Fall is upon us, so we here at Lavin wanted to bring you a selection of our favorite reads to grace your bookshelves this season. From riveting non-fiction that will change the way you see the world, to practical guidebooks for finding success in an unpredictable climate, there’s something here for everyone.
Sukhinder Singh Cassidy’s Choose Possibility: Take Risks and Thrive (Even When You Fail)
Already a Wall Street Journal bestseller—from one of the most well-respected female tech executives in Silicon Valley—this is a fresh approach to risk-taking that helps us take charge of our lives and careers to achieve lasting success.
Jessica Nordell’s The End of Bias: A Beginning
When it comes to uprooting our prejudices, we still have far to go. To help catalyze our progress comes a transformative, groundbreaking exploration by an acclaimed science journalist. This book reveals concrete steps for how to eradicate uninetentional bias and discrimination—arguably one of the greatest challenges of our age.
Jonathan Brill’s Rogue Waves: Future-Proof Your Business to Survive and Profit from Radical Change
Learn from a renowned business futurist about how to survive and thrive in times of radical disruption (caused by the convergence of economic, technological, and social change). This is a must-read business survival guide to help you take advantage of randomness, turn chaos into profit, and control your future.
Loran Nordgren’s The Human Element: Overcoming the Resistance That Awaits New Ideas
For anyone who wants to introduce a new idea into the world, this award-winning behavioral scientist and Kellogg School professor offers an indispensable resource. Rather than rest on the power of persuasion, this book teaches us how to overcome the powerful forces of human nature that resist change in the first place.
Martin Ford’s Rule of the Robots: How Artificial Intelligence Will Change Everything
A technology of such scale and power that we will one day compare it to electricity—AI is set to remodel all aspects of our human experience. This bestselling author brings us today’s most compelling look at AI’s advance, its revolutionary opportunities, and its most dangerous challenges.
Andrea Elliott’s Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival & Hope in an American City
The debut from this Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist reveals an astonishing story about the power of resilience, the importance of family, and the cost of inequality—all through the lens of one remarkable young girl in Brooklyn.
Eyal Press’ Dirty Work: Essential Jobs and the Hidden Toll of Inequality in America
An engrossing read that reveals the urgent and fundamental truths that are missing from our national conversation on inequality—shedding light on the jobs that society considers essential yet morally compromised, and which are often left to those most vulnerable.
Bryant Terry’s Black Food: Stories, Art, and Recipes
In a groundbreaking new cookbook, this award-winning chef, critically acclaimed author, and food justice activist offers a gorgeous and heartfelt tribute to Black culinary ingenuity, featuring contributions from 100 Black cultural luminaries from around the globe. (Forthcoming, available Oct. 19th.)
Kathleen Belew’s A Field Guide to White Supremacy
Drawing explicit lines across time and a spectrum of violent acts, this historian provides the definitive field guide for understanding and opposing white supremacy in America. This is an urgent resource for anyone who wishes to recognize and defy the cruel violence that looms among our most pressing national concerns. (Forthcoming, available Oct. 26th.)
Jelani Cobb’s The Essential Kerner Report
A woefully neglected government report shines again when we need it most. Discover what inequality could look like in the post-pandemic landscape, as one of the nation’s preeminent historians and scholars contextualizes our ongoing battles with economic inequality, race, and policing.
Steven Pinker’s Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters
The newest New York Times bestseller from this acclaimed cognitive scientist inspires and empowers us by revealing why rationality matters and how we can use it to make better choices in our lives and in the public sphere.
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