BestsellersLast Updated: August 23, 2014
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.
A group of American rowers pursued gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games.
Why some people succeed — it has to do with luck and opportunities as well as talent.
A memoir about a year in a women’s prison. The basis for the Netflix series.
The author recalls a bizarre childhood during which she was constantly on the move.
A young boy's encounter with Jesus and the angels.
The science behind how we form, and break, habits.
8. THE HOT ZONE
The discovery of the Ebola virus, and the efforts to keep it from spreading; first published in 1994.
A life-changing hike along the Pacific Crest Trail.
Introverts — one-third of the population — are undervalued in American society.
A woman's cancer cells were cultured without her permission in 1951.
A humorist returns with more wry takes on contemporary life.
13. A LONG WAY GONE
A former child soldier's killing spree and return to humanity.
A journalist reports on families seeking better lives in a Mumbai slum.
How we make choices in business and personal life.
16. BAD FEMINIST
A collection of essays on race, gender, politics and "Sweet Valley High."
A tale of two Wes Moores: the author, a Rhodes scholar; the other, a man in prison.
18. PROOF OF HEAVEN
A neurosurgeon recounts his near death experience during a coma.
19. BRAIN ON FIRE
A young reporter suddenly experiences seizures, hallucinations and near catatonia.
A memoir from the creator of “30 Rock.”