Paperback Non-Fiction

Paperback Non-Fiction

Bestsellers

Last Updated: November 15, 2014

1. 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.


2. THE BOYS IN THE BOAT

by Daniel James Brown

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


3. WILD

by Cheryl Strayed

A woman’s account of the life-changing 1,100-mile solo hike she took along the Pacific Crest Trail in 1995.


4. GEORGE WASHINGTON'S SECRET SIX

by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger

The story of the Culper spy ring, which aided the American cause during the Revolution.


5. OUTLIERS

by Malcolm Gladwell

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


6. THE POWER OF HABIT

by Charles Duhigg

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


7. NO EASY DAY

by Mark Owen with Kevin Maurer

A former member of the Navy SEALs recounts the mission that killed Osama bin Laden.


8. THE HOT ZONE

by Richard Preston

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


9. AMERICAN SNIPER

by Chris Kyle with Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice

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


10. QUIET

by Susan Cain

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


11. PROOF OF HEAVEN

by Eben Alexander

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


12. THE MAP OF HEAVEN

by Eben Alexander with Ptolemy Tompkins

An exploration of spirituality and the afterlife, from the author of "Proof of Heaven."


13. HEAVEN IS FOR REAL

by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent

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


14. THINKING, FAST AND SLOW

by Daniel Kahneman

The winner of a Nobel in economic science discusses how we make choices in business and personal life and when we can and cannot trust our intuitions.


15. IS EVERYONE HANGING OUT WITHOUT ME?

by Mindy Kaling

The comedian and actress offers essays about her life.


16. RISE OF ISIS

by Jay Sekulow with Jordan Sekulow and others

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


17. 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.


18. THIS IS THE STORY OF A HAPPY MARRIAGE

by Ann Patchett

A collection of personal essays, by the author of “Bel Canto” and “State of Wonder.”


19. BRAIN ON FIRE

by Susannah Cahalan

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


20. LET'S EXPLORE DIABETES WITH OWLS

by David Sedaris

A humorist returns with more wry takes on contemporary life.