For the fifth year in a row, I’ve asked clients, colleagues, and leaders from The Making Magnificence Project® for their most-loved book of the year.

A number of people submitted two titles.

One person shared seven.

Another sent the favorite of their 5-year-old.

Below is the list that came back, in no particular order.

Happy reading and gifting!

The Master and His Emissary by Iain McGilchrist

Obit by Victoria Chang

Call Them by Their True Names: American Crises (and Essays) by Rebecca Solnit

Milkman by Anna Burns

Caste by Isabel Wilkerson

Never Split the Difference by Christopher Voss and Tahl Raz

Ten Lessons For a Post-Pandemic World by Fareed Zakaria

Leadership by Doris Kearns Goodwin

I Contain Multitudes by Ed Yong

How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan

When by Daniel Pink

Stealing Fire by Steven Kotler

Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

Barn 8 by Deb Olin Unferth

Mill Town: Reckoning with What Remains by Kerri Arsenault

Nine Lies About Work by Ashley Goodall and Marcus Buckingham

Lonesome Dove by by Larry McMurtry

White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

Commissario Brunetti (series) by Donna Leon

Wilmington’s Lie by David Zucchino

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Unworthy Republic by Claudio Saunt

The Marauders by Tom Cooper

The Hundred Story Home by Kathy Izard

Click, Clack, Moo, Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin

The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay

Good Guys by W. Brad Johnson, PhD & David Smith PhD

The Architecture of Happiness by Alain de Botton

Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam

American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

The German Midwife by Mandy Robotham

Attachment Theory in Practice by Sue Johnson

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez