New York Times Paperback Nonfiction Best Sellers 2024 Complete List Page 1

There are 35 books in the New York Times Paperback Nonfiction Best Sellers 2024 list. Here are the 35 books ranked from 1 to 35.

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1. The Body Keeps The Score

Weeks on the list: 20

by: Bessel van der Kolk
Release date: Jan 01, 2015
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How trauma affects the body and mind, and innovative treatments for recovery.

2. Killers Of The Flower Moon

Weeks on the list: 20

by: David Grann
Release date: Apr 18, 2017
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The story of a murder spree in 1920s Oklahoma that targeted Osage Indians, whose lands contained oil.

3. Braiding Sweetgrass

Weeks on the list: 20

by: Robin Wall Kimmerer
Release date: Sep 01, 2014
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A botanist and member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation espouses having an understanding and appreciation of plants and animals.

4. All About Love

Weeks on the list: 20

by: bell hooks
Release date: Jan 09, 2001
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The feminist icon explores the causes of a polarized society and the meaning of love.

5. The Hundred Years’ War On Palestine

Weeks on the list: 20

by: Rashid Khalidi
Release date: Jan 26, 2021
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An account of the history of settler colonialism and resistance, based on untapped archival materials and reports.

6. Everything I Know About Love

Weeks on the list: 20

by: Dolly Alderton
Release date: Feb 09, 2021
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The British journalist shares stories and observations; the basis of the TV series.

7. Think Again

Weeks on the list: 19

by: Adam Grant
Release date: Feb 02, 2021
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An examination of the cognitive skills of rethinking and unlearning that could be used to adapt to a rapidly changing world.

8. The Boys In The Boat

Weeks on the list: 18

by: Daniel James Brown
Release date: Jun 04, 2013
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The story of the American rowers who pursued gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games. Originally published in 2013.

9. Thinking, Fast And Slow

Weeks on the list: 17

by: Daniel Kahneman
Release date: Oct 25, 2011
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The winner of the Nobel in economic science discusses how we make choices in business and personal life and when we can and cannot trust our intuitions.

10. The Storyteller

Weeks on the list: 16

by: Dave Grohl
Release date: Oct 05, 2021
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A memoir by the musician known for his work with Foo Fighters and Nirvana.

11. Masters Of The Air

Weeks on the list: 14

by: Donald L. Miller
Release date: Sep 25, 2007
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An account of the American Eighth Air Force in World War II; the basis of the TV series.

12. Crying In H Mart

Weeks on the list: 12

by: Michelle Zauner
Release date: Jan 01, 2021
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The daughter of a Korean mother and Jewish-American father, and leader of the indie rock project Japanese Breakfast, describes creating her own identity after losing her mother to cancer.

13. American Prometheus

Weeks on the list: 10

by: Kai Bird Martin J. Sherwin
Release date: Apr 11, 2006
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A biography of J. Robert Oppenheimer. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 2006 and an inspiration for the film “Oppenheimer.”

14. Caste

Weeks on the list: 8

by: Isabel Wilkerson
Release date: Aug 04, 2020
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist examines aspects of caste systems across civilizations and reveals a rigid hierarchy in America today.

15. Talking To Strangers

Weeks on the list: 8

by: Malcolm Gladwell
Release date: Sep 28, 2021
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Famous examples of miscommunication serve as the backdrop to explain potential conflicts and misunderstandings.

16. Sapiens

Weeks on the list: 6

by: Yuval Noah Harari
Release date: May 15, 2018
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How Homo sapiens became Earth’s dominant species.

17. Capote’s Women

Weeks on the list: 6

by: Laurence Leamer
Release date: Aug 29, 2023
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Truman Capote’s attempt to portray the lives of high society women led to his banishment from their circles; the basis of the TV series “Feud: Capote vs. the Swans.”

18. Poverty, By America

Weeks on the list: 6

by: Matthew Desmond
Release date: Mar 21, 2023
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “Evicted” examines the ways in which affluent Americans keep poor people poor.

19. The Trump Indictments

Weeks on the list: 5

by: an introduction annotations supporting materials Melissa Murray Andrew Weissmann
Release date: Feb 27, 2024
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Four criminal indictments against the former president.

20. Cinema Speculation

Weeks on the list: 4

by: Quentin Tarantino
Release date: Oct 25, 2022
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The filmmaker shares his love of cinema with special attention given to key American films of the 1970s.

21. Empire Of The Summer Moon

Weeks on the list: 4

by: S.C. Gwynne
Release date: Jan 01, 2010
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The story of Quanah Parker, the last chief of the Comanches.

22. The Light We Carry

Weeks on the list: 3

by: Michelle Obama
Release date: Nov 15, 2022
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The former first lady shares personal stories and the tools she uses to deal with difficult situations.

23. The Nazi Conspiracy

Weeks on the list: 3

by: Brad Meltzer Josh Mensch
Release date: Jan 10, 2023
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The story of a Nazi plot to kill President Roosevelt, Joseph Stalin and Winston Churchill.

24. Educated

Weeks on the list: 3

by: Tara Westover
Release date: Jan 01, 2018
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The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university.

25. Beaverland

Weeks on the list: 3

by: Leila Philip
Release date: Jan 02, 2024
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An overview of how the beaver has impacted our history, culture and environment.

26. The Lyrics: 1956 To The Present

Weeks on the list: 2

by: Paul McCartney
Release date: Nov 02, 2021
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A two-volume celebration of 154 songs, with handwritten texts, paintings and photographs from the songwriter’s archives.

27. The Backyard Bird Chronicles

Weeks on the list: 2

by: Amy Tan
Release date: Apr 23, 2024
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Essays and drawings by the author of “The Joy Luck Club” and “The Bonesetter’s Daughter,” which depict a search for peace through birding.

28. 10% Happier

Weeks on the list: 2

by: Dan Harris
Release date: Mar 11, 2014
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A co-anchor of “Nightline” reports on the science and spiritual dimensions of meditation, and describes how it has improved his life.

29. The Glass Castle

Weeks on the list: 2

by: Jeannette Walls
Release date: Jan 17, 2006
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The author recalls how she and her siblings were constantly moved from one bleak place to another.

30. Born A Crime

Weeks on the list: 2

by: Trevor Noah
Release date: Nov 15, 2016
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A memoir about growing up in South Africa by the comedian, now the host of “The Daily Show,” whose birth was the result of an illegal (under apartheid) relationship between a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother.

31. A Book Of Days

Weeks on the list: 1

by: Patti Smith
Release date: Nov 15, 2022
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More than 365 images and reflections by the National Book Award–winning author and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee.

32. Master Slave Husband Wife

Weeks on the list: 1

by: Ilyon Woo
Release date: Jan 17, 2023
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In 1848, Ellen Craft, disguised as a disabled white man, and her husband, William, posing as that man’s slave, achieved freedom only to have to flee again.

33. Israel

Weeks on the list: 1

by: Noa Tish
Release date: Sep 20, 2022
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A chronological timeline of the country and personal anecdotes by the author.

34. An Immense World

Weeks on the list: 1

by: Ed Yong
Release date: Jun 21, 2022
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The Pulitzer Prize–winning science writer explains the sensory perceptions and ways of communication used by a variety of animals.

35. The Revolutionary

Weeks on the list: 1

by: Stacy Schiff
Release date: Oct 25, 2022
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer details Samuel Adams’s contributions to the American Revolution.

Last updated on Tuesday, May 14, 2024