Not comprehensive (yet!)
  1. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  2. Thank You For Your Service by David Finkel
  3. Letter to a Christian Nation by Sam Harris
  4. The Royal We by Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan
    Fiction--doesn't seem obvious, but shattered the illusion of celebrity (for me)
  5. Missoula by Jon Krakauer
  6. Being Mortal by Atwul Gawande
  7. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty
  8. Consider the Lobster by David Foster Wallace
  9. Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
  10. Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh
  11. Why Have Kids? by Jessica Valenti
  12. Marbles by Ellen Forney
  13. How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran
  14. The Journal of Best Practices by David Finch
  15. Syllabus by Lynda Barry
    Suggested by   @ladyprofessor
  16. The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood
    Suggested by   @avecsarah
  17. Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever? by Dave Eggers
  18. Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper
  19. The Lorax - Dr Seuss
    Suggested by   @jz
  20. If the Oceans were Ink -- Carla Power
    Suggested by   @eijafayaya