Nonfiction 1. Becoming by Michelle Obama The former first lady describes how she balanced work, family and her husband’s political ascent. 2. Educatedby Tara WestoverThe daughter of survivalists leaves home for university. 3. The First Conspiracy by Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch The story of a secret plot to kill George Washington in 1776. 4. The Truths We Hold by Kamala Harris A memoir by a daughter of immigrants who was raised in Oakland, Calif., and became the second black woman ever elected to the United States Senate. 5. The Point of it Allby Charles Krauthammer, edited by Daniel KrauthammerA collection of essays, speeches and unpublished writings by the late conservative columnist. 6. The Library Book by Susan Orlean The story of the 1986 fire at the Los Angeles Public Library provides a backdrop to the evolution and purpose of libraries. 7. Brief Answers to the Big Questions by Stephen Hawking A collection of essays from the late scientist’s personal archive that address 10 imponderables. 8. The Sopranos Sessions by Matt Zoller Seitz and Alan Sepinwall Essays and interviews by former TV critics from New Jersey’s Star-Ledger to mark the 20th anniversary of the show’s debut. 9. Killing the SSby Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard Holt A look at the postwar manhunt for members of Hitler’s inner circle. 10. Factfulness by Hans Rosling with Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Ronnlund A look at our biases and how the world is in a better state than we might think.