row attorney, this exploration of America’s criminal justice system in the 1980s examines how safeguards meant to protect the country’s citizens were tragically used against them in the form of mass incarceration and unreasonable sentencing.

You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero

If self-doubt is dragging you down, this motivational guide to living your best life offers an in-depth look at the behaviors that limit us and provides simple tactics to help you ditch negative thought patterns and finally realize your full potential.

Take a deep dive into any (or all) of these books by launching the Blinkist app today and discovering the top takeaways from each title. How many of this month’s bestsellers will you read?

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