Which two will be chosen for the Next Big Idea Club’s summer season?

If you’re looking for top-tier beach reads this summer, look no further. Next Big Idea Club curators Malcolm Gladwell, Daniel Pink, Susan Cain, and Adam Grant have identified the six nonfiction books that they’re most excited about this summer. Of these, they will soon select the two books that Next Big Idea Club members will enjoy throughout the season. Until then, the Finalists are…

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Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World

It may seem that intense, prolonged focus on a single pursuit is the most likely path to success, but as investigative reporter and bestselling author David Epstein shows in Range, success is far more likely for the generalists of the world, those who dare to pursue the full spectrum of their interests, passions, and abilities.

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Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed

Renowned psychotherapist and bestselling author Lori Gottlieb combines humor and candor to paint a unique and deeply insightful portrait of what it means to be human, as we strive not only to navigate our own hopes, fears, and desires, but also to help others do the same.

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Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World

With the ever-expanding power of Google, Twitter, and Facebook, computer programmers are quietly the most influential people on the planet—and in Coders, acclaimed tech writer Clive Thompson dives into their culture, providing a fascinating look at who they are, how they think, and what about them should give us pause.

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Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do

Stanford professor and MacArthur “genius” grant recipient Jennifer Eberhardt reveals how unconscious bias impacts daily life in schools, offices, and neighborhoods everywhere, offering both eye-opening reflections on the problem and science-backed wisdom toward a solution.

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The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life

In The Second Mountain, New York Times columnist David Brooks explores how to live a life of meaning in a self-centered world, highlighting the timeless value and sense of purpose found in family, community, and personal philosophy.

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To Stop a Warlord: My Story of Justice, Grace, and the Fight for Peace

Award-winning human rights advocate Shannon Sedgwick Davis tells the incredible story of her fight to end the atrocities committed by Joseph Kony, inspiring readers to take action and pushing them to consider how far they would go to stand up for what is right.

Excited to read these books, and discuss them with the world’s great thinkers? Join the Next Big Idea Club today!