Hardcover Non-Fiction

Hardcover Non-Fiction

Bestsellers

Last Updated: March 2, 2015

1. BEING MORTAL

by Atul Gawande

The surgeon and New Yorker writer considers how doctors fail patients at the end of life, and offers suggestions for how they can do better; the subject of a PBS documentary.


2. BELIEVER

by David Axelrod

A memoir by the political consultant who became Barack Obama’s campaign strategist and White House adviser.


3. KILLING PATTON

by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard

The host of “The O’Reilly Factor” recounts the death of Gen. George S. Patton in December 1945.


4. YES PLEASE

by Amy Poehler

A humorous miscellany from the comedian and actress. . .


5. WHAT IF?

by Randall Munroe

Scientific (but often humorous) answers to hypothetical questions, based in part on the author’s website, xkcd.com.


6. RED NOTICE

by Bill Browder

A successful American hedge fund manager in Russia was expelled by kleptocrats who then seized his property.


7. LEAVING BEFORE THE RAINS COME

by Alexandra Fuller

A memoir of a marriage’s collapse, by the author of “Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight” and "Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness."


8. H IS FOR HAWK

by Helen Macdonald

Overwhelmed by her father’s death, a British woman decides to raise a goshawk, a bird that is fierce and notoriously difficult to tame.


9. I AM MALALA

by Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb

The experience of the young Pakistani advocate for women’s education who was shot by the Taliban and later won the Nobel Peace Prize.


10. GHETTOSIDE

by Jill Leovy

The investigation of a young black man’s murder in 2007 raises questions about race and the criminal justice system.


11. IT'S WHAT I DO

by Lynsey Addario

A photojournalist describes her experience covering wars.


12. NOT THAT KIND OF GIRL

by Lena Dunham

Essays, mostly humorous, from the creator and star of “Girls.”


13. KILLING JESUS

by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard

The host of "The O'Reilly Factor" recounts the events leading up to Jesus’ execution.


14. SMALL VICTORIES

by Anne Lamott

Essays about forgiveness, transformation and grace.


15. SAPIENS

by Yuval Noah Harari

How Homo sapiens became Earth’s dominant species.


16. AS YOU WISH

by Cary Elwes with Joe Layden

The making of the movie “The Princess Bride,” 25 years ago.


17. HUMANS OF NEW YORK

by Brandon Stanton

Four hundred color photos of New Yorkers.


18. THE REAPER

by Nicholas Irving with Gary Brozek

A memoir by a deadly special operations sniper deployed to Afghanistan.


19. THE BRAIN'S WAY OF HEALING

by Norman Doidge

Doctors and patients who make use of neuroplasticity, the brain’s ability to heal.


20. CHASING THE SCREAM

by Johann Hari

The causes and consequences of America's century old war on drugs.