Paperback Non-Fiction

Paperback Non-Fiction

Bestsellers

Last Updated: October 27, 2014

1. RISE OF ISIS

by Jay Sekulow with Jordan Sekulow and others

An examination of the jihadist group and a warning about its dangers.


2. UNBROKEN

by Laura Hillenbrand

An Olympic runner’s story of survival as a prisoner of the Japanese in World War II after his plane went down over the Pacific.


3. THE BOYS IN THE BOAT

by Daniel James Brown

A group of American rowers pursued gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games.


4. THE HOT ZONE

by Richard Preston

The discovery of the Ebola virus, and the efforts to keep it from spreading; first published in 1994.


5. WILD

by Cheryl Strayed

A life-changing hike along the Pacific Crest Trail.


6. OUTLIERS

by Malcolm Gladwell

Why some people succeed — it has to do with luck and opportunities as well as talent.


7. THE POWER OF HABIT

by Charles Duhigg

An examination of the science behind habits, how we form them and break them.


8. AMERICAN SNIPER

by Chris Kyle with Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice

A memoir about battlefield experiences in Iraq by the Navy SEALs sniper.


9. QUIET

by Susan Cain

Introverts — approximately one-third of the population — are undervalued in American society.


10. THIS IS THE STORY OF A HAPPY MARRIAGE

by Ann Patchett

A collection of essays by the novelist.


11. HEAVEN IS FOR REAL

by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent

A young boy's encounter with Jesus and the angels.


12. THE MAP OF HEAVEN

by Eben Alexander with Ptolemy Tompkins


13. BAD FEMINIST

by Roxane Gay

A collection of essays on race, gender, politics and "Sweet Valley High."


14. THE HEART OF EVERYTHING THAT IS

by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin

A biography of the influential Sioux leader Red Cloud examines his military prowess and the Plains Indians’ changing way of life.


15. LET'S EXPLORE DIABETES WITH OWLS

by David Sedaris

Essays from the humorist on subjects like French dentistry and a North Carolina Costco.


16. PROOF OF HEAVEN

by Eben Alexander

A neurosurgeon recounts his near death experience during a coma from bacterial meningitis.


17. THINKING, FAST AND SLOW

by Daniel Kahneman

The winner of the Nobel in economic science discusses how we make choices in business and personal life.


18. BRAIN ON FIRE

by Susannah Cahalan

A young reporter suddenly experiences seizures, hallucinations and near catatonia.


19. ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK

by Piper Kerman

A memoir by a Brooklyn woman whose relationship with a drug runner gets her sentenced to a year in prison. The basis for the Netflix series, originally published in 2010.


20. IS EVERYONE HANGING OUT WITHOUT ME?

by Mindy Kaling

The comedian and actress offers essays about her life.