Paperback Non-Fiction

Paperback Non-Fiction

Bestsellers

Last Updated: April 18, 2014

1. HEAVEN IS FOR REAL

by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent

A boy's encounter with Jesus and the angels.


2. PROOF OF HEAVEN

by Eben Alexander

A neurosurgeon recounts his near death experience during a coma.


3. LONE SURVIVOR

by Marcus Luttrell and Patrick Robinson

A harrowing Navy SEALs operation.


4. BEHIND THE BEAUTIFUL FOREVERS

by Katherine Boo

A journalist reports on families striving for better lives in a Mumbai slum.


5. THE POWER OF HABIT

by Charles Duhigg

The science behind how we form, and break, habits. 


6. THE MONUMENTS MEN

by Robert M Edsel with Bret Witter

Following an Allied group who recovered stolen artworks from the Nazis.


7. BRAIN ON FIRE

by Susannah Cahalan

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


8. QUIET

by Susan Cain

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


9. ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK

by Piper Kerman

A memoir about a year in a women’s prison. The basis for the Netflix series.


10. OUTLIERS

by Malcolm Gladwell

Why some people succeed.


11. WILD

by Cheryl Strayed

A life-changing hike along the Pacific Crest Trail.


12. 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.


13. THE GLASS CASTLE

by Jeannette Walls

The author recalls her bizarre childhood, during which she was constantly on the move.


14. THE GIRLS OF ATOMIC CITY

by Denise Kiernan

Thousands of women took jobs in Oak Ridge, Tenn., during World War II, not knowing that the government project where they worked was enriching uranium for the first atomic bomb.


15. HOW CHILDREN SUCCEED

by Paul Tough

An argument that character matters more than intelligence.


16. THE WOLF OF WALL STREET

by Jordan Belfort

The rise and fall of a financial insider.


17. GULP

by Mary Roach

A science writer's pilgrimage down the digestive tract; by the author of “Stiff,” “Spook,” “Bonk” and “Packing for Mars.”


18. THE EMPATHY EXAMS

by Leslie Jamison

Essays on pain, both physical and emotional, and self-examination.


19. THE PLANTAGENETS

by Dan Jones

Eight generations of kings and queens who ruled England and helped shape its institutions.


20. BOSSYPANTS

by Tina Fey

A memoir from the creator of “30 Rock.”