E-Book Nonfiction

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#1 HIDDEN FIGURES

Margot Lee Shetterly

The black women mathematicians who worked at then-segregated NASA. The basis of the movie.

On the bestsellers list for 5 weeks


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#2 HILLBILLY ELEGY

JD Vance

A Yale Law School graduate looks at the struggles of the white working class through the story of his own childhood in the Rust Belt.

On the bestsellers list for 25 weeks


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#3 UNSINKABLE

Debbie Reynolds and Dorian Hannaway

A second memoir by the actress, singer and dancer; originally published in 2013.

On the bestsellers list for 7 weeks


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#4 THE LOST CITY OF THE MONKEY GOD

Douglas Preston

A frightening search for a lost civilization in the Honduran rain forest.

On the bestsellers list for 2 weeks


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#5 WISHFUL DRINKING

Carrie Fisher

A memoir based on Fisher’s one-woman autobiographical show. Originally published in 2008.

On the bestsellers list for 3 weeks

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#6 THREE DAYS IN JANUARY

Bret Baier with Catherine Whitney

Eisenhower’s farewell address and his role in the Kennedy transition.

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#7 KILLING THE RISING SUN

Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard

The host of “The O’Reilly Factor” recounts the final years of World War II.

On the bestsellers list for 17 weeks


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#8 WHEN BREATH BECOMES AIR

Paul Kalanithi

A memoir by a physician who received a diagnosis of Stage IV lung cancer at the age of 36.

On the bestsellers list for 48 weeks


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#9 THE UNDOING PROJECT

Michael Lewis

How the psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky upended assumptions about the decision-making process and invented the field of behavioral economics.

On the bestsellers list for 5 weeks


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#10 THE PRINCESS DIARIST

Carrie Fisher

Recollections of life on the set of the first Star Wars movie by the actress and writer, who died in December.

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#11 ALEXANDER HAMILTON

Ron Chernow

A biography of the first Treasury secretary. Originally published in 2004 and the basis of the Broadway musical.

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#12 THE MAGNOLIA STORY

Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines with Mark Dagostino

The couple who star in the HGTV show “Fixer Upper.”

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#13 BORN A CRIME

Trevor Noah

A memoir about growing up biracial in apartheid South Africa by the comedian, now the host of “The Daily Show.”

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#14 TROUBLEMAKER

Leah Remini and Rebecca Paley

The actress describes her life in Scientology and the aftermath of her break with the church in 2013.

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#15 THANK YOU FOR BEING LATE

Thomas L Friedman

How globalization, climate change and the accelerating pace of technology are reshaping the world.

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