Nonfiction Best Sellers

Nonfiction Best Sellers: Week of February 10, 2019

  1. BECOMING by Michelle Obama. The former first lady describes her journey from the South Side of Chicago to the White House, and how she balanced work, family and her husband’s political ascent.

  2. EDUCATED by Tara Westover. The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university.

  3. MAID by Stephanie Land. An unexpected pregnancy forces the author to navigate challenges faced by the working poor.

  4. THE FIRST CONSPIRACY by Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch. The story of a secret plot to kill George Washington in 1776.

  5. THE TRUTHS WE HOLD by Kamala Harris. A memoir by a daughter of immigrants who was raised in Oakland, Calif., and became the second black woman ever elected to the United States Senate.

  6. THE POINT OF IT ALL by Charles Krauthammer, edited by Daniel Krauthammer. A collection of essays, speeches and unpublished writings by the late conservative columnist.

  7. THE LIBRARY BOOK by Susan Orlean. The story of the 1986 fire at the Los Angeles Public Library provides a backdrop to the evolution and purpose of libraries.

  8. BAD BLOOD by John Carreyrou. The rise and fall of the biotech startup Theranos.

  9. CHURCHILL: WALKING WITH DESTINY by Andrew Roberts. A biography focusing on what motivated the war leader and how he learned from his mistakes.

  10. WOMEN ROWING NORTH by Mary Pipher. Reflections on the ageism, misogyny and loss that women might encounter as they grow older.

  11. 21 LESSONS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY by Yuval Noah Harari. Technological, political and social issues in the modern era, and the choices individuals might consider in facing them.

  12. LEADERSHIP by Doris Kearns Goodwin. The challenges that shaped the leadership abilities of four presidents: Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon B. Johnson.

  13. THE HEARTBEAT OF WOUNDED KNEE by David Treuer. A kaleidoscopic portrait of Native American history from 1890 to the present.

  14. INHERITANCE by Dani Shapiro. Secrets and identity in a fast-paced age of science and technology are explored through the story of a woman who discovered her biological father.

  15. KILLING THE SS by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard. A look at the postwar manhunt for members of Hitler’s inner circle.

          Excerpted from The New York Times Best Seller lists