BestsellersLast Updated: January 29, 2015
1. BEING MORTAL
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.
2. YES PLEASE
A humorous miscellany from the comedian and actress, a “Saturday Night Live” alumna and the star of “Parks and Recreation.” .
The former Arkansas governor offers his take on our fractious American culture.
The host of “The O’Reilly Factor” recounts the death of Gen. George S. Patton in December 1945.
5. WHAT IF?
Scientific (but often humorous) answers to hypothetical questions, based in part on the author’s website, xkcd.com.
Essays, mostly humorous, from the creator and star of “Girls.”
An account, based on interviews, of the experience of the 33 Chilean miners who were trapped underground for 69 days in 2010 and, incredibly, rescued.
The former president’s portrait of his father, George H. W. Bush.
The issues in American health care and health care reform and recent developments including the drafting and implementation of the Affordable Care Act, by the journalist, editor and lawyer.
A memoir of a marriage’s collapse, by the author of “Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight.”
A history of the Underground Railroad, the network that spirited slaves to freedom in the decades before the Civil War.
12. I AM MALALA
The experience of the young Pakistani advocate for women’s education who was shot by the Taliban and won the Nobel Peace Prize.
A memoir about the author’s long struggle with, and eventual victory over, obesity.
14. GUANTÁNAMO DIARY
Slahi, a Mauritanian who has been a captive since shortly after 9/11, gives an account of his ordeal.
15. SMALL VICTORIES
Essays about forgiveness, transformation and grace.
An Olympic runner’s story of survival as a prisoner of the Japanese in World War II; now a movie.
Four hundred color photos of New Yorkers.
Reminiscences from the subject of the book and movie “Unbroken.”